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.
Improve balance and strengthen the core by building on the Pilates basics with compound movements like Scissors to Bicycles, walking out to Plank, and transitioning to Teaser. This class moves at a slightly swifter pace but is still great for all levels. This class was previously streamed on March 4, 2021.
A slow but strong mat Pilates series that focuses on improving balance and activating the pelvic floor and core through grounding exercises like Reverse Plank, Bridge, Mermaid variations, and Supine core work. This class was previously streamed on February 25, 2021. Props Suggested: 1 block. We apologize for technical difficulties experienced during the filming of this class and have done our best to improve the quality.
A sweaty, no-impact HIIT series that incorporates cardio and contemporary Pilates moves for a full-body workout with optional hand weights to increase the challenge. This class was previously streamed on February 18, 2021. Props suggested: 5-10 lb. hand weights.