Dan received his Fitness Trainer certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and his Massage Technician certification from the McKinnon Institute. He is also a certified Kick Boxing instructor. Although Dan has a BS degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, his real passion is in health and fitness. Dan is a Bay Area native and has been in Alameda since 1984.
Dan has been working part time in the health and fitness field since the early 1990’s. He worked part time as a massage therapist for most of 1993 in a chiropractor’s office and that same year started his own business MuscleWork, Unltd., providing fitness training, massage and accupressure. Dan has been teaching Personal Training at the Harbor Bay Club since 1997. He also teaches and trains at other clubs in the Bay Area.
I believe helping people is my reason for being on this earth. I believe that by helping you become aware of your body and teaching and motivating you in the most effective and efficient way to work it, I can help you achieve the highest level of performance in the activities you enjoy and in life itself. Having studied massage from an Asian perspective, I believe that health and fitness are achieved through an integration of many different applications and disciplines. I want to help you apply yourself in a few of these areas to realize and achieve your potential.
Educational specialties: Group Exercise, Group Cycling, Kickboxing, Massage Therapy, Floor & Core Exercises, Senior Population, Obese Population, Body Shred
Expertise: sport-specific training, paddling, boot camp
Enjoys water sports (SCUBA), dragon boat racing, bicycling
Personality: helps clients achieve the highest level of performance in the activities they like.
“The work we did sure paid off. . . I can’t imagine not working out with him once a week. He takes in to consideration my age, lifestyle and goals.” –EB
Dan Mark has been my personal trainer at Harbor Bay Health Club for many years. He has been great at developing workout routines for whatever activity level and goal I might have at the time. For a few years I was into running and Dan came up with a good cross-training program that was very helpful. Dan is very knowledgeable, patient and has a great personality for getting the best out of his clients. – Fred Branaman