Mark has been a fixture in Canadian cycling for years. He has held national and world titles in cycling and has been to the Pan Am games, the Commonwealth games, and the Olympics.

Mark brings a wealth of cycling experience to Berger Cyclefit Coaching.

Mark received his MSc in Exercise Physiology in 1985 to augment his racing background in cycling and was the Provincial Cycling Coach from 1987 – 1991.

He has been cycling for over 35 years now and is passionate about the sport.



Mark Berger's Overview

Current:Cycling Coach at Berger Cyclefit Coaching

Past:Fitness and Recreation Supervisor at Town Of Aurora Parks and Recreation Fitness and Sport Coordinator at City of Vaughan

Education:University of Waterloo


Experience

Cycling Coach

  • Berger Cyclefit Coaching
  • Indoor Cycle Coaching
  • Threshold Testing
  • Training Program Design
  • Body Comp Analysis
  • Triathlon Training
  • Toronto Cycling Coach
  • Road Bike Training

Fitness and Recreation Supervisor

Town Of Aurora Parks and Recreation
January 1999 – October 2011 (12 years 10 months)

Researched and developed health and fitness strategies, reporting to Council on findings and recommendations. Included program operations and capital budget preparation up to $600K. Provided recruitment, training and supervision for 3 full time, 8 part time and 40 contract employees.

Implemented Personal Training Program which increased annual revenue more than $20K. Introduced Indoor Cycling Program in 2003, increasing base membership by over 10% in one year.

Researched and implemented new Wellness Programs, increasing program revenue by over 20% in one year.

Restructured Membership Categories exceeding annual revenue target of $500K from 2008 to 2011.

Earned the Town's Recreational Facility of the Year award in 2009 for affordability and program diversity.

Centennial College
Part Time College Professor 2009 - 2011
Prepared and instructed Health and Physical Education classes for up to 60 Police
Foundations students within the Department of Community Services.

Fitness and Sport Coordinator

City of Vaughan

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

January 1990 – January 1999  (9 years 1 month)

Provided on site supervision, fitness testing, exercise prescription, lifestyle counselling and equipment acquisition for 3 culturally different community facilities. Prepared budgets (up to $300K) and quarterly reports for management. Taught a variety of Fitness and Wellness classes to a divergent population of clientele.

Developed and initiated a corporate subsidization program that expanded memberships to mass market accounts, substantially increasing membership base and revenue.

Collaborated with team to support the marketing of the new Maple Community Centre prior to opening. Exceeded the goal of early membership sales through development of marketing tools including a discount and incentive plan for early membership purchases and the provision for a multiple, City wide (Interfit) membership.

Researched and implemented Reebok Step Aerobics, increasing program revenue by 15%.