About Mark

IMG_6198gretchen_adams_photographyMy name is Mark Strom, and I have been passionate about fitness ever since I first saw Arnold as the Terminator.  I began lifting my plastic weights when I was a little kid, and I have been hooked from then on. 

Working out for fun through high school and college, I struggled to figure out the profession of my dreams.  I was selling shoes and renting cars for far too long after getting my degree, and I knew I could not work the next 40 years of my life in a job I where I was not happy.  My then-girlfriend, now-wife Katie recommended I become a personal trainer.  I thought to myself, “Could I really turn my passion into a career?”  I enrolled at the National Personal Training Institute in San Francisco and got a job working the front desk at a local gym in 2009.  When I finished school I began training and haven’t looked back since. 

After nearly five years working for a great company I took a leap of faith and branched off on my own.  It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and now I’m the proud owner of Mark Strom Personal Training.