Marcus Stautzenberger

HEAT San Marcos General Manager | HEAT Coach | Personal Trainer

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” -JFK

Running, swimming, lifting heavy objects, and breathing may be methods of fitness, but fitness as a whole is a principal of life. Methods come and go, change and evolve, but principals are everlasting foundations that we can apply to ourselves and our community.

I had been a personal trainer for three years, but it wasn’t until I took command of my first platoon in the Marine Corps that I came to the realization that fitness blended together physical strength, emotional durability, and mental resiliency.  After multiple military leadership schools and just under a decade of training experiences, I now truly understand the dynamic of applying the principles of fitness to everyday life.

My passion is to help others step out of their comfort zone, break stigmas and the status quo, and consistently challenge themselves, thus sparking a new flame of passion in their lives. Anthony Robbins said, “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives.  It’s what we do consistently.”  This is what HEAT is here for.  It is here to create an authentic culture of leaders that will help keep each other accountable, and a community to rely on when life throw you a nasty right hook.

The basis of my training comes from a general rule of thumb…the wider the base the higher the pyramid.  I like to challenge people in the area of general physical preparedness (GPP), or what I like to call the brilliance in the basics, by constantly varying basic movements and positions we use in day to day life, and adding a little fire to them through the use of ropes, dumbbells, and other unconventional methods.  From these building blocks we can build upon our pyramids creating a masterpiece we can call our own and share.