Max grew up in a small rural town in Washington State and at an early age was able to take advantage of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He spent most of his days hiking, climbing trees, kayaking and mountain biking. While pursuing a B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington he was able to first start sharing his love of movement and the human body with those around him. Max started training students and was able to create a healthy outlet for stressed out students. After graduating he worked at a gym in Seattle and became the head trainer in less than a year. He then moved to Los Angeles to work with the UCLA Men’s Volleyball, Softball, Track and Gymnastics teams. Afterwards he came to the Bay Area to train the Stanford Football and Men’s swim teams. While at UCLA and Stanford Max was fortunate enough to work alongside some of the best collegiate and Olympic strength and conditioning coaches where he learned proper sprint mechanics for improving athletic performance.
Max’s experience with a variety of clients has given him the skills to train a variety of individuals. His fitness mantra is to create a body that can take someone wherever they want to go, whether it is to run their first mile or cut minutes off their fifth marathon.
Max enjoys all outdoor activities including bouldering, kayaking, hiking, downhill mountain biking, surfing, spearfishing, and skiing. He has experience in wrestling, soccer, golf, and track and field. Max also enjoys listening to music, drinking tons of coffee, and exploring the world as much as he can. He has competed in powerlifting and has set Washington State and American Records in the deadlift but now trains with an emphasis on overall athletic performance.
B.S. Physiology, University of Washington
National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
United States Weightlifting, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
NSCA, USAW, United Powerlifting Association (UPA)