The inspiring journey of Michael Wittig, who turned a life-changing accident into a catalyst for success.
Michael Wittig, a 46-year-old fitness trainer, musician, and actor, has a life story that is nothing short of inspiring. From surviving a near-death experience as a child to becoming a nine-time Natural Pro fitness champion, Wittig has transformed his life and used his talents to make a positive impact on others.
A Life-Changing Accident
At the tender age of eight, Michael Wittig was on his way home to celebrate his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese when a car accident left him in a coma. The doctors believed he should have died, but Michael defied the odds and regained consciousness. He later recounted telling his mom that Jesus had saved him, and this event instilled in him a sense of purpose that would fuel his ambition and drive for the rest of his life.
Rocking the World with Pillar
During the first half of his adult life, Wittig toured the world with his Grammy-nominated rock band, Pillar. The band released nine studio albums, three EPs, and 24 singles since its formation in 1998. As the band members began to have children and slowed down on touring, Michael pursued his other passion – fitness.
ISSA Certified Trainer and Natural Pro Fitness Champion
Wittig became an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) certified trainer and was soon recognized as one of their ‘Outstanding Graduates’ from a pool of 300,000 trainers worldwide. He has authored 12 fitness books, modeled for and written articles for over 50 magazines, and graced the cover of eight magazines. Currently, he holds nine Natural Pro fitness championship titles.
Transitioning into Acting and Stunt Work
In recent years, Wittig has expanded his career into acting and stunt work for television, commercials, and movies. His impressive resume seems to span across three lifetimes, but he insists that he’s only getting started.
A Positive Impact on Others
Throughout his journey in music, fitness, and acting, Michael Wittig’s ultimate goal has been to make a positive impact on other people. As he continues to forge ahead, his dedication and passion for his craft serve as an inspiration to those who follow his story. To keep up with Michael Wittig’s incredible journey, follow him on Instagram @wittigworks.