Having a tough day? Or a series of tough days strung together for the last week or month or year... It happens. Of course. And I’ve been there more times than I would wish on anyone. But just so you know, I’ve gotten through it. And you will, too. I always get through it. And you will, too. And I believe that everything in life happens not to us but for us. Every hardship that we go through makes us who we are, prepares us for something bigger, and helps us appreciate the good times even more. A smooth sea didn't make for a skillful sailor. Whether it’s personal, professional, or seemingly totally out of your control. I know you’ll come out swinging. And friend, I’m rooting for you. Anything I can do to help?
I’ve been working full time in our business for almost 4 years now. #timeflieswhenyourehavingfun We have come a long way from when we opened the doors about 7 years ago - it was just Mike (and Oliver) and about 30 private training clients in 4,000 wide open square feet of gym. Today, we have a franchise business 2 locations with about 330 clients and 9 full-time employees. We have learned a lot along the way but we can clearly identify the one thing that has gotten us to where we are. Our mission has remained the same.
Our mission is to inspire people to enhance their lives by forming healthy habits they can sustain for a lifetime.
Every decision we have made in the last 7 years has been centered on pushing our mission forward. That’s not to say we have gotten everything perfect - we have certainly had miss-steps along the way but every decision we have made and will make is in alignment with our mission. And that friends, is our secret sauce.
Lots of Love,
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
Do you have something that you have been thinking about starting? Have you been riding the fence on an important life decision? I could list the amazing twists of fate and strokes of luck that propelled my life to where it is today, but the best decision I ever made was to go all in with our business. It was probably the scariest decision that I ever made - I was leaving a job that I really enjoyed with lots of perks (think: weekly expense account sushi lunches… still miss that!) and I was making really good money with excellent health insurance. It was a #5yeargoal to join the business full time and we were at the 3 year mark. But the timing was right - the business was ready. I was scared.
Then… my mom sent me this quote. Just… start. You know how your mom just gets you and knows exactly what to say in your moments of trepidation. I knew that if I didn’t make the start right then that I never would. So I decided to go all in - lean into the fear and fully embrace all the trembles and all of the uncertainty. And it has been the very best thing I have ever done. I truly feel like I am doing the work that I was born to do. I love my work. My work doesn't feel like work.
And through the business we have been able to build complete lifestyle freedom where we can work from anywhere and in T-12 days we are testing this out by taking our family to Costa Rica for about a month where we will live and work and soak in all of the culture.
Life is what we make it. It’s not always easy to make the start but in my experience, it has always been worth it. What are you going to start?
The first ever High Five Award goes to Nikki Fletcher.
High Fives Nikki! 👋
Nikki has experienced some amazing changes in her approach to training over the last several months. She has really committed to our Habits for Massive Impact. This has allowed her to lose some serious inches and Nikki even says that she loves the way she feels when she is moving! She has even gotten her family to adopt some amazing nutrition habits. Nikki’s positive attitude is contagious - we have never seen Nikki in a bad mood, in fact, she has one of the biggest, best smiles every time she walks in the door. This type of approach to life and to her efforts in the gym have lead to great success!
Congratulations Nikki and we all thank you for your inspiring effort and enthusiasm to health and wellness!
Here's a MASSIVE HIGH FIVE for you!!
Much Love, Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
We are BEYOND excited to welcome Adam Allen to our trainer team. Adam brings with him nearly 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and is super passionate about helping people live their very best lives. We can already feel that Adam is going to be a great fit for our community.
Hi, my name is Adam Allen and I am an ACSM certified personal trainer with nearly 10 years experience in fitness starting back when I was a physical training leader in the United States Air Force. After serving active duty in special operations I went back to school earning my Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in fitness and wellness from Salem State University.
Being a personal trainer has been without a doubt one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only have I helped many people succeed in losing the weight and feeling better, but more importantly, the personal growth and self-confidence that comes with being more fit has been what’s truly not only changed the life of those I’ve trained, but for me as well.
Delivering results and helping people to feel better about themselves and their workouts is what I love to do. I hope to make working out as fun and stress free experience as possible. Specializing in strength training, functional training, sport specific training, core exercise, and circuit training, I am an advocate of keeping people moving, getting their heart rates up, and increasing muscular strength. Remember, there is certainly truth to the saying that there is no elevator to success, only stairs.
I look forward to meeting you and continuing the tradition of making healthier lifestyles. I truly love what I do and I am very excited to be a part of the WILCOX team!
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
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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Hey hey - it's me - Paige Wilcox - and that is me at an organic spice farm in India getting cool oil spooned down my spine. [Let me tell you - in the 100-degree dry heat - that felt AMAZING.] I am obsessed with travel, adventure, and culture. It has always been my #lifegoal to be able to live and work in different countries.
I love the way travel opens you up to view the world in a different way and provides immense amounts of perspective. For the last 2 years, my husband and I have been working on our #lifegoals and planning a month-long live / work trip to Costa Rica with our 2 young kids - ages 4 & 1. We leave in 2.5 weeks - it is terrifying, exciting, and super epic. It’s going to be an amazing adventure!
I am originally from Rangeley - a super small, beautiful town in the western part of the great state of Maine. I come from a family of small business owners - my parents ran a convenience store when I was growing up and I always knew that I wanted to own and run my own business. Not for the typical reasons of ‘being my own boss’ but more for the lifestyle freedom that you can build when you own a business. Costa Rica will be our first experience in ‘working from anywhere’ - wish us luck!
Our clients are busy professionals who are looking to gain leverage in their lives through health and fitness. They are looking to feel better, have more energy, and radiate confidence so that they can do [and keyword: ENJOY] the things that they love doing. We really believe that health and fitness is a strategic leverage point to help you get anything else out of life that you want. Work on your health and fitness and a lot of other aspects of life - career, relationships, fulfillment - will start to fall into place for you.
I’d love to hear more about YOU! Tell me about your #lifegoals. What are you working on? What sets your soul on fire? Connect with us here, on Facebook.
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.