Max Boutelle, LMBT, NC Licence #1311
Hi, I'm Max Boutelle, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Pilates and Nia Instructor. Originally from the Hudson Valley area of New York State, my interest in health and fitness started when I discovered natural bodybuilding and a vegetarian lifestyle back in 1981 while living in southern California (all the cool kids were doing it!). After returning to New York in 1985, I began personal training as well as studying Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art....that was the beginning of a quest for a deeper understanding of the body-mind-spirit connection. I studied Shiatsu and Reflexology in Pennsylvania in 1990 and acquired my massage therapy license in 1995 after graduating from The Body Therapy Institute, a phenomenal massage school in Siler City, NC. In 2001 I became a certified Pilates Mat Instructor through The PhysicalMind Institute, and in 2009, an associate instructor on Pilates Equipment. While living in Wilmington NC, I took up boxing, training with head coach Andre Thompson at the Sherridale-Morgan Boxing Center...now that is some serious conditioning! Wilmington is where I ran a successful massage therapy practice for several years before relocating to Boone in 2007. And last, but most certainly not least, I am a Certified Nia Instructor. The Nia Technique takes many of the modalities that I have studied over the years, puts them all together using some fabulous music, to create an incredibly joyous, safe and effective fitness practice that is like no other. Read more about The Nia Technique and watch Nia in motion on my Nia pages!
My journeys have taken me far and wide and I have landed here in beautiful Boone. I call
Boone my home now, and I couldn't be happier. So, I have taken what I have learned
over the years, combined it with what I am passionate about: health, fitness and the joy of
movement, and created MAXWORX. I invite you to come join me on the latest leg of this
journey. Have a massage, take a class, workout, or come dance with me...hope to see
you soon !!