Experience:15 Years


Fitness Trainer


Mark Pottie is the ‘all-rounder’ of personal trainers! Having been in the fitness industry for over 20 years Mark has seen it all and has “been there and done that!”. Mark prides himself on being able to train anyone on any level and he knows most things about the body and personal training… just ask him! He spent the first 24 years of his life in Halifax playing an array of sports, with the biggest focus on baseball, basketball and volleyball.  You will definitely see Mark’s sports background come through in the workouts he gives his clients!
Mark’s current sports and leisure activities are still the same as when he was growing up, but now he just has to be a little more careful of his knees.  Mark definitely has a heavy baseball focal point in his life right now and dreams of taking on a Canadian baseball coaching job!  Look for Mark driving around in East Van with his wife, Natalie, and their dog in their Jeep… with the top off and the shades on!  It is great to have Mark on the Rep1 team after years of working side by side!
Want to read some random facts about Mark? Read on:

What is your favorite piece of fitness equipment?

Trap Bar, it’s the only way I can do heavy deadlifts with my shitty back.

If you could be anyone else in the world who would it be?

Justin Verlander, makes huge cash, plays baseball for a living every 5 days and have you seen his wife?

If you weren’t a personal trainer, what would you do?

Besides the obvious (baseball coach), I would be a chef.

What was your first job?  And what did you learn at that job?

I worked at McDonald’s. I learned that chicken McNuggets taste awesome wrapped in cheese and bacon and dipped in McChicken sauce. And “if you have time to lean you have time to clean”.

One of your early life accomplishments was?

Coaching team Nova Scotia at bantam nationals at 23 years of age.

What game show Jeopardy category would you slay at?

All of them. Just ask my wife.

What is the one ‘cheat’ food, or drink, that you can’t avoid?

One? That’s tough. Tequila, an ice cold coke and anything fried.

Your favorite Superhero is?

Batman. His superpower is being rich. That’s attainable.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?


What is the one thing that nobody knows you can do?

Thanks to Instagram and Facebook…nothing. I post everything I can do. Isn’t that what social media is for?

Your favorite vacation spot is ______ because?

Maui, because of the pace of life, the sun, the beaches and the leisure activities and that’s where I married my wife.

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