1169 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412937.801058 -122.448771
Neighborhoods: North, Presidio
Superior nutrition counselling – For over 8 years, I experienced debilitating migraines (at least 1-2) on a weekly basis. I consulted with different physicians on the issue and always got the same response - "we can put you on meds - you'll have to take them every day as a preventative measure."
In my first consultation with Max, he asked of my lifestyle habits and assessed the state of my muscles. He immediately suggested that if I simply drank "x" amount of water, with a bit of unprocessed sea salt added to it, that alone would significantly improve my condition. A bit peculiar (the salt bit) but before I even had the chance to ask why, he delved into the science behind it and what instantaneous changes I could expect to see in my bodily functions that would demonstrate the science was correct.
In addition, he recommended that I make some simple changes to my eating habits (e.g., eat particular types of starches and sugars, switch to organic meats and vegetables, etc.). Again, he took the time to explain in great detail why these two measures would make a difference.
I have been following Max's advice for two months now and have not had a migraine since! To declare that his advice was "life changing" is an understatement (fellow migraine sufferers would understand). I've reclaimed many days of my life that would have otherwise been spent in bed in pain and I've been spared from enduring medications with their own suite of unbearble side effects.
What I'd like to emphasise is what impressed me most about Max that is often hard to come across with other professionals in his field:
1- His breadth and depth of knowledge on these issues: I could ask him "why" to any of his recommendations and he can give me a concrete, evidence-based answer on how the body functions, how we know when the body is not performing to its best ability and very specifically, how can we know when the proposed corrective measures are actually working.
2- His genuine demeanor to readily assist: he happily spent his time and energy offering counselling and it was quite clear he has a passion for health that he wishes to inspire in others too.
Happy 'Healthyness' via REAL Nutrition – I've attended 4 lectures Max has presented about the food we eat, the good the bad and the UGLY! He has changed how I eat - no microwaves, almost entirely grass fed meat, good carbs and raw milk! As a cancer survivor I want to avoid cancer causing foods or those that allow cancer to flourish. While I'm not perfect at it yet, I've found a whole new way to eat that is so much more satisfying. I even think better when I'm eating right!
Max tells the truth about how processed foods are killing us and how we can avoid them. He's done the research and has the testimonies to go with it. He's always willing to answer questions and does his best to provide the best supplements and other aids to eating healthily as well as the best prices. He's not interested in selling anything, just getting the word out that will save lives and improve others through better nutrition.
Max's motto: In health and happiness: this says it all!
Superior fitness training and pain mgmt. services – My challenge as each year passes is staying fit in the face of advancing osteoarthritis. Max tailors his program to meet my special needs and he has greatly improved the quality and quantity of my fitness program while helping me manage my joint pain and stiffness. He has really helped me and I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional trainer who listens to clients and focuses on their needs and goals.
Great Nutrition Advice – Max's recommendations for taking high quality vitamins and GOOD oils and fat have made a hugh difference in my health. I am beyond "senior" citizen age but don't have any of the typical medical problems of those much younger (I take no prescription medications). I attribute my good health to following Max's good eating suggestions, exercising, and taking even his krill oil and cod liver oil. His recommendations are based on an individual's specific needs. I highly recommend Max to anyone.
Super Awesome Trainer!!! – Highly recommended. I've lost over 50lbs since I've started training with Max and still going! No matter what your physical condition, Max knows how to help you reach your goals. He is very knowledgeable about nutrition and how the body works. Easy to talk to and answers the important questions - (so how bad is it REALLY taking all those shots at the bar? ;) Not preachy, but tells you what you need to know. He's also at a nice, private gym - not crowded.
outstanding! – Hey baby Mamas, want a better body? Max is your man!. After recently having my first baby, I really wanted to get back to my pre-baby body ASAP, but I was a little lost ...where to start? Luckly I found Max right in the Presidio! Max is AMAZING. He has created the most enjoyable, creative, challenging workouts tailored specifically to help me attain that post baby "beach body" (o.k. lets be real, I'll never be a Baywatch babe, but I'll be on the beach this summer!...thanks to Max.) And Max has helped me to understand how to fuel my body with nutritional tips that have helped me revise my diet allowing me to maintain my energy not only for my workouts but also to care for my little guy. I feel great! I think I'm even in better shape than I was pre baby! I'm so happy! Stronger, leaner and with more energy! Max's knowledge goes well beyond fittness...ask him anything related to physiology, nutrition, body work...bet you a buck he knows the answer! Really impressed... I'm sure Max is one of the best trainers out there - his great energy and motivational encouragement just makes you want to work hard and do well, not only on gym days but every day to feel healthy and be happy!
If you want to work with a personal trainer, Max is the man! – Max has a vast knowledge of nutrition, exercise, physiology, etc., which other reviewers have discussed below ... and I concur with their enthusiastic endorsements! The other thing that makes Max a great trainer, and that sets him apart from others, is the encouragement he gives to his clients. One thing Max does that is unique is to make you feel good about yourself, no matter what level of fitness you're at, and then he encourages you to do your best from there! He helps you break the barriers you might place on yourself; for instance, you might not believe you can lift that 20 pound weight, but Max will help you realize that you can. While he is showing you proper technique and pushing you to excel, his manner is happy, helpful and supportive. You can count on him to help you get to the next level, and you'll actually enjoy the experience. Max also provides personalized and individual plans for exercise and nutrition, with the result that you feel that sense of being personally taken care of. THAT sets him apart! I encourage you to contact him for a consultation - even if you don't live in the Bay Area, Max can design a nutrition and exercise program for you that is designed to maximize your health and fitness. If you do live in or around San Francisco, you'd be fortunate and glad to have personal training sessions with him.
Tremendously knowlegeable – Max is an incredibly knowledgeable trainer with deep expertise in exercise, sports, nutrition and bodywork
Great trainer – I spoke to a few trainers before picking Max. He was attentive from the first phone call to better understand my needs and goals. When I met him, I realized he had a very broad range of medical, nutritional and physical training knowledge to share with his clients which was important to me. I'm a long distance, open water swimmer and had specific requirements which Max understood right away. He gave me training techniques to use when I was with him or on my own that helped improve my strength, stamina and flexibility to endure my 5-6 hour swim races.
I've also attended Max's nutritional seminars which are packed with lots of practical advice and tips which I use often. If you want a trainer who really knows his stuff and can advise you on a holistic level, Max is the guy.
The Best Investment and Only Trainer You Will Ever Need – I had the great pleasure of meeting Max through a network of Anthony Robbins crew and graduates and I was immediately receptive to the positive energy that emulated from Max. He talks the talk... he works as hard as his clients do to maintain his fitness and live the positive and healthy lifestyle that he promotes.
As a biochemistry and nutrition science major, as well as future medical doctor, I am confident in saying that Max provides the most sound and scientific nutrition and supplementation recommendations utilizing top resources based off of years of research and working with some of the top medical doctors in the country. His innovative information through his enlightening seminars is not only user friendly, but the information can be applied to anyone at any fitness level as he customizes diet and supplementation for each one of his clients. This is not a one size fits all theory... it's a one size fits only YOU which is the only way to achieve success when it comes your health and balancing your lifestyle. Max is a wealth of knowledge and is educated far beyond the top nutritionists, doctors and trainers in the country.
Max is also a multi faceted trainer as he targets human physiology from all different angles, focusing on not only strength and balance but being injury free and providing methods of therapy to help his clients excel faster in their training and providing amazing results by preventing injury and not having to rehab back to Phase 1. He gives you the tools that you need for your specific goals, makes you accountable for the effort you will need to put into the program and triples the investment you make by giving you the health you have always desired in the shortest amount of time. I fully trust Max with my health and wellness over anyone else.
Location is great and very accessible. The atmosphere is friendly and helpful and unlike any training center or gym in the San Francisco area.
I highly recommend Max to be your resource for complete and ultimate health, fitness and weight loss or any goal that you have for your health and lifestyle. And overall, he is one of the kindest and empathetic trainers you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. NO JUDGMENT, only results.
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