This is Allison. Everyone say, ‘Hi Allison!’ Allison is the owner of our Brunswick location. Allison lives in Harpswell and enjoys kayaking with her husband, Eric and dog, Moe along all of the amazing coastline and islands that the area has to offer. Allison has been kayaking for many years and has struggled with lower back pain after spending time sitting in her kayak.
When shopping for a new kayak a few years ago she asked about a more supportive seat to help increase her comfort in the boat. She was told that she needed to build her core strength in order to support posture through her back, and not rely entirely upon the seat back for support.
One of the benefits of owning a personal training business is that you have access to a lot of training opportunities. Since opening Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in January of this year Allison has been participating in 3 training sessions per week just as we recommend to our clients as the sweet spot for great results.
This summer she has noticed an incredible improvement in how she feels in her kayak. She sits upright in her kayak with ease. Not only does her lower back no longer hurt, but her posture allows her to paddle more effectively with her mid-section and not incorrectly with her shoulders.
This results in greater power and speed when paddling so more distance can be covered without being fatigued - and that means that she’s able to beat Eric one of their favorite shoreside lobster roll stops. Allison is exploring greater distances this season and spending more time on the water with less discomfort.
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I’ll never forget the moment I decided to go for it and join this business full time. Mike and I had been at a business conference in Orlando and he was laying it on thick. Our goal all along was for me to join the business once we had been in operation for 5 years… because you know… most businesses fail in the first 5 years.
If I was going to leave a corporate job that I loved - I wanted to know that it was the real deal. Don’t get me wrong - it was always my dream to own my own business - it was always my dream to make a positive impact. I just didn’t feel ready - 3 years in. I can see the street we were crossing, I can see the crosswalk, I can feel the breeze on my face and I remember the inflection in Mike’s voice with the words that changed my life…
“If not now, when?”
These words changed my life. Those words were the push I needed to shift my mindset and just go for it. I made the decision - we went for it - and I never looked back.
And now... I am living my dream life. Our business supports others in living their best life possible. Our business empowers other entrepreneurs to create a positive impact in their local community. And - I get to do it all with my very best friend from anywhere in the world. Like today - we are working, writing, and creating content out at our camp.
I am so very thankful that I took the leap when I did. It was probably the scariest and most difficult leap of my life - but nothing in life that is worth doing is easy.
Can you remember an exact moment from your past that completely changed the direction of your life? Or - is there a decision you are waiting to make? Can I push you to take the leap?
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Lots of love,
It’s been said that fear of failure is fear of growth. It can be pretty painful when things don’t go as planned, but I am thankful for everything that I learn every single time I fail and I wouldn't trade that wisdom for the world.
I heard on a podcast recently that most actors have to go to 100s of auditions to get one yes. That is 99 nos and a lot of people give up. UNLESS - you count every no as one no closer to that one yes. Can you imagine that mindset shift? You go to an audition, you pour your heart out and you get your 89th - ‘no, sorry we don’t think you are right for this role.’ Instead of being discouraged you are encouraged - SWEET - 89 nos - I am getting that much closer to the yes. And you are - because you learned something new in those 89 experiences. I am constantly getting nos - learning and failing - failing and learning and I know (or I hope) that is getting me this much closer to my big YES. I don’t even think of it as failing any more - just trying something new that didn’t work.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned by failing at something? I’d love if you joined the conversation on our Facebook Page. Leave your insight in a comment here so we can all learn together!
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When Mike and I first opened Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, we worked intensively with our business advisor through CEI (supported by the Small Business Administration). Tom was amazing for us - 1 part business advisor, 2 parts marriage counselor, and 100% amazing.
When Allison was in the process of evaluating our franchise offering, we recommended that she find her local CEI office and get connected with an advisor.
Opening a new business is one of the scariest things anyone will ever do. It takes guts. It takes courage. And it takes a lot of faith.
Allison's advisor, Brad helped her evaluate the numbers so she could make the best decision possible. As Allison said in this article, “This is the scariest thing I’ve ever done. CEI’s help gave me confidence in the numbers. Every time I feel that entrepreneurial dilemma, I go back to the numbers,”
I (we) are so thankful for the incredible free resource of CEI that we have in this great state to support small business. We would not be here today without you. Thank you, CEI!
If anyone is interested in starting a new business and wants to hear more about our experience, please don't hesitate to reach out. There are so many great resources that are 100% invested in your success.
CEI wrote an incredible article on the Allison's story - click here to read on.
WILCOX Brunswick has launched their new training program with Training for a Cause - free group training sessions (with a donation to MidCoast Humane). Through this process, they have raised over $700 to support the organization.
CONGRATULATIONS Allison, Paul, and Tennyson on making such a great impact so early in your local community.
Click here to learn more about Training for a Cause in Brunswick, Maine.
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In just 2 short weeks we will be open for PRIME TIME in Brunswick, Maine! So very exciting and it feels surreal.
The amount of work that goes into franchising a business is pretty incredible but it will all be worth it! We had such an awesome visit with the whole family in Brunswick on New Years Eve. Our son, Hazen who is 4 and our daughter, Brooklyn who is 1 year and 5 days joined us for a visit.
The gym is coming together nicely. Allison and her team have done an incredible job getting set up. Brunswick, Maine - you are in for a treat!
I couldn't help myself, I also did a little video walk through...
MaineBiz stopped in and did an awesome article on the opening of our Brunswick location.
Read the entire article here!
Final touches are being put on the gym this week. Next week we have all the Brunswick trainers in Bangor for training.
THEN the week of January 14th we will be hosting 20 FREE training sessions in Brunswick. Be sure to get registered HERE:
It's happening! It's going to be awesome.
We are beyond excited for the impact Wilcox Wellness & Fitness will have in Brunswick.
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