Mark Burns… Triathlete!!

Congratulations Mark Burns! At 55, Mark completed his first Olympic distance triathlon in Napa Valley this month. The race consisted of a 0.93mi swim in Lake Berryessa (a cool 52deg. at the time), a 24.8mi bike in the rolling hills of the valley, and a 6.2mi run to finish it off. Mark was the third oldest competitor racing, but you’d never know it by the way he danced his way across the finish line (Literally!).

Congratulations, again, Mark! Great work!!


Written by Justin

Justin Scott was Southern born, East Coast bred, and Midwest educated. The only constant being a love of athletic, martial arts, and competition. While earning a Bachelor and Masters degree from Purdue University he competed as an amateur boxer, endurance athlete, and trained Krav Maga (an Israeli self-defense system). These activities led to coaching a variety of athletes in everything from combative sports to endurance events. As a Krav Maga instructor Justin has had the opportunity to train not only civilians, but military, law enforcement and first responders on how to appropriately react during violent and life threatening situations. Due to his diverse experiences, Justin is able to bring a unique understanding of people, goal setting, achievement, and motivation to his coaching. He knows achieving one's goals in health and fitness can be difficult, but believes anything is possible with the right resources, programming, and motivation. With an eclectic background and rich steeping in fitness and nutrition Justin is able to coach a variety of clients with phenomenal results. "I find each individual comes to me with their own strengths and weaknesses, goals and aspirations, and perceptions of their ability to achieve them. I live for these moments when I see a client do something they never thought they could, or achieve a goal they always wanted to." Justin is a Certified Crossfit Endurance Coach, Phase B Certified Krav Maga Instructor, and Phase B Certified Fit-To-Fight Instructor.

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  1. Matt B
    Matt B

    Nice job Mark! You are a stud!

  2. Shawn G
    Shawn G

    Impressive! I can say that Mark has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few years! Great work Mark!

  3. Ryan s

    Great job Mark! Now when we gonna do the burpee to Baja and back?

  4. sarah d

    Great job mark! Show those young-uns what you can do


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