Testimonials for Mark Kovacs
About the Flexible Stretching Strap Workbook: "I recommend this book for anyone, including athletes, who want to incorporate a more effective ‘contract-relax’ stretching technique into their routine. I really liked the sport-specific stretching routines, and easy-to-follow instructions for contract-relax stretching. For more information on stretching, read my article here."
-- Dr. Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM www.drphilpage.com
"Dr. Kovacs is a leading expert in optimizing human performance and has a unique ability to merge multiple disciplines of sport science to help athletes, coaches and teams be the best they can be,"
-- Jim C.
"Mark's level of maturity in business leadership was evident. But he was enthusiastic and eager to listen,"
-- Isaac Byrd, NFL Veteran. http://www.isaacbyrd.com
I really enjoyed Mark's keynote presentation. He is extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. I would recommend this workshop with Mark to EVERYONE!
-- Samantha D, (Certified Personal Trainer)
I learned a lot about myself thanks to you. Thanks so much!
-- David W Giles Youth Leadership Participant
Mark Kovacs has the education, knowledge and real life experience in applying sport science principles to improving human performance. As a former All American and Professional Tennis Player Mark knows what it takes to succeed in athletic performance. His doctorate in Exercise Physiology provided him with the educational foundation for his outstanding work as the Head of Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning and Coaching Sections at the USTA (United States Tennis Association) and as a researcher for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. He has authored many significant works in exercise physiology, nutrition, and strength and conditioning. His experience, affable nature and ability to communicate come together as the complete package in helping athletes reach their peak performance. He is able to bring the hard science to practical use for the athlete. As a result, he is sought after as a consultant and lecturer and for his advice on fitness, training and athletic performance.
--Marc Safran, MD
Associate Chief of Sports Medicine and Fellowship Director of Sports Medicine, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University
Chief Orthopaedic Consultant, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) (2011 - Present)
“The verdict is in! My serve is dramatically better after a month -- in terms of speed and consistency. Using the videos you made I decided I would make improving my serve a "twenty-hour passion project. So, I logged in my start time and my ending time as I do with my medico-legal consultation -- viewing the videos, making notes, doing the exercises and stretches, practicing the serve. I've sailed through twenty hours, putting in around an hour a day for a month. And I look forward to more progress. Thank you very much!”
--Joel H. MD (adult recreational tennis player)