Mark Holyoake A Brief Overview of A Gymnastic Life



Mark Holyoake is a retired gymnast from the United Kingdom. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand on March 1, 1983. He developed his interest in gymnastics at the young age of six. About four years later, he got asked to be a part of national development teams. The purpose was to advance the talents of successful young athletes and help them become “professional gymnasts.” Holyoake found success in every aspect included in gymnastics like the pommel horse, rings, and high and parallel bars.


College Years

Mark Holyoake decided to relocate to Auckland so he could do undergraduate education at Auckland University. It was here that he would receive his Bachelors of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science. He would remain extremely active here by methods like engaging in a lot of gymnastics events and be a part-time trainer. The focus, commitment, and accomplishments of Mark Holyoake had inspired younger members of the gym club he attended: The Tri-Star Gymnastics Club.


Next Level

Mark Holyoake would then go on to doing professional activities. For example, in 2005 he made the twentieth-fifth place in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship. One year later his ranking was improved and made eleventh place overall at the Commonwealth Games.

Spending close to 30 hours each week he would be on the highly competitive team of New Zealand. Then in 2010, he would make fourth place overall at the same event. He also made third place in the parallel bars. In that same year, he would be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being on a pommel horse while doing a double leg rotation in a sixty-second record. The number was sixty-five.


Holyoake and CrossFit

Fitness company CrossFit has been a place where Mark Holyoake gained a lot of his success. Crossfit includes many preexisting staples like weightlifting, calisthenics, and Kettle Bell workouts. He would become a part of Cross Fit’s lifestyle. Soon Mark would be involved in the Cross Fit Games competing in many competitions since 2014. The first year he reached 2114 worldwide and in 2019 reached the 279th place.


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