Who are you?
First things first: that’s a great question.
I’ve been trying to answer it for years. And if I ever figure out a suitable answer, I’ll let you know..
That said, there are a few things you should probably know about me.
Most pertinently, my name is Max and I’m the owner and the guy behind MaxWeberFitness.com (naturally).
On this site, I mostly write about fitness. You know, strategies and meditations on how to lose stubborn fat, build lean muscle and feel absolutely amazing.
Yeah, this site can basically make you hot.
And on occasion, I write about my life. Why? Because I’ve found that all this “fitness stuff” overlaps with all the other “life stuff” we have going on. And I think it’s important to keep that in mind.
Now, I don't claim to have all the answers. And I still have a lot to learn. But I'm happy to share what I've learned with you along the way!
Why should I listen to you?
Well, for the last 7+ years, I’ve been experimenting, studying, learning and writing about exercise nutrition and strength training for fat loss, muscle gain and human performance.
I’ve trained hundreds of clients both in-person and on the internet. I’ve helped teenagers build self-esteem and physical strength. I’ve helped single moms reclaim their fitness and passion for living a healthy life. And I’ve helped college students, young professionals and business owners get in their best shape ever.
I even helped my mom lose 30 pounds in less than a year (which was such an incredible journey to be a part of).
And recently, I helped my younger brother, Nick, become beyond excited about lifting weights — something I didn’t think possible. See screenshot below.
What I’m trying to say is…
Fitness changed my life — and the lives of my loved ones — for the better. And I want it to change yours too.
How would you summarize your philosophy on fitness?
In four words: flexible, practical, sustainable, enjoyable.
I take a pretty flexible approach to nutrition. No foods are off-limits, but I encourage making healthy options most of the time. Like, 80% of the time actually.
I’m practical, too. What’s optimal on paper is seldom doable in real life. Most of us simply don’t have 2 hours each day to hit the gym. So, I make sure the things I discuss on this site are actually doable, not just desirable.
And let’s not forget, if you’re not enjoying the journey or keeping up with your progress along the way, what’s the point?
What about credentials?
Glad you asked.
I was certified as a Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in 2014, and I was certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in Weight Management in 2016.
More recently, in January of 2019, received my Level 1 Certification in Exercise Nutrition from Precision Nutrition, making me Pn1 Certified.
Do you have social media? Can I stalk you?
Haha, I do. And sure, you can stalk me.
What about YouTube?
Soon my friend, soon. But yes, I am working on it. Thanks for the suggestion!
What’s your favorite food?
It’s impossible to pick just one.
I’m a sucker for pizza, ice cream and red wine. Oh, and chocolate covered strawberries. Hbu?
Can I really eat pizza and ice cream and still get abs?
Short answer? Yes, you can really eat pizza and ice cream and get abs. It’s something we’ll discuss more on this site, so please stick around.
I love/hate you. Can I email you?
You sure can. Click on over to my contact page and shoot me a message.
What should I do now?
First, go grab a copy of my free Beginner’s Guide to Fitness. After you’ve done that, jump on over to this page here where you can read my amazing fitness articles.