Mark A. Harris

Mark is an experienced personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist, certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (2003) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (2013).  Since 1999, he has been working in Southeast Michigan, developing community fitness programs and consulting with area hospitals and physicians on the development of physical activity programs.  He’s been asked to speak to a variety of organizations including the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, the Foster Grandparents program and DTE Energy.  His topic is usually how to have fun while improving health and fitness.  Mark has participated in federally-funded projects to promote better health, as well as those funded through local foundations and universities. He is a Community Ambassador with the American Cancer Society, an Advisory Board member of the Michigan Medicine Rogel Cancer Center and co-facilitator of the Michigan Institute of Urology prostate cancer support group.  Through this work, he has had the opportunity to work with a broad range of men and women from different racial and ethnic groups and special populations (e.g., Alzheimer’s, pregnant, obese) as well as groups with chronic diseases (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular). He has also taught senior classes since 2006 where the emphasis is improving health and fitness, restoring body functions (balance, joint mobility, etc.), body maintenance, and challenging cognitive functions.