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Passionate About Inspiring Others

Hello! I'm Mark Aquino, founder and head coach of Mark Fitness Coaching. Being in the fitness industry for over 20 years has given me the insight and passion to shift gears and dedicate my time to helping aspiring trainers pass their NASM or ACE CPT exam and dominate the fitness industry!! 

Teaching both the ACE and NASM CPT content to high school, college, and adults has helped shape my engaging, and student-centered approach to teaching and guiding those studying for their exam with full support and mentorship not just to learn the content, but truly understand how to apply it with clients successfully.

I never want ANYONE to go through what I went through or feel how I felt while studying. I wanted to quit and felt so overwhelmed. My passion is creating a POSITIVE experience studying for your personal trainer exam AND thriving as a certified personal trainer!

My degree is in computers, but my lifelong passion is fitness and health. While in college for computers, I obsessively studied to somehow pass my American Council on Exercise personal trainer exam. I went on to then pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer exam, then the NETA AND ISSA CPT exams. I love learning about fitness and health and how to use science and research-based methods to help others reach their fitness goals.

Besides teaching Sports Conditioning and Exercise Science at the high school level, Biotechnology at a local college, and NASM & ACE exam prep for all ages, I have a love for pets (I have a hard time saying 'no' to animals in need of a good home), traveling, and great conversations! I've been blessed to have amazing experiences and opportunities in the fitness industry and hope to help others do the same!

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  • I have helped thousands of clients reach their highest potential in their health and fitness.

  • Over 10 years of teaching in a formal educational setting with great success with student-based learning and personalized learning methods.

  • Passion and dedication for coaching, mentoring, and guiding others to reach their personal and professional goals.

  • Over 20 years in the personal training industry.

  • I have helped thousands of fitness enthusiasts pass their certified personal trainer exam.

  • Life-long learner!!!

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Certified Personal Trainer certifications:

  • American Council on Exercise

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • International Sports Sciences Institute

  • Brookbush Institute

  • Fitour

  • National Exercise Trainer's Association

Additional Certifications:

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist - The Biomechanics Method For Corrective Exercise

  • Registered Nutrition Specialist - AASDN

  • ​Corrective Exercise Specialist - NASM

  • Weight Management Specialist - ACE

  • Kettlebell Level 1 - NETA

  • Certified Kinesio Taping Technician - Kinesio University

  • Senior Fitness Specialist - NETA

  • Functional Training Specialist - ACE

  • Human Movement Specialist - Brookbush Institute

  • Remedial Exercise Consultant - Exercise Etc.

  • Functional Training Specialist - NESTA

  • Personalized Instruction - Capella University

  • Golf Conditioning Specialist - GMP Fitness


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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