Coaches

Dr. Mark T. Vardy  |  Owner, DC, CCSP,  CF-L1, CF-L2, USAW
CrossFit Coach, Sport Performance Coach

markDr. Vardy is a certified chiropractic sports physician with a passion for fitness and maximizing human potential. He has a Bachelor of Science honors degree in biochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College. While at Palmer he played college rugby and competed across the US on Team Radical Adventure Racing. Dr. Vardy has been involved in sports chiropractic for 15 years and has been the official chiropractor for the Carolina Mudcats and their affiliate teams. He has been part of the sports medical teams for the Special Olympics and the Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.  In addition to caring for patients and athletes, Dr. Vardy has a special interest in youth athletics and the development of young athletes. He has coached and performed youth athletic conditioning and educational programs for Raleigh Youth Hockey, Wendell Parks and Recreation, KVP Softball, East Coast Eagles, Colin Muldoon Training, Hockey Ministries International, and the local Carolina Hurricanes.  He currently serves on the advisory board for the Town of Knightdale Parks and Recreation and the Board of Directors for the Wendell Fire Department. Dr. Vardy enjoys participating in recreational activities such as ice hockey, adventure racing, mud runs, surfing, and local 5Ks and spends much of his free time with his wife and his three kids and their sporting events.

Favorite Lift: Deadlift & Clean and Jerk
Least Favorite: Thrusters
Personal Goal(s):  To be as fit and healthy as possible at whatever age!

Adam Beck  |  DC, ATC, SFMA
 CrossFit Coach, Sport Performance Coach, Personal Trainer

Dr. Beck was born and raised in upstate New York where he graduated top of his class, was a member of National Honor Society, and captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. Upon graduating, Dr. Beck attended SUNY Brockport, pursuing a degree in Athletic training and playing baseball. As an athletic training intern, Dr. Beck spent three years working with the college’s athletic teams focusing on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sideline first aid. Dr. Beck had a unique experience with chiropractic care as a child, which drove him to forgo a career as an athletic trainer and enroll in chiropractic school. Suffering from severe asthma since his birth, he had tried the conventional approach to the illness but still found himself in the hospital multiple times throughout his childhood. At the age of 8, he began chiropractic care along with dietary changes. Gradually, over two years, his condition improved to the point where he was off all medications and had not stepped foot in a hospital. To this day, he has not had any symptoms of asthma, to which he owes everything to chiropractic.

Favorite Lift: Back Squat
Least Favorite: Thruster
Personal Goal(s):  Flip a Car…not a tire!

 Mike Marty  | US Army DCGS-A v3.1.3, ABC-S, Army Combatives Course H2H   
Assistant CrossFit Coach, Sport Performance Coach, YAD/Kids Fit Coach

 Mike comes to Vardy HPC from the US Army where he has served our Nation for 6 years. Mike was born in Boca Raton FL but grew up outside Atlanta GA. Mike attended North Gwinnett High School, where he play and Baseball,Football and participated in the Key Club. During Mikes time in the U.S. Army he deployed to Iraq with the 10th Mountain. while with the 10th Mountain Mike was a squad leader and responsible for the tactical and physical readiness of  (9 soldiers).

Favorite Lift: Squat Clean
Least Favorite: Thrusters
Personal Goal(s): Get a little better at something every day  

Kate Glover  | 
YAD/Kid Fits Coach

Kate was a competitive Softball Player throughout both High School (East Wake High) and College (Pitt Community College).  Kate is a Wendell native that is currently working and coaching at Vardy HPC and The Athletic Zone.  At The Athletic Zone, she heads up the Youth Programs as well as our Learn to Play Instructional Programs (Softball), she is also the head counselor for the TAZ Track Out Programs.  While Kate is not working, she enjoys the outdoors as well as finding the best bargains shopping.

Favorite Lift: Dead Lift
Least Favorite: Snatch
Personal Goal(s):  Live each day to it’s Fullest!!