Mark Freeman is a former elite international gymnast, Cirque du Soleil performer, and currently a high performance coach from Manchester, England.
In 2002 Mark made gymnastics history by becoming the first ever British gymnast to win a major international competition. He did this by earning the title Junior European champion on the Still Rings at the European Championships in Patras, Greece.
After this he made the transition into senior international gymnastics, representing Great Britain in various international competitions all over the world, including the 2002 and 2003 World Championships.
After attending UC Berkeley, he left the gymnastics world to continue his journey in a new arena, performing for the internationally recognized Cirque du Soleil. He participated in the creation of the 2010 touring production Totem. He then toured and performed with the show for nearly 5 years.
In 2014 he finished performing for Cirque du Soleil to pursue another aspiration: helping other athletes achieve success in their own personal endeavors. To this end he created Freeman Technique LLC, and has been teaching all over the globe ever since.
In 2017, Mark returned to California and the competitve gymnastics world. He was brought on board by his alma mater, UC Berkeley, as Assistant Coach to their NCAA division 1 Men’s Gymnastics Team. He led them to the NCAA Championships 2 years in row.
Most recently, Mark was hired by Stanford University as Assistant Coach to their reigning 2019 National Champions and the #1 Nationally ranked Stanford Men’s Gymnastics Team.
Since joining, Mark has helped Stanford Men’s Gymnastics Team win the 2021 & 2022 National Team Championships, in addition to an Individual All Around Champion, bronze medalist and Individual Event Champion on the High Bar in 2021, and Individual Event Champions on Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Parallel Bars & High Bar in 2022. Mark has helped produce 51 All Americans in just 3 years.
Mark was selected as one of the Team USA Senior National Coaching Staff for the 2021 Pan American Championships, in Rio de Janeiro where he helped Team USA garner the +1 Olympic spot for 2020ne Tokyo Olympic Games.
Mark was also involved in the preparation of 3 of the Olympians participating in the Tokyo Games.
Additionally Freeman Technique was hired by Stanford to work with various student athletes across multiple sports. Mark also took on the roll as Program Director and Manager for the boys club gymnastics program SB Gymnastics, which under his leadership produced the US Junior National Champion on the Pommel Horse in 2022.