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5 years in business
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Jan - Jul
Body Recomposition and muscle building
Weight Loss & Strength Training
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Other injuries or medical conditions
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Max, the best personal trainer I have ever got till date ! He has vast knowledge on everything that he does. He builds a plan for his clients everyday which suits them and pushes you to the limits ! Worth hiring if you are looking for a committed trainer who can train you to achieve your goals !Jul 7, 2017Verified
After working with Max for a couple of months now, I could not be happier with my experience. I came to Max with a simple goal to lose weight. However, Max has helped me to develop a healthier lifestyle - combining exercise (detailed daily at-home workouts aligned with training sessions) and nutrition (reviewing meal logs weekly). I was apprehensive in finding a personal trainer, but Max has made me feel comfortable and confident. Max is knowledgeable, friendly and always encouraging. He is willing to go above and beyond training sessions, with texts/emails whenever I have a question. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to achieve their fitness goals!Jan 28, 2015Verified
When I first hired Max, I was looking for a qualified trainer who could help me rehabilitate a couple of nagging injuries (shoulder, knee), build my overall fitness, and eventually transition into a barbell-based program to get stronger. Over a span of several months, Max helped me with each of these goals. His training style is conversational, engaging and supportive, with no pretense or "gymbro" attitude. Given his physical appearance, it is clear he "walks the walk," which gives him even greater credibility, IMO. He was always willing to adjust my program to accommodate specific concerns of mine, as well as my screwy personal schedule. His responsiveness and "follow-through" were excellent. I recommend him highly.Apr 9, 2017Verified
It’s no accident that Max Gordon is venerated throughout the fitness community as one of the most effective personal trainers available for hire. He is the quintessential personal trainer: affordable, intelligent, versatile, accessible, and personable…and he GETS YOU RESULTS. Family and friends of mine have been blown away by the changes I have made in my physique over the last 10 months; I owe all of this success to Max’s expert wisdom and the voracious work ethic he has instilled in me. If you feel as though you’ve run yourself in circles reading all the contradicting fitness articles you can find online, Max is your cure-all. Somedays I need Max to push me to hit an extra rep on the bench press. Somedays I want him to explain why a neutral grip is more effective for a bicep curl than a supinated grip (or vice versa). Somedays I want to know whether or not I can eat Big Macs and still have a six-pack (hint: you can). Somedays I need Max to cajole me into finishing a particularly grueling workout he assigned for me. Somedays I just need Max to be a friend I can talk to about some obstacle I am trying to overcome within my personal life. He does all this and much more for a significantly lower fee than the imperious and myopic cookie-cutter trainer you can hire at your local fitness chain. Unlike those predatory lackwits who care about nothing but their next paycheck, Max genuinely cares about and invests in YOU. If he takes you on as a client, he is as committed to your success as you are. He is an expert trainer with an almost intoxicating work ethic that has a way of making all the people he interacts with better at what they do.May 29, 2018
I had a GREAT experience working with Max. Starting out, he made it a point to ensure he understood my primary goals for these training sessions, and he designed workouts to help me meet those goals. I was rehabbing from knee surgery and having a difficult time gaining leg strength back on my own. Max developed creative and effective workouts to help me gain strength back in my injured leg. During the sessions he was extremely motivating and encouraging. I was a little intimidated at first about starting personal training, but Max's friendly and encouraging demeanor made me feel right at home at the gym. In addition to Max's skill as a personal trainer, he is a joy to be around. He is incredibly friendly and carries on conversation throughout the entire session, which is a nice distraction from the difficult workouts! Max is both his name and his level of awesomeness! :)Dec 30, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have a variety of training packages available, ranging from $60 a session to $180 a month. What we do during out consultation is figure out which training option best suits your needs, your budget, and the time constraints we are working with. You are not just paying for your 1 hour with me 2 or 3 times a week. You are paying for a nutrition coach (I'm a certified nutritionist), a fitness planner, as I will design the workouts for you to do on your own, and a teacher, as I will explain why we are doing everything we do along the way!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I start with a new client, I take them through a free consultation where we sit down and go over everything we need to go over. We talk about their goals, what they are looking to accomplish, how I can get them there, and their past experiences working out alone or with a previous trainer. We get to know each other and I go through the types of stuff we would be doing, and why it is important. Our first session is assessment based, where I take people through different movement screening processes to see how they move, what areas are weak or move incorrectly, and test to make sure we can safely perform all the movements their program will encompass!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?The gold standard of training certifications is the CSCS through the NSCA (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association). I earned my CSCS in June of 2014. I also have my group exercise certification through the AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) and my Nutritionist Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I am a 4x state record setting power lifter, and have 7 years of experience training people, working in fitness centers, private fitness studios, training studios, group ex studios, and wellness clinics.