Mark is a Brooklyn-based movement artist and educator. He designs classes to make you sweat…but more importantly, to make you feel good. His love of the body began at a young age through the local dance studio, and he went on to graduate with a BFA in Dance (Cum Laude) from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. It was there, at the age of 18, that he was first introduced to Pilates and Yoga and he has spent the last decade teaching around the world, including a guest spot at New York University. He also holds a certification in Personal Training and Nutrition from the International Sports Sciences Association.
Mark is the founder of The Movement Culture Collective, an initiative to unite through movement, offering classes, healing, and education—all centered on creating a culture of self-worth. Through this, Mark teaches Pilates, dance, and cardio classes, as well as his signature moving mediation, which helps practitioners process heavy emotions, connect with their body, and feel alive in a safe space where they are seen and heard.
As a performer, Mark has toured professionally on four continents; danced with The Metropolitan Opera, Chase Brock, Todrick Hall; and performed in over 200 performances Off-Broadway with Company XIV. He is the recipient of a 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for his dance work in the Toronto production of Orphée.
Mark has been featured in publications like Well & Good, OUT Magazine, Men's Health, Rey, and Inked Magazine. To learn more about Mark visit markosmundsen.com and follow @markozzie and @movementcultureco.
Welcome to week three of our five-week Pilates Fusion series that teaches skills and exercises to help you develop a solid foundation for your practice. This week’s class is a strong mat workout that builds on the foundations learned in week two. Learn complex movements that require more work on balance and stamina. Key exercises include Roll-Ups, Pike-to-Plank, a side-lying glutes series, Side Plank, and a Push-Up and Plank series. This class was previously streamed on June 15, 2021. Props Required: 2 gliders or towels, and a chair or surface.
This is day two of our 15-Minute 5-Day Core Challenge. This quick Pilates oblique-burner hits those side muscles of your powerhouse that run from the hips to the ribs and help stabilize and mobilize your spine. This series features Toe-Taps, Scissors, Criss-Cross Abs, Mermaid, Side Plank, and Table Top Knee-to-Elbow. This class was previously streamed on May 26, 2021.
Welcome to week two of our five-week Pilates Fusion series that teaches skills and exercises to help you develop a solid foundation for your practice. This week’s class is a strong mat workout that builds on the foundations learned in week one. Gain knowledge and confidence to advance your movements and pace. Key exercises include Roll-Ups, a side-lying glutes series, Roll-Ups and Roll-Downs, as well as a lunge and Plank series. This class was previously streamed on June 8, 2021. Props Required: A chair. Props Suggested: A towel.