Actor/Model/Host:Max has been modeling and more recently acting, for 8 years, specializing in fitness, physique, and action-sports print and infomercials. Seven years builds a lot of experience and credibility, boosts confidence, and proves consistency. Max is at ease in front of the camera. He began his career as the Road Runner Sports ‘Underwear Guy’, and is currently working with Hoist Fitness Systems, an international commercial and home gym manufacturer based in San Diego. Max has worked with Next/Designer Proteins, Labrada Nutrition, and NutritionExpress, been featured on numerous covers of Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Maximum Fitness magazines, and worked with many other clients in the fitness industry. Max has been profiled in 'Men's Workout', 'Exercise and Health', 'Exercise for Men Only' magazines. He as also worked with Icon Men, joining ranks of the best men's fit-models in the industry. Max also competes in yearly fitness-model competitions: a side-by-side way to benchmark himself against other top models, and always places in the top 3 competitors. Lately Max has found his new niche as 'subject-matter-expert' for TV interviews and consulting, appearing on Spike-TV and TLC networks, and for independent fitness and nutrition companies .
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Max sets the standard for other models to step up to. This is because Max is reliable, consistently 'photo ready' in appearance, (lean, tan, etc.), and always on time. Max maintains a clean, drug-free, lifestyle and a body-fat percentage of less than 6%, year round - an essential quality for any professional fit-model. Equally important, is Max’s upbeat and energetic attitude. He’s always a team player who expects to help the crew out around the set and who never complains! Just say, “No!” to whiny, spoiled models and book Max. Max will perform your exercises and pose all day with never-ending energy, and he even packs his own snacks. You won't hear him complain of soreness or injuries!
For Max, optimum health and fitness are a way of life and a passion, and having a lean, tone physique naturally follows. Good genetics sure help! Max views modeling as a creative outlet and a way to challenge himself physically. While he is definitely committed and professional, he views modeling and acting more as fun and less as work, and a great way to meet interesting people. This is primarily because Max’s number one profession and career is as a pilot for a major airline, JetBlue Airways. This also means Max can fly for free to any location you need him too.
Max is a Captain for JetBlue Airways and has been fortunate to fly with them for 6 years. Prior to joining JetBlue, Max was a carrier-based, navy pilot for 10 years. He flew the E-2C Hawkeye on board the carriers USS Abe Lincoln and Carl Vinson, deploying twice to the Persian Gulf. Max received his commission as a navy officer through ROTC, graduating from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Mathematics. While at C.U.-Boulder he pole-vaulted on the varsity track team for 2 years, and was on the club wrestling team.
Max officially began his professional writing career by writing health and fitness articles for the JetBlue pilots’ Intranet site, and is recognized by his peers as the resident fitness advisor. His featured articles can be found on this web site, and while the primary intended audience is pilots and their occupational hazards, they can be helpful to anyone who is interested in fitness and physiology. Max also coaches weight-loss groups and 'biggest-loser' clubs. Max always writes from a naturalistic, health-first, vanity-second, point of view.
His research and expertise has now parlayed and culminated into a fat-loss book co-authored with Dr. Candace Booth being published in July '08. Titled: 'How much fat are you carrying?' This is a guide-book that teaches holistic fat-loss, (as opposed to weight-loss), principles, focusing on over all health thru lifestyle and nutrition corrections and balances, with a leaner physique as the end result.
Max is married to his wife of 13 years and college sweetheart, Donna, and in 2004 they had a baby girl, Bryce. They reside in Encinitas California, north county San Diego. When he is not flying, taking care of Bryce, or exercising, Max can be found surfing, skateboarding his mini-ramp, mountain biking, snow skiing, or motorcycle riding: So action-photographers take note if you want to capture the body in motion.
To **book Max, contact him at email@example.com. Max normally has up to 18 days a month of availability and flies for free. Being an airline pilot is a tough job, but somebody has to do it! Max is ALWAYS in shape and ready to shoot at a moments notice - ANY other model who claims they need time to "prepare", is not a professional, nor a true fitness-model, and they're wasting your time. Bodybuilders 'bulk up' and then lean back down - not fitness-models. Short term, flash-in-the-pan talent lacking good genetics, use performance enhancing drugs to unnaturally morph and distort their physique, and consequently wreck their health, not professional fitness-models.
Thank you for your interest and time and have a happy, healthy, active day! - Max Wettstein.
Stats & Sizes: Height 6'0", Weight 180 lbs, 6% body fat, Jacket 42L, Pants 32"x32", Shoe 10, Neck 16.5", Shirt L, Sleeve 34" - Year 'round!