Upon completing College with his education degrees in one hand and a $2.00 jump rope in the other, Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit was off and running. In the early 1980’s he created the epitome of a grass roots fitness movement… The World of Rope Jumping… was born. Using his skill set as a rope jumping artist, educator, entertainer and athlete; Mark began touring America performing inspirational programs for children. His messages of fitness, integrity, kindness and teamwork remain profound and timeless to this day.

During his 1980’s journey, Mark also began to capture the corporate and adult market via agreements to perform for Reebok, Disney and Coca Cola. By the end of the decade, Mark’s tour included him personally driving 60,000 miles to more than 400 shows-workshops and spending 275 days on the road… per year.