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Activate Strength: Fundamentals of Movement | Marcus Taylor


Description: Strength training is often overlooked by runners or just thrown into a training plan as a “cross-training day”; but muscle recruitment and activation is a vital component in becoming a faster and stronger runner. Activate Strength with Marcus Taylor will break down the fundamentals of movement and how each muscle group is activated and taxed to give you the power you need to propel your running stamina and fitness journey. So before you sign-up for your next Barry’s Bootcamp or spin class, join us to learn how to ignite your strength and uncover what you’re really working with.  

Time: 6:30-8pm

Slots Available: 15; This is an active workshop. Participants should come dressed in workout clothing and be ready to move!

Cost: $15

About Instructor: Marcus Taylor is the co-owner of Petworth Fitness and the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Gonzaga College High School. Marcus is graduate of Gonzaga College High School (c/o ‘97) and Hampton University, receiving a B.S. in Business. His passion for fitness has lead him to many opportunities to unlock the potential of everyone from professional athletes to senior citizens, training them all on the fundamentals of Olympic lifting, functional fitness, mobility, and powerlifting. Marcus has brokered several local and and national partnerships including the DC Mayor's Office, US Powerlifting Association, DC Council members, Crossfit Inc, the NFL Player’s Association, and many others with the aim to grow the Washington, DC fitness community. Additionally, Marcus's work with his alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, centers on the athletic development of students in 13 different sports; but above all that he is a dedicated husband and father of twin daughters. 


  • Crossfit: Level 1 certified 

  • CrossFit: Sports Adaptation certified 

  • World Kettlebell Club Champion 2010 & 2011

  • World Kettlebell Club Master Coach

  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer


  • American Kettlebell Club Weightlifting Coach

  • TriggerPoint Therapy Specialist

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