My Fitness Philosophy

Your body is capable of more than you think.

While it’s quite possible to work out the wrong way and cause injury, there’s no question that a good workout is gonna leave you tired. But sitting on your butt and doing nothing is never the start to any journey.

I will help you listen to your body to distinguish fatigue from pain, and encourage you to keep going when you just don’t want to!

To sit is to die.

Friction makes a pearl.

That “magic pill” doesn’t exist.

If someone really, REALLY wants to make a change in their physical health, looks, and quality of life, there is only one answer: Hard Work. If you do not want to work hard and make lifestyle changes, and instead prefer to spend thousands of dollars on gimmicks and — let’s be honest here — B.S. you see in ads or infomercials, then I’m not the guy for you, and your chances at success are slim.

No one comes to my facility to be coddled or pat on the back constantly. Change is difficult, but once you make that commitment, I will do whatever possible to help you achieve your goals.

So you think it’s okay to eat a small amount of garbage food? A small amount of crap is still crap.

If you can acknowledge that, and we all can, you are on your way to a Mark Campana way of thinking.

Is it okay to cheat on just one question on a test? Cheating is cheating. In the beginning of your lifestyle/health changes, cheating isn’t going to help you, it’s just going to help reinforce your old, bad habits. These are all my personal opinions. However, my opinions are proven to help people make changes for the better, to see the error in their old habits, and to get on the right path.


I am not going to lay some crazy new knowledge on you; I’m going to help you recognize what you already know. I really do believe we all know what we should be doing. The follow-through is the tough part. I will help you at every step and to keep you from making lame excuses.

Good nutrition is essential.

I practice what I preach.

Here’s a little info about me.

I always knew that personal training was my calling. I went to Kent State University and got a degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training. Personal training is all I’ve done. It’s what I love — and live — to do.

I’ve been recognized for my work with the physically and mentally handicapped, and was one of the top trainers at Akron General’s Health and Wellness Center. I’ve consulted on many articles by Rodale Publications, publisher of such trusted health and wellness magazines as Men’s Health, Prevention, and Runner’s World.

Get a trainer who did more than pay 300 bucks to take a test and pass an exam in one weekend. Instead, choose a trainer with a college degree in the field of health and fitness and who has a real passion for making sure his clients get the best and most effective workouts they can.

A pattern of success.

Please read through the testimonials from my clients. Some of them have been with me only a few months, and others have been training with me for several years. Several years? you ask. Yes! Quite a few of my clients have been training with me for a very long time, and not because they don’t know how to exercise. It’s because I get them results, and they know I am always watching out for them to keep them on the path to success.