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Trainer Profile: Marcus

By admin | In Athlete Profiles | on May 11, 2012

Birthday Boy!

In celebration of Marcus’ birthday, the collective Intrepid fam put together a few fun facts you may not know about him.

1. He used to actually DO crossfit (kipping pullups, double unders, wall balls… the works!)
2. He is a closet gourmet chef, and always cooks for 12
3. In recent history he was a vegetarian
4. He loves ice cream and [gluten free] pizza on a cheat day
5. He owns a singlet and has worn it on one occasion- where he finished first place!
6. His mom Sandi was an original member of morning class
7. He likes to punch when he’s drunk
8. He wipes his mouth after every bite
9. He pretends like he hates his birthday but really loves it.
10. He swears the Prowler can cure any ailment.
11. He openly admits to missing the bratty little sisters when they are out.
12. He never ends class on time
13. He is easily distracted by mention of diet, stretching, or power lifting
14. When a new student arrives his tone descends by one octave
15. Bear crawling is his favorite past time
16. Steaks and squats are the fundamentals of his existence
17. Marcus only power lifts in the ‘raw’
18. Marcus loves good coffee. Particularly Peet’s, prepared Bulletproof style
19. Marcus notices when you don’t show up to class, and he’ll give you a hard time until you do!
20. Marcus is really a softie at heart and can be negotiated with, if done correctly.
21. Last summer, Marcus showed up to Scott and Michelle’s wedding as Brian’s twin (matching pinstriped suits, white shirts and burgundy ties).
22. Marcus is a closet tech geek.
23. He recently cancelled his cable subscription, so he can have more time to do bear crawls
24. He admits to liking the Detroit lions, even in years they go winless
25. Marcus has a sister. None of us have met her.
26. He has made 3 intrepid girls cry
27. He practices what he preaches, even passes on homemade Chef David cookies
28. He cannot wait to babysit Baby Rodgers
29. His alarm clock ringtone is “alright 7:00!”
30. He is currently enrolled in classes working on his bachelors degree in IT
31. His real life job is a quality engineer at Northrop Grumman
32. He has been photographed with Kid Rock
33. He despises the show “The Biggest Loser” and not only because they eat subway
34. He has affectionately earned the nickname Marcuspedia for his research (google) skills
35. He dumped the iPhone a year ago for the sexier, slimmer android
36. Last year for Marcus’s birthday happy hour Jake got 3 parking tickets
37. He does not dance at weddings. Not even when sandwiched between two hot single girls
38. He once spent 4 hours at the bellagio buffet

Happy birthday, Marcus! We appreciate everything that you do for us in the gym! Thanks for taking countless hours of your own time to help us find a better path to proper nutrition and strength gains!

We’ll be having a pot luck at the gym to celebrate Marcus’ birthday tomorrow, May 12th, at 6pm. If you’re able to attend, please post your RSVP and what you’re bringing to comments!



WOD 05.11.12

Jerk 2-2-2

2 Rounds of 2 Minute Stations:
Tire Flips
Double Unders
Toes To Bar
Kettlebell Push Press
Rest 1 Minute

34 Comments to "Trainer Profile: Marcus"

  • Patrick says:

    May 11, 2012 at 6:53 AM -

    Happy bday Marcus! I’ll be there but I don’t know what I’m bringing yet.

  • tami says:

    May 11, 2012 at 7:47 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus. Thanks for the all the tips (like go deeper in that squat). Great post.

  • Amy says:

    May 11, 2012 at 7:52 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus!!!!

    Awesome post! #14 slayed me.

  • Mike S. says:

    May 11, 2012 at 7:54 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus. Even though I don’t know you too well, it appears we have a few things in common (aside from the awesome haircut).

  • troy says:

    May 11, 2012 at 7:57 AM -

    Happy birthday Marcus. I can only imagine what type of party games you could plan for him… 3 legged bear crawls, park the bus on anna, prowler wheel barrow races, or a good old fashion meat eating contest.

  • Josh says:

    May 11, 2012 at 8:18 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus. I want to know who you made cry.

  • paul aka pablo says:

    May 11, 2012 at 8:38 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus! will you allow yourself a cookie or a sliver of cake as a reward?

  • Jenna Allison says:

    May 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM -

    11. He openly admits to missing the bratty little sisters when they are out.

    HAHAHA! YEAH you miss us! (I can still claim to be a part of the original Bratty Sisters club, right??)

    Happy Birthday Marcus!! Miss you friend!

  • Anna says:

    May 11, 2012 at 8:58 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcuspedia!!

    Someday I’ll share the cut list with you ;).

  • Randy says:

    May 11, 2012 at 9:03 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus!!! But why wasn’t anything mentioned about how much you love the prowler?

  • Dad says:

    May 11, 2012 at 9:05 AM -

    Happy Birthday from Kim & Jeff and thank you for taking such good care of Sean & Ruth… The hair is perfect!

  • Holley says:

    May 11, 2012 at 9:13 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus!!! We hope you like your post! :) Looking forward to your party tomorrow!

  • Ray says:

    May 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM -

    Awesome post! Happy Birthday Marcus!!!

  • Jake says:

    May 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM -

    Happy birthday big guy! Thanks for all you do! Still haven’t forgiven you for number 36

  • Stephanie says:

    May 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus!! Thanks for being such an awesome coach :). Party time tomorrow! Have a super duper bday!

  • Kathy says:

    May 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM -

    Happy Bday Marcus. I believe we were fairly kind in the post, so you can keep talking to Anna.

  • the Pooj says:

    May 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM -

    happy birthday Emperor! hope you have the most fabulous day with your CHEATS (i’m NEVER going to forget you eat pizza…)

    fyi, this list sounds like stuff you hear on the “most interesting man in the world commercial”.. or chuck norris facts. reference #23.

    Also, #22 – i don’t think it’s “closet” =P

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :) thanks for everything you do for us at the gym!

  • Bryant says:

    May 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM -

    Happy birthday Marcus!! Thanks for everything you do!

  • tyler says:

    May 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM -

    happy bday marcus!

  • Brian says:

    May 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus. Thanks for the constant coaching and motivation. Im not going to thank you for the constant punching though

  • james says:

    May 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM -

    happy birthday marcus!

    i’m +500 skill level in burpees cuz of you

  • Michelle says:

    May 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM -

    Happy birthday Marcus!! We love you and appreciate everything you do for us! (Even though you make me feel a bit guilty for eating chocolate chip cookies =)

    1. Marcus says:

      May 11, 2012 at 3:16 PM -

      Thanks all for the birthday wishes. I would shed a tear, but like Brian has pointed out, I was born without tear ducts. (Somehow that didn’t make the list.) I also agree with Randy’s surprise that my beloved prowler was conspicuously omitted.

  • ruth says:

    May 11, 2012 at 3:19 PM -

    Happy Birthday, Marcus! I would have contributed: “Marcus learned how to lead belay the hard way” but very few people would get the climbing reference, so I left the witty stuff to the Varsity class!

    @Marcus & Randy: the original #17 was

    17. The Emperor’s favorite form of torture is the prowler. Followed closely by sled pulls, bear crawls and burpees.

    But we replaced it with trivia that was lesser known!

  • Mike K says:

    May 11, 2012 at 3:19 PM -

    Happy Birthday Marcus! I look forward to the next prowler WOD.

  • Xuan says:

    May 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM -

    I admit I was a part of the 4 hour Bellagio buffet fest…and I’m proud of it…you know you’re all jealous!

    HBD Marcus!

  • Ning says:

    May 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM -

    You do rocking climbing?! Cooooooool… Maybe I should dig my gear out too! BTW, there seems to be enough interest to start a Marcus’ Prowler Victims Support Group…

    Have a yummy birthday, Marcus =D

  • Michael H says:

    May 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM -

    Hail to the Emperor!

  • M^2 (Mark) says:

    May 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM -

    Marcus, Happy birthday!

  • Scott says:

    May 11, 2012 at 9:44 PM -

    Happy birthday Marcus!!! Thank you for the countless advice and tips. Thanks for continuing to support me know matter how many times I told you that you were nuts, crazy, and out of your mind. Have a great day and a great party! Have faith…2012 will be the year of the Lions!!!

  • Alia says:

    May 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM -

    Happy Berfamaday!!

  • Laura says:

    May 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM -

    Happy birthday Marcus! Thanks for always pushing me AND putting up w/ my whining when you do.

  • Tom R says:

    May 12, 2012 at 4:32 AM -

    Happy Birthday to Marcus from 7500 feet up in the mountains of Burpeestan, I mean Afghanistan. Look forward to getting back to the 7 o’clock class…..

  • Jason says:

    May 14, 2012 at 9:33 AM -

    Happy belated B-Day, Emperor!

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