Re-boot Your Body to Factory Settings

Switch On Your Fat Burning Genes Naturally and Burn Stored Body Fat As Your Primary Energy Source


    This is not a gimmicky diet to quickly lose some weight only to regain it later. This is a step by step system to implement a whole new way of life both with respect to how you eat and how well you move and exercise.


    This system works because it gives your body the inputs it expects from an evolutionary viewpoint. Things like: the food you eat, your daily movement and exercise how well you sleep and manage stress


    It's hard to be more active when you're tired and lethargic all the time. It's impossible to force yourself into being more active when you're simply out of gas. You need to transition your body's primary fuel system from burning sugar to burning fat and you'll wake up refreshed and have loads of even-keeled energy all day long.

Is It For You?

It’s only for those that are willing to get after it and follow the plan as I’ve laid it out in simple, easy to follow steps. If you can answer YES to the following questions, then this program is for you.

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

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

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

Meet Your Coach

I help guys over 50 get lean, healthy and strong so they can be active, fun dads and live adventurous 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.

Course Curriculum

It's a Proven, Step by Step System That Works for Everyone

What clients are saying...

Real results from guys who committed and did 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.”
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.
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."

Simple, Permanent Fat Loss is Easy To Follow

Here's What You Get

  • Video Lessons

    On-line video lessons that explain topics or provide "How To" demonstrations. Great for the visual learner.

  • Downloadable Worksheets

    Checklists, worksheets, forms and instructions are provided via downloadable PDF files. This makes it easy for you to keep track of what you're doing and know the order of actions, etc.

  • Text Files

    Some instructions and background information is provided via text file. It's just like reading any other word document on a computer. The files are kept short and to the point so it's easy to consume.

Your Pricing Options

Save money with a one time fee of $97 or take advantage of 3 monthly payments of $37 each. Take your pick.


Common Questions and Answers

  • 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.

  • Do I have to run to burn off fat?

    No. Running is not required at all. You want to move more, be active and exercise in some fashion to stimulate some muscle growth. The fat loss is primary driven by changes in your nutrition.

What People Are Saying...

Real Results from Real Guys

by Jeff Hogue

A Simple Plan That Works

by Jeff Hogue

Mark does a great job breaking down what everyone else makes complex. After working with Mark I understand my nutrition better, I didn't just go on a diet but I now have a better understanding of what I need to eat to stay healthy. He also helped break down the confusion and made exercise simple and straightforward with his program built where I can do it at home or when I am travelling. Mark spent time with me to understand what I needed and fit the program to me. He was available when I needed questions answered and it is easy to go back and check the training instruction when I need to. Finally, Mark studies the nutrition and does the program himself so he knows what works and what doesn't. I got a great coach and made a friend in the process.
by Iain Halstead

A Life-Changing Program

by Iain Halstead

Mark is the real deal and his programs work. I worked a 12 week program of diet and strength training and I lost 20lbs pretty quickly. Then the belly fat began to disappear and my arms legs and stomach began to show muscle definition. I decided on my own to repeat the entire program, twice. As I write this I am completing week 35 of 36. I lost a further 20lbs and my 42 inch waist (measured, not pants size) has dropped to. 31 inches. I have had to buy all new clothes. It's fantastic! I feel great and I look great. This is a lifestyle change for me as a 56 year old man. Mark was (and is still) there for me throughout the process. I would shoot a email about something (and I had a lot of questions) and he'd shoot one right back. We talked on the phone when I had a concern about balancing food intake with low carbs. And there were weekly webinars, a Facebook group and more. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark and his programs to anyone over 50 They have been life changing for me.