Dr. Mark Cheng

As a specialist in traditional Chinese medicine orthopedics, Dr. Mark Cheng provides his extensive knowledge to his students. Drawing on his years of martial arts study, he has developed Tai Cheng, an incredibly effective workout program that combines a progression of Chi Kung (QiGong), Tai-Chi, and functional movement training. Always looking to increase his knowledge and understanding of total body wellness, Dr. Cheng's teaching method reflects passion for relevance, innovation, safety, and constant fun.

East-West Medicine & Modern Fitness

Mark Cheng became fascinated by Chinese martial arts early in childhood, gaining his first exposure to Tai-Chi from his father. He later went on to study acupuncture and other forms of Chinese medicine, specializing in orthopedics, eventually earning licensure to practice acupuncture in the State of California and a Ph.D. in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Through his involvement with Chinese medicine, he also became fascinated with strength and conditioning training, studying closely with Russian Kettlebell Challenge founder, Pavel Tsatsouline. Under Tsatsouline, Dr. Cheng met Functional Movement Systems founder and physical therapy guru, Gray Cook. While studying with Cook, Dr. Cheng became increasingly fascinated with Tai-Chi as a means of functional movement training and injury rehabilitation.

Few, if any, instructors bring together the rare mix of martial arts mastery, strength and conditioning authority, Chinese medicine knowledge, and functional movement training expertise to fitness like Dr. Cheng does.