Mark R. Hailey was born in Richmond, Virginia in March of 1960.
Mark graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1984 with a major in Communication Arts & Design and a major in Film and Television Production.
A 3 time Emmy award nominated Designer and Producer, Mark was able to combine his life long love of health and fitness, which includes being an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, with his skills in writing and design. All these came together to form of his first book Body Mechanics: Complete Fitness Journal & Guide.
Taking the name Body Mechanics from a defunct gym that was popular in Richmond in the 1970s and 80s, Mark payed homage to his Virginia roots.
The project rolled off the press on January 25, 2001, and has been applauded by the fitness industry for its workout chart design and unique perspective on health and fitness.
Mark began writing in college at the urging of his English professors, and continued to hone his skills through his work as a television producer and art director. Mark’s mother, Marlyn Hailey, a high school teacher with her masters degree in reading and english, was a constant source of knowledge, inspiration and information as he developed his writing skills.
As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Mark has kept his certification current through courses in Strength Training, Diet & Exercise, Practical Nutrition, Metabolism, and Sports Nutrition. These studies have allowed him to expand his knowledge base when writing about health and fitness.
Mark R. Hailey has published several books and articles on health and fitness and has consulted for Fitness Magazine and USA Today.
Mark’s latest book, Fitness Mosaics, is a collection of his magazine and blog articles.