Haute Secrets Boston: Mark Goodman, CEO of Cardio High

Now that the holidays are officially over and New Year’s resolutions made, it’s time to start 2017 off with a healthier routine. An energetic way to do just that is by signing up with Cardio High where group fitness interval training is combined with low impact and high intensity movements. The focus here is on finding a program that is right for you. Each personal trainer designs workouts for individual members so they can train at their own pace. Even though the fitness program operates in a group setting with a maximum class size of 12, participants receive personalized attention to get them on the proper health track.

Mark Goodman

We caught up recently with founder Mark Goodman to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Where were you born: Los Angeles, CA

How long in Boston: 12 years

Neighborhood: Waban Neighborhood, Newton MA

Occupation: Founder, Cardio High Fitness

Favorite Restaurant: Comedor in Newton Center or Highland Kitchen in Somerville

Best Sushi: Oiishi

Best Italian: Scampo at the Liberty Hotel

Best dessert: JP Licks Irish Mint Lace ice cream (only available in March)

Best place for a romantic date: Lumiere

Best Sunday brunch: My kitchen. Ramsey Lewis on vinyl. Scrambled eggs with veggies. Blueberry spinach smoothie. Espresso over ice. If my family and I are headed out, Met Back Bay. 

Best place for a power business meeting: Aquitaine Boston

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Intercontinental

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Newbury Comics on Newbury Street (I can do my shopping while my wife and daughter can enjoy the sights and shops of Newbury Street).

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: SoWa Vintage Market has great locally made jewelry and rare, vintage finds for watches.

Best Spa: G2O Spa + Salon has a great Sports Massage

Favorite Charity Event: Steppingstone Annual Dinner

Favorite Cultural Event: Indie pop bands at Sinclair or Brighton Music Hall

Favorite Cultural Institution: New Art Center, as I am also on the board.

Best Steakhouse: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in the Seaport

Best Pizza: Max & Leo in Newton Corner

Best Lunch: Cook Newton

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Ahem.

Best Massage: Miriam at Highlands Massage or Holly Lilliston at The Perfect Touch.

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber

Best Museum/Exhibit: Tough call. DeCordova in summer. ICA in cooler months.

Describe Boston in three words: Layered ‘70s Pop. Oh, wait. The city? History, technology and students

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Mount Auburn Cemetery

All-around favorite spot in Boston: Tennis on the grass at Longwood Cricket, Trails at Weston Reservoir with my dog and Harvard Stadium playing Ultimate Frisbee

Best Aspect of Boston: Amazing combination of entrepreneurial activity, loads of students, killer restaurants – in a sports obsessed town with very good college radio (88.1 88.9, 90.3, 91.9).