Markus Turner has been recognized as a professional in the field of sports medicine for over 15 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 (formally Athletes Performance).
Markus has been the Athletic Trainer for Pitman High School, located in Turlock, CA for over 13 years. Pitman High was a brand-new school when Markus accepted the position, and he took great pride in building a sound and well-respected sports medicine program from the start. The focus of his program integrates the care and prevention of athletic injuries and rehabilitation with movement-based performance training. In addition to training and counseling student-athletes, he also provides many educational services throughout the year to coaches and parents as well.
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 (formally Athletes Performance), Markus completed a Performance Mentorship, where he enhanced his knowledge in functional movement skills, strength and power development, energy system development and total body regeneration. He also became certified in the use of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), which helps to identify a persons movement imbalances and compensations.
Markus’ philosophy in life stems from the Japanese word, “Kaizen” which simply means continuous improvement. He lives this out through regularly attending various educational events in an effort to stay current in this ever changing industry. He is married to TPS Director of Education, Sarah Turner and together they have two beautiful, precocious little boys, Jeremiah and Isaiah.
“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