From Suzan, on her accomplishments:
From Suzan’s trainer, Scott Philbrick:
Having the opportunity to train Suzan and see the transformation she has made, in a short amount of time, makes my job incredibly satisfying. Being able to witness, every week, the changes mentally and physically which can come with commitment to one's self is a great experience. Suzan is proof, with set goals, mental fortitude, and the determination to succeed anything is possible!
From Suzan, about her Trainer:
"Scott is more than a trainer, he is my friend. I know he will never let me hurt myself, nor will he let me “wimp out”. My first workout with him, I was on the floor, after doing the shortest plank in the history of the world. Out of breath, I thought I would take a quick rest on my hands and knees. Scott told me to “stand up, be proud of yourself, you did it!” That stuck with me. If he thinks I can do it, then I should know I can do it too. He doesn’t let me give up, and has helped me believe in myself again. To hold my head up high because I tried.”
Things Suzan loves about Wilcox Wellness & Fitness:
“Wilcox looks different because it is different. You are not just another “member”. You are with friends here, who will do everything to help you succeed in reaching your goals and who truly care about you as an individual.”
We love that Rich realizes it’s a lifestyle - not a temporary fix or "diet." It is a way of life that can change your whole outlook and attitude towards self-confidence and the way you live!
From Rich – about his journey
After starting and stopping several programs and plans over many years, I found a program that helped me get my nutrition and focus right. However, even with those two important pieces of the puzzle, I knew that something was missing. That missing piece was fitness. I had no problem sticking to healthy “clean” eating, but had no idea where to start when it came the fitness piece.
I had been an overweight, inactive child. This followed me all the way through life. I had tried gym memberships before, and I felt like a fish out of water. I knew I needed someone to help guide me into a new and healthy lifestyle. I was motivated and ready! I searched through online listings and found Wilcox Wellness & Fitness and decided to stop in…but I chickened out! I decided to make a phone call…but you guessed it…I chickened out again. So I sent an email and soon received a phone call from Mike. A day or so later, I met with Jon, and decided to give Wilcox’s Wellness & Fitness a try - a decision, I am so glad I made!
I have seen some great results on the scale. Having lost close to 90lbs since adopting a “clean nutritional plan” and beginning training with Jon. I have also seen some great results that can’t be measured on the scale. I have a major boast in confidence, improved posture, and an overall better attitude. I can do more with my son, and occasionally beat him in a race.
From Rich Thomas – about his training sessions
Jon keeps sessions interesting, and fun. I can’t believe, I now refer to working out as fun! Jon is a great encourager and motivator, and has helped me to stay focused on my goals. Jon has designed a customized program to accommodate my fitness level and injures, all while, helping me achieve my fitness goals.
From Rich’s Trainer: Rich started training a year ago - the change he has made for his health has been phenomenal. When Rich first started, he was new to the functional fitness approach. He was used to traditional gyms where it is easy to fall into a comfort zone; however, comfort zones are not conducive to creating change. It requires a great amount of courage to get uncomfortable and change oneself. Rich found that courage and created his change. Now he moves better and looks healthier, but most importantly, he has a different sense of confidence about himself. He has embraced a new wellness mindset, with working hard in the gym and keeping himself honest with food choices. I am proud to be a part of his health and wellness journey. He has had a positive impact on others around him, himself, and myself. Continue to make an impact Rich!
At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, we strive to help you live the healthiest life possible by giving you the tools and resources to make small changes that can have a large impact on your health. This image outlines the top 12 fruits and vegetables that have been found to have the highest levels of pesticides when conventionally grown. These pesticides can cause a negative impact on your health. Strive to purchase organic fruits and vegetables that are listed on the dirty dozen. This image also shows the clean fifteen – the fruits and vegetables that have the lowest levels of pesticides when conventionally grown. Of the items listed on the clean fifteen, money can be saved by buying the conventionally grown option over to the organic option. The best choice for the most nutrition options is always organic and local available at Bangor area farmers markets.
It was 1 year ago today that Lori made her commitment to healthy living and began training with us at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness. We received a letter this morning from Lori in which she shared her 365 day journey with us. Lori's story is a journey of consistency and dedication to a healthy lifestyle. In the last year, Lori has truly enhanced her life by forming healthy habits she will keep with her for a lifetime. Here is her letter:
Thank you Lori for sharing your story with us! Congratulations on your accomplishments over the past year. Enjoy the rewards that your healthy lifestyle brings.
-Wilcox Wellness & Fitness