Mark Jackson is an ACE-certified (American Council on Exercise: www.acefitness.org) and kick-boxing-certified fitness instructor, with 18 years of professional experience in Manhattan.
Prior to founding New Warrior Fitness, he worked at some of New York's most prestigious boutique fitness agencies, including Homebodies, The BodySmith, & P.E.X.
He has been an avid student of health maintenance, sports, martial arts, & meditation for 30 years. Mark's areas of expertise is weight-loss through strength-training. Personal sports interests & hobbies include weight-lifting, rock-climbing, martial arts, skiing, motorcycling, writing, acting, painting, and Qigong.
Mark earned a B.A. in philosophy from Williams College, and has studied eastern & western philosophy with an eye towards practical applications for improving Body/Mind/Spirit.
His search for a spiritual cultivation method culminated in the practice of Falun Gong, the most powerful member of the Qi-Gong/Chi-Kung family, which he offers to clients free of charge.
Mark is also the resident film and theater critic for the Epoch Times.
His movie reviews can be found on the world-class film review website, Rotten Tomatoes: