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Mark Van Bourgondien

BOCA RATON, FL 33432-5013

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What's everyone's favorite plyometric exercise for basketball players?

14 Answers | Asked by Matt Rinaldi on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Mark Van Bourgondien on Aug 10, 2013

Anything in the Sand - we take our basketball players, boys and girls to the beach and have them do burpees, Neon Deons, Sprints, Jumps in the sand with resistance. Add bands or medicine balls depending on the level of athleticism.

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What are some essentially elements of a corporate wellness program?

7 Answers | Asked by Lauren Fraser on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Mark Van Bourgondien on May 01, 2013

Thanks Joanne for the comprehensive answer. Totally agree about number one. Nearly always you cannot implement a program without the buy-in from senior level managers. You need to focus on the savings to the company and you have to have proven healthcare measurables. You are nearly always convi...

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How do I train for a race like "Tough Mudder"?

10 Answers | Asked by Riley Stone on Apr 22, 2013

Answered by Mark Van Bourgondien on Apr 23, 2013

Hi Riley: Check local gyms close to the race venue as many of the Mud Runs partner with local gyms for training. We are in Boca Raton Florida and we have partnered with GoRuck, SuperHero Scramble and others to promote their events with race specific training - sometimes mirroring the course. Hope...

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How do you track each of your client's training sessions?

9 Answers | Asked by Curtis Cornett on Feb 13, 2012

Answered by Mark Van Bourgondien on Feb 19, 2012

I write out every session for each client and group in a word document. I write out the lesson and leave space for comments, difficulty, weights and reps. It lets me evaluate the clients progression, problems, areas to work on and it also lets me provide innovative and challenging workouts - each ...

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How do you remain energized so you do not experience professional burn out?

49 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Mark Van Bourgondien on Feb 19, 2012

I agree with all of the previous comments but variety is key, changing up your training and routines, remaining abreast of the latest trends and having fun. I also schduke time weekly to pursue my own hobbies such as running and lately I have added endurance and adventure races to my passtimes. Va...

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Outdoor Training

13 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Feb 05, 2012

Answered by Mark Van Bourgondien on Feb 15, 2012

Parks, beaches, different surfaces, local tracks all provide imaginative options. Also bring bands, medicine balls, ropes, ladders for speed, agility and other exercises - lucky here in Florida as outside is nearly always an option - but if its raining we also utilize parking lots and multilevel ga...

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Have you ever done a bootcamp that "travels" through the class?

9 Answers | Asked by Jenny Crawshaw on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Mark Van Bourgondien on Feb 09, 2012

I also run a boot camp type class on Saturday at the beach - this class incorporates running on sand, trail and road and is interspersed with exercises on park benches, a tower run, beach volleyball nets. This class and terrain provides a great all round workout for all abilities, prevents boredom...

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