I’ve been interested in healthy living ever since I could remember. I always loved the way that exercise and good food made my body feel and I had a low tolerance for feeling crummy due to poor nutrition and lack of exercise. I am embarrassed to admit that I used to be a bit intense about my food choices. That is not to say that I didn’t LOVE the occasional cake, ice cream, or pub food (still do!!). But when I was cooking at home, it was all organic or bust. 100% homemade - even down to our salad dressings and condiments. I would spend hours in the kitchen prepping our meals for the week. I loved the process.
📸That’s Brookie making ‘the face’. It’s her thing now that she is 13 months.
Then, I became a mother and blessedly, I have loosened up a bit. I no longer have the time [ore desire really] to source our ingredients from 4 different locations. I still LOVE eating and feeding my family healthy, fresh, nourishing meals. Now - I just would rather play with my little nuggets than spend my life in the kitchen.
I am in a phase now where I am finding a new balance. Taking shortcuts from the grocery store so there is more time with my kids and figuring out what tradeoffs I am good with making. Like, for example - did you know that you can get riced cauliflower in the freezer section now? AMAZEBALLS.
Anyway - I am happy to say that I have learned a lot along the way so if you have questions, leave them here an I will be more than happy to answer!
I am looking forward to connecting with you!
Recently I have been sharing myself more publicly. It’s certainly not comfortable but my goal is to connect with more people here in order to make more of an impact in this world… I am so happy that I made this shift.
I have always been a person that loves people - I guess that makes me a people person. I would rather as questions and get the other person talking than share my own stories. Growing up, my mother told me that I could get a turnup to talk.
This question asking approach works well in real life but it dosen't float as well on social media. I would post a question and... crickets...
I am opening up more on social media and enjoying the process and LOVING connecting with people on this platform on a deeper level. Recently, I shared this photo and caption.
Hey there - it's me, Paige. I’m a girl from Rangeley, Maine - I graduated high school with 18 people and I’ve been in the health and fitness business for almost 4 years. It feels weird to me to say that I am in the health and fitness business. I actually have a masters in business administration and never in a million years did I think that I would be in this world but I absolutely LOVE it!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s make this month’s edition all about love! You ready? There’s no food I love more than my mother’s lasagna, no actor I love more than Will Farrell no vacation spot I love more than Costa Rica and no ice cream flavor I love more than Ben and Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk. I am Enneagram Type Seven - the enthusiast: The Busy, Variety-Seeking Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered (eek!!)
I met the love of my life 13 years ago on a blind date and married him 5 years later. I definitely married up - Mike is my best friend and partner in all things and he knows the way to my heart is long talks of making plans for the future.
Read the full post here...
These are the connections that I made by opening up a little bit about myself:
LOVE seeing posts like this from our clients who are #makingithappen. I love that Jacqueline makes the connection between training and life - that we can get used to tension in our life (and in our bodies) and it isn’t until we let it go that we even realize it was there.
Thanks for sharing, Jacquelyn - and for letting us share. So happy you have found a more kind, more gentle approach with your body and life.
You deserve to feel incredible. You deserve to absolutely love your life. You deserve to have the energy and motivation to ENJOY doing all of the things that you love to do.
You deserve to live your life without any limitations.
Our training programs are about one thing and one thing only. Empowering you to take control of your life. Empowering you to live the life you have always dreamed of. And empowering you to live your life to the very fullest.
ENERGY. CONFIDENCE. STAMINA.
? Worried about pricing? Don’t - Most of our clients train with us 3 times per week and pay just $39 per week. We also have training programs that calculate out to just $26 per week.
? Worried if you can make the time in your schedule? Don’t - we have training sessions that run all throughout the day 5:30am to 7pm.
? Worried about keeping up? Don’t - our training sessions are run by certified personal trainers who are there to modify the training session so you have the best experience possible.
Learn more by scheduling a quick no obligation phone call ? with us to see how we can help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
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We run our business a little differently than many in our industry. We require long term commitments to a training program to help our clients get long term results in a space where drop in training is the norm. We have a long(ish) and intensive(ish) onboarding process designed to set clients up for success and let them know what to expect along the way. We send a lot of emails that provide value around establishing a positive mindset and living your best life outside the gym. We dedicate time, energy, and resources to engage and connect with people on social media, meet them where they are and strive to add value. We have bazillions of free resources on our website to help get people started with healthy living in the privacy of their own home if they are not ready or they are too intimidated to join a gym just yet.
None of these things are revenue generating activities. But we are committed to continue to provide this value. We are about creating impact. Impact in our the lives of the people we serve. Impact in our communities. And impact for our our team. We are so proud of the business we’ve created, and we know that our tribe will always be on board with the way we choose to live out our values in the work that we do!
The video below is a montage of our WILCOX Trainer Promise - the values the out trainers commit to deliver on inside each and every training session.
We don't hire our trainers because they love fitness [they do] - but a lot of people in we hire them because they love people and they love helping people live their best life. And that makes an incredible community here at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness.
We would love the opportunity to welcome you to our community. We understand there’s a good chance you never considered joining a personal training program. We get it. It’s easily something that people think they don’t have the time for it or it is cost-prohibitive to work with a personal trainer. But - we designed our group training program just for you. We know you are busy and that your schedule is different week to week that is why we have training sessions that run all throughout the day 5:30am to 7pm. That is why you only need to register for training sessions an hour in advance [and take yourself off the roster with an hours notice - for times when you get pulled into a last minute meeting or your kid gets sent home sick from school.] That is why you don’t need to commit to any one training time slot - come to the sessions that work best for your schedule on a week by week basis.
And the pricing? It is important to us that you work with a trainer who will meet you where you are, coach you on proper form and technique, and care for you as an individual so that you get the best results possible. It is also important to us that you don’t pay a fortune for this service. Yes, we are more expensive than other traditional gyms. But we are not a traditional gym. We are a personal training business. Every time you train with us you are training with a full time certified personal trainer who is 100% dedicated to your success. Our trainers live, breathe, sleep, and obsessed over the client experience [your experience.] Most of our clients train with us 3 times per week and pay just $39 per week. We also have training programs that calculate out to just $26 per week.
We would love the opportunity to get to know you and help you gain energy, confidence, and stamina. You deserve to feel incredible. So, be honest… are you ready to try something new?
Schedule a quick call with us so that we can learn more about you, your goals, and what you are looking to get out of a training program.
We are so excited to chat with you!
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We are so excited to announce the 2018 total of our Check-Ins for Charity program!
Last year our clients checked in to our facility over 2,300 times, donating a total of $934.40 to Sarah's House! A special thank you to all of our clients that participated in Check-Ins for Charity and showed their support for this incredible organization!
Sarah’s House provides a 'comfortable home away from home' for cancer patients and their caregivers while they are receiving cancer treatments in the Bangor area. It has been a place of hope and healing for more than 287 guests from 14 of Maine’s 16 counties. In just 4 years, Sarah’s House has saved guests over 550,000 miles of travel to and from treatments.
We are so thrilled to continue this partnership between our clients and Sarah's House and we look forward to seeing what 2019 will bring! Together we do more good!
Here is how our check-in for charity program works – every time a client checks in to Wilcox Wellness & Fitness on Facebook we will provide a donation to Sarah’s House. We will tally up all the check-ins on a monthly basis and cut a check directly to Sarah’s House.
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Wow! How time flies when you are having fun!
I want to touch on something that I noticed: If I am not diligent on getting to the store on the weekend and taking the time to prep my meals, it can lead to a disaster for my week. Initially I thought the nutrition side was going to be easy, but I may “eat” my words on this. It is fairly easy to understand the “whole food“ aspect but if you don’t have time to implement it by making time to get to the store to get the essentials and then preparing the food... Uh oh watch out.
I realized very quickly that I need to make time to go get my groceries, just like I make time to go to the gym - both are equally important.
For breakfast, I drink a Mojo and have a smoothie every morning. The key for me again, is to make time to go to the store. No morning mojo or smoothie if you don’t have the ingredients. When you don’t have the ingredients or the time to make healthy meals, it can be so easy to reach for something fast and unhealthy.
I learned that firsthand! By not having fresh veggies or fruit, or any whole foods on hand to eat, it’s very easy to slide into the old habit of ordering a pizza at night; which used to be my staple about 3 to 4 times a week. In the last 12 weeks, I have only ordered 2 small pizzas, so I will still take that as a win.
I will say that when I follow the nutrition I feel a lot better! I can tell you that I have noticed the “bloat” go away, I am not retaining my water as much, and my energy levels are coming back, and yes the weight is starting to come off slowly. When I introduce sugars, ahhh not so good, my energy levels go down, my workouts are harder to attend, and I can’t give the 100% that I need to be giving.
So I am making it a point to get to the store each week and make my food the night before. My food game is back on and I am going to WIN!! Will I slip again? Maybe, but I know the effects it has on me, so I will try to stay diligent as possible.
Another reason to stay on track? Well it was brought to my attention by one of my trainers, and I guess I did not really pay attention to it, but my recuperation time to get my breath back during workouts is getting shorter!
I am getting stronger. I am getting healthier. One step, one day at a time.
Stay healthy and be safe!
Inspired to commit to your health and fitness now? Download this free QuickStart Guide:
This free QuickStart Guide that has been used by many of our clients and is proven to increase your energy levels and help you feel great. This free QuickStart Guide includes a full 7 day whole foods based meal plan, a simple to implement exercise plan, 18 delicious whole foods based recipes, and daily encouragement from our trainer team to help you stick with the program.
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Start your morning off right, grab your Mojo recipe below!
Starting your morning off with a little Mojo begins the hydration process for the rest of your day. Learn about the benefits of a delicious refreshing treat with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger and water!
I have a love/hate relationship with exercise.
I can go for months on a healthy exercise regimen that I truly like and then get easily side-swept into a different direction of unhealthy habits. Why? Because it is easier to fail.
Excuses as to why I am not exercising are easy to come up with: Work is busy, kids have sports, a dinner meeting, folks are in town, girl’s trip, freelance work or simply, it’s just cold to go outside. Each time that I put off exercising, it leads to another time I do it again…leading to another 2 weeks and then, well, I failed.
At my most unhealthy, I felt defeated. I didn’t go to the gym with a friend because it wasn’t a good time for my schedule. I didn’t walk with my friend because my running shoes are uncomfortable...and it was cold out…and...and. That is where “the gully” is on the rollercoaster. It’s the part of the amusement park where the track goes underground and out of the way. You are scared, you can’t see, and you have no idea where you are. It's unsettling and unhealthy.
Luckily I have great friends that have found a way to collectively help each other out. We share our exercises, our nutrition tips, and schedule time to work out together (thanks to Wilcox's "Share The Love" month). I am now on the part of the rollercoaster that is climbing up to the top.
I’ve found a consistent exercise schedule that I love, I am eating healthier, and
I am done making excuses.
Photo credit: Ed Troscianiec
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness' flexible schedule allows me to schedule any workout around a busy week. I love that I can go online and see what I have scheduled and take inventory of the number of workouts I need to finish the week. It makes it so easy. The training is also fun and the feeling after a hard workout is gratifying.
I’m in a good place right now. I’m setting reasonable diet and exercise goals and I’m bumping my workouts to the top of my priorities list. I truly feel like my best self when I’m exercising consistently, so I’m holding myself accountable and plugging each time into my Google calendar with the support of my employer and my family. And you know the tippy-top of the rollercoaster where you can see the sun and look down to on the whole park? That’s where I want to stay.
That downhill fall on the rollercoaster is way too scary and you don’t want to hear me scream.
Are you curious about our training program? Or our community of super positive, awesome people that are chomping at the bit to support you? Not sure you are going to like it? Not sure you can do it (you can, promise!)?
If you are someone who has been on the fence about making the commitment to a training program this TRIAL program is for you!
NOW is the time to see for yourself what we are all about.
Included in the 2-week trial program is:
PERSONAL TRAINING: 2-week UNLIMITED access to our Group Personal Training Program - we have over 100 sessions to choose from on a weekly basis run by certified personal trainers who are there to coach you to be your very best. (ProTip: just 3 sessions per week is the sweet spot for getting great results)
GOAL SETTING: A 30-minute goals workshop where you will discover the secret to achieving anything you ever wanted.
NUTRITION SUPPORT: Habits for Massive Impact - learn the 5 habits that will create the most impact in your life. (spoiler alert: 4 of them are nutrition related)
MUCH MORE: Over delivery is one of our core values - we love to under promise and over deliver to delight our customers.
All designed to set you up for success. You bring the great attitude, be fueled, and hydrated and we will take care of the rest.
Looking for a workout that you can do wherever - whenever? Look no further! One of the most common questions we get asked before people travel is: "I want to stay active while I'm away, so what can I do without access to a gym or equipment?"
The possibilities are endless. You can do a lot of body weight exercises wherever and whenever you want and still get a good workout in. Here is a workout that will get your juices flowing and help you stay active without any equipment needed.
Squat to toes with overhead reach
Lateral lunge with rotation
Overhead side bends
Squat to lunge and twist
Plank with shoulder taps
Deadlift with reverse flyes
Squat with rotation and overhead press
Lunge around the clock
Full body rotations
Kneeling hip flexors
There you have it! A complete workout to do whenever and wherever you are without a gym or equipment!
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