MAX Blog

Welcome to the Team!

When Steve and I discussed the concept of MAX Training, we wanted to develop a program and support system capable of assisting all fitness abilities and desired goals. We knew that was a tall order to fill, but we were determined to meet the needs of anyone willing to give us a chance. 

Fast forward a year. We are so proud of our growing MAX family and are ready to add to our "staff" to better serve our fellow fitness enthusiasts! You have seen her in many of our videos and now, we would like to formally introduce to you Maddie, also known as "The Champ."

Just last week, Maddie qualified at the US National Taekwondo Championships to participate in the US National Team Trials later on this year. Her work ethic is unmatched. When she is not training, she is helping out at the gym, teaching classes, or studying to maintain her honor roll grades in school. Did I mention she was only 17?

Do not be fooled by her young age. What she lacks in years, she makes up in experience. Maddie has a stack of journals filled with workouts, food diaries, and motivational works, she is a diligent goal setter, an incredible role model, and an all-around awesome chick! 

Beyond her fitness inspiration, we have asked Maddie to join our team to help reach out to our teenage demographic. She will give us the inside view of what it is like to be a competitive athlete and to live in a teenage world dominated by selfies, tweets, and Photoshop filters.

Welcome aboard, Maddie! Together, we will continue to promote healthy living, fighting the fat, and having some fun along the way!

For those of you who are just joining us, we have been taking advantage of the summer weather and taking our workouts outside. Check out Maddie in our latest outdoor workout "Beach Body Builder."  

World's Greatest Dad

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad.
— Proverb

My heart is heavy as I sit here at the gate waiting to board a plane to Boston.  My best friend, Dennis, lives there, and a few days ago he lost his dad. I know what he is going through, for sadly, I have been there. Nine years ago, I lost my dad. The first person to get on a plane and come see me was Dennis. To be honest, I do not remember the words he said or the things we did when he came to visit, I just remember how I felt knowing that he was there to comfort and support me during this tragic time in my life. I only hope I can do the same.

I still miss my dad each and every day, but, his memories fill my heart with joy. He taught me how to love. He taught me that God came first. He taught me how to be a gentleman and the importance of chivalry. He was tough on me when I needed it and understanding when I am sure I did not deserve it. There were times when he could have given up on me, but he never did. He gave and he gave and he gave...

There is a huge difference between a father and a dad. Mine was not only a dad, he was the World's Greatest Dad!

It is time for me to board the plane now. Keep Dennis and his family in your prayers this Father's Day. To all the World's Greatest Dads out there- to those we are blessed to still be with, and to those who watch over us from above as we await the day to see them again- Happy Father's Day. 

Get outside and enjoy some time with your loved ones. Last week, we began taking our training outside! Check out our first post about it here. This week, we have added a NEW park workout and also included some of our favorite outdoor workouts for you to try:

"Fitness at the Park"

"Bench Body Blast"

"Cardio Boost"

Take It Outside!

School is out and the sun is shining! It is time to take your training outside! Here at MAX we believe that ANYONE, can workout ANYWHERE, with ANYTHING! The world is your gym with endless possibilities! 

From the park, to the beach, an outdoor bench, or even an empty parking lot, we have a workout for you to try. Mix up your training regimen and have some fun! Bonus- you can get the whole family involved AND get your daily requirement of vitamin D! For the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite outdoor workouts. Keep checking back with us for new workouts, or head over to our MAX Workouts page and click on the "Take It Outside" category. Now, get outside and go workout!

Start off your outdoor summer workouts with these family favorites!