Mark Van Bourgondien

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ~Plato

Mark began his fitness journey in the Netherlands as a nationally ranked junior tennis player. While in the Royal Dutch Army he represented his company in the 5K, 8K, 10K and 12K distances starting his love of running. He returned to racing in Florida in 2005 placing in many local races and getting more involved in the local running circuit as a representative of Runners Edge race team.
Mark decided to turn his love of exercise, health and running into a career and obtained his initial ACE Certification in 2005. Mark continues to educate himself obtaining certifications in ACE Sports Performance Training, Twist Sport Conditioning and Coaching Tennis (United States Sports Academy). He is also currently studying to obtain additional certification through the International Youth Conditioning Association.
Marks interests are in running, sports performance , personal training and developing the potential not only of adults but also young athletes. Most recently Mark has been developing speed and agility programs for youth athletes in multiple sports. He currently provides athletic agility, conditioning and training to Boca High Lady Bobcats Basketball, Taylored Athletes training academy and Evolution Fitness Youth Athlete program.

Twist Sport Conditioning
United States Sports Academy

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About Me


  • Post Secondary Certificate, Netherlands

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2023-10-31 07:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-06-21 07:00:00 UTC
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED
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American Heart Association
Expires: 2021-09-30 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-06-21 07:00:00 UTC
American Heart Association
Expires: 2021-09-30 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, On Request

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Multiple Running Awards

Languages Spoken

Dutch , English , German



13 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Jerri Timmons on May 15, 2013

    Mark is the best trainer I have worked with. He is very innovative and challenging. He will encourage you to push beyond your limitations. He is always on time and never lazy. He will surpass your expectations.

  • by Nicole Mayer on Apr 03, 2013

    I am NOT a "natural" runner, but Mark has time and time again pushed me to perform at my best. He is a great motivator and excellent trainer! There has been many times that he's run right along side me and pushed me through those last few strides when I wanted to give up. Participating in Mark's running classes in particular enabled me to go from not being able to run even a quarter-mile to completing my first 10K (running the whole thing) and now having a half-marathon as a goal. That's all a huge deal for me and I know I wouldn't have even considered these things for myself had it not been for Mark's skill and motivation!

  • by User on Mar 27, 2013

    I personally have had the pleasure of getting to know Mark and his facility over the last several months. I am more than happy with his motivation and the diversity of the training methods offerred. Being a financial professional, it can be tough to find the time and energy to get in a good exercise routine. Marks facility is an exceptional solution to this. Go see for yourself! - Omar F. Cujar, Boca Raton, FL

  • by liz timmes on Mar 27, 2013

    Mark is a great trainer. I have done the running classes and some of the evening classes with Mark. It's always a challenge and I never leave without feeling exhaused and waking up sore. I highly recommend Mark for training.

  • by liz timmes on Mar 27, 2013

    Mark is a great trainer. I have done the running class and some of his evening classes. His classes are always a challenge and he's a great motivator. I am always exhausted at the end but I know it only makes us stronger.

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