Mario Jackson

My Story

I am originally from North Carolina, but currently live in South Florida.

I enjoy being active. I like to combine strength training with functional fitness and outdoor activities (like hiking, biking and running). Running is my favorite way to stay active, because it is also a way for me to explore new areas, find new restaurants (I really love good food), and spend some time with my dog. When I’m not at the gym or doing something active outdoors, you’ll find me at home hanging out with my family and my dogs.

I joined FLA about 5 years ago when I needed a change. I originally joined so the outer version of myself matched what I believed my inner version was (including ideals of what I should look like). While I was able to lose 100 pounds and successfully maintain that loss, what I found through the process is that I had a new outlook on life- I became more confident and more self-aware. A fire was lit inside of me to want to do better in how I love, how I experience life, and even in my financial decisions.

Chaz has helped me tremendously, and I want to pay it forward. I want to share what I have learned, and how I have been able to implement these ideas, so that I can help others reach their full potential.


  • CrossFit level 1
  • BA from UNC at Charlotte

Frequently Asked Questions

I was overweight, pre diabetic, miserable with my current career and lifestyle.
I’ve always been in athletics as a teen and young adult. As I became older, I found that CrossFit had a similar community.
I’ve learned that anything is possible if you stay focused on your goal.
Eat!!! I work out and stay healthy so I can enjoy any social setting without regret. Eat, workout, eat some more and repeat.
Tacos, tacos, and more tacos!!!

Meet The Team

Chasity Snowden


Zuzana Foldiova


Brittany Gonzalez


EmmaGrace Thompson


Mike Cline


Mario Jackson


Harry Tollison

Wellness Coordinator

Amanda Stegmann


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