Fitness. Wellness, Losing Weight. Eating Healthy. As a personal trainer and an expert TRX Suspension and Kettlebell trainer, Renee Max provides the proper direction for men and women to reach all of these goals. Without the right path and set of goals from an experienced trainer, it is easy to become overwhelmed on your path to a healthier lifestyle. With Renee Max, you will get the right balance of encouragement, motivation and disciplined exercise techniques reinforced with an endless amount of fitness and healthy lifestyle knowledge, which will help you achieve your goals. Eating healthy is equally as important as exercising. Together, you will assess your current wellness lifestyle including your work and home routines, your food and diet habits, your current (or non-existing) workout regiment and devise a combined routine that provides results. You will transform your life and when you make this shift, you will notice your entire life move in a positive way and the benefits will be enormous. Explore the great training methods that Renee Max uses to help you be the best version of you.
TRX Suspension Training
TRX is suitable for many different types of people with varying fitness goals. As with most programs, TRX training can be customized by Renee to meet your level of fitness. TRX relies on individual bodyweight resistance to gravity, so training is always within your personal capabilities and can be modified for a challenge, breaking a plateau or maintenance. Key Principles: Training while standing, or maintaining core muscle engagement and postural alignment during elevated exercises which forces you to control and strengthen the body's stabilizing musculature. Integrated, multi-joint exercises that rely on coordinated muscle and joint effort enhances stabilization and proportional muscle mass. Training occurs in any movement along three planes of motion: front, sagittal and transverse. Maximizing core function the entire time. Muscle definition.
The dynamic and sometimes ballistic movement of the kettlebell will challenge every muscle in your body. Kettlebells are cast iron weights ranging from 5 lbs to over 100 lbs and offer a different kind of training using dynamic moves targeting almost every aspect of fitness - endurance, strength, balance, agility and cardio endurance. These types of multidirectional movements mimic actual life movements such as swinging a suitcase in an overhead bin. Benefits: Improved coordination and agility. Better posture. Time efficient - you train multiple fitness components in the same session including cardio, strength, balance, stability, power and endurance. Increased power development and endurance. Help project you from injuries. Simplicity - exercises are straightforward and use one piece of equipment.
Women Specific Workouts
Your wedding photos are one of the most important keepsakes from your big day. Making the commitment to look spectacular will make your wedding day even more special. With Renee by your side, you can make sure you will fit into your wedding dress perfectly, as she will customize a unique fitness program that fits your goals and time frame. Benefits: Look fabulous, Less stress, More energy, More confidence.
Pre & Post Natal Training
Most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies. In the first trimester, Renee will work with you and your physician to plan a routine that will keep you in shape while pregnant. Exercise is a huge plus for both you and your baby at any stage in your pregnancy. Benefits: Feel better, Look better, Prepare you and your body for birth, Regain your pre-pregnancy body quicker.
About Renee Max
I spent my 30’s trying to find the best way to lose the extra pounds, increase muscle tone and keep a balanced life, and look my best.
Like many women, my workouts consisted mostly of cardio. I ran a couple of marathons and I actually found that I ended up eating much more than usual, since "I deserved it” from all the long hours I logged running. And I was not noticing the changes I wanted. After my running phase ended, I tried spinning, which I loved so much that I became an instructor and still am today. Next I added strength training to the mix. I didn’t have a program to follow or a coach to guide me so I was inconsistent and still had a layer of fat over my muscles. Frustrated, I started circuit training and paying more attention to my food intake. Finally, I got results! After years of rigorous exercise, it hit me like a ton of bricks that diet was the missing element.
Six months before my wedding in 2009, I made the decision to commit to a serious change.
I started eating healthier, lifting heavier weights, increased my intensity and consistency with my workouts. What happened? I lost 7% body fat. My skin is clearer. I have more energy. I saw an increase in muscle definition. That layer of fat I mentioned earlier, finally disappeared!
This success laid the foundation for my career in health and fitness.
I continue to keep current and stay educated on the latest traditional and non-traditional workouts. I'm an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and hold certifications in TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebell 1 & 2, Pre and Post-Natal and Schwinn, Keiser and SPIN indoor cycling.
In 2012 at 41 years old I competed in my first Fitness Figure Competition.
I began the process 3 months before the competition by eliminating all processed foods and went back to heavy weight training 5-6 times a week. As the competition approached, I increased the time I spent on the stair climber, treadmill and bike and I carb cycled my meals. Just like years before, I lost more inches and another 5% body fat.
I truly believe in the positive and long-lasting benefits of exercising and eating healthy.
Take a step to transform yourself today.
What Clients Say
Renee Max works closely with each client to create a unique and personal fitness program to meet their short and long term goals. See what her clients say about her:
I am not your typical “gym rat”. When I was 60, I joined Equinox and began my exercise adventure guided by expert trainers. Renee is the 3rd trainer I’ve worked with, the previous 2 leaving Equinox to pursue other passions. Each of my previous trainers gave me what I needed at the time. Renee is providing me with the support and challenge that helps me continue towards my “healthy aging” goal. Renee knows how to structure a program to be “just tough enough” - a challenge that makes you work hard and typically you feel the results, but one that would never create an injury or zap that growing sense of capability. Knowing she would never ask me to do more than I could strive to, I feel confident in tackling the maneuvers she instructs me to do in our sessions, although some times I have my doubts. Renee is skilled in assessing the areas for improvement and designs your program to chip away at those and builds not only confidence, but visible improvement. Renee has a great sense of humor and has been very accommodating with my crazy work and travel schedule. I’ve been working with Renee about a year now; and as a direct result, today I am stronger, with better balance (that’s a real area for continuous improvement), bubbling with energy, better core strength, and visible improvements in muscle tone. People constantly ask me if I’ve lost some weight (that’s another area for continuous improvement). As far as personal trainers go, what else could you ask for?
I have been working out with Renee for the past year. The results I have achieved to date are largely due to Renee's holistic approach towards fitness - diverse training methods, individualized exercise programs, customized meal plans & challenging yet achievable goal setting. Her professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to her work and ultimately her clients, provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle! I recommend her without reservation.
I started working out with Renee after my wedding. At that point I was totally unmotivated and feeling like I had no goals and nothing to look forward to fitness wise. Renee has challenged me and pushed my body to levels I didn't even know was possible. With her, I am constantly setting goals and meeting them. I never thought I could do a perfect push up, or handle the TRX with confidence, but now I can. Renee is the perfect balance of strength and understanding as a trainer. She somehow finds a way to get everything out of me without pushing too hard. For this reason I trust her and I know her work outs are going to take me right to the edge but that I can do them. She is also a huge resource about proper nutrition habits. Her tips are real and reasonable. I highly recommend working out with Renee if you are ready to take your work outs and your body to the next level.
I’m in my 50's, and in the best shape I have ever been in my life! THANKS to my awesome trainer. Renee Max. I have been working out twice a week with Renee for 2 years. Gyms and weight training has always intimidated me. But after a life changing event in losing my husband to pancreatic cancer- I decided I needed to take the best medicine to help my grief. I joined Equinox gym and was given a trial workout session with Renee. The rest is history… I made the commitment to stick with a fitness program designed by Renee to fit my individual needs in strength training. I love the way I feel- strong, toned, confident! I highly recommend Renee- she will help you look and feel your best everyday.
Before coming to Equinox I had lost all confidence in myself on my weight loss journey. I had hit a plateau and was feeling a little depressed. At Equinox I started taking classes and immediately fell in love with the idea of circuit training. Though the classes were amazing, I hit plateau again. I knew then it was time to seek help. I chose to have an assessment with my wonderful trainer Renee. She not only creates and executes amazing workouts but also gives support and advice for emotional well being. Through Renee's support and guidance I have lost a total of 30 pounds, 3 dress sizes and gained upper body strength. I have learned to embrace my ups, as well as, my downs. I have gained confidence in myself and my ability to do anything. Renee is not only my trainer but also my friend. She is my rock.
Based in Los Angeles, Renee Max specializes in health and fitness training to help clients reach their goals. Priding herself on fun, traditional and non-traditional workouts her stance and belief is in positive long lasting benefits of exercising and eating healthy complimented by a personalized strength training program.
Fitness. Wellness, Losing Weight. Eating Healthy. As an expert TRX and Kettlebell trainer, Renee Max can provide the proper direction to reach all of these goals. TRX provides a full body workout using the principles of suspension training to help you achieve peak performance and get the well defined body you want. Kettlebell exercises also work your entire body, in multiplie directions and is a great way to burn fat while gaining muscle.