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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Sarah Clifford

Endorses Mark Featherstone - The Beast!

Where do I even begin? My mom had just finished cancer treatment and we were still morning the loss of my brother. We both had always been into fitness and learning about nutrition, but now it was more important than ever. Without a positive outlook on life, there was NO way we were going to make it. Well, thats when we both rejoined the gym. I started lifting weights again and getting back into the "gym groove". I sat back and watched some of Marks Boot Camp classes and thought, "I want to do that...it looks so challenging". A few weeks later, I signed up. This was the beginning of the end. Marks passion for motivating others is so contagious and I refer to it as a "drug". Although I almost puke at every class, I still anxiously await the next one. The first Boot Camp I attended was in November of 2013. I start my next round of Boot Camp tomorrow night. Im physically stronger than Ive ever been, but more importantly, Im mentally stronger. Mark knew and KNOWS what I am capable of and he wont allow for anything but my best. Needless to say, I bought my mom training sessions with Mark for Christmas. She called me after the first session as if she had just won a million dollars.."Im back Sarah, Im back!" The confidence in her voice was amazing and I had not heard this type of excitement from her in months. Marks training goes deeper and well beyond building physical strength. He helps people to see whats been hiding down deep inside of them. He digs and he digs a little deeper. He has provided my mom and I with the confidence and support that we needed to get our heads back in the "game." His knowledge for fitness and passion for motivating others is endless. We love Mark and recommend him highly to anyone whether you are a beginner or a professional athlete.

Sarah Clifford - May 27, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Kristin Fonseca

WNBF Pro Bodybuilder

2011 WNBF Pro World Championships 2nd place LW class
2012 WNBF Pro American Champion
2013 WNBF Pro Masters LW Champion
2013 WNBF Pro World Championships 2nd place LW class
2014 WNBF World Championships 2nd place LW class

I love competitive natural bodybuilding. I always consider myself a work in progress. I want to step on the stage each year with improvements to my physique. I've wanted a Training Coach with the knowledge of biomechanics to help me bring my physique to that next level. Mark Featherstone has designed a program to help fit my needs and in less than 6 weeks I started to see results. Each morning I can't wait to get into the gym and train hard. He pushes me harder than I've trained in over 25 years. He has helped me correct my form enabling me to get the most from each exercise. With his guidance I know I am making improvements. I am really looking forward to seeing what I bring to the 2014 season.

Kristin Fonseca - May 27, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Robyn Mays

WNBF World Fitbody Champion

Being new to weight training & bodybuilding I had a lot to learn and wanted to do it right. My weak areas were chest and arms & they were also my least favorite body parts to train. A fellow competitor, Kristin Fonsesca told me about this guy she trained with Mark Featherstone aka "The Beast" I contacted Mark and set up a day to go down & train arms with him. Right from the start I knew he was what I needed! First thing he asked was did I have any injuries or areas of concern. He took me through a grueling workout which he named "Armageddon". Mark explained every exercise did and which muscles I was using and corrected my form when needed. He also knew when to push me to take me out my comfort zone. I left that day thoroughly impressed at what I was capable of & knew I would be coming back to see him. I have since trained with him several times & there has been significant improvements in my weak areas. Mark is the "real deal"! He will teach you to train the right way with knowledge not ego! Look at my progress pics they say it all.....the way of the Beast

Robyn Mays - May 25, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Melanie Wilcox

BJJ Fighter

Mark Featherstone is the best! His strength workouts and his fighter intervals sessions have immensely improved my training. He is patient, conscientious, and extremely knowledgeable about what fighters need to improve--strength as well as conditioning and explosive power. His help is vital to my success in competition. I highly recommend him to anyone (fighter or otherwise) who is looking to improve his/her physical fitness.

Melanie Wilcox - Jun 09, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Rob Galibois

Attorney

Mark Featherstone. Where to begin. From that laser focus eye contact and steadfast attention to spot on advice and unfailing encouragement .... Mark is the torch bearer in physical strength training and conditioning. He listens completely to each client's needs and desires. He formulates strategies to accomplish goals. He motivates thru his wisdom. If you are sincere about improving yourself through physical training then Mark will undeniably direct you to your goal. And the relationship you will establish along the way remains with you as you depart the gym and engage in your everyday life. And that, that, is what will distinguish Mark's influence from any other trainer you have known. All of us who have worked with Mark love him. Love. Him. You will yearn for his instruction because you will notice results within yourself. Others may be complimentary about the change in your appearance .... but you will know that the change has come from within. And that, that, is everything. I invite to you contact Mark.

Rob Galibois - Jun 08, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

James Suchy

Endorses Mark Featherstone The Beast!!

I met Mark "The Beast" approximately 4 years ago. I was actively competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and looking to gain strength to reach that next level. After four weeks, not only I notice a difference, but my training partners as well. Marks knowledge of biomechanics doesn't limit himself to just athletes. After having surgery, Mark assisted in my rehab. In what seemed to be 2 short months, I was almost back to 100%!! Mark knows how to bring out the "beast"/best in people. Whatever goal you have, Mark can help you achieve it. For everything Mark has done for me, he is more than a trainer... He is family

James Suchy - Jun 04, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Elisangela Sampaio

Client

I stopped being sedentary now I'm a little Beast! I was blessed to meet Mark in April 2014 when I had a sedentary life. After doing 10 training sessions l was impressed, started training for vanity and it became a passion... I could returned to training in December 2014 and continue to this day. I'm so glad I training with the BEAST. He is energetic and have a positive attitude, always push me to my best and I achieved amazing results. Mark is knowledgeable about all the different muscle groups to work and his workout are never boring, we also have a lot of fun. BEAST is a coach who will kick your butt because he cares. I highly recommend you take the time with Mark and l guarantee you will not regret a single moment.

Elisangela Sampaio - Jun 03, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Jeff Yalden

Teen Motivational Speaker & Family Life Coach/Television Personality

I've been blessed to have Mark as my trainer for 8 months now. I'm not an easy project, with an intense travel schedule and bad eating habits, but in this time, I've lost inches and put on size. If it weren't for my time with Mark, I'd still be average and wishing I weren't. Clearly, I'm a different man as a result of this honor. I look forward to each and every session.

Jeff Yalden - May 27, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

John Bethard

Endorses Mark Featherstone - The Beast!

I have been training since my late teens, and have been training seriously for about the last 10 years. I have had personal bouts with alcohol, and lost everything I worked for physically through training through my disease. Honestly, it was finally the toll that alcohol took on my physique that was the final catalyst for me to enter into recovery. I have been sober for 6 years now, and training and bodybuilding have been my life preserver and my savior in regards to my happiness, my esteem, and my life. I have educated myself on training, spent thousands of dollars building a home gym, done hours of research as far as diet and training has gone, and I have resisted the use of trainers in that training has been something that I wanted to do independently, something I could say that I have done on my own. I was able to bring myself quite far in my pursuits of bodybuilding, and even dared to dream of participating in a competition at some point. This has been the perfect complement to my career, which is ICU nursing. I have been able to care for others just as rigorously as I train and care for myself. However, while caring for a 750 pound patient, I encountered a cervical spine injury. While I wish I could place all the blame on him, it was actually my repetitive training and at times poor form which led to some degenerative weaknesses which made me prone to injury. The injury was so bad, I had no idea what had happened, but all my strength dissipated, and I watched in sheer horror as all my hard work and years of training melted away. This as you can imagine has become one of the darkest periods of my lift, and my training has become such a part of my being, identity, my day and routine, that I was thrown completely into a darkness and depression that I did not think I would make it out of. Honestly, it is probably the scariest period of my life that I have had in a long time. This is when I turned to my old friend Mark Featherstone, remembering that he is a trainer, and watching how he helps so many others on Facebook, and following his posts, I took a chance and reached out to him. I have to tell you, it was so bizarre how he seemed to know how to manipulate my routine and get me training again while I simultaneously cared for and got treatment for my cervical spine injury. When I could have easily just continued to follow my spiral downward into despair and depression, Mark seemed to have the ability to see right through me physically, and train me around my injury, helping me to regain some of my strength, and most importantly, restore faith into my life. Now I am happy to say, my injury is well on the mend, and my strength is not only on the way back, but I am now exceeding some areas of strength over where I was previous to injury. Mark has guided me from all the mistakes I was making previously, has lined me up with a nutritionist, and as far as I can see, my strength and mass is now starting to exceed where I had been stuck for years. As you can imagine, the help Mark has given me has far surpassed just a simple new exercise routine. The man has seriously had a large part in saving my life. He laughs when I say this because he thinks I am kidding, but I am right on serious. I travel and hour up, and an hour back from Quincy to Plymouth to see Mark, and its a journey I am glad to take. I see him at least twice, but more often 3 even 4 times a week. I love what I see him do for others, as well as what he has done for me.. he is someone who really believes in what he is doing, is beyond the description of trainer, and this all comes from a seemingly effortless place for him, because he truly believes in what he does. I am so grateful that I have him in my life.

John Bethard - May 27, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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Bulldog the beast, fitness instructor Plymouth MA

Renee Aberlee

IFPA Pro Figure

At 10 weeks out from my figure show I realized that my glutes were lagging way behind my other body parts. I knew that I had to bring that area up if I wanted to be competitive in my next show. After seeing and hearing all the results Kristin Fonseca was having with Mark I decided to ask him to help me too. Im so glad that I did! He corrected my form on my exercises so that I was getting the most out of the movements. Those little tweaks helped make such a huge difference as I was able to feel the exercises more in the area I was trying to work. He also set me up with a glute/leg workout to do on my own once a week. Because of all his help I was able to tighten up my lower half and get my glutes to look the best they ever have and win my Masters Pro card! I cant thank Mark enough for all his knowledge and help. I plan working with Mark over my off-season to help me prepare for my first Pro show next June. If I had such great results in only 10 weeks I cant imagine the results Im going to have in 11 months!

Renee Aberlee - May 27, 2015 - Add Testimonial

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