Mark Grande


About Mark:  Mark attained a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University as well as a M.Ed. degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University.  Mark is currently a full-time lecturer and Director of The Physical Fitness & Wellness program at Texas State University.  He is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer and CrossFit Kids certified.

A Message from Mark:  I have been a competitor and athlete for as long as I can remember, and CrossFit has the unique ability to fill that desire to train for a purpose. I have battled to overcome knee and shoulder surgeries from previous athletic injuries for many years. I am now completely healthy and mobile because CrossFit has become my form of rehabilitation. However, nothing is more rewarding than seeing the individual gains that are accomplished daily from the people I coach. CrossFit provides a mastery motivational climate in which individuals can achieve levels of personal fitness that were otherwise thought unachievable or impossible.

I also have a strong desire to see today’s youth develop into tough, confident, and determined young men and women.  I believe that CrossFit Kids can influence and create a foundation of fitness for a lifetime.  To me, nothing is more rewarding than teaching and coaching because of the positive impact it can make in a person’s life.

-Coach Grande

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”