“A journey of a thousand miles must begin
with a single step.” Lao-tzu


Murat “Max” Karzan
Lead Certified Personal Trainer and Founder


I am a lifelong fitness enthusiast who has been able to turn my passion into a career. My love of fitness and sport started when I was young and began playing soccer and basketball. My dedication and training later enabled me to become a semi-professional basketball player in Istanbul, Turkey. The discipline, cardiovascular conditioning, strength building, and nutritional guidelines that I learned as part of my many years of basketball training are the foundations of my fitness practice.

Since then I have learned additional skills, tools and techniques through my various personal training courses, research and experience working with different clients. Whether you’re a first timer, training for a specific event or just in need of a new approach, I will help you how to get maximum results in minimum time.

Through MAX Personal Training, I have had the pleasure of working with clients in London, England, Walnut Creek, California.

Rome wasn’t built in one day, neither will your body be’


  • ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer
  • NASM-CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) - foot/ankle, knee, low back, shoulder, posture problems, muscle imbalances, post- rehabilitation (USA)
  • NASM-YES (Youth Exercise Specialist)
  • NASM-SAQ (Speed Agility Quickness Specialist)
  • NASM-Balance Training
  • Pilates Instructor (Balanced Body University)
  • Scientific Core Conditioning, Chek Institue
  • Scientific Back Training, Chek Institue
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Core Fitness Training. Basic-Intermediate Kettle bell lifting
  • YMCA Personal Training Award (London, UK)
  • Advance Gym Instructor (Level 3) Award
  • Training in Different Environments Certification
  • Lifestyle and Fitness Assessment Certification
  • Exercise Nutrition Certification
  • Boxercise Certification
  • Circuit Training Certification
  • First Aid Certification

Fluent in English, Turkish and French


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