by Mark Nutting
Author, The Business of Personal Training, Human Kinetics, 2018 Personal Fitness Professional 2016 Trainer of the Year Legacy Award National Strength and Conditioning Association’s 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year I have been in Personal Training and Health Club management for 40 years. Though born and raised in Maine, I worked for 5 years in Boston, 15 years in New York City and 12 years in Saco, ME. My wife, Heather Stirner Nutting, and I opened our own group fitness and personal training studio (Jiva Fitness) in September, 2015 in Easton, PA. We have two great sons, Ian (21yrs) and Jackson (Jax, 18yrs). A few obscure notes… while in NYC, I studied dance (jazz, ballet, modern, tap), martial arts, performed improvisational theater for 10 years and had my own improv company for 3 years. I also worked for Marvel Entertainment Group doing personal appearances as various super heroes (Spider-Man, Captain America, Silver Surfer, etc.) off and on for 8 years. ... read more.