"Ernie, Always enjoyed your great work ethic, and I'm sure both your athletes and non-athletic clients have benefited from your athletic excellence and coaching passion" ~Dave Scott
"Ernie is one of those rare types who gets better with age! And I think its because of an organic drive to explore his limitations and his surroundings, weather it be on foot, bike, rope or any other mode. I'm confident Ernie is able to transfer his passion to his trainees, given that it is practically contagious." ~Adam Chase
"Training with Ernie has been fun as well as a learning experience. His background, knowledge and experience in health and fitness can only produce health benefits for those that use him as a trainer." ~Ted Benning
"I have known Ernie for over 20 years, back when he was a Buckeye. I was running for the University of Akron when I first ran with Ernie. Health, Fitness, Friendship have always been a part of Ernie's lifestyle. He is passionate about staying fit and helping others improve. I would highly recommend Ernie's advice, he will guide you to your goals!" ~Mark Godale
"For the past 10 years I have run and climbed with Ernie Port and found him to be a terrific partner both on the track and at the other end of my rope. Ernie has an uncanny ability to create a zone of comfort while at the same time pushing you beyond what you deemed possible. I believe Ernie is a very supportive trainer that will encourage you to reach your fullest potential or highest heights!" ~Tonya Clement (Mt. Everest summit photo above)
"Ernie's training can dramatically increase your endurance, for those Big days in the mountains...when increased strength and fitness can make the Big difference between...failure or success!" ~Roger Briggs
"Ernie has a contagious enthusiasm for health and fitness. He has extensive experience helping clients adopt healthier lifestyle choices, but more importantly, he 'walks the talk' by integrating these behaviors into his own routine."
~Jennifer Valentine -Ohio Towpath marathon winner (course record),
S. Dakota Leading Ladies marathon winner x2, winner and course record setter at Kansas Praire Spirit 50 miler,
Ironman Boulder finisher.
Mid America Masters Cross Country Championship-Winning a Gold Medal on Team Boulder Road Runners '01
(2001 post race photo, Buffalo Ranch XC course Boulder, CO)
"Training with Mark for 2 years elevated my training/racing confidence!" ~EP