Max Aita is the Head Coach of Team Aita and the co-owner of Max’s Gym. He has been involved in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting as both a coach and an athlete for more than twenty years.
As an athlete, Max spent the majority of his career learning from some of the best coaches in the world, including Steve Gough, Ivan Abadjiev, and Boris Sheiko, training in the American, Russian and Bulgarian systems.
As a coach, he has put his vast knowledge and experience to practical use by developing some of the greatest athletes in the world. He is the only coach to produce five separate Senior American record holders.
Jo Ann Aita is the Head Coach of Team Aita and co-owner of Max’s Gym and head coach of the Weightlifting Team, Powerlifting Club, and Women’s Strong School.
Despite starting weightlifting in her mid thirties, she has competed in the Olympic trials and holds IWF Masters world records, Masters Games records, Masters Pan-Am records, and USAW Masters American records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total.
She is also an accomplished powerlifter, breaking Masters American records with USA Powerlifting in bench, squat, deadlift and total. She has earned World Team spots in three consecutive IPF World Championships.