Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Education: BS Exercise Science
Certifications: CSCS. USAPL Judge
Training Philosophy: Coach Marlon’s strength journey first began at the age of 13 when introduced to his high schools’ football strength training program. From the moment he touched a barbell, he knew this would be a life long passion. Marlon’s affinity for lifting helped him achieve great physique and confidence changes through his teen years that later set the stage for him to pursue a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science. During his undergrad, Marlon became enamored with the scientific principles of human performance, which led him to internships within the fields of physical therapy and strength and conditioning. Upon graduation Marlon obtained his CSCS certification, which made him eligible to coach strength and conditioning to collegiate and professional athletes. After completion of his education, Marlon found himself competing in local Strongman and Highland Games competitions, winning several classes of both sports respectively. Coach Marlon’s love of competition and training, combined with his traditional education set the framework of his scientifically based programming and coaching practices today. At this point in his coaching career he has worked with athletes competing in the sports of golf, football, basketball, Highland games, strongman, powerlifting, endurance athletes, skiing, bodybuilding, bikini competitors, as well as clients seeking general health and wellness. If you are looking for a coach that applies scientific practices and principles to help you achieve any of your fitness goals, Coach Marlon Carson is your man.
Specializes In: Athletes, strongman, powerlifting, olympic lifting
“I started seeing coach Marlon not really knowing much about weight lifting. I have had the Bankart repair shoulder surgery, so it was very important that my trainer used extreme caution to make absolute sure I did everything I could to prevent injury when lifting. And going to Marlon was definitely the right decision. He created a custom 5 day a week workout that was designed specifically to avoid undue shoulder strain. He was very careful during workouts and often checked in to make sure there was no pain during lifts. Not only did he painstakingly teach me correct bench, squat, and deadlift form but also gave me a huge list of alternate lifts I could mix my workout up with. I made more progress with Marlon in 8 weeks than I did lifting a year on my own. He designed an excellent diet plan that perfectly calculated macros to best meet my goals. I highly recommend anyone, experienced or not, to use Marlon as your physical trainer! I came away with an excellent lifting regiment & diet plan that is helping me reach my fitness goals efficiently and effectively.”