Staff Spotlight – Mark
Mark Hamilton is a Wellness Coach and personal trainer at the South Spokane YMCA. Mark has been with the Y for about a year, and has been a personal trainer for almost 8 years. He spent much of his life in business all over the West Coast, and after retiring was involved in a serious car accident. It left Mark with two broken legs and numerous other injuries, it was during his recovery that he had a moment of clarity, he decided to focus on his passion of connecting and helping people. “I wanted to find something where I could help people, help them make good changes in their life,” Mark said. After gaining numerous certifications, he began his journey of serving as a personal trainer. Mark specializes in 40-90 years and says he really enjoys seeing the small victories the members make everyday. “For some people it’s going from a 1 pound weight to 5 pounds, for others it’s walking without the help of a cane or walker. Seeing those improvements makes all the difference,” he said.
When he’s not at the Y, Mark is enjoying the very best of the Inland Northwest. Hiking, attending concerts, art shows and the occasional food festival. Mark has two children, a son that attends Montana State University and a daughter who lives in Seattle.
We are lucky to have someone like Mark to connect and care about our members on a daily basis. Mark’s passion is evident in his work and we couldn’t be happier to see the impact he has had on the Spokane community. Make sure to say hi to Mark next time you’re at the South Y.