Team Bios

Mason Mendewald
Mason Bendewald – CEO/Founder

Mason is the CEO and Founder of MEGA MACE Fitness Productions, he’s also a director with hundreds of workout videos to his credit, including the most successful fitness series of all time, P90X. The recognized authority in his field, Mason works internationally with the top names and brands in professional fitness, crafting innovative programs that blaze a trail through the fitness industry.

Mason served as Chief Production Officer for DailyBurn (an IAC Company). There, he conceived and built the entire streaming library, creating the most comprehensive modern fitness catalogue ever, discovering and developing 13 world-class trainers, and creating 18 programs with over 200 workouts. Mason walks the walk and uses the products he’s created, often with his wife and two children. Mason has traveled much of the world volunteering with orphanages in places like Mexico, Haiti, Africa and Peru until he and his wife adopted their two daughters from Taiwan in 2012.

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Lyn Healy – Producer/Line Producer

A native Angelino, Lyn found her niche in 2006 when she met Mason and began producing for Mega Mace. Working with the superstars of the business like Tony Horton, Brett Hoebel, Shaun T and Debbie Siebers, she has produced leading fitness videos such as P90X2, Shakeology, DailyBurn’s Intelliburn, Inferno, Tactical Bodyweight Training (TBT), MOVE!, DailyBurn Yoga, and DailyBurn Kettlebells (DBK).

On her way up the production ladder, Lyn worked at A&M Records in Hollywood developing the fledgling music video department, and then, at the age of 24, moved to New York to executive produce music videos. She produced over 350 music videos internationally for such artists as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen, Slayer and George Michael.

In her downtime, Lyn is an ardent hiker. She lives in the Hollywood Hills where she reads Balzac and works on perfecting her domestic grilling skills.

Anna Erikssön Bendewald
Anna Erikssön Bendewald – Writer/Product Development

Anna was the Director of Product Development for Beachbody where she created and tested workouts, scripted promos, and wrote content for blogs, message boards and online guides for some of the most successful workout programs including P90X+, Slim in 6, Slim Series, Hip Hop Abs and Turbo Jam.

Prior to fitness, Anna developed instructional content for Quisic/IEC for clients as diverse as United Airlines, Kyocera, Toyota and the U.S. Navy. She also wrote “Meet Me At Père Lachaise,” a walking tour guidebook to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, the most visited cemetery in the world.

She and her husband enjoy raising their daughters Jem and Julia, the pursuit of happiness, and unraveling the meaning of life together around the dinner table.

Master Trainer Testimonials
Brett Hoebel
Brett Hoebel 20 Minute Body, Biggest Loser, RevAbs

“Mason taught me many on-camera skills, but more importantly, that authenticity was more valuable than any squat or burpee. ‘Make me feel like I’m the only one you are talking to…it’s not the exercise that people will come back for, it’s you.’ The one thing that makes Mason so successful is that he invests in YOU. That’s a rarity in my opinion and is what I will always be grateful for. Mason is a mentor, friend and master of his craft…I don’t call him Yoda for nothing.”

Keaira Lashae
Keaira LaShae Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer, DailyBurn Trainer

“Mason is one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with. He is passionate, focused and determined, and you can see it in his work. He’s not afraid to be creative and think outside the box, which I love! Off camera, he’s patient and compassionate. Mason helped me become a better trainer by giving me honest constructive criticism and encouragement at the same time. That helped me embrace my own trainer style, and learn what my strong points were.”