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.
A challenging blend of Pilates with advanced strength exercises for a heart-pumping workout. This five-series sequence brings the heat with Planks, Lunges, and weights plus gliders to intensify your practice. Come ready to move and test your endurance. This class previously aired on September 8, 2021. Props Required: light hand weights and gliders.
Use your resistance band in this challenging strength class that combines a variety of movement with deep engagement for a lower body burn. Focus on your glutes and hamstrings while activating your core with exercises including Lunges, Deep Squat, Hamstring Curls, and Elbow Plank. Finish on the floor with more leg work and Bridge for a final burn. This class was previously aired on August 31, 2021. Props Required: 1 resistance band.
This intense Pilates fusion class works your entire body through HIIT intervals and fast-paced exercises. Sweat through a three-circuit sequence that works each muscle group. Exercises include a challenging Plank series, various Squats and Lunges, Bicep Curls, Bear, and Mountain Climbers. This class was previously recorded on August 23, 2021. Props Suggested: light hand weights and gliders or towel.