Since I was a little girl, it has always been my dream to own my own business. I just didn’t know what type of business that would be. What I did know, was through that business, I wanted to work to make the world a better, more beautiful place. That is exactly what I wrote in my college acceptance essay to the University of Maine Business School. My favorite childhood book was Mrs. Rumphius – a story of a little girl’s great aunt, Mrs. Rumphius, who made the world a more beautiful place by spreading lupine seeds from Maine all over the world. I wrote in my essay that I did not yet know how I would make the world a better place but I knew I would do that through business. After school I was recruited to work for a company that sold scientific products into the biotechnology industry. I did feel as though I was making the world a better place because the scientists I was working with were working to solve problems like cancer, diabetes, and malaria. This however was not what set my soul on fire.
Mike and I met in my last year of Undergrad at UMaine. Mike was a long time personal trainer and I was always so inspired by the work that he did with people and the impact that he is able to make on the lives around him. When people commit to health and fitness, everything else in their lives falls into place. It is absolutely amazing to me – they have a better relationship with their family, they are able to advance more quickly in their careers, and overall their outlook on life in general is so much more positive. This not only effects the individual who is benefiting from the healthy lifestyle but everyone surrounding them – their spouse, children, boss, employees, co-workers, and even the mail man. This is the change in the world that I am so honored and excited to be part of.
In an effort to affect more people than Mike could train one on one, we opened Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in 2012. I believe that through health and fitness, we can make the world a better, more beautiful place to be. This is why in 2015, I decided to come on board with the business full time to help be a catalyst to that change. My goal is to help Wilcox Wellness & Fitness positively effect more of the people in our community. I am so excited to see the ripple effect this change will make in our world.