Mark D. Toomey, BS, MBA, CSCS

Subject Matter Expert (SME)    Current
              United States Navy/United States Marine Corp
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)   Current
              National Strength and Conditioning Association
Practice Manager - Reno Medical Group           Current
CEO/Founder - StrongFirst, Inc.  08/12-06/14
Director, Operations - Dragon Door Publications    01/09-08/12
Director - DeutscheBank    09/04-09/07
Director - JP Morgan Chase    09/99-09/04
Northeastern University, Boston, MA; “Fostering the collaborative relationship between physicians and exercise professionals”, Boston Sports Medicine Group, June 3, 2011
Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness, Hamilton, NJ; “Clinical HKC Certification Program”. Lead Instructor. January 27-29, 2012
Northeastern University, Boston, MA; “Vertical Power”, “Secondary Movers, Primary Injuries”, “Interesting Case Studies”.   3-hour lecture series for Boston Sports Medicine Group, May 19, 2012
University of New England, Saco, ME;  “Vertical Power”, “Secondary Movers, Primary Injuries”, “Interesting Case Studies”.   3-hour lecture series for Saco Bay Physical Therapy Spring Sports Medicine Symposium, April 13, 2013
San Diego Tactical Strength Conference; “Same, but Different: Fundamental Athletic Practices for Military and Law Enforcement Applications”, NSCA TSAC  April 15-17, 2014
Camp Pendleton, CA; “Barbell Training Applications for In-Garrison and Post-Deployment”. 1ST BN, United States Marine Special Operations (MARSOC), April 2010, June 2010, April 2011, June 2011
Camp LeJuene, NC: “Kettlebell and Bodyweight Training for Pre-Deployment”. 2ND BN, United States Marine Special Operations (MARSOC), May 2011
Camp Pendleton, CA: “Kettlebell and Bodyweight Training”. 1ST Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), January 2010
Virginia Beach, VA: “Kettlebell and Bodyweight Training”. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DevGru), April 2010, June 2011
Fort Bragg, NC: “Exercise Programming for In-Garrison Personnel”. United States Army, 82ND Airborne Division, June 2012
Senior Instructor, Russian Kettlebell Challenge, Levels I and II; April, 2008, June 2008, October 2008, February 2009, April 2009, September, 2009, February 2010, April 2010, June 2010, October 2010, February 2011, March 2011, April 2011, September 2011, October 2011, February 2012, April 2012, June 2012, August 2012.
Senior Instructor, StrongFirst SFG Kettlebell Certification, Levels I and II; March 2013, April 2013, May 2013, June, 2013, August 2013, September 2013, January 2014, March 2014, April 2014, May 2014.
West Warwick, RI, Lead Instructor, Programming Kettlebells 101: Basic Kettlebell Instruction for Teachers and Coaches”. Perform Better Headquarters, June 2014
Providence, RI, Long Beach, CA, Presenter, 2015 Perform Better Summits, July 2015, August 2015
Harlow, UK, Senior Instructor, Strength Matters Level I Kettlebell Certification. September, 2015
Publications/Video Productions
Practical Training/Tactical Action, DVD publication, CrossCore USA, May 2011
The School of Strength, Video Series produced for Dick’s Sporting Good, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
Foundation of Strength, DVD publication, StrongFirst, Inc., May 2013
Breacher Strong, DVD Publication, 5.11 Tactical Productions, January 2012
5.11/StrongFirst Training Protocols, iPhone application, Performance Enhancement Audible Response (PEAR) January 2014
Kettlebell: Simple and Sinister, book, Publisher and Editor, StrongFirst, November 2013
Unused Content:

Two New Truth Training Strength & Fitness Retreats!
Nosara, Costa Rica. 

December 3rd - 10th and March 25th - April 1st

Two New Strength & Fitness Retreats  are booked for place for December 3rd - 10th and March 25th - April 1st in Nosara, Costa Rica. We have booked a private luxury resort for both scheduled retreats.
There is a huge outdoor workout area, a massive outdoor dining area, the largest salt water pool on the beach with a swim up bar. The compound has a main residence and then three other cabinas. There are two outdoor showers and a separate structure for meditation or massages. The house is just steps away from one of the best surfing beaches in the world.
The retreats will consist of strength and fitness workouts, standup paddle boarding, mountain hikes and of course fun!

The last Nosara retreat was fantastic and we plan on making these next two even better.

The Retreat: A Strength and Fitness retreat focusing on kettlebells, TRX, functional fitness, yoga, paddling, running and active recovery

Included in price:
Seven nights accommodation at our beautiful private luxury resort
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The workout Plan:

14 Truth Workouts      2 Boxing Workouts           2 Restorative Workouts

2 Yoga Classes            2 Mountain Hikes/Runs     2 SUP Sessions/Surf Session 

Let us know if you want to take part in one or both of these really fantastic strength, fitness and fun experiences.

We know Nosara! We have all the resources in place to make it all happen.
We have all the equipment, know the best surf spots, the best paddle spots, the best place for sunset, the best tacos and the best place for burger and beers.
Book a retreat with us and experience the very best of strength, fitness and the Pura Vida life style of Nosara, Costa Rica.

To view and see details of our previous retreats click here