Max Straneva, Spring Hill, TN Speed & Agility Coach

Max Straneva


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D1 All-American & former Team USA runner. I coach athletes + runners of all talent levels (from beginners - future pro's) to help crush their athletic goals! 800+ CoachUp sessions! View all coaching experience

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Max. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Max. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$215 3 sessions ($72/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Max. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$350 5 sessions ($70/ea) + applicable fees

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Group Session Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

4 session group package with Coach Max. Individualized attention + group training for multiple athletes. *Please contact me directly for a custom package if you want sessions with more than 2 athletes!*

Session Length: 1 hour

$425 4 sessions ($106/ea) + applicable fees

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Deluxe Month Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

4 session package with Coach Max + strength training & nutrition guidance to maximize development. 60 minute session length + written month strengthening plan & unlimited phone access.

Session Length: 1 hour

$385 4 sessions ($96/ea) + applicable fees

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  • Syracuse University (NY)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • 40 Yard Dash, Cone Drills

  • Lateral Quickness, Explosion, Acceleration


  • Syracuse University (NY)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • 40 Yard Dash, Cone Drills

  • Lateral Quickness, Explosion, Acceleration

More About Coach Max

- Over 800 completed sessions with clients on CoachUp!
- ISSA Certified Elite Trainer in the following:
▪︎ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
▪︎ISSA Strength & Sports Conditioning Specialist
▪︎ISSA Sports Nutrition Specialist
- Coached men & women at Syracuse University post-graduation after 5 year running career. Helped coach an undefeated cross country season culminating in an ACC & National Championship + an Indoor Track ACC Championship.
- Coached men & women at Belmont University for 2 years. Worked heavily with strength & conditioning for distance runners + track & field athletes.
- Head XC/Track Coach at Martin Methodist College for 2+ years. Coached men & women + handled all strength & conditioning.
- USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
- B.S. in Health & Exercise Science (Syracuse University)
- Master's in Sport Administration (Belmont University)
- 5+ years as a coach at NCAA D1 & NAIA levels
- Have coached 14 All-Americans (4 XC, 10 track)
- Train service members for fitness tests (ex: ACFT, Air Assault School prep)
- 15+ years as a runner

- D1 All-American 10k runner
- Competed for the USA at the IAAF World Junior XC Championships. Placed 45th
- Competed in 3 NCAA National XC Championships. Highest finishes: 44th (Individual), 5th (Team)
- Helped win 1 Big East & 2 ACC Conference XC Championships. Highest personal finish: 3rd
- Personal bests: Mile (4:09), 3k (8:05), 5k (14:00), 8k (23:23), 10k (29:45)
- My best races were always the biggest ones with the most pressure.
- Competed on the National & State levels in high school XC & Track out of New York.

- In-person sessions: Tailored to the individual's goals. Can include running through a speed &/or agility workout, form work/drills, strength & conditioning/flexibility work, and/or plyometric work. We can also develop a training plan and discuss topics including recovery, nutrition, sleep, competition, injury prevention & mental improvements.
- 1 booked, in-person 1 hour session will also include 1 week of unlimited access with me (phone/email). Any additional in-person sessions that same week will be spent specifically focused on improvements toward your goals.

- Remote sessions: Also tailored to the individual's goals. We can talk about all the topics listed above and work on a full training plan. Beneficial for those that live far away. *Some in-person sessions could be strongly encouraged early on for full understanding of concepts.*
- Session packages are either for 1 week or 1 month. For the 1 month package, the plan is delivered in weekly increments to adapt to current needs and be as flexible as possible. Unlimited access with me (phone/email) is included each week to discuss any questions/thoughts.

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Coach Max is excellent. He has great plans and communicates everything well. We will definitely use his services again over the summer.

Coach Max is great. He is very knowledgeable and seems committed to trying to understand how he can best help our daughter achieve her goals. Looking forward to more sessions.

Max is great! He’s helping me achieve my goals of running a marathon

Max's knowledge of running, attention to detail, and personalized approach left an indelible mark on my training. He analyzed my form, provided constructive feedback, and helped me optimize my technique for improved efficiency and speed. His dedication to my progress was evident in every session, as he challenged and motivated me while creating tailored workouts aligned with my goals.

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We have had one coaching session and both of my girls showed improvement in their running events by posting PR’s the next week. In one session Coach Mac was able to assess their current running form, illustrate the correct form and have them perform drills to improve it. Looking forward to our next session. I highly recommend Coach Max!

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Met coach Max today for the first time, need some help with my fitness test coming up really soon, so far great experience learned a lot looking forward to more training so I can perform better.

Coach Max was fantastic. I wanted both of my kids to be introduced properly to the fundamentals of sprinting and am very happy with the results we had over just a few sessions. He is a very experienced instructor who worked with both of my kids at their individual levels to help achieve their goals. I highly recommend him to anyone, no matter your skill level.

Coach Max is helping my son prepare for the high school spring track season. The in-person training sessions are useful to refine technique and the training plans are very detailed and purposeful. My son is very happy with his progress and he feels like Coach Max will continue to help him improve.

I worked with Coach Max all year and together we went from zero, to 5k, to half and finally a full marathon. The experience was incredible! Max brought very detailed and personalized planning to every week of training and guided me through gaining speed, distance and over 1,000 miles. I highly recommend him!

Great experience. Super communicator--and wonderful experience as a coach. Highly recommend! Helped me reach my goals!!!

Max is an all around all star that I can’t recommend enough. He is a skillful coach that communicates well and has the experience and knowledge to add to any runner’s skill level.

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Max is a great coach, helped my son with technique and ways to improve

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Coach Max has been working with our daughter over the summer and has exceeded our expectations. He is very communicative, knowledgeable, and developed a great plan to help advance her running skills. She has consistently improved each week she has worked with him and is very happy with the results.

Good communicator. Focuses on fundamentals. Helping me immediately with form improvements.

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Coach Max helped my oldest son get to another level after a poor start to the XC season. He started the track season with 2 PRs and ran faster almost every meet. Coach Max pushed him harder than my son had been used to in workouts. In just 2 sessions with my younger son Coach Max vastly improved his form and we saw immediate results. . I would definitely recommend him to those looking to get faster with a great professional coach.

Max is a great listener. He provided feedback on problem areas and suggested sensible remedies.

Max was great! Very knowledgeable and helped tremendously with technique.

Max has been great to work with. He has been responsive and knowledgeable.

Great first session. My daughter left with a large amount of new knowledge and techniques to apply. We are definitely signing back up.

We were impressed with Coach Max’s knowledge of the sport and feel we are off to a great start!

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Awesome coach very knowledgeable.

Max was great!

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Coach Max is the best. detailed workouts based on individual abilities.

Coach Max has just started working with my son and already making a difference. Looking at goals and developing a workout to help him achieve the milestones to get there!! Completely recommend. We will continue working with Max!!

Coach Max did a great job working with my daughter. I could see improvements in her running by the end of the training session!

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Coach Max was awesome. He really connected with my daughter, got her excited about his plan and took the time to listen to her. We are excited to be in this journey with him.

We are so thankful we found Max! He has been great with our son, and we can already see improvement! Max has taken the time to personalize our sessions to help him with what he needs to work on, and we just wish we would have found him sooner!

Excellent coach

Coach Max is patient, flexible, and has helped our daughter improve from week to week. Would highly recommend.

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Very knowledgeable about running.

Outstanding trainer, put everything into perspective for me that I asked, can’t wait for more training!

Coach Max is an awesome coach. He is very communicative and knowledgeable. He also is a great motivator. We are very pleased with his coaching style and workouts and are looking forward to more sessions!

My time with Coach Max has been great so far - exactly what I was looking for! He’s very knowledgeable, has been flexible with schedule changes, and is enjoyable to be around. Definitely planning on many more sessions.

Max is Doing a great job with a comprehensive plan. Our daily workouts are detailed and my daughter is getting a lot out of her weekly in person training sessions. I'm looking forward to watching my daughter's future development!
Thanks Max!

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Coach Max really focused on my personal shortages and adjusted training to meet my training goals in a challenging but safe way.

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Excellent coach! Definitely has plenty of knowledge and experience to help develop your running.

My daughter loves training with Coach Max! She leaves happy and full of excitement for running.

Very knowledgeable and clearly knows his stuff! Great coach

Max helped our team get fundamentally better at conditioning. He really takes the necessary steps to help every client get on the same page. I could see improvement in my players within weeks. Highly recommend him if you're needing to build your speed and agility.
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