We are so excited to welcome Jake Stutzman to our team at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness. Jake started working with us through the Innovate for Maine program in June of 2016. He continued to work with us part time as he finished his final year at UMaine. Jake graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing with a concentration in Management Information Systems.
Jake is joining us as our new Assistant Manager. This is a new role in our business and Jake will be responsible for marketing and business development. We are so excited to have Jake on board and we are looking forward to delivering more value for our clients.
Jake is so excited to be working to support the mission of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness to help people enhance their lives by forming healthy habits they can sustain for a lifetime. He is looking forward to getting to know all of our clients, support their goals, and share their stories.
Please join us in welcoming Jake to the Wilcox Wellness & Fitness community!
Our trainers are blown away by Nicole Barbeau. She has made so much progress in just a month of training with us - even the trainers notice her confidence as she is training. We love your determination, Nicole! Keep it up, you are inspiring us all!
We are so excited to welcome our new intern, Tom Hazelton who is a recent University of Maine graduate. Tom’s main role through his internship is to assist our clients with our Peak Performance System which is our two part warm up and one part cool down. Tom is looking forward to assisting our clients with the Peak Performance System!
We are so excited to be rolling out our enhanced schedule today! We added 26 new sessions to the roster so we now have a total of 87 Group Training Sessions to choose from weekly.
Brand Spankin New Sessions:
Our hours have also extended at night – sessions now start as late at 7pm.
The schedule is live and you can check it out here:
We are super pumped to be offering this enhanced schedule because we know the biggest obstacle that gets in the way of people achieving their health and fitness goals is scheduling. With this enhanced schedule we are moving that obstacle out of the way and helping more people achieve their health and fitness goals.
A healthy mindset is so incredibly important. It is the framework for everything in our lives, the lens from which we experience the world. Hannah, we are so honored to support you in your growth. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your health and fitness journey.
We are so impressed with Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is a stay at home mom to a 6-month old and 3 year old. She started training with us because she wanted more energy and stamina to keep up with her busy household.
Kim is doing an amazing job in our program! She is balancing it all - she is a busy working mom who has made the decision to be committed to her health and fitness. Kim is attending 3 training sessions a week and is enjoying her new healthy lifestyle. Way to go Kim!
I recently had the opportunity to tour the Hope House Health and Living Center in Bangor and I was incredibly moved by the work the organization is doing and the stories of the people who are benefiting from their service. The Hope House is made up of three parts - a low barrier homeless shelter, a health center, and transitional housing unit. Their mission is to provide shelter, food, housing opportunities, and medical and mental health care as a steppingstone to self-sufficiency for persons experiencing housing insecurity in our community.
One story that struck me the most was of a divorced father who stayed at the Hope House after making the tough decision between paying his rent or paying for his children’s health insurance. Most of the people who stay at the Hope House are there just for a short period of time while they are finding work, addressing medical or mental health issues, or are seeking affordable housing.
The Hope House provides a lot of support for their guests but they are always short on personal care items. Basic things like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc... Things that we all take for granted but make a huge difference in our daily lives and in the way we feel about ourselves. Have you ever left the house without brushing your teeth (by accident?) I know I have done this and it just feels awful all day - you can't wait to get home to brush them! Imagine not having the resources or ability to access a toothbrush or toothpaste.
So – we will be doing at WILCOX for personal care items for the Hope House. To make it interesting, for every item our clients donate they will be entered in a drawing to train their trainer.
Our senior trainer, Katie is known for telling clients to make the training session ‘the best part of the day.’ Our clients are chomping at the bit to make their 30-minute training session the best part of her day.
When approached with this opportunity to train a trainer, Mike Deveau, a client of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness said he would start the session with Jump Squats on the TRX followed by TRX pikes with only 8 second transitions after doing burpees on a Bosu ball. This would be followed up with the sled, sprints, sled again, with the Christmas board as the finisher… twice.
If I were a trainer, all my fingers and all my toes would be crossed that Mike isn’t the name drawn for this prize.
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness will be accepting donations of personal care items – things like: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, socks, etc.. May 22nd through June 5th.
A few people have asked us why we are doing the drive for personal care items of all things. It all comes down to Maslow’s theory of needs – food, housing, health, hygiene, safety – if those foundational needs are met, then people can work on bettering themselves. The Hope House has a good handle on the food, housing, health, and safety – it is the consumable hygiene products that they are regularly short on. At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness we help support people in becoming the best version of themselves. Helping the Hope House secure hygiene products is a natural extension of what we do.
We are so excited to be able to make a positive impact in our community this way.
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
This is what it is all about and this postcard made my day!
We just received this postcard from one of our amazing clients. Her name is Sarah and she is on a quest to travel and experience the world. How cool!
Sarah just got back from Mexico City where she climbed to the top of Piramide de La Luna. She said she thinks a year ago she would have had a hard time getting to the top of them and she would have been in a world of pain.
Her weekly workouts have taught her to not be afraid of the discomfort and when to push and when to rest. She even said that she wasn’t sore at the end of this journey.
This is our WHY. This is why we do what we do at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness – so that people like Sarah can climb Piramide de La Luna with confidence, enjoying each and every step of the way.
It is not about how much you can lift, how fast you can go, or any fancy fitness tricks. It is not about what you do in the gym. It is about what you do in the gym that prepares you for everything else in life. It is about being capable and confident.
It is about doing all of the things in life that you love doing. And enjoying them…
It’s about doing the things that you love to do without suffering through the experience. It’s about enjoying the climb, enjoying the journey, and feeling great at the end. Not suffering, not being sore for days so that it ruins the rest of your vacation.
Find the things that you love that set your soul on fire. For Sarah, this is travel – exploring the world and climbing to the top of the Piramide de La Luna! She knows that in order to enjoy that – she needs to invest in her health and fitness.
Putting the work in at the gym will gain you these type of experiences, more fun, and enjoyment.
Thanks again for letting us share your story, Sarah!