Mark Balkun

Styles Taught

  • Boxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Nutrition

Currently Studying

  • All of the above


  • Amatuer Boxer/ Muay Thai kickboxer 2008-2012
  • NCAA College athlete: Endicott College Varsity Football
  • Semi-Professional GRID Athlete: Hartford Hammer 2015-2016
  • 2014 Connecticut State Weightlifting Open Championship: Bronze Medal 94kg weight class
  • Active full time Firefighter

Current / Past Certifications

  • 2012-Current NASM(National Academy of Sports Medicine) Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • 2010-Current KBC(Kettlebell Concepts) Kettlebell Instructor
  • 2008-Current Training/Coach in Muay Thai Kickboxing and Boxing
  • 2013-2021 CrossFit Level 2 Instructor
  • 2014-Current CrossFit Endurance Certification
  • 2014-2017 USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • 2008-2016 NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer


Mark has been involved with sports his entire life and has been a coach for over 15 years. His knowledge gained from competition has provided him with a strong foundation once he transitioned to coaching. Mark is currently coaching Muay Thai classes for Plus One and was one of the original fighters representing our gym!! Mark also is providing Personal Training private lessons in Boxing, Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning, and Nutrition counseling.

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