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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. 

Everyday Pro!

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

One, Train Hard

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.

Two, Train Right

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.

Three, Turn Pro

Recover / Postgame

Regeneration:  Self-massage, stretching, and 4-7-8 diaphragmatic breathing exercises.



Amateur Mindset



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.

Weight and Fitness Training at TurnPro Sports
TurnPro Sports - Experienced Fitness Trainers

The S.M.A.R.T. Pro Training System

“Mastery is a path you go down instead of a destination you arrive at!”

~Gary Keller

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 - Owner and Coach at TurnPro Sports
Markus Turner, MS, ATC, PES, CES, FST
Co-Owner of TurnPro Sports
Director of Sports Medicine

Markus Turner

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.”


Markus’ Career

  • 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 Pearson - Coach and Co-Founder TurnPro Sports
Christopher L. Pearson, PhD, CSCS
Co-Owner of TurnPro Sports
Director of Performance Training

Christopher Pearson

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”


Christopher’s Career

  • 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
Ariana French - Sport Psychology
Ariana French, MA, Sport Psychology
TurnPro Sports Mental Skills Coach

Ariana French

Ariana French has been recognized as a professional Mental Skills Coach for over 5 years.  Mental skills coaching focuses on the athlete’s mindset through which they approach life and attainment of their desired goals.  She has served in this role with various organizations throughout the Bay Area and has helped countless athletes achieve success. Through her sessions, athletes come away with effective, practical skills and techniques they can apply immediately to their daily routines.

Ariana attended Clark Atlanta University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She furthered her education in this chosen field by earning her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

Most recently, Ariana has been sought out to work with athletes through the athletics department at Bishop O’Dowd High School.  Her focus is to help increase their mental and self-awareness by effectively coaching and instilling communication techniques, mindfulness, motivation, and confidence.

The goal of Mental Skills Training is to develop more focused student-athletes, through improved mental health, allowing them to perform better in the classroom and in their sport.

Ariana’s WHY and passion is that she is driven to serve others and make a profound impact on the lives of those around her through her work as a Mental Skills Coach.  There is no greater fulfillment than seeing the athletes she has the pleasure of working with experience major breakthroughs in life and sport.


“We may not know when the story will end, but we know that every day we can lead a life that leaves a powerful legacy.”       — Nate Howard


Ariana’s Career

  • 2018 – Leadership Public Schools and Skate Like A Girl – Mental Skills Intern
  • 2018 – 2019 – The College Preparatory High School, Track and Field – Mental Skills Intern
  • 2019 – Bay Area Seminoles – Mental Skills Intern
  • 2019 – Present – Bishop O’ Dowd High School – Mental Skills Intern/Coach
  • 2021 – Graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies – National University
  • 2022- Present – Nido’s Backyard – Mental Skills Coach

Train Hard.Train Right.TurnPro.

TurnPro Sports


22524 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, Ca, 94541

Tues - Sat: 9am - 2pm (office only)

(510) 398-8137

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