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Mark Stiwalt is a Group Fitness Trainer at the University Planet Fitness in Charlotte North Carolina. He completed his Bachelors degree in 2011 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology. He is a certified Health Fitness Instructor from the American College of Sports Medicine. He has begun his second Bachelors degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and expects to graduate in 2014.


Competitive distance running in local 5K, 10K and Marathon events for various causes.

Nutritional study to better assist clients at work and in future clinical settings.


It is my belief that every action in the workplace should reflect passion, honesty and unwavering commitment. My mission from start to finish is to provide uncompromisable efforts for success. I want to continuously utilize my best attributes to enhance the environment in which I work. The reason for my involvement should always be to contribute the finest quality of service to deliver the best results.

In the near future, I plan to finish my second Bachelors degree in Food and Nutrition. After graduation, my goal is to complete an eight-month didactic internship so I am able to sit for the final examination to become a Registered Dietitian and be licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina.

My hope is to be employed in Cardiac Rehabilitation as a Wellness/Cardiovascular Dietitian. My degrees in Exercise Science and Nutrition will provide me with all the knowledge, skills and abilities to help recovering patients.

Work experience

Jun 2011Present

Fitness Trainer

Planet Fitness

I instruct novice gym users how to properly execute strength training exercises to build lean muscle tissue. I also sit with members to discuss detailed information on how to positively change their current lifestyle practices by implementing cardiovascular and resistance exercise.

Mar 2011Apr 2011


Mecklenburg County Health Department

I provided basic nutritional counseling for pregnant and post-partum women and their children to help prevent deficiencies and to ensure weight managment. I recorded anthropometric data such as height, weight, and body mass index to track clients' growth and development. 


Aug 2007May 2011

Exercise Science and Psychology

University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Performing CPR and using an AED
I have been certified through the American Heart Association to properly perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and use an Automated External Defibrillator.
Recording Anthropometric Data
I have experience in properly measuring height, weight, body circumferences and skin fold measurements to determine body mass and total body fat percentage.
Proper Use of Exercise Equipment
I am very familiar with the functions and setting on many types of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment (Lifefitness, Procor, Hammer Strength, Hoist and Cybex brands).
Computer Skills
I have had course training in how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Effective Counseling
From Interning at Womens, Infants and Children (WIC) and working at Planet Fitness, I have experience and skills on how to counsel people through the challenges associated with exercise and healthier eating practices. I have had practice in encouragement and planning with clients how to eat and exercise properly.


Apr 2011Present

Health Fitness Specialist

The American College of Sports Medicine
Aug 2011Present

Tanning Operator Certified

Rescue Medical Consultants
Dec 2010Present

Basic Life Support (CPR and AED) Certified

The American Heart Association


Tracy Bonoffski

Ms. Bonoffski taught Nutrition for the Physically Active and Lifetime Weight Management.

Trudy Moore-Harrison

Ms. Moore-Harrison taught Clinical Exercise Testing Laboratory.