Hi, I’m Dan Marks.
Welcome to Dan Delivers Fitness.
Did you have a favorite teacher or coach back in school? I am a trained, and possibly born, Physical Educator who strives to be a difference-making teacher with the adults and teenagers I work with. I have a feel for people, affirm and recognize them, and help them identify their talents and develop their potential.
I’ve been fortunate to spend more than 14,000 hours with clients and my average tenure/duration working with individuals is 2 ½ years.
A favorite aspect of my career, and one that I never expected, is the stories I get to hear from clients. We have fun! And, I tell a few of my own, and we’re both better off for it.
My passion as a personal trainer derives from the exhilaration and meaning I experienced in the sports and games I played as a child and young adult, and today finds expression in my own workouts and in my fascination with the exquisite structure and function of the human body.
In 2006, I moved to New York from Princeton, New Jersey, to befriend, ally myself with, and shamelessly steal from, the very best in the fitness business. My mentors and colleagues include: Sue Hitzmann, creator of the MELT Method; Lorna Kleidman, fitness author and two-time World Kettlebell Sport champion; and, Alec Helner & Debbie Parsons, assessment-driven functional exercise gurus. I enjoy the learning and translating it into even better practices for use with my clients.
In 2011, I won the Gold Medal for Kettlebell Sport Masters division, 64kg weight class at the New York Open.