What is Becoming Bad Ass?

Maverick researcher reveals the ancient Spartan Warrior secrets to help men over 50 become Badass Dads!

Is it for you?

If you can answer yes to the following, then this program might just be for you

  • You’re looking for a lifestyle transformation, not a gimmicky diet or fat loss short cut or some “body hack”.

  • You have a burning desire to make lasting memories with your kids (if you have any) and potentially future grand kids for years to come.

  • Being healthy is a basic and necessary use of your precious time.

  • You’re super busy and need a simple plan you can implement easily without jumping through hoops, without spending hours in the gym, and without expensive and preparation-intensive food.

  • You are willing to open your mind to new ideas, to learning and making a permanent lifestyle shift.

  • You want a simple, step-by-step, proven plan that is easy to follow.

#1 Get Healthy #2 Get Strong #3 Get Bad Ass

Everything you need in one place at a great price. Time to get started is right now.

The Becoming Bad Ass program is the comprehensive plan that I follow myself and provide for my clients to become stronger and healthier, so they can resume being their children’s heroes and their wife’s fantasy. In essence, I’ve designed this program to turn you into a BADASS DAD!
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Meet Your Coach

I help men over 50 get lean, healthy and strong so they can be cool dads and lead awesome lives.

  • Mark Fickler

    Over-50 Fitness Savior

    Mark Fickler

    Mark, aka Old Spartan, is a 63 year old coffee guzzling Primal Health and Longevity Coach wandering around Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mark believes in a simple, 3 step program to achieve optimum health. #1 is to get healthy primarily by eating the right foods. #2 is to get strong and yes you can build muscle at any age. #3 is to become the bad ass version of yourself basically by doing #1 and #2 long enough to make it a life-long habit. I can help you on your journey when you're ready.

What Clients Say...

You can get these same results if you commit to doing the work

Mike Reckner

Broke the complex down to simple, actionable advice ...

Mike Reckner

“I liked the way the coaching program broke the complex down to simple, actionable advice. Mark’s approach makes you realize what’s attainable with a bit of planning and commitment. I lost 25 lbs pretty quickly. I feel confident that I will sustain and continue to lose weight.”
Mark Gelfand

I look and perform better at 55 than at 40...

Mark Gelfand

“Followed your Old Spartan advice and lost 30 lbs. Got back 32 inch waist and can run an 8 minute mile no sweat. Basically cannot believe what I see in the mirror. All pretty simple: run sprints, resistance training and cut the carbs. I look and perform better at 55 than at 40. Cheers, keep it up.”
Jeff Hogue

I did this during the Holiday season ...

Jeff Hogue

“The coaching program helped me understand my eating habits and the changes required to meet my nutritional needs to get healthy and not just go on a diet. I lost 16 pounds during the program and 4 inches off my waist alone. The amazing thing was I did this during the Holiday season. I’m confident I can maintain my weight loss and look forward to continuing to not only lose weight but get healthy.”
John Oppelt

I haven’t done this in 20 years ...

John Oppelt

Mark, Really appreciate your following up. When we started this program, I set some goals that would have been great to achieve over time. I was cautiously optimistic. Gratefully, I am proud to say that I can wear 33” waist pants. I haven’t done this in 20 years. I still have some weight to drop but, I’m getting closer every week. You’ve truly been instrumental in helping me change my life. I’m eternally grateful. With much gratitude for all your guidance.
Joe Galivan

Lost 30 pounds, down to 22% body fat, GOT OFF INSULIN ...

Joe Galivan

"You got me started on this journey almost a year ago. Something you said a year ago really sunk in with me about seeing guys in the gym on the treadmill and getting nowhere. I was killing myself with 30 minute sessions twice per day on the treadmill and getting NOWHERE! I have lost 30 pounds, down to 22% body fat, GOT OFF INSULIN, designed and built my own squat rack with bumper weights and have steadily increased my squat, dead lift, bench, and chins. But by far my most favorite exercise is the farmers carry, by your suggestion. Even built handles to carry +70 lbs worth of cement blocks in each hands."
Iain Halstead

This has indeed been a lifestyle change ...

Iain Halstead

“I just finished my third workout of week 12. My 36th consecutive workout without a single miss. I started with 10lb weights and ended up squatting with 80lbs, swinging 60lbs and pressing 50lbs. In week one I did six pushups, today I completed 30, and I could have done more. I’m feeling fitter and stronger and am so glad I found your program when I did. Starting next week I am going to repeat the entire workout, just upping the weight and adding more reps. I’ll probably add in some sprints as well. I have lost around 30lbs and my waist has shrunk by six inches. I still have a little way to go with that, but I know what to do. I’m eating good food and adding good fat to everything. It’s a rare day when I consume more than 35 carbs. Your availability and input has been invaluable throughout this process. Knowing I can shoot off a question and get a reply the same day has been extremely helpful. I wasn’t able to make it to many of the webinars, but if I had extra questions, it helped to hear you talk and explain the answers.

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  • What if I don't like the program?

    You can cancel at any time. But you'll like it because it's simple and it works.

  • Are you selling supplements that I have to buy to make this work?


  • How long will it take me to lose all my fat?

    Plan on sticking to this program for the rest of your life. This is not a temporary diet just to lose fat. It's a way to eat, move and live to get healthy and stay healthy while enjoying a more active and adventurous life.

  • Can I drink alcohol occasionally?

    Yes. Perfection is not required. You can have treats and eat anything you want as long as your baseline nutritional pattern makes sense.

  • Why will it work for me?

    It's based on science and evolutionary principles. We work with your genetic code to get the response your body desires.

  • How often do I have to workout to get results?

    The Build Muscle After 50 12 week muscle building program which is included in this bundle, is set up for 3 workouts a week. They are short, intense workouts that will likely take you between 20 minutes and 40 minutes to complete (depending on the day)

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