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CrossFit Markham April Member of the Month Mark Savin

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Name: Mark Savin,

Nickname: Senator

Occupation: Transformation Manager

How were you introduced to Cross Fit & How long have you been doing CrossFit? 

 I was introduced by a former member.

What made you decide to join CrossFit Markham?

I need to do something to get into shape and going to a regular gym did not interest me.

Favourite Lifts/ Wods?

Snatch squats, box jumps, AMRAPs

3 Things you would Definitely find in my Fridge…

Fruit, Cheese, Marmalade

Favourite Place to Eat:

Home and world food restaurants…love spicy food.

Proudest Accomplishments:

My 3 kids…being their father and their friend. 

Something people wouldn’t know about me:

I was born in England, I’m a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Biggest Struggle in Life?

Overcoming my harshest critic…myself.

Do you have a mentor, or someone you look up to? If so who?

I never believed in having a role model. Then I read the book Lance Armstrong: It’s not about the bike. Lance’s determination,athletic accomplishments and successful fight against cancer was truly inspirational and he became my first role model. However, when the PED scandal broke about him, I felt betrayed. So this role model thing isn’t really working for me.

Who inspires you?

People who prioritize their lives helping others who are less fortunate. People who make a point to say something nice everyday to people they meet.

What music I like listening to While Working Out:

EDM, anything with a great base beat and not AC/DC Thunderstruck because I know Anna just loves to give us a burpee beatdown 🙂

Anything else you would like to say (Open Comments) 

I just want to thank Anna, Oscar, Steve and all of my fellow 6am‘rs for making me feel so welcome and being so supportive. I have accomplished so much more at CFM that I could never have imagined. I’ve lost 77 lbs in 15 months. I look forward to our workouts. My quality of life has improved and I’m doing physical activities that I previously would shy away from or I’m doing them better. But most of all, I feel like I am part of this amazing family of nut cases who are into self-inflicted pain every morning. I feel very lucky. Thanks to everyone. Peace!