Mark Bryant

Senior Fitness Tip Contributor
August 19, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Mark Bryant (back row, 6th from left) with some students from his Senior Fitness Class.
Mark Bryant (back row, 6th from left) with some students from his Senior Fitness Class.

...by Nicole Martinson

Mark Bryant draws on years of experience and expertise as a fitness instructor to guide people over age 50 through the world of working out. He feels that if he can publish brief tips with general information on understanding how to exercise and why it is important, he can help people over 50 gain and maintain their independence. “I felt if I can write something very simple in the paper, they can do it at home.” When he moved to Seattle, Mark got his college certificate as a health and fitness technologist and worked as a fitness instructor at his local YMCA. As a six-time powerlifting world champion, he continues participating in powerlifting competitions and in his spare time, occasionally taking a break in his schedule to read a book or simply relax in the park. Mark spends most of his time teaching fitness at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center and Columbia City Fitness Center. He was once honored for his work with seniors as National Enhance Fitness Instructor of the Year. Pushing through challenges in his childhood and adolescence, Mark’s interest in martial arts and exercise techniques empowered him to have confidence in his body. He makes an effort to educate people and help them learn this confidence and independence for themselves.

Latest Edition

View and download this publication.

Latest Stories


60,000 Asahel Curtis Images Being Preserved for the Public
Most people in Washington have probably seen an Asahel Curtis photograph, whether or not they recognized it as his work

A veggie family tree: Broccoli brothers, cabbage cousins and more
This veggie family is high in vitamin C, A and K, and has lots of fiber

New Affordable Senior Housing Community Opens in Seattle
The grand opening celebration of the new community, Northaven West, was marked with a picnic and music by the West Seattle Band

Harvest, Store and Preserve Herbs from the Garden
Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round

Alternatives to Showing Your Social Security Card
SSA has taken steps to offer alternate options to reduce the occasions when our customers would need to apply for a replacement card