About Michael Waldau

Born into the culinary epicenter of Vienna, in skiing-obsessed Austria, Michael developed a keen interest in nutrition – related matters and an active lifestyle early in life. Eventually this led to a self-taught education on these subjects. He became a certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist, and has been an ACE-certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach since 1997. When he had to start rehab exercises after a long-delayed knee operation, he didn’t stop when the healing process was completed. Instead, he kept going, and 20-plus years later Michael has participated in hundreds of races, including six sub-3 marathons, 18 Ironman-distance events, qualified for Kona 3 times, and competed at countless other triathlons, duathlons, bicycle races and swim meets. He has been listed as USA Triathlon “Honorable Mention”, qualified for “Team USA” and has won State and National age-group titles. This book is Michael’s attempt to share his hard-earned knowledge with athletes and non-athletes alike to help them attain their own personal health goals.