The life of a professional gymnast is exciting on its own. When a gymnast retires and becomes a successful entrepreneur, the biography becomes even more intriguing. Mark Holyoake deserves special credit for moving beyond a distinguished career as a professional gymnast to become an incredibly successful fitness entrepreneur. Amazingly, he did not rest on his laurels when first starting out as a personal trainer. Even though his personal training endeavors were successful, he took things to the next level and founded a business built on an original concept.
Success for Holyoake came from hard work. And he started working hard at a very young age. The New Zealand-born Holyoake started gymnastics career at the age of nine. He quickly became a competitor and, by the age of 10, did well in youth competitions.
Mark Holyoake put significant effort into his educational studies while also training hard to be a gymnast. As an adult, he turned pro. His performance in competition for the New Zealand team stands out as exceptional. He even broke a world record, something most athletes can only realize in their dreams.
Of course, even the most celebrated sports careers come to an end at some point. Mark Holyoke was no different from so many other athletes who face retirement. Unlike his contemporaries, however, Mark Holyoke had an idea about where to go once his competition days ended. He became a personal trainer at a prestigious facility. Personal training is often about marketing. Clients want to train with the best, so they can see results. A former professional athlete instills confidence and potential clients, so Mark Holyoke was not going to have difficulties finding interested clients. He chose to challenge himself.
Mark Holyoake started learning about CrossFit and explored opportunities to become an instructor. He eventually entered CrossFit Games competitions and did well. Holyoake took his experience as a gymnast and CrossFit competitor to establish a unique training facility known as Carbon Method Crossfit. Today, he runs his facility and also helps clients and coaches reach their goals. He even runs a weekly gymnastics class to stay close to his roots.
About Mark Holyoake: games.crossfit.com/athlete/182255