🐲 Dragon Ascension Announcement 🐲
Fight Fitness has announced the promotion of Mark Lawrence to Program Manager and Chris Ching to Head Coach effective immediately.
Mark has been part of the Fight Fitness team for over 3 years, and has previously served as the program manager in the now closed Stouffville location.
Chris has been part of the team for over 5 years, and has also previously served as our head coach in Stouffville.
“It’s a great honour to move back into the program manager position at Fight Fit. I’m excited to be working closely with Coach Joe and Coach Chris to assist our clients in smashing their health & fitness goals!”
-Mark Lawrence, Program Manager
I’m psyched to be back on board! I look forward to being more involved in the process – you’ll see me coaching more classes, running personal training sessions, and most importantly: working beside the coaches you already know and love!
-Chris Ching, Head Coach
“Having both Mark and Chris back in their leadership roles they’ve served previously has been a long time coming. This dynamic duo leading our Markham location will allow us to better serve our current and future clients”
Joe Hsiung, CEO
Mark Lawrence is a martial arts and fitness professional that has traveled the world teaching classes, seminars and workshops for over 20 years. Mark’s passion for teaching is only overshadowed by his desire to help others become the best version of themselves. His teaching style is fun, energetic and entertaining, while still offering a kick-butt attitude. Mark firmly believes that leading a happy and active lifestyle creates a balanced mind, body and spirit. Mark currently holds black belt ranks in Hoshinjutsu, and Bujikan Budo Taijutsu, but also has experience in other martial systems such as Russian Systema, Kosho Shoriryu Kenpo, Kumo Ju-Jitsu, Hokkoryu Ju-Jitsu, Shin Ken Ju-Jitsu, 5 Sword Kenpo, Judo, and wrestling. In 2006, Mark was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and honoured with the rank and title of Shihan.
Mark has taught aspects of both traditional and modern martial arts, as well as women’s self-protection, defensive tactics (with the OPP), kickboxing, and mixed martial arts (MMA) conditioning. In the world of fitness, Mark is both a certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS) and group Fitness Training Specialist (FIS) through CanFitPro. Mark is a certified Master Trainer for Kickboxing, MMA Conditioning, and Bootcamp with Fitness Kickboxing Canada (FKCI). Mark continues to be certified in Standard First Aid and CPR (level C).
Mark is one of a select few worldwide that is carrying on the traditions of HoshinTao Chi Kung. A unique blend of Warrior Style Yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation that strengthens the body while quieting the mind and building the spirit. Mark attended college at Sir Sanford Fleming in Lindsay and Peterborough. He achieved diplomas in Cartography/GIS, Graphic Design and also studied marketing and small business.
As a life-long student, Chris sees “Learning” as his ultimate hobby, using it to learn everything from music and art, to science and study. He is dedicated to the continuous growth of his clients, and employs a training method known as Science Based Learning.
He is certified as a Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) and Kickboxing Instructor, and has completed several courses including Agatsu (Level 1), DTS 1 – Barbell, First Aid and CPR-C.
Chris has studied Martial Arts for over 14 years, completed his education in the Culinary Arts, and can be described as “The Jack of All Trades”, having a wide array of skills ranging from professional home renovations, to coding and graphic design.
Fight Fitness’ mission is to unleash the inner champion inside each of us.
Services include kickboxing, boxing, bootcamp, personal training and online coaching through our expert team of coaches that help regular people burn fat, build muscle and learn to kick butt in life!
Unlike traditional fitness models like gyms, personal trainers, and group workouts that are incomplete programs, Fight Fitness is the only one that offers a complete solution with individualized fitness programming, nutritional support and accountability to ensure long term results.
Founded in 2011 by Joseph “Joe Fight” Hsiung a former amateur kickboxer and personal trainer, Fight Fitness has helped hundreds of people transform their lives to be the best version of themselves. Operating a studio in Markham they are #1 rated fitness studio on Google, Facebook and Yelp. Fight Fitness has partnered with countless charities like the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 360 Kids, Markham Stouffville Hospital, United Way and Sick Kids Hospital to support the community.