Mark Holyoake: Bringing Fitness to Auckland

Mark Holyoake and Tila Hamad have founded the Carbon Method Crossfit fitness center in Auckland, New Zealand. The studio focuses on providing the highest quality trainers so customers can achieve their full fitness potential. Both Mark and Tila have years of experience in training themselves and in training others.

A gymnast since age six, Mark Holyoake has dedicated his life to fitness. After he retired from competing in international events, Mark became a coach for the New Zealand Gymnastics National Team. He has always been interested in how the human body moves and how proper training can enable an individual to achieve a high level of fitness. Without following proper form, an athlete will not achieve the best results from his or her training; worse yet, poor form can lead to injury. Because technique is so essential, Mark and Tila put much of their effort into training the trainers.

Every trainer at Carbon Method Crossfit is a qualified instructor. In addition to overseeing the other trainers, Mark and Tila are available for personal training. Whichever trainer you work with at Carbon Method Crossfit, you will receive personalized coaching for your body type, your goals, and your current level of fitness. The Carbon Method Crossfit trainers will work with their clients to develop the best training program for the individual.

Mark is an excellent example of how no two people are alike. Many gymnasts specialize in one or two events, but Mark’s goal was to be a multi-discipline gymnast. He competed in floor routines, vault, pommel horse, high bar, parallel bar, and rings. Because of the wide range of events he participated in, Mark had to train for overall athleticism and endurance. In addition to training for specific events, Mark had to take a big-picture view in terms of his fitness.

Mark Holyoake earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Auckland University. He has participated in international gymnastics competitions – placing fourth at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In 2009, Mark set the world’s record for the most rotations on a pommel horse in one minute with 65 rotations.