Marc Zimmermann is the creator of the HI LIFE ATHLETICS concept of strictly outdoor fitness that builds on the principles of welcoming community, positivity, and close connection to Hawaii’s unique nature.

Marc’s remarkable sports career started in Germany, where he played professional soccer for nine years in SG Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz 05, and SV Darmstadt 98. Following his soccer career, Marc became increasingly interested in functional fitness and yoga. For five years, he was a personal trainer and fitness manager for Fitness First Germany, one of the largest health-club chains in the world.

In 2010, Marc moved to the U.S. and worked for several fitness and wellness companies in Hawaii and California including Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif. In 2012 moved to India, where he served as a national fitness manager for SportsFit World by MS Dhoni, in New Delhi.

Marc’s true love for and deep connection to the islands along with his unique vison for outdoor fitness brought him back to Hawaii. His vast knowledge and experience have led him outside the gym and away from machines. His desire to pass along his knowledge of fitness and healthy lifestyles has helped him cofound and build the most successful outdoor fitness community in Hawaii, HI LIFE ATHLETICS.

Sport Education

Marc earned a Bachelor of Arts in sports science and economics at the Technical University of Darmstadt, and the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, both in Germany.

Marc Zimmermann

Professional Achievements and Certifications

  • Yoga Alliance RYT 200
  • Member of European Exercise Professionals (EREPS)
  • Performance enhancement specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Los Angeles
  • Registered yoga teacher, Balance Yoga Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Certified personal trainer, The European Register of Exercise Professionals, Germany
  • Kettlebell training instructor, Optimal Life Fitness, London, UK
  • Nutrition counsellor, BSA Academy Cologne, Germany
  • Fitness operations manager, BSA Academy, Cologne, Germany
  • Sports rehabilitation instructor, BSA Academy, Cologne, Germany
  • Sales and marketing manager for sport facilities, BSA Academy, Cologne, Germany
  • Cardio-fitness instructor, BSA Academy, Cologne, Germany
  • Health and exercise instructor, BSA Academy, Cologne, Germany