At Mark Fisher Fitness, we’ve made a name for ourselves in the Broadway community because we understand what performers go through.
Since many of us are former professional actors, we understand that there are a lot of things that you just can’t control.
- Whether the audition is running on time or not
- How the pianist interprets your directions for your song
- What roles are available in the show you’re auditioning for
- Who else is auditioning
- If the casting director thinks you’re right for the part
- If the creative team likes your song choice
But that’s exactly why we take such pride in empowering performers with something they CAN control:
Now, you may think that fitness is something that’s NOT in your control. And it’s perfectly understandable why you may feel that way.
After all, performers are not shy about working hard. Many performers have spent lots of time and effort and money to get that “Broadway Body.”
They’ve hired expensive personal trainers, taken all kinds of supplements, and tried every imaginable diet, but often, they don’t seem to get any results. Over time, most performers begin to wonder if maybe, just maybe, this is just one more thing they can’t control.
Maybe not everyone is cut out to feel and look great. Maybe you’re just born that way and it’s your “genes.” Maybe fitness just isn’t for you…
If you’re tired of putting in a heroic effort and getting zero results, you need to realize something.
It’s not your fault.
All the effort in the world won’t change your body if you’re applying that effort to the wrong strategies for your situation.
Performers encounter unique challenges that stop them from achieving their fitness goals.
We know exactly what these challenges are, because we’ve been through them…
4 Reasons Most Performers Never Achieve Their Dream Body
1. You have a crazy schedule
A performer’s schedule is tough. We know, we’ve been there.
Running from audition to audition, scrambling to grab food when you can, no time to think. Then 5pm comes around and it’s time for one of your two side jobs.
When you’re not nannying, you’re working at the restaurant or the bar. Usually until midnight at least. Working out is the LAST THING you feel like doing at the end of a long day of open calls, waiting tables, and trying to have some semblance of a social life.
This is to say nothing of the time you need to spend getting your workout gear together, commuting to the gym, finding a spot in the locker room, making your way on to the gym floor, and then repeating the process to go home. It’s not uncommon for you to need as much or more time commuting and prepping for your workout than doing the workout itself!
2. Your funds are limited
Listen, whether you live in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, South Florida, or anywhere else, it’s tough to find a sustainable way of eating right and working out that matches your budget as a performer.
Unless you’re consistently booking work, money is always going to be tight. And you’re ok with that, because you didn’t get into this industry to get rich. You got into this business to share your work with the world. But your side jobs are not always going to cover the cost of an expensive gym membership.
You could join a Planet Fitness and try to recreate the program your trainer gave you three years ago when you splurged on a 10 pack of personal training sessions. (Though for some reason that doesn’t seem to offer the same results anymore…)
You could save up to join the extreme weight lifting boot camp your friends tried for a month or two, but you’re concerned that’s not sustainable, and one of your friends got hurt really badly and had to take time off from auditioning.
You could try running outside. That’s free! But you hate running, it makes your knees hurt, and it never seems to get you the results you’re looking for.
3. You travel a lot
Maybe you booked an awesome regional theatre gig. Maybe you’ve found yourself in summer stock in New England. Or maybe you’re on a non-Equity bus and truck tour.
Regardless, you’re always grateful to find work as a performer. However, if you’re never in one place more than a few weeks at a time, how are you supposed to consistently eat well and workout?
Plus, when you find yourself out of town, going out to eat with your cast is a constant temptation. After all, you want to spend time with your show family, and that often revolves around food and drinks (… and more drinks).
And as we all know, many out-of-town jobs have less than ideal gym set-ups, if any! Sure, you could do your research and find gyms in whatever city you’re in for the next six weeks, or the next six days, but this isn’t exactly a recipe for a consistent fitness regime.
4. Traditional fitness is boring and ineffective
For most people, working out consists of an hour long slog on the treadmill, or 45 minutes of boredom on the elliptical. For the highly ambitious, perhaps some random weight training exercises are added in.
Unfortunately, you’re not always sure you’re training with solid technique, and indeed, your back has been hurting lately. Furthermore, you’re not sure when or how or IF you should increase weights.
These types of haphazard workouts are not only boring and potentially unsafe, but they barely burn any fat.
After a while, it’s understandable if you feel like working out is a waste of time. You’re bored as hell and you’re not seeing your body change in any way, no matter how hard you work or how much time you spend devoted to your workouts.
“So if I’m running around auditioning all day, I’m struggling financially, and I’m out of town a lot, how do I get the body I’ve always wanted?”
I’ve got great news. You’ve come to the right place.
My name is Mark Fisher, and I run a gym in midtown Manhattan called Mark Fisher Fitness.
In addition to being one of the fastest growing gyms in America, we’ve also become the solution for Broadway’s biggest stars when they know they need results.
Over the past few years, Mark Fisher Fitness has worked with hundreds and hundreds of performers. We live up to our motto, “ridiculous humans, serious fitness,” every day, and we’ve created an inclusive, supportive, and fun place for people who don’t like gyms. We call our clients Ninjas, our mascot is the majestic Unicorn, and we call our home “the Clubhouse.”
Maybe that’s why the press calls us “the Broadway fitness cult.”
Whether we’re prepping a Broadway star to look great in her dress as a nominee at the Tony Awards, or working with an actor new to NYC, we know what it takes to get real results with real people.
And our business depends on it, because if we don’t get results, we don’t keep our jobs.
After years of refining our approach at the Clubhouse, and years of hard work filming, and writing, and testing, and editing, Mark Fisher Fitness is proud to offer you the chance to try our unique brand of fitness from the comfort of your own home.
An affordable, effective fitness solution for the theatre community.
My Broadway Body is unique. It’s a fun, convenient, and AFFORDABLE way to access the expert trainers at Mark Fisher Fitness whenever you want.
Finally, you can now access the team that helps Broadway’s biggest stars transform their physique and stamina.
You see, we know training with Mark Fisher Fitness in NYC isn’t an option for many people. So we wanted to give the theatre community (and performers in particular) a chance to access our best fitness secrets from anywhere in the world.
Most gyms and fitness professionals don’t have experience working with performers, and don’t understand the unique demands you face day in and day out.
And we love helping performers by providing top-notch fitness in our “unusual” style. For a quick taste, check out this video, but please note it may not be safe for work! (Unless you work at Mark Fisher Fitness.)
I spent my 20’s as an actor, so I know the challenges professional performers face all too well.
I know what it’s like to get up before dawn for an open call. I know what it’s like to get your bill for your Actor’s Equity dues just when you thought you’d finally broken even financially for the month.
And I know what it’s like to struggle to get the body you want while balancing the demands of your career and your work as an artist.
That’s why I was so passionate about creating an online experience where performers could:
Avoid boring, intimidating commercial gyms
For A LOT of people, the free-weights section is scary, so cardio becomes the obvious choice. Unfortunately, cardio is boring as hell. Of course working out isn’t any fun when you’re not sure what to do and you aren’t getting any results!
Save a ton of money
Access to our signature total body makeover program at MFF costs over $900 for 6 weeks of in-person training and coaching. For many performers, that’s not financially doable. With MBB you get MFF’s secrets for less than your monthly Starbucks tab.
Live anywhere in the world
Unless you live in NYC, you can’t get access to the fitness experts at Mark Fisher Fitness. With My Broadway Body, that all changes with our collection of articles and workouts designed by the MFF team just for you.
Access Broadway’s trainers
Unless you live in NYC, you can’t get access to the fitness experts at Mark Fisher Fitness. With My Broadway Body, that all changes with access to workouts and exclusive articles designed by the MFF team.
All of our workouts are designed to reflect fitness industry best practices and our unique understanding of performer bodies. Many “at-home” DVD and workout programs end when participants get injured. At Mark Fisher Fitness, we pride ourselves on keeping our performers injury free, and we’re bringing all of our technical coaching to My Broadway Body.
Workout quickly & effectively
With just a few hours a week of our incredibly effective MBB workouts, you can melt away fat and achieve the Broadway body you’ve always wanted.
Now you can achieve an amazing transformation. People just like you have seen incredible progress. Take a look!
Check Out These Ninja Badasses
When I was introduced to this online forum by my friend, I was so unhappy with the shape I was in. It was even starting to have a terrible effect on my professional and personal life. I was immediately drawn to the humor that Mark brings to the table with his detailed instruction and the fact that you need nothing more than your beautiful body to get an amazing workout. As someone who’s life keeps him regularly traveling, having a gym in my suitcase was exactly what I needed. Within a few weeks, I saw a drastic drop in weight and realized that I could maybe even have muscles! I have never been successful at traditional gyms, but Mark Fisher Fitness is not a traditional gym, it’s fun and inclusive. I feel healthy. I feel sexy. I feel happy!
— Nicholas Park
In July of 2015 I had exploratory foot surgery. My surgeon found a major nerve impingement and a ligament that was completely shattered. I’m honestly not sure what the future holds for my foot and if I will ever reach a day where I can dance and workout 100% pain free. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but luckily my commitment to health and strength will forever be my constant, thanks to MFF. I’ve now come full circle a bit and added MBB to my arsenal of tools for getting better. My schedule can be crazy and unpredictable. With My Broadway Body, I can squeeze in extra workouts at home as a pre-rehearsal or pre-show warmup. It’s just one more piece of the puzzle on my road to healing. I’m forever searching for the words to describe the significance of MFF in my life. I think it’s just one of those things you have to experience for yourself. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the guidance, encouragement, and love of this magical place.
— Ali Solomon
When I first started My Broadway Body, I had a few specific goals. Since I travel over 200 days a year with my concert act, I needed something I could take on the road with me. I knew working out with Mark was going to be fun and not a drudge. Indeed, Mark and his merry band of workout buddies makes the time pass quickly, and before you know it YOU have a Broadway Body! In the first year, I lost three pounds of fat and gained NINE pounds of muscle! If you’re serious about getting the body you need for your everyday life, and want to do it while having fun, mybroadwaybody.com is the ONLY place you need to go. #ninjasforever
— Craig Meyer
Literally push play and access Broadway’s trainers in minutes.
With My Broadway Body, you’ll have all the information and accountability you’ll ever need.
And there is ZERO risk, because you’re only agreeing to TRY this.
Your first 30 days are totally risk free. If you are not happy with your experience will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Remember, a full year of training and nutrition coaching at Mark Fisher Fitness can cost up to $10,000. We’re offering LIFETIME access to My Broadway Body for $99… that’s crazy.
Let us help you funnel all that hard work into the strategies you need to FINALLY get your Broadway body!
And remember, there is ZERO risk involved.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need equipment?
All of our workouts are based on bodyweight movements. The only thing you’ll need is your own sexy ass and a great attitude. As you progress in your fitness journey we will give you the option to add a resistance band or a kettlebell, but you can still get great results without them. Adding resistance to your training over time will help you become a lean, fierce, performance machine.
What if I’ve never worked out before?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Your first month of training has been designed to start you off slow and reinforce the basics. You’ll have access to special Getting Started content to help you learn everything you need to succeed. Whether you are just starting your first exercise routine or you are a seasoned fitness freak, we’ll teach you how to train safely and effectively.
If I’m not a performer can I still get access?
Of course! My Broadway Body is for everyone. Whether you are an amateur performer, a Broadway veteran, or you just want to look like your favorite Broadway diva, we can help you get the health and hotness results you are looking for!
Can I use My Broadway Body if I’m already a member of Mark Fisher Fitness?
Fuck yeah! If you’re out of town, on tour, or for whatever reason you can’t get to the Ninja Clubhouse, you can benefit from My Broadway Body. If you train with MFF in person, you know that an online platform can’t replace the hands-on, personal touch of a real life trainer. We recommend sticking with your MFF membership if you have one, and using MBB to supplement your visits to the Ninja Clubhouse. Got more questions? Email email@example.com.
How do I find out more information?
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.