The Evolution of Progressive Athletics

From Struggling Client to Owner

Overcoming self doubt

In August 2018, at the age of 48, Linette walking through the doors of Progressive Athletics carrying 70 pounds of extra body weight and a myriad of injuires. The owner, Mark Covington, helped her redefined her relationship with food, fitness, and self-care. She not only shed those 70 pounds, but also her self-doubt and limitations.

Inspired by her profound experiences, she became a certified fitness trainer and health coach and is now on a mission to help educate, elevate, and help Howard County resident create their best selves through what they learn in the gym.


Evolving our Mission

How our unique training system was born

In 2022, Mark and Linette evaluted workouts across Howard County and discovered that they were either too hard, too easy, or had the wrong exercises. People in this area needed workouts that counteracted hours of sitting in front of devices. Chronic ailments such as "text neck", back pain and knee pain were common, even among those your regularly worked out. They embarked on a year of research and development, collaborating with chiropractors and physical therapists to develop a workout system that would directly address these issues. In January 2023, they launched the Three Peaks Training System! Members are reporting increased strength and less pain. Linette also introduced personal health coaching for each member so members could make lasting changes that extend beyond the gym.  


We know walking through the door is the hardest part. You take the first step and we’ll meet you where you are.