Utter Max

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Total honesty about what we should and should not eat

Cons: Nothing but the cost of buying very healthy food

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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.

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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.

Pros: Highly credentialed, experienced and client focused

Cons: None

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Does extensive research & recommends only the best

Cons: None

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: tough workouts, nutrition, knowledgeable

Cons: none

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Max is an incredibly knowledgeable trainer with deep expertise in exercise, sports, nutrition and bodywork

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Max is an incredibly knowledgeable trainer with deep expertise in exercise, sports, nutrition and bodywork

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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.

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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.

Pros: His ability to encourage people sets him apart.

Cons: You'll have to go buy smaller clothes. :)

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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!

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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!

Pros: fantastic personally tailored workouts

Cons: you will sweat!..but its good!

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Motivating, Compassionate, Cutting Edge, Well-versed & Kind

Cons: Does not like excuses or quitters... not really a con

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Broad medical & training knowledge, nice guy

Cons: None

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Max Utter is one of the most advanced trainers in fitness today. His knowledge, techniques, and ability to understand what is happening to you internally make him the best treat you could ever give yourself if you're serious about your health.

I began working with Max over a year ago. I was a training actor who had aspiration of fitness modeling. ALL THE INFORMATION I HAD PULLED FROM THE "FITNESS MAGAZINES" WASNT HELP|NG MY HEALTH OR LOOK AT ALL. It was MAX who built the foundation of my training. He taught me proper nutrition, lifting protocals and technique, Cardio techniques, and common mistakes that others made in the gym. Most importantly, he taught how to be an athlete who felt great inside and out who also happened to look great as well.

Now i'm an actor in LA becoming known for his body. I've put on 25 pounds of functional muscle since first working with Max, and i am constantly complimented on my physique (gym goers constantly ask if i am a trainer... when i say no, they ask if i will train them anyway...seriously). The best part of this is I am injury free, fully flexible and athletic (i.e. not a bulky fatty mcfatty). NONE of this would be possible without Max and his dedication to helping me learn how to be the best i can be.

However, Max has one ace in the hole. He's a fantastic human being. When I left to come to LA, he would send me follow up emails and phone calls. Not as a trainer, but as a friend to see how i was doing, and thats more important than anything.

His skills are unmatched, his workouts will make you feel better than you ever have, and he's a scholar and gentleman. I recommend him to anyone looking to improve themselves; age, occupation, and goals be damned.

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★★★★★

Max Utter is one of the most advanced trainers in fitness today. His knowledge, techniques, and ability to understand what is happening to you internally make him the best treat you could ever give yourself if you're serious about your health.

I began working with Max over a year ago. I was a training actor who had aspiration of fitness modeling. ALL THE INFORMATION I HAD PULLED FROM THE "FITNESS MAGAZINES" WASNT HELP|NG MY HEALTH OR LOOK AT ALL. It was MAX who built the foundation of my training. He taught me proper nutrition, lifting protocals and technique, Cardio techniques, and common mistakes that others made in the gym. Most importantly, he taught how to be an athlete who felt great inside and out who also happened to look great as well.

Now i'm an actor in LA becoming known for his body. I've put on 25 pounds of functional muscle since first working with Max, and i am constantly complimented on my physique (gym goers constantly ask if i am a trainer... when i say no, they ask if i will train them anyway...seriously). The best part of this is I am injury free, fully flexible and athletic (i.e. not a bulky fatty mcfatty). NONE of this would be possible without Max and his dedication to helping me learn how to be the best i can be.

However, Max has one ace in the hole. He's a fantastic human being. When I left to come to LA, he would send me follow up emails and phone calls. Not as a trainer, but as a friend to see how i was doing, and thats more important than anything.

His skills are unmatched, his workouts will make you feel better than you ever have, and he's a scholar and gentleman. I recommend him to anyone looking to improve themselves; age, occupation, and goals be damned.

Pros: Functional Training, rehabilitation and holistic coaching

Cons: You can't take him with you in a suit case

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Max is an incredible trainer-nutritionist-sports massage therapist-pain relief specialist, in addition to being a dynamic, positive, knowledgeable, well-educated and all around amazing individual. He examines every aspect of personal health-fitness, nutrition, sleep, hydration, etc-then creates a program based on your individual needs and lifestyle.

I began working with Max after having difficulty losing post-pregnancy weight. Max not only helped me to lose the weight, but also to gain muscle and strength, increase balance and coordination, and significantly improve my diet and nutrition. Furthermore, he has provided me with extremely helpful information regarding my daughter?s nutritional needs. His sessions are fun and functional, and he will work you hard, but the payoff is tremendous. I would absolutely recommend Max to anyone looking to make significant changes in overall health and lifestyle.

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★★★★★

Max is an incredible trainer-nutritionist-sports massage therapist-pain relief specialist, in addition to being a dynamic, positive, knowledgeable, well-educated and all around amazing individual. He examines every aspect of personal health-fitness, nutrition, sleep, hydration, etc-then creates a program based on your individual needs and lifestyle.

I began working with Max after having difficulty losing post-pregnancy weight. Max not only helped me to lose the weight, but also to gain muscle and strength, increase balance and coordination, and significantly improve my diet and nutrition. Furthermore, he has provided me with extremely helpful information regarding my daughter?s nutritional needs. His sessions are fun and functional, and he will work you hard, but the payoff is tremendous. I would absolutely recommend Max to anyone looking to make significant changes in overall health and lifestyle.

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Max is the most energetic, knowledgeable, and informative personal trainer/fitness guru/massage therapist/ nutritionist around. He is the full package of health training and information of how to live a better fuller life. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge on the human body. Being a competitive athlete Max has continued to push me beyond my hopes.

I'm injury free, stronger, more focused, have a WAY better nutrition than I ever have in my life...even better than during my professional competition days in my "prime." After working with Max in the gym for several months and following his nutritional advise I feel better, look better, and AM in much better overall health than I could ever imagine for someone my age! I highly recommend Max to positively change your life and get you achieving your health and fitness goals.

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Max is the most energetic, knowledgeable, and informative personal trainer/fitness guru/massage therapist/ nutritionist around. He is the full package of health training and information of how to live a better fuller life. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge on the human body. Being a competitive athlete Max has continued to push me beyond my hopes.

I'm injury free, stronger, more focused, have a WAY better nutrition than I ever have in my life...even better than during my professional competition days in my "prime." After working with Max in the gym for several months and following his nutritional advise I feel better, look better, and AM in much better overall health than I could ever imagine for someone my age! I highly recommend Max to positively change your life and get you achieving your health and fitness goals.

Pros: He knows his stuff

Cons: There aren't any!

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My good friend trained through him and she defiantly loved his style of helping and motivation. She liked having a personal trainer to help with specific problems and he's highly recommended.

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My good friend trained through him and she defiantly loved his style of helping and motivation. She liked having a personal trainer to help with specific problems and he's highly recommended.

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Max is one of the most knowledgeable personal trainers I've worked with; he can not only give you a great, fun, hard, workout, but give you a specific deep-tissue massage and tell you just about anything you ever wanted to know about nutrition. With all of his certifications and education in his background, I'm not worried that I'm injuring myself during the workouts, and even if I'm sore somewhere, he can do bodywork to fix me!

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Max is one of the most knowledgeable personal trainers I've worked with; he can not only give you a great, fun, hard, workout, but give you a specific deep-tissue massage and tell you just about anything you ever wanted to know about nutrition. With all of his certifications and education in his background, I'm not worried that I'm injuring myself during the workouts, and even if I'm sore somewhere, he can do bodywork to fix me!

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Max...What can I say...He's Amazing! On my 1st training session, I was blown away by Max's wealth of knowledge - anatomy,physiology, body mechanics,nutrition and even how phases of the moon affect the body! His ability to assess my ache , pinpoint the cause - enlighten me about the muscles I have, what I'm missing and how to work on improving my strength, muscles and fittness. Max helped me through a very interesting creative workout - really great stuff! To add to the expierence, the gym is housed in a building in the Presidio that once was a stable. The beautiful original wood plank floor, the high cielings and historic stall signs hanging on posts over the free weights really set it appart from any other gym anywhere what a special place to workout with the best trainer around!

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Max...What can I say...He's Amazing! On my 1st training session, I was blown away by Max's wealth of knowledge - anatomy,physiology, body mechanics,nutrition and even how phases of the moon affect the body! His ability to assess my ache , pinpoint the cause - enlighten me about the muscles I have, what I'm missing and how to work on improving my strength, muscles and fittness. Max helped me through a very interesting creative workout - really great stuff! To add to the expierence, the gym is housed in a building in the Presidio that once was a stable. The beautiful original wood plank floor, the high cielings and historic stall signs hanging on posts over the free weights really set it appart from any other gym anywhere what a special place to workout with the best trainer around!

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I was very impressed with my very first session with Max (I am on session number 3 now). I am primarily interested in identifying weakness areas in my workout. However, while we were working out, Max diagnosed a problem with my periformis muscle which was causing a dull ache in my butt. The pain was not excruciating but frankly it was causing me pain in many different activities like running and even just bending over. Max suggested a few simple stretching exercises and viola no more pain. It was kind of life changing. Thanks Max. As far as the workouts go, Max helped me recognize that my core stabilizing muscles need attention (and frankly, I would have never figured that out on my own)..

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I was very impressed with my very first session with Max (I am on session number 3 now). I am primarily interested in identifying weakness areas in my workout. However, while we were working out, Max diagnosed a problem with my periformis muscle which was causing a dull ache in my butt. The pain was not excruciating but frankly it was causing me pain in many different activities like running and even just bending over. Max suggested a few simple stretching exercises and viola no more pain. It was kind of life changing. Thanks Max. As far as the workouts go, Max helped me recognize that my core stabilizing muscles need attention (and frankly, I would have never figured that out on my own)..

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Best All Around Trainer Ever

Since going to Max my results have been amazing. I feel stronger and more flexible, but the most amazing thing is that my joints feel reborn. I was really having trouble with the joints in my hands- Max suggested a gluten free diet and within 90 days the results were dramatic- the swelling was gone- I have a strong grip again-and the pain is gone. I was also having trouble sleeping but using a few of his suggestions I am sleeping at night -the first time in a long time I actually feel rested. I have gone to a lot of professionals and have not found anyone that has done so much to turn my life around. I feel so lucky to have found him. He always keeps things interesting - changing- and he makes you want to feel better about yourself. Best of all he practices what he preaches- he is is great shape and an inspiration to all.

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Best All Around Trainer Ever

Since going to Max my results have been amazing. I feel stronger and more flexible, but the most amazing thing is that my joints feel reborn. I was really having trouble with the joints in my hands- Max suggested a gluten free diet and within 90 days the results were dramatic- the swelling was gone- I have a strong grip again-and the pain is gone. I was also having trouble sleeping but using a few of his suggestions I am sleeping at night -the first time in a long time I actually feel rested. I have gone to a lot of professionals and have not found anyone that has done so much to turn my life around. I feel so lucky to have found him. He always keeps things interesting - changing- and he makes you want to feel better about yourself. Best of all he practices what he preaches- he is is great shape and an inspiration to all.

Pros: Max is the best pro

Cons: Nothing bad to say- it is just all around terrific

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I trained with Max for several months for strength training. He seemed knowledgeable and was also helpful with nutrition.

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I trained with Max for several months for strength training. He seemed knowledgeable and was also helpful with nutrition.

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I've worked with several trainers -- Max is extraordinary. He combines deep and broad knowledge with a positive motivational style that leads to fast and visible progress. Training with him is not just a workout -- it is a learning experience that will help me attain lifelong fitness.

I recently suffered a knee injury and had trouble walking stairs and even getting out of a chair. An orthopedic surgeon suggested a full knee replacement, but I opted to try exercises first. Max took me through a focussed rehabilitation program of strengthening the knee and working on balance. Ninety days later, the knee is back to 100% and I was able to hike steep hills and even go surfing with no problems.

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I've worked with several trainers -- Max is extraordinary. He combines deep and broad knowledge with a positive motivational style that leads to fast and visible progress. Training with him is not just a workout -- it is a learning experience that will help me attain lifelong fitness.

I recently suffered a knee injury and had trouble walking stairs and even getting out of a chair. An orthopedic surgeon suggested a full knee replacement, but I opted to try exercises first. Max took me through a focussed rehabilitation program of strengthening the knee and working on balance. Ninety days later, the knee is back to 100% and I was able to hike steep hills and even go surfing with no problems.

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Max Utter is an amazing trainer. He is not just a trainer, but also a sports massage therapist, pain specialist, and nutritionist. I started seeing Max when I was training for my marathon. He gave amazing sports massages, the kind that hurts, but you know the pain is good for you. During the massages he would explain what caused the pain and what I needed to prevent the pain or injury from coming back. Max is very knowledgeable. He also explained about nutrition and what I was lacking in my diet. Afterwards my quads and hips would feel so much better(I can walk normally again) and I would learn several new cooking recipes and strength exercises.

Recently, I saw Max as personal trainer. I wanted to loose a few inches to fit into my wedding dress. I saw him every other week for about 4 months. I'm not a weight room kind of person because I don't know what I'm doing in there. Max went through several exercises with me, so when I got to the gym I knew what I was doing. He also showed me several exercises where you can do at home. He made sure I did my exercises in good form. Since he knows I'm a distance runner, he showed me exercises that would strengthen me for running as well as fit into my dress.

Max customized my workouts and really pushed me. I am in better shape and health than when I was in high school and that was eons ago. I would highly recommend Max for a sports massage, personal training, and to learn how to take better care of yourself.

He is even available on Saturdays.

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Max Utter is an amazing trainer. He is not just a trainer, but also a sports massage therapist, pain specialist, and nutritionist. I started seeing Max when I was training for my marathon. He gave amazing sports massages, the kind that hurts, but you know the pain is good for you. During the massages he would explain what caused the pain and what I needed to prevent the pain or injury from coming back. Max is very knowledgeable. He also explained about nutrition and what I was lacking in my diet. Afterwards my quads and hips would feel so much better(I can walk normally again) and I would learn several new cooking recipes and strength exercises.

Recently, I saw Max as personal trainer. I wanted to loose a few inches to fit into my wedding dress. I saw him every other week for about 4 months. I'm not a weight room kind of person because I don't know what I'm doing in there. Max went through several exercises with me, so when I got to the gym I knew what I was doing. He also showed me several exercises where you can do at home. He made sure I did my exercises in good form. Since he knows I'm a distance runner, he showed me exercises that would strengthen me for running as well as fit into my dress.

Max customized my workouts and really pushed me. I am in better shape and health than when I was in high school and that was eons ago. I would highly recommend Max for a sports massage, personal training, and to learn how to take better care of yourself.

He is even available on Saturdays.

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Max is the best trainer I have worked with. in the past trainers have a set program they use for most people, while Max designs the training for your specific needs and results. He is also great at keeping me motivated, we do not ever do the same work out twice and he keeps training interesting. I am doing things I never would have thought I could do, like a dead lift.

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Max is the best trainer I have worked with. in the past trainers have a set program they use for most people, while Max designs the training for your specific needs and results. He is also great at keeping me motivated, we do not ever do the same work out twice and he keeps training interesting. I am doing things I never would have thought I could do, like a dead lift.

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Max is a truly unique trainer. He brings a multi-disciplinary approach to fitness and overall good health which encompasses weight training, flexibility, balance and other physical and mental needs. He then carefully tailors your experience to what you need and are willing to accept. He pushes you very hard, but only as far as you are comfortable going. I have always enjoyed intense weight training workouts, but have avoided areas where I have greater difficulty (like balance and flexibility). Max has opened me up to working on these areas by weaving these activities into our routines in relatively small doses. My willingness (and confidence level) to work on these areas have increased dramatically and I feel significantly better about my overall level of fitness since I started working with him. He has a passion for creating a healthy mind and healthy body and his energy is a constant motivator. I would strongly recommend Max for anyone who is ready to start making changes to their overall level of fitness and good health.

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★★★★★

Max is a truly unique trainer. He brings a multi-disciplinary approach to fitness and overall good health which encompasses weight training, flexibility, balance and other physical and mental needs. He then carefully tailors your experience to what you need and are willing to accept. He pushes you very hard, but only as far as you are comfortable going. I have always enjoyed intense weight training workouts, but have avoided areas where I have greater difficulty (like balance and flexibility). Max has opened me up to working on these areas by weaving these activities into our routines in relatively small doses. My willingness (and confidence level) to work on these areas have increased dramatically and I feel significantly better about my overall level of fitness since I started working with him. He has a passion for creating a healthy mind and healthy body and his energy is a constant motivator. I would strongly recommend Max for anyone who is ready to start making changes to their overall level of fitness and good health.

Pros: Custom tailored programs to fit your needs and abilities

from CitySearch
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Max is a great trainer. I have been seeing him weekly for several months and his work-outs have helped resolve chronic back problems, lingering weakness from shoulder surgery, and get me back on track to a higher level of fitness. He not only tailors workouts to the individual but to how the individual feels each day. So, if I'm wiped, he'll work with what I can give but if I have lots of energy he'll work me to the bone. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Max is a great trainer. I have been seeing him weekly for several months and his work-outs have helped resolve chronic back problems, lingering weakness from shoulder surgery, and get me back on track to a higher level of fitness. He not only tailors workouts to the individual but to how the individual feels each day. So, if I'm wiped, he'll work with what I can give but if I have lots of energy he'll work me to the bone. Highly recommended.

from CitySearch
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What can I say? Simply the best. Though past trainers weren't bad, they can't compare to Max. I was spending HOURS , as much as 3 to 4!, in the gym doing cardio & weight training and just maintaining and my husband was barely getting there just for cardio twice a week. We are now both on Max's highly effective regimen of one day intense interval cardio, one day intense weight training - a maximum of 30 minutes each day! Then one day off and back again. What a difference! Now my life no longer totally revolves around the gym. We both have more energy and actually look forward to our workouts! Thanks Max!

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★★★★★

What can I say? Simply the best. Though past trainers weren't bad, they can't compare to Max. I was spending HOURS , as much as 3 to 4!, in the gym doing cardio & weight training and just maintaining and my husband was barely getting there just for cardio twice a week. We are now both on Max's highly effective regimen of one day intense interval cardio, one day intense weight training - a maximum of 30 minutes each day! Then one day off and back again. What a difference! Now my life no longer totally revolves around the gym. We both have more energy and actually look forward to our workouts! Thanks Max!

Pros: Never had a trainer so knowledgeable and intense - in a good way!

Cons: No cons here!

from CitySearch
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Max is a remarkably informed, highly motivated trainer and therapist. He is creative and fully engaged. After a bad injury, he developed a careful program balancing fitness, rehab, and overall health. An outstanding teacher and human being.

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★★★★★

Max is a remarkably informed, highly motivated trainer and therapist. He is creative and fully engaged. After a bad injury, he developed a careful program balancing fitness, rehab, and overall health. An outstanding teacher and human being.

from CitySearch
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I have worked out with Max for a year and a half. At the outset he had the courage to identify my 'toxic' lifestyle without knowing my reaction. I took his comments to heart and dedicated myself to changing my situation. Since that time I have lost 20 lbs, gained muscle, lost 1+ inch on my neck, but most importantly I am now much more healthy. Max focused on improving my overall being including nutrition, fitness and sleep. I am constantly pushed to new limits by his training and motivation.

I highly recommend Max for anyone who wants to change their lifestyle. It is fun, but NOT easy. He is unlike any trainer I have worked with...be prepared to commit yourself to a healthy journey!

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★★★★★

I have worked out with Max for a year and a half. At the outset he had the courage to identify my 'toxic' lifestyle without knowing my reaction. I took his comments to heart and dedicated myself to changing my situation. Since that time I have lost 20 lbs, gained muscle, lost 1+ inch on my neck, but most importantly I am now much more healthy. Max focused on improving my overall being including nutrition, fitness and sleep. I am constantly pushed to new limits by his training and motivation.

I highly recommend Max for anyone who wants to change their lifestyle. It is fun, but NOT easy. He is unlike any trainer I have worked with...be prepared to commit yourself to a healthy journey!

from CitySearch
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After four weeks of physical therapy, my shoulder injury was getting no
better. Four sessions with Max and my shoulder clearly started to improve.

With recovery on the way, he's concentrating on getting me stronger and more
flexible so I wont get injured again.

Arthur Cinader, bay area surfer

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★★★★★

After four weeks of physical therapy, my shoulder injury was getting no
better. Four sessions with Max and my shoulder clearly started to improve.

With recovery on the way, he's concentrating on getting me stronger and more
flexible so I wont get injured again.

Arthur Cinader, bay area surfer

Pros: Outstanding combination of bodywork and fitness

Cons: Come ready to work! :)

from CitySearch
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Here's an email I sent Max during a ski trip this spring:

"I am having a super time here and skiing better and stronger than ever. The lunges, squats and the rest of the great conditioning work you've led me through are really making a difference in how much fun I am having and how hard I can push myself

So thanks, I really appreciate it!"

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★★★★★

Here's an email I sent Max during a ski trip this spring:

"I am having a super time here and skiing better and stronger than ever. The lunges, squats and the rest of the great conditioning work you've led me through are really making a difference in how much fun I am having and how hard I can push myself

So thanks, I really appreciate it!"

from CitySearch
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Max is very knowledgable, he loves what he is doing. He is great with people, he is great at keeping you motivate and challenged.

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★★★★★

Max is very knowledgable, he loves what he is doing. He is great with people, he is great at keeping you motivate and challenged.

from CitySearch

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Spotlighted as top reviewed Personal Training in the San Francisco Bay Area on City Search (2007-2008) and written about in Daily Candy, the San Francisco Chronical and Allure Magazine (Jan 2009)

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