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Name: Mark Danisewicz
Hometown: Pelham, New Hampshire
Time Cycling: Just under 3 years
Reason for Cycling: I wanted something that would give me a good workout , but that I would enjoy. Peloton’s offering of live classes allowed me to be competitive, and not get bored with the workouts.
We joked a lot, when I was younger, that I was a ‘husky’ kid. In college, I was able to lose a bit of weight due to being so active all the time. Over the last 20+ years though, I added a few pounds each year. I was still active with hiking and exercise, but I obviously was taking in more calories than I was working off. My meals were typically very large, and I also drank a lot more than probably recommended.
One thing that motivated me to lose weight was that I really wanted to go skydiving—but I exceeded the weight limit. (This summer I was able to knock that off the bucket list!) Video player poster image I also have dealt with back issues all my life. I am 6’4” and reached my full height by eighth grade, which doctors have told me was the main cause of my chronic issues with my back. (I have herniated discs.) Having extra pounds on my frame also did not help, so I […]