I am Mark Freeman, an elite international gymnast, performer and coach from Manchester, England. From the age of 9 I became involved in the world of gymnastics. By the age of 12 I had made the Great Britain Junior National team where I remained until I graduated to the senior ranks, picking up numerous National titles and awards along the way.
In 2002 at the European Championships in Patras, Greece, I became the first ever British gymnast to win a major international competition becoming the Junior European champion on the Still Rings, making gymnastics history.
After this I made the transition in to senior international gymnastics, representing Great Britain in various international competitions all over the world including the 2002 and 2003 World Championships.
In 2004 I received a full scholarship to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where I competed for the division 1 men’s gymnastics team at numerous NCAA championships. I also coached the recreation club team for level 9 and 10 gymnasts. In 2008 I graduated from UC Berkeley receiving my Bachelors degree in Sociology.
After University I left the gymnastics world to continue my journey in a new arena, performing for the internationally recognized Cirque du Soleil. I participated in the creation of the 2010 touring production, Totem. During this time I received training in various types of dance, acting and improvisation. I was also intricately involved in the creation of the opening act of the show, creating the acrobatic vocabulary and having active input in other aspects of the show.
In April 2010 Cirque du Soleil premiered its 2010 production on its world tour. I toured and performed with Totem for nearly 5 years.
In 2014 I finished performing for Cirque du Soleil to pursue another aspiration.
I wanted to use my 20 years of experience and knowledge to help other athletes achieve success in their own personal endeavors. This is why I created Freeman Technique LLC.
Charla Pettis Murphy
Since 2000 Charla has been a certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer, primarily teaching step aerobics and body sculpting. In 2004 she developed an interest in Tang Soo Do and studied the martial arts form for 3 years, becoming proficient enough to teach incoming students.
In 2009 she discovered Zumba, fell in love with it and decided to add it to her repertoire.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine, Charla is a Registered Dental Hygienist specializing in advanced periodontal therapy, nutritional counseling, treatment case presentation, and pediatric/special needs behavior management. She also enjoys reading, time with family and friends, church, volunteering for community activities, and physical challenges.
In 2010 she completed the Pittsburgh Half Marathon-her first. Charla is excited to join Team Fullbody™ and feels extremely blessed to have a career in both dentistry and in fitness that allows her to teach her students and patients how to make lifestyle changes that will help them to become healthier individuals from the inside out. Her Zumba classes reflect the joy and passion she feels-it’s a non-stop cardio PARTY!! She’s looking forward to meeting you soon!
Marcy was a dancer growing up and has trained in many different styles from ballet, jazz, acrobatics, tap, hip hop and more. Since she has always loved to dance and stay active, Marcy started taking Zumba classes a few years ago. She then decided to receive her instructor certification in January 2011. Teaching has been such a joy for her ever since! Marcy is CPR certified and also recently received a certification in Masala Bhangra from Ashley Douglas. She is currently attending Point Park University and working towards her degree in Accounting and also looks forward to continuing her fitness career as well.
Join Marcy for Zumba weekly.
Kristen took her first yoga class as an Equestrian Studies student at Lake Erie College hoping to find a fun way to improve her skills as an equestrian.
She found that it really it really helped her and she went on to complete a 200-hour certification at Yoga H’Om in 2009. The blending of her two passions, yoga and horseback riding was a natural transition as a student and a teacher that she continues to honor and share. Her yoga classes are cheerful and optimistic offering students a soothing environment to find peace and transform. Kristen continues to develop under teachers such as Desiree Rumbaugh, Leslie Kaminoff, Simon Park and received her Relax and Renew Yoga Teacher Certification under Judith Hanson Lasater in 2009. Kristin has been a participant in many different sports teams and personal training for the past 20 years. She also teaches horseback riding, trains horses, regularly competes in equestrian competitions and is certified in equine and canine massage.
Meagan is a lawyer by trade, who has always had an interest in health, fitness and nutrition. She taught group fitness in college and was a physical training leader for her office while on active duty in the United States Air Force. She left the Air Force in December 2008 and returned to Pittsburgh to begin her law practice, which focuses on criminal defense. She currently resides in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania with her dog, cat and two horses.
In 2010, Meagan turned to P90X® in an attempt to get fit and lose weight. Over the course of the 90-day program, she lost 20 pounds! Upon completion of the program and then subsequently training for and running a half marathon, she looked to INSANITY® for a new fitness challenge. Despite having just completed a half marathon and being in incredible cardiovascular condition, her first week of INSANITY® left her almost unable to sit down! Thus, she discovered her soul mate workout.
In 2013, Beachbody and INSANITY® adapted the popular at-home fitness program to a group fitness format and began certifying instructors. The certification was created and approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The first and only certification in Pittsburgh, to-date, was May 18, 2013.
Meagan is thrilled to bring this intense workout program to Fullbody Fitness! The class offers modifications for all fitness levels, but will leave you dripping no matter what. If you’re ready to take your fitness to the next level, check out INSANITY® and get ready to DIG. DEEPER.