Hi, my name is Mark Morrison, also known as the Healthy Highlander! I’m the founder of Invigor8 coaching LLC. My background is in exercise science where I have a Masters in kinesiology and exercise science from the University of Houston and Bachelors in sport & exercise science from Edinburgh Napier University. I have been working as an exercise physiologist and health coach for almost 20 years.
I’ve worked with elite endurance athletes to help improve performance and I’ve worked with recreational athletes trying to reach their potential. I have a strong background in exercise testing for athletes such as physiological profiling to determine lactate threshold, VO2 max testing, and energy expenditure. I have worked at hospitals, Sports Medicine facilities, gym, and Universities overseas and in the United States. I also have a strong background in metabolic testing to help with weight loss.
As a competitive athlete in the sport of running and triathlons, I am well aware of the frustration and disappointment of poor performance. I used to run cross country and middle distance track in high school and I would get very frustrated with my performance. I didn’t have a coach and I thought that training harder would improve my performance and results but I usually got injured or sick. This motivated me to go the college and university to learn more about the science of athletic performance. I wish I knew then what I know now about training, periodization, physiology and progressive overload.
I’m passionate about human performance and the science of sport and exercise and I love to learn about the achievements of the body and feats of endurance that no one thought possible at one time. I think we have only scratched the surface of what the human body is capable of. That is why my mission is to help athletes reach their true potential and even surpass their expectations of what they thought they were capable of.
By using my research and science background combined with leading technology and coaching expertise and 20 years experience working with elite athletes I aim to offer athletes of all abilities a solid training plan that includes the right system, support, and accountability to ensure success. I want to use my knowledge gained from my own experience to help athletes to train smarter not harder. Now I’m confident that I have the experience and expertise to use physiological profiling to determine an athletes training zones, target weak points and figure out what energy system they need to focus on to improve performance and dial in their training zones.