Fit for a King

Words: Michelle Wallace IG @my.michelle.w
Photography: Sergey Yusin @sergey_yusin
Wardrobe: Jaxson Maximus @jaxsonmaximus
Make-up: Julia Brig @juliabrigmia

style  |  June 01, 2021

Miami Vibes Magazine June Feature

Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Miami-based Zach Fazz — better known as King Fazz — has done exactly that since his days as a high school triathlete. The 30-year-old Holistic Athletic Advisor and Life Coach began training clients at age 17, but kept it a secret for many years, often offering his services free of charge.

His passionate nature and proven results quickly earned him a cult-like following in Hollywood, where he became the go-to fitness guru for celebrities and celebrity athletes. He defines his training style as one that’s done with love and tenacity, with a focus on transference of energy — and bit of rule breaking, too.

 

Determined to not become the stereotypical jock-turned-trainer, Fazz kept his profession under wraps for many years, but now almost a decade later, he’s proudly taken his throne as a leader and source of inspiration in the South Florida fitness community.

How did you come to be called King Fazz?

Fazz is my last name, ‘King’ is what people have called me along my journey, and as I became older, I began to understand why. A King is someone who lives for his people. A fearless man who will go to undying measures to help, protect, and inspire those around him. A man who does not seek the spotlight yet commands the attention of everyone as he walks into a room. I’ve felt this way since I was two years old, and now I’m able to embrace it more than ever.

 

How did you become a personal trainer?

It wasn’t a profession that I sought after, it just kind of happened. Clients quickly took notice of my passionate being, which is how word of me spread so quickly throughout Los Angeles. I was actually embarrassed to have the title of “personal trainer”… so embarrassed that I turned down an interview segment with Dr. Oz that would feature me as Hollywood’s celebrity trainer. Looking back on it, it was silly to turn down such an opportunity. It wasn’t until I realized how many people on Instagram were claiming to be “trainers”— without actual knowledge of what they were doing &