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UMAX is a Transformation Specialist.  He has trained individuals and created unique, specialized programs based on mental and physical strength conditioning, functional training and sport specific training.  With a background in psychology, neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis, he focuses on training the mind as well as the body not only for fitness but for life.  He also has an uncanny ability to turn any tool and environment into a gym. 


As a competitive athlete, he enjoys participating in obstacle course races such as Spartan Race and Civilian Military Combine. 


“We are not meant to go through the motions of life or be stagnant.  Don’t just live your life, MAX IT OUT!!!” --UMAX


  • NLP Master Practitioner

  • Hypnosis Master Practitioner

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

  • ACE Certified Weight Management Specialist

  • ACE Certified Behavioral Change Specialist

  • TRX Level 1 Qualified Trainer

  • ISCA KickBox Exercise Round II Instructor

  • Spartan SGX Coach


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"Training with UMAX has allowed me to a take a 360 degree look at my well-being and to go on the record about the vision that I have for my life.  I was asked to examine various aspects of my thinking patterns or behavior and their respective impact on my ability to consistently work on embodying and realizing the vision that I have for my life.  I was asked to do exercises which both revealed and challenged the status quo of how I usually operate.  In my case, it has allowed me to find the momentum necessary to break through a mental and physical plateau. I am filled with renewed energy. I have found the courage necessary to start on a nutrition plan that I could only have done by letting go of emotional eating. I am also training for the Spartan race where I look forward to completing amazing feats of athleticism, strength, and power. Overall, the journey that I embarked on through since training with UMAX has allowed me to shift into a higher gear and to continue my efforts at self-actualization."

~ Patrice F.

"My fitness journey has been a long one. I have had several trainers in different states. But meeting Umax was destined. My aunt was originally a client of his. She used to show me videos of her workouts and ask me to go to kickboxing class he does to soca music. It took me some months but I finally pushed myself to take the class. And I was so impressed by it that I signed up for personal training classes. I have been with him ever since. He is amazing at what he does. He doesnt only just give your physical exercise but he excerises your mental as well. Thats what made him stand out to me from all the trainers I have encountered. I lost 80 pounds in my first year and half with him. I was looking like a snack and half. I would recommend him to the world. He helped me achieved a goal I wanted for so long through determination, perseverance, and dedication."

~ Karima F.

"UMAX is an incredible trainer. He is passionate about training and very knowledgeable about all aspects of fitness.  I started training with UMax less than a year ago and I have never asked a question that he did not answer to. In my short time working with him, my overall health has improved tremendously.  I am a 62 year old woman who has survived a full heart transplant less than three years ago.  My son says I move like I am 38 years old.  My doctors tell me to keep doing exactly what I am doing because my health continues to return; far beyond their expectations.  

The thing I admire most about UMAX is that he will never give up on you and will help you learn to never give up on yourself. Not only has my mind, body & soul grown strong, but working with UMAX has helped me rebuild my confidence in myself once again."

~ Mary M.

"Training with UMAX has been a great experience. It wasn't long before I started to see and feel the results of his personalized training regiments. After a year of weekly training sessions with UMAX, my strength, endurance, and flexibility are vastly improved.


I used to have a visibly fit body in high school from playing competitive sports year-round, but my upper body strength was never where I wanted it to be. It only got worse after high school as my level of physical activity dropped significantly. Per my request, UMAX helped me build muscle mass in my upper body and improved my core strength significantly.


I was recently measured for a new suit and dress shirts and even the sales associate was impressed. After taking my chest measurement, he said, "Oh...43 inches. I see you've been working out." The only other time my chest was 43" is when I was significantly overweight in college. My neck is back to college-age measurements as well (17 inches), but without the double chin/excess fat. In other words, UMAX is turning me into a beast!


The best part about working with UMAX by far is the knowledge I continue to gain. I used to be completely lost at the gym or when trying to exercise at home. Now I'm able to work out with confidence on my own. It would take me an entire day at the gym to go through all the different exercises UMAX has taught me. Even without a gym or any equipment to speak of, I can still execute an extremely intensive and well-rounded workout."

~ Andre J.

~ Nicole D.

Lost 12 pounds on  the MAXLETE SUMMER WARRIOR Transformation Challenge

"My experience with the Summer Warrior Transformation Challenge was AMAZING! Before I met UMax, I felt stuck in a vicious cycle that left me feeling like I couldn't lose weight again. After just two weeks, people noticed a difference in the way I carried myself. I felt accountable and capable of approaching weight loss in a different way. The customized workouts and the fabulous APP gave me the confidence I needed to get back in the weights room and focus on myself in the gym environment. It also allowed me the space to figure out that I CAN workout at home!! UMax is passionate about debunking weight loss myths and educating us about nutrition and exercise. And he does so without judgement. He creates a safe environment where each of us felt heard, listened to and ultimately challenged to face our real fears and explore ways in which we might stand in our own way. This transformation program along with UMax's professional integrity, experience in fitness and natural ability to connect with and inspire people, has helped me to learn new tools to stay focused and motivated. For that and so much more, I am truly thankful."

~ Nicole B.

Lost 7 pounds on the MAXLETE SUMMER WARRIOR Transformation Challenge


"This Transformation Program changed my life! It reshaped my view on fitness, exercise, nutrition, focus and determination. Umax and his associated trainers helped me to push myself past what I thought I could do. They taught me proper form for some exercises. But, the biggest change was my mental state. Fitness is part physical and part mental. They go hand in hand! Learning that and understanding that during this challenge really boosted my workouts and outlook on fitness!"

~ Andrea F.


Transformation Specialist

 Trains Throughout The Tri-State

Tel: 516-321-0997

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