Our Team

We are committed to a personalized approach to fitness, through a variety of classes, personal training, and nutritional programs, catered to women and children of all ages.

Marissa was running her first business at 15 years old selling Packaging supplies and moving boxes.

​She left to the the workforce in 2004 and has spent the last 11 years at home, raising her
​children. After the birth of her 4th child she incorporated exercise into her life, and immediately found a new love.
She is so excited to now combine h​er love of business​ with her new passion, fitness.

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Angela Kraber is our General Manager, and teaches Max30, MaxHIIT, TRX, and is also one of our NASM certified personal trainers. While Angela has always been active in fitness and sports, she didn't find her true passion for teaching until her first daughter was born. She discovered Stroller Strides, a fitness class for moms with their babies, and fell in love. In 2007 she started a Stroller Strides franchise here in Huntington Beach and has been running it for the past 7 1/2 years! From Stroller Strides grew a running club training for races from 5k's to marathons; the start of Body Back, numerous online challenges, and the development of a 6 week Shred body transformation program. While her main focus is women, especially post partum, Angela works with and has trained clients of all ages, sizes, and gender. Angela is extremely excited about this next step with Max Fitness and can't wait to continue to push and inspire her clients to achieve goals they never imagined were possible. When Angela isn't at Max Fitness, she loves playing and exploring with her daughters, 7 year old Meadow and 5 year old Emma, or running with her favorite mother runners, Team Big Girl Panties.

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Hi, my name is McKayla King-Mason and I am currently a student at California State University of Long Beach. I'm majoring in Business Management & Operations and Supply Chain Management. I was born and raised in Huntington Beach and love exercising at the gym, hiking the wetlands, and cooking with new, healthy recipes. I grew up as an only child which makes me truly enjoy and appreciate the time I get to spend working with younger children. I am so happy to be working in such a welcoming, motivating, and healthy environment at Max Fitness.

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Jamie has almost as much experience as she has personality, which means she has a ton! From Yogalates to Boot Camp, Spin and Yoga Sculpt she loves to push people in her class and they love her right back for it!
If you have never tried a format she teaches, or have had a bad experience I urge you to try her class, she will change your mind, we promise.

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Jamie Ankeny is certified PiYo instructor at Max Fitness. She also teachers ballet through the HB Oarks and Rec program and works as a Speech Language Pathologist.After becoming a mom to Carter (6 years), and Taylor (4 years) she first joined Max Fitness HB as a member. After her son was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2015 and having to take an extended leave of absence from work, Jamie took her first PiYo class. She fell in love with the format and its amazing blend of stretch, strength, sculpting, and cardio, perfectly paired to fantastic music. Her son's diagnosis inspired her to not leave passion for something to do "someday" but to put her passion into action and become certified in PiYo. She loves being able to share her
passion for this amazing format with others and it shows in her class.

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Janine was born and raised on the east coast and moved to southern California when she was 18 to pursue her dreams. Janine obtained an Associates Degree in Fashion Design. She spent 5 years in the fashion industry. She later decided to pursue her other passions of health and fitness. Janine completed barre training in 2011 and has been teaching ever since! She has also completed two 200 Hour yoga teacher training's and has obtained several certifications within the last few years. Certifications from NESTA including: Fitness and Nutrition Coach, Weight and Lifestyle Management Specialist, Pilates Mat and Ball Instructor. She is also certified in TRX and SPX pilates on the megaformer. Her goal is to combine all of the skills, knowledge and passion that she has and offer that to each client she encounters.
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My name is Sabrina Toth I am a Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor eager to help individuals stay on track of their fitness goals. What I like to focus on is balance, coordination, and overall strength. In my classes I will teach you corrective form with progressive movements through bodyweight movements and strength and conditioning. My goal for the class is to build a more stable foundation within your overall functional movements. These routines are safe and effective and can be modified for all skill levels . As an instructor, I am a highly positive and energetic person who is ready to help you start the day with a winning mindset.


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Hi I’m Cortney! :) I’m from NorCal & am currently an online student studying Counseling. I have 10+ years of childcare experience & love working with them! I love the outdoors & traveling!

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My fitness journey began in late 2003 as a way to connect with my older sister; we would try out all the local gyms, tai kwon do studios, and yoga studios and eventually found Hot Yoga and fell in love. I officially began teaching yoga in 2013 after receiving my 200-hour RYT in Salt Lake City, Utah. I gained extensive experience teaching in several studios which afforded me the opportunity to teach in many styles including Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, and Restorative Yoga. I believe in the power of bringing several different practices together to have a more well-rounded personal practice and a deep well of knowledge to teach from. I have received certifications in Usui Reiki, Reiki for Oncology, CPR/First Aid, and provide Dreamwork and Ayurvedic coaching. My hope is to one day provide yoga for underserved populations across California.

My goal as an instructor is to help students reconnect with the playful movement of their own bodies by incorporating gentleyet challenging flows, rhythmic music, and therapeutic guidance all while focusing on the breath. I take a very inward approach,allowing students to personalize their practice while providing an opportunity to strengthen, stretch, and stabilize but most of all keep it real!

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My name is Pamela Shrum I was born and raised in Huntington Beach. I have 2 amazing children a son 25 and a daughter 20. I started teaching classes in 2011. After taking spin classes for years I realized that I was inspired to do likewise for others. I want to push my clients beyond their perceived fitness limits and help them have the energy and health needed to meet all of their other life goals as well.

What is your favorite style of riding when cycling?

I like to cycle hills the best. I like to pack on the gear with high RPMs to achieve maximum calorie burning and strength training.

What can people expect to get from you in their classes with you.

Clients that take my class can expect to push their limits to the max, while also having a smile on their face because they are having fun at the same time!

What is your favorite thing to do?

Snowboarding is by far my favorite thing to do. I’ve been riding for 15 years and love the joy, speed, and freedom that comes with it. This is the same reason that I love cycling; I get that same adrenaline rush!


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Hi! I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Cycle, Barre, POP Pilates Instructor, and 200 hr Certified Yoga Instructor. My passion in life is fitness and helping people live their best selves. I started my fitness career running all types of races including 5k, 15k, 10k, many half marathons, and eventually a full marathon. I stumbled upon group fitness and I fell in love. When I’m not leading group classes, I like to go to Disneyland and hike.

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Stephanie became hooked on yoga in 2012 when she realized how much peace, playfulness and release the practice consistently brought her. With a deep appreciation for the balance and positivity that yoga was adding to her life, Stephanie was inspired to share this gift with others and completed her 200 hour teacher training at Corepower Yoga. Having also earned a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University in Liberal Studies, specializing in Children's literature, she's always known that she was made to help children grow and learn. So she blended her love of life, people, practicing yoga, kids and creativity to establish a teaching style of youthfulness and hope.

Stephanie has been certified in the practice of Yin/Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa and Children's yoga through Yoga Fit and Corepower, but is continuously educating herself in all aspects of yoga and life. Stephanie also guides adults and seeks to help them thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga, with the hopes that they step off the mat feeling rejuvenated, balanced and reset.

Off the mat you can find Stephanie goofing off with her son, gardening, creating with any kind of knick knacks she can get her hands on, cooking, hiking and spending every moment she can with her family. Yoga has given her a deep understanding of the important balance between mind and body, breath and flow, and strength and flexibility, and she strives to take the disciplines she learns on the mat and incorporate them into her everyday life. Teaching yoga has given Stephanie a purpose in life and has cracked her heart and smile wide open.

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