Therapeutic Alliance

Therapeutic Alliance is the most essential characteristic in a client/trainer, patient/doctor, relationship. In the 3 years that I spent at Boston University, working on my advanced degree, the most critical thing I learned was the only prescription that was statistically significant in helping our clients and patients was Therapeutic Alliance. Not medication, advice giving or expert analysis. Therapeutic Alliance can be summed-up in 2 words: mutual caring. When patients and clients feel cared for, emotional and physical healing takes place.

Mark’s 3-Tier Approach

Emotional Prosperity
  • Introspection
  • Meditation
  • Listening to the endogenous, instinctual cues that heal us
  • Quiets the voice of negativity (EGO)
  • Overcome addictions
  • Teaches self-love
Gold – Emotional Prosperity
  • Eating for more energy
  • Losing weight
  • Finding the fountain of youth by following Hippocrates’ famous words, “Let thy food be thy medicine.”
Silver – Nutrition
  • Strength training
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Flexibility
  • Sports training – “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
Bronze – Fitness


The best exercise program is the one people will do!” I heard this stated last week at a national medical conference on obesity and diabetes. The U.S. is facing a healthcare crisis as we become increasingly more sedentary. I had been part of this disturbing trend until I started with Provost Personal Training (PPT) 10 years ago at the recommendation of my wife (also a very happy client). The reason I am committed to PPT is because of Mark’s highly innovative and personalized approach to physical conditioning. In my case, he has successfully blended traditional conditioning approaches with outdoor sports activities to make my sessions both rigorous and motivating. Never would I have imagined that my personal training session would become a highlight of my week’s activities! I rarely if ever miss a session as the exercise experience contributes to both my physical and emotional well-being. As a result, I have become more active than ever such that even my athletic nephews (25 years younger) will invite me to participate in different sports with them. If you’re fortunate enough to become a regular client of Mark Provost, you will never regret the benefits for your health and well-being. In addition to being a dynamic and creative trainer, Mark is also a genuine friend and person of character. I’m thrilled to recommend him to others.

R. Preston Mason, Ph.D.

Faculty, Cardiovascular Division

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School


CEO, Elucida Research

Beverly, MA