Meet a Health Hero: Mark Spann

Read more about tennis coach Mark Spann, a semi-finalist in our 2013 Health Hero Challenge!

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Name: Mark Spann

Occupation: Tennis Coach and Owner of Upper Dublin Sports Center

Who or what motivates you to be healthy?
Mental health is my passion. The young mind is like a rubber band. It stretches in many directions.

Describe a health or fitness related turning point in your life.
In the early days of coaching, it alarmed me how many young people fell out of sport. The one-cap-fits-all philosophy was not working for everyone.

What “policy” would you institute to make Greater Philadelphia a healthier region?
Meeting people where they are at. Adopting approaches to attract the multitudes.

What’s the most important part of your health or fitness regimen?
Consistency and ingenuity. It is so easy to get bored by repetition.

What is your number one piece of health related advice?
You are your own greatest gift. Enjoy yourself.