20+ Years Experience
Why TurnPro Sports?
TurnPro Sports was built out of a passion to deliver elite-level sports performance, fitness training, and sports medicine services to all who desire to live and feel their best in both life and sport. Our team drew on our knowledge and experience of over 20 years, working with some of the best athletes in the world, to develop our proven S.M.A.R.T. PRO Training System. Our system allows us to design programs that deliver individualized game plans centered on personal goals and sport-specific demands.
You Become What You Believe!
Everyone who trains at TurnPro Sports is considered an athlete. Whether our athletes are driven by sports performance or peak fitness, TurnPro Sports considers their goals ours. We encourage our athletes to embrace the challenge of daily improvement because that’s what it means to be a PRO! We expect every person who walks through our doors to adopt this mindset and make the life-changing decision to TurnPro!
How We Train
Prepare / Pregame
Mobility & Flexibility: Self-massage, static stretching & corrective exercises
Movement Prep: General warm up, activation exercises, dynamic stretches, movement skills, and movement application drills.
Train / Game
Power: Linear, multi-directional power development through upper and lower body plyometrics as well as olympic lifting
Speed (Linear and Lateral): Sprint mechanics, agility, change of direction, reaction time, acceleration & deceleration
Strength: Functional multi-joint movements, accommodating resistance & progressive overload exercises
Energy Systems Training: Specific conditioning designed to meet the demands of your sport.
Recover / Postgame
Regeneration: Self-massage, stretching, and 4-7-8 diaphragmatic breathing exercises.
Train Hard, Train Right, and TurnPro!
Being a PRO is so much more than just sports. It’s a choice to live our life as a professional versus an amateur. The difference between the two comes down to habits. Every decision we make throughout the day directly relates to that set of habits. Our goal is to help every athlete TurnPro by adopting professional wellness habits that will serve them best, in life and sport. We accomplish this through expert coaching, proven training methods, and a supportive community invested in your success.
The S.M.A.R.T. Pro Training System
“Mastery is a path you go down instead of a destination you arrive at!”
Athletes who are driven to be their best, seek answers to their limitations. Our role is to help those athletes identify and minimize those limitations to maximize their fullest potential. This is the process of mastery an athlete commits to when they TurnPro. To assist in this process, we created the S.M.A.R.T. PRO Training System to identify the key elements an athlete needs to perform at their best while minimizing the risk of injury.
S = Stability: Total body control through optimum utilization of strength, motor coordination, and balance
M = Mobility: Freedom and ease of movement by which a joint progresses efficiently through its available range of motion
A = Agility: Ultimate integration of speed, power, strength, balance, coordination, and reaction time
R = Recovery: Adequate sleep, as well as other proven strategies to maximize the body’s overall repair of structural and psychological stresses from training and life
T = Total Nutrition: Adequate hydration and consistent, high quality food sources such as vegetables and fruits in a variety of colors, whole grains, healthy fats and proteins, to meet individualized daily caloric needs
PRO = Professional Mindset: Clarity in pursuit of your goal. Commitment everyday towards working on your goal, no matter what. Connection to people invested in you, achieving your goal.
Make a Change
Experienced Coaches. Real People. Real Results.
Markus Turner and Chris Pearson were first introduced while working for the Oakland Raiders in 1999. Markus was an athletic training intern and Chris was in his 1st year as the team’s assistant strength and conditioning coach. Upon completion of Markus’ internship, he and Chris kept in contact, grew to be close friends, and over the years considered the idea of starting their own company.
Their vision was to create a company that combined both their areas of focus, sports medicine and performance training. They foresaw a company where youth athletes and fitness-minded individuals could be trained from a pro-perspective, maximizing their performance, while minimizing injuries.
TurnPro Sports was officially launched in February of 2012. Markus and Chris take great pride in their company and make it their focus to create an atmosphere of professionalism. By doing so, they ensure that each individual they work with experiences the highest quality training designed to meet their specific goals.
Markus Turner, MS, ATC, PES, CES, FST
Co-Owner of TurnPro Sports
Director of Sports Medicine
Markus Turner has been recognized as a professional in the field of sports medicine for over 20 years. He is a Board-Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and holds additional certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST). He has had the unique pleasure of working with prominent athletes from organizations such as the Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Twins, and EXOS Human Performance (formally Athletes Performance).
Markus received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Tuskegee University in 1997. He then went on to pursue his graduate degree from the United States Sports Academy, earning a Masters in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. In 2010, through EXOS, Markus completed a Performance Mentorship, where he enhanced his knowledge in functional movement skills, strength and power development, energy system development and total body recovery applications. He also became certified in the use of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).
Markus’ philosophy in life stems from the Japanese word, “Kaizen” which simply means “continuous improvement.” He lives this out through reading regularly as well as attending various educational events in an effort to stay current in this ever-changing industry. Markus and his wife Sarah enjoy staying active and spending time with their 5 sons.
“How you do anything, is how you do everything.”
“If you want more, be more.”
- 1998-2000 – United States Sports Academy – Student Athletic Trainer
- 1999 – Oakland Raiders – Athletic Training Intern
- 2000 – Minnesota Twins – Athletic Training Intern
- 2000-2002 – Berkeley High School – Head Athletic Trainer
- 2000-2002 – Asher Clinic – Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy Aide
- 2011 – EXOS (formally Athletes’ Performance) – Argentina Rugby – Performance Training Assistant
- 2002-Present – Pitman High School – Head Athletic Trainer
- 2012-Present – TurnPro Sports, LLC – CEO, Director of Sports Medicine
Christopher L. Pearson, PhD, CSCS
Co-Owner of TurnPro Sports
Director of Performance Training
Christopher Pearson has been recognized as a professional in the field of performance training for over 20 years. Pearson is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a Board-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
He began his career at California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1993-1997, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training. In 1996, Pearson had the fortunate opportunity to work with the Oakland Raiders as a strength and conditioning intern. Post graduation, Pearson accepted the position of Fitness Specialist at the Veterans Sports Complex in Los Angeles. In 1999 the Oakland Raiders called again and this time Pearson was hired on full-time to work with Oakland Raiders as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. He held this position until January of 2012. Concurrently, he also held the position of Oakland Raiders assistant team chaplain during his tenure as well. During the span of his 13 years with the team, Pearson shared in the successes of three AFC Western Championship Teams 2000-2002 and a Super Bowl Team in 2002.
Always an avid learner, Pearson returned to school and earned a Masters of Science in Sports Humanities from California State University East Bay, in the spring of 2007. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in the field of Theology in 2013. Pearson’s passion for sports and fitness has propelled his success as a bodybuilding and powerlifting champion.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
“Before we can truly prosper we must first find God’s purpose in us”
- 1993-1997 – CSUDH – Student Athletic Trainer
- 1994-1997 – Veterans Sports Complex – Fitness Instructor
- 1995-1997 – Inner City Athletics – Physicians Aid
- 1996-1997 – Oakland Raiders – Strength & Conditioning Intern
- 1997-1999 – Veterans Sports Complex – Fitness Specialist
- 1999-2012 – Oakland Raiders – Strength & Conditioning Assistant
- 2012-Present – TurnPro Sports, LLC – COO, Director Performance Training