Nutrition is such an important piece of getting great results in a health & fitness program, as well as staying healthy in general, and there is so much information out there that it can be hard to know what to do!
That's why all of our clients at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness receive our Healthful Living Guidebook. It is chock full of great information to support you in your health & fitness journey including a complete whole foods based meal plan and recipes to support it.
We know that we only have one chance to prove to people that eating healthy can taste DELICIOUS! So our Healthful Living Guidebook contains all of our favorite recipes, and I have to admit that there are a few that are my ALL TIME favorites in there!
This weekend I cooked up a pot of the Oh So Good! Chili with a Twist. Man, is it delicious! The ingredient list took me by surprise the first time with things like pumpkin puree and cacao, but I'll tell ya, those flavors really contribute to a helluva great chili!
If you're interested in this recipe, click the button below and then scroll down to soups.
It's the first recipe in the sequence. Let me know what you think!
ProTip: I LOVE using whole milk greek yogurt as an alternative to sour cream. And, I recently discovered Hope Organic Guacamole. I used a little of both to spice up my chili and get my probiotics and healthy avocado fat in at the same time! YUM!
My husband is a picky eater. He knows that he needs to eat better, but he's the first to sneak a bag of fried chicken from the Hannaford deli into the house. So I consider him to be the ultimate test when it comes to the legitimate yumminess of a healthy recipe.
The other thing about my husband is that when ever I make chili or pea soup he immediately requests corn bread, and this weekend was no exception! As soon as he saw chili on my meal plan for the week he made the request - Corn bread please!
Another confession for you today - I always made corn bread with the good ol' Quaker Cornmeal and corresponding recipe on the side of the container. I never thought much of it and felt like it was "the way" to make it just as my mother had when I was a kid. It seemed to me to be an "old fashioned" recipe and must be good. I don't know what I was thinking!
I've done my share of reading on nutrition and about a year ago I dove into a book by Dee McCaffrey called The Science of Skinny. In this book she gets into all of the science around why refined sugar, flour and fats (like crisco) are so bad for you.
While in the midst of that book my husband made his standard plea for cornbread, so out came the Quaker cornmeal and I set to work. This was the first time that I realized just how terrible the ingredients were. First of all I was SHOCKED by the list of ingredients in my cornmeal! All kinds of chemicals I could hardly pronounce (and I have a science background!), and the recipe itself consisted of white sugar, white flour and crisco. Oh my!
So, I set off to find a more wholesome cornbread recipe that was made with REAL whole food ingredients but still tasted like the corn bread that my mother, and my husband's mother, once made.
Well people! I am happy to tell you that this weekend I FOUND IT!
And I want to share it with you.
This corn bread is made with sprouted flour, whole corn meal, honey and other whole food ingredients just as mother nature intended. Here it is!
There is nothing better than a hot bowl of chili and a warm, buttery piece of corn bread on a cold winter's night. And this corn bread along with our Oh So Good! Chili with a Twist is a WINNING Combination!
Don't be afraid to adapt your recipes to more wholesome ingredients.
Mother Nature is very smart. She carefully packages our food just the way our bodies want it, with the perfect balance of nutrients. So next time you're having a hankering for your favorite comfort food consider how you can adapt the recipe. You will probably surprise yourself, and your tastebuds!
Looking for some inspiration on how to find that winning recipe that your body will thank you for? Drop me a line! I'm always up to the challenge.
Want a sneak peak at some of our recipes? Here are a few resources to get your started!
Download our QuickStart Guide
This guide will introduce you to healthy living. It includes a 7-day meal plan with healthy & delicious recipes as well as an easy to implement workout guide.
Our Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes
This PDF contains many of our favorite slow cooker recipes. Perfect during these short winter days. Come home to your house smelling of warm, delicious food ready to eat!
Winner Winner Tuscan Chicken
Enjoy this healthy, restaurant quality dinner at home. Quick & easy to prepare and delicious to eat! Includes side dish suggestions too!
We are so excited to be having the opportunity to impact people's lives in a positive way through health & fitness.
When you commit to health & fitness the effect that it has on your life is incredible. You feel better and have more energy, you increase confidence, your mood improves, and so much more.
These first two weeks since opening our doors has been phenomenal. Meeting members of the community and welcoming new clients to our programs has been so inspiring and so much fun. I'm really excited about the amazing people who will be making up the Wilcox-Brunswick community!
We are excited for this to be a way for us to continue to support Midcoast Humane and provide an opportunity for YOU to come by to give one of our training sessions a try.
Even if you're already a client please join us! It's a great way to get in an extra training session and support a great cause!
THANK YOU to all who participated and contributed to this incredible success. Midcoast Humane was absolutely thrilled with the generosity and impact that the donations will be have on their ability to fulfill their mission.
Through the continuation of these free sessions on Saturdays,
with a contribution to Midcoast Humane, we have a goal to raise $1500 to support the amazing work that they do AND collect more of the much needed supplies that help them care for the animals.
To learn more about & register for our upcoming FREE
Training for a Cause Sessions click here:
Are you interested in learning more about our programs and how we work with our clients? We would love to talk with you.
We are committed to our client's success, so we have developed a complete on-boarding process that is designed to help our clients feel confident going into a new training program.
The first step in the process is to schedule a brief 10-minute phone call where we will talk about your personal goals and how our programs work.
We would love to talk with you about how we can support YOU in your health & fitness goals. Schedule a call to learn more about our programs and how we can support you in your personal journey.
We are really excited to meet you and support you in being your very best self through health & fitness.
2019 is going to be YOUR YEAR! Schedule a call with us today to talk about how we can help.
Allison & the WILCOX Brunswick Team
Our KickStart Program Kicks off on February 16th!
This 30-day program will help you form healthy habits that you can sustain for your lifetime. You will discover limitless energy to enjoy the things you love doing so you can live a happier, healthier, more fit lifestyle that is full of limitless possibilities. By forming healthy habits you will build leverage to enhance the overall quality of your life.
Brunswick Launch Special Offer:
Join our February KickStart Program for $199 ! (Reg. $275)
When registering use Promo Code KICKSTART199
Learn More and Register for our February 16th Program Here:
Not Quite Ready?
Download our FREE Quickstart Guide and get started at home with an easy to implement workout guide and delicious, healthy recipes.
We invite you to join us for a FREE group training session, with donation to Midcoast Humane!
Train with us and support Midcoast Humane and the amazing work that they do for our 4-legged friends.
It's a great opportunity to get to know us at
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
AND support a great cause at the same time!
Training for a Cause sessions are open to the public and appropriate for ALL LEVELS.
Join us as a guest with a current WILCOX client, or schedule a quick call to find a time and training session that works best for your schedule
During this phone call we will talk about what you are looking to get out of the training session, review our training schedule together to find an appropriate session to meet your needs, and answer any questions that you have.
We have over 70 training sessions available on a weekly basis, so I know that we’ll find a time that works well for you.
You will also have the opportunity to schedule a free-consultation where we can talk more about how our programs can help you reach your health & fitness goals.
We began Training for a Cause our opening week back in January and we were so thrilled with the support and interest by people in the community.
We have raised $990 and boxes and boxes of much needed supplies through May with Training for a Cause and want to keep up the momentum.
This is a great way for you to experience a training session with us, get to know our team, and learn more about how we work with our clients….all while supporting a great cause!
We look forward to meeting you, sharing our new facility with you, and providing you with an AWESOME training session!
Suggested donations include:
Wet Cat Food, Cat Litter, Peanut Butter
Used Towels & Flat Sheets
Paper Plates, Paper Towels & 55-Gal Trash Bags
$20 cash donation, which is enough to support an animal's care for one day.
See a complete list of Midcoast Humane's Donation Wish List here:
What to expect at a Training for a Cause Workout:
All of our training sessions are led by certified personal trainers. Their job is to keep you safe, confident and comfortable throughout your entire training session.
The majority of our training sessions have 8 or fewer participants, so you will receive a lot of individualized support during your training session ensuring that you have an amazing experience.
We use a functional training approach to our training sessions, making a connection between the work that you do in the gym and the ability to live life outside of the gym free of limitations.
Our trainers will meet you where you are in your fitness journey, providing modifications where necessary to ensure that you are using proper form and technique at all times, and staying safe, confident and comfortable throughout your entire training session with us.
Come Join us! We would LOVE to meet you and learn more about how we can support you in your health & fitness journey!
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Wilcox Wellness & Fitness Team
Not Quite Ready?
That's okay! Download our FREE QuickStart Guide so that you can start implementing healthy habits right from home.
Our QuickStart Guide is a 7 day guide that will introduce you to healthy living. Includes healthy recipes and an easy to implement workout guide
The Brunswick team had an incredible week in Bangor learning from Mike Wilcox on how the Wilcox Wellness & Fitness team focuses upon the client experience by being amazing coaches, and providing clients with a great training experience.
Don't forget to register! We have an amazing week lined up!
In all aspects of life you have to practice to become great! The same is true when it comes to being an exceptional personal trainer. We had the opportunity to practice, practice, and practice some more with Mike and some of the Bangor clients for two days.
All in all it was an absolutely incredible week. We all learned a lot and left super pumped up to get into the Brunswick gym and get to work.
We can't wait to meet you and learn more about how we can support you along your health & fitness journey!
Schedule a call today to talk about what you are looking to get out of a fitness program and how we can help you achieve your goals.
Learn more about our complete on-boarding program, how we work with our clients, and schedule a call here:
We look forward to meeting you and helping you be your very best self through health & fitness.
Not quite Ready?
Download our FREE Quickstart Guide and get started at home with an easy to implement workout guide and delicious, healthy recipes.
Are You Ready to Get Serious About Achieving Your Goals?
This 20-minute goals webinar will help you discover the secret to everything you every wanted by giving you the tools and strategies to creating meaningful goals and accomplishing them.
I am so excited about this coming week because I am going to be spending it with my trainer team in Bangor with Mike Wilcox learning how to be an amazing coach.
At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness our clients work with certified personal trainers when ever they come in to train with us.
It is the job of our trainers to work closely with clients to understand their individual needs, meet them where they are in their health & fitness journey, and inspire them along their way.
The path to living a healthy life isn't just about getting fit.
It's about building confidence, learning about your body, overcoming mental and physical obstacles, and pursuing goals that are important to each person individually.
It's interesting to investigate the origin of the word "coach".
In fact, our modern use of the word “coach” is actually a metaphor.
The original use of the term coach was used to describe the actions of a tutor in education back in 18th century England. The term coach was used in reference to the process in which a tutor would quickly and comfortably carry students to their goal of passing their exams.
The word coach evolved over the course of the century and around 1861 began being used in reference to athletics.
That is our job as your coach.
To support you in the journey of getting to where you want to go.
To inspire you to be the person you want to be.
To encourage you to reach your personal goals and go beyond your perceived limits.
To guide you in living your absolute best life.
The jobs of our trainers, and their role as "coach", is one of the most important jobs in the world!
This week is going to be AMAZING!
This week is all about taking incredibly skilled and passionate trainers who are excellent at what they do and giving them the tools and inspiration to be EXCEPTIONAL.
At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness we are all about continual improvement. We approach each day with the desire to become better at what we do.
This week will will embark on the journey of growing into exceptional coaches so that we can be our best for those who give us the amazing opportunity to support them in their personal journey towards being their most incredible self.
We look forward to meeting you soon at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness - Brunswick.
Training for a Cause
The week of January 14th
Join us for a free Training Session and Support Midcoast Humane
Are you ready to get serious about setting goals for 2019? This 20 minute webinar will give you the tools and strategies that help create meaningful goals and then accomplish them.
Are you looking for inspiration? Join our free Facebook Group:
Join our free private FaceBook Group - Healthy Living with Wilcox Wellness & Fitness to connect with us live. Daily we post all things healthy living - pro tips for healthy living, recipes, and weekly workouts for you to do at home. We will answer any question you post and we encourage you get involved in the discussion.
Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.