Will Power Fitness
Looking for Personal Training in New Fairfield CT?
I met with Will from Will Power Fitness in New Fairfield. Will Power Fitness handles all the personal training at Prime Time Fitness located in New Fairfield, CT. Will got his start while training friends & family during his college years for what he refers to as "lunch money". After graduating College he went on to work as a Sports & Fitness Director for a local non-profit.
After spending a couple years as a Sports, Fitness & Recreation Director he got married, and wanted to start a family. Will knew that he couldn't start a family in Fairfield County with a non-profit salary. He decided to renew his National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Training Certification to start training full-time.
Will Power Fitness wasn't born just yet. Will started at a local "group personal training" studio called Earthfit. After working there for 10 months he explained that it was time to move on because there wasn't as much growth potential as he was led on to believe there was.
He then joined Revive Fitness's branch at World's Gym in Brewster, NY. Within 3 days of working personal training in Brewster a Training Manager spot opened up in New Fairfield. Will made the hard choice to come back to New Fairfield and train within a mile of his previous employer, Earthfit. "It wasn't my ideal situation, but I had to take the promotion for my family's sake," explained Will.
Will soon realized that the situation he was in at Revive Fitness wasn't much different than at Earthfit. He was met with constant backlash as he tried to grow the business in different directions. Will stuck with Revive to learn as much as he could about running a personal training business and sales.
Instead of repeating the same process Will decided to offer to buy out Revive Fitness. A short few months later... Will Power Fitness was born.
What made you want to get into the Personal Training Business?
I value helping people. I loved my time working with youth, and always felt better at the end of the day. After having two back to back terrible employers, and decided to run with it myself. I wish I did this earlier. Will Power Fitness is so much different than any other personal training business in New Fairfield, Danbury or even in Connecticut. I had been a die-hard Crossfit Junkie for years, and loved the community that they had created.
Taking what I've learned at in Crossfit classes, personal training conferences, and knowing exactly how NOT to setup a personal training business gave me a real plan to follow. I knew after working at Revive Fitness that I didn't want to have crazy contracts. I wanted to seal my personal training clients with a handshake instead of a lawyer-ed up piece of paper. I wanted to give all my nutritional information up for free instead of charge for it. Most of all I wanted to do things my way, and give people the results that they pay for.
What's the toughest thing that you went through when opening Will Power Fitness?
One thing is for sure, my previous employer Earthfit. She wasn't too keen on me opening up a Personal Training business of my own right next door to hers. In fact, her sister wrote bad reviews on my social media pages. She slammed me on her facebook right after I left which was expected, because that's how it is in the personal training world.
I can't even tell you the half the grief I got from my previous employer, Earthfit. I got phone calls about my website that I couldn't say this, or I couldn't say that. I'd get letters from her lawyer threatening me not to violate my non-disclosure agreement. Heck, I'll probably get some crap for this participating in this review!
That's no problem though, because I know if you've got haters than you're doing something right!
If a customer was to choose between Will Power Personal Training, and 3 other businesses just like it - why choose yours?
You get me! That is the number one reason. Will Power Fitness combines many different aspects of training into one comprehensive 1 on 1 training program. You've got a dynamic warm up that specifically targets the weak & inhibited muscles with activation while stretching the over-active muscles. Following the warm up you've got a 45 minute personal training session with me.
I'm a total form nazi! We'll have your exercise technique down pat within the first month of personal training. Whether you'd like to lose weight, gain muscle, trim, tone or all the above with Will Power Personal Training we'll achieve all of that and more. Little do you know, but during the training session I'll be employing behavior modification techniques to change your habits, mindset, and empower you to be the best version of yourself. After our training session we'll do mobility to further stretch those over-active muscle groups, and allow you to recover from our workout session.
I've been to Crossfit, worked at "Group Personal Training" studios, and I can tell you with confidence that there is not another program like Will Power Personal Training. We give it all to you, the corrective exercise, powerful workouts, behavior coaching, and mobility infused cool downs.
One thing was missing from Will Power Fitness however... The community. The reason bootcamps, crossfits, and other group personal training gyms are so effective is that they instill a cult-like atmosphere. I'm not saying Cult in a bad way. I totally drank the cool-aid while I was throwing 275 pounds over my head at Crossfit.
However, after reading extensively about behavior modification, habit creation, and psychology I realized that being part of a group was one of the biggest factors to secure positive behavior change. So now I offer a kettlebell class which is free for all my personal training clients.
The Kettlebell class meets on friday's at 6:15am, and 7:15am and so far I've received great feedback about it.
Wrapping things up with Will Power Fitness of New Fairfield
Will's lengthy story about the origins of Will Power Fitness was certainly interesting. He gives a lot to his clients, and enjoys what he does immensely.
Will Power Personal Training CT
3 Dunham Drive
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Handyman Pro of Fairfield County
Looking for a Handyman in Ridgefield, Wilton or Weston CT?
I met with Al of Handyman Pro of Fairfield County who handles handyman work throughout Ridgefield, Wilton, Weston and the rest of Fairfield County. He was in the trades industry for the 30 years, building new homes, fixing older homes, and restoring almost everything.
People looking for Carpentry Services call Al for many different needs from Windows, Cabinetry, and Hardwood Flooring to Lock Replacement, Doors, and Skylight Installation.
He’s your local jack of all trades Handyman who will handle any home improvement job.
What made you want to go into the Handyman Business?
People always need something fixed at home. Having 30 years of experience in the industry I knew that I could do right on every handyman job I received. Helping people in the community is a great feeling, and people really appreciate the fair price I give them.
What was the toughest thing about opening your Handyman Business in the Ridgefield, Wilton and Weston Areas?
Although I’ve lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut all my life the hardest thing about opening my Handyman business was getting my name out there.
I could tell you a hundred things that weren't hard! Now that Pro Handyman Pro of Fairfield County is off the ground the only thing that can be difficult is scheduling. I try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to timing my jobs, but sometimes jobs can take longer than expected.
If a customer was to choose between your Handyman Business, and 3 others just like it – why choose Handyman Pro of Fairfield County?
I’ve been in the trades for what seems like a million years, and I’ve seen it all. I’ve got the utmost confidence that I’ll be able to handle a job faster, and better than any other Handyman in the business.
There are a ton of people in the Handyman niche nowadays. A lot of them have gotten their start because of fixing things around their own house so they figure they could do it for others while making a couple bucks.
Handyman Pro of Fairfield County is different. I’ve been in the trades for the last 30 years, and moved into the handyman industry to help the local community. It’s hard finding a fair price these days. I get a ton of repeat customers, and referrals because of my honest pricing.
Wrapping things up with Handyman Pro of Fairfield
Looking for Athletic and Personal Development in CT?
I met with Keith Deyo the owner of The EDGE Performance Training located in the Danbury Sports Dome. The EDGE Performance Training works with youth athletes and their families by providing them with the tools and resources to maximize their genetic potential. Their unique training programs provide a three-dimensional scope of training to tap into and develop the body, mind and soul.
The EDGE Performance Training located in Danbury CT isn’t anything like just seeing a personal trainer. They specialize in working athletes both young and old. In order to ensure that every client is a perfect fit they even have a 90-minute qualification process that each athlete must undergo to be accepted into one of their programs. The athletes that are truly committed to outperforming their competition and ready to put in the work on and off the field will do very well in this initial qualification process.
If a customer was to choose between The EDGE Performance Training, and three other athletic training facilities in Connecticut – why choose yours?
The results we have had with our youth athletes does the talking. We do very little talking about the success of our athletes and taking all the credit for their success. We allow the athlete to shine and look forward to seeing them reach their goals and dreams. Being able to provide development mind, body, and soul while at the same time really getting to know our clients and their families sets us apart from other programs in our area.
A high percentage of our scholastic athletes often become Captains of their sports teams at school, excel in their classes with 3.5+ GPAs, and set huge goals each year to accomplish both physically and mentally. Personal development has become a huge part of our training, and we expect our clients to be committed to succeed both on the field, in their community and in the classroom. Our facility is a low risk high reward environment that breeds excellence while attracting some of the area’s most talented, hard working, committed, well rounded youth athletes and their families.
Training the body, mind, and soul is the key to having a huge impact all year long with our athletes. Follow us on Twitter @successct or find us on Facebook @TheEDGEPerformanceTraining or Instagram @The_EDGE_Performance to see our testimonials.
If you had to start over from Day 1 – What would you have done differently?
I would have focused 100% in my business rather than spending the first few years doing it part time. Getting a dedicated facility was the key to our growth. I wish I could go back as an athlete because at age 32 I was already 3 knee surgeries in, and told I could never play sports again. That’s not where I saw myself at that stage in life. I was wired for sport and competition and looked forward to being very active every day. All of the banging on my body throughout my childhood and as a 3 sport collegiate athlete had finally caught up.
That was tough, as a youth athlete I would of loved to have a facility like ours to train in. I also wish I had someone take the time to show me how important personal development and building up my mind was when I was growing up. Physically we are all limited, but mentally we are all unlimited. Mindset is the difference between the goods and the greats; the greats are mentally focused and willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want.
Wrapping it up with Keith of The EDGE Performance Training in Danbury CT
I had never actually been in the Danbury Sports Dome until my interview with Keith of The EDGE Performance Training. They’ve got an amazing facility there. The turf they use is low impact, and makes a huge difference for any athletes training directly on it. Keith speaks about his training system with such conviction and energy that you can easily tell that this is a true passion for him.
The EDGE Performance Training
25 Shelter Rock Ln
Looking for a Tree Service in Danbury CT?
I met with Bill of the Danbury Tree Service Pros. He's got two tree work crews, and a lot of history in the tree service industry. Bill has been working with his hands since the young age of 15, and personally supervises every tree removal that his tree service handles.
Bill has been in the Tree Business for over 20 years, and has seen it change from a tight knit group of professionals to a much larger and less professional group. After the storms of Irene and Sandy there have been tree services popping up on every corner in Danbury. This influx of "Tree Removal Experts" has created a bad name for the tree care industry, and resulted in a common distrust of tree care professionals.
Bill knows that it won't be easy to improve the name behind tree services in Danbury, but he's devoted to changing people's minds one tree job at a time.
If a Customer was to choose between L & T Tree Service, Barts Tree Service, and Torcasio Tree Service - why choose yours?
We've got nothing bad to say about L & T Tree Service, Bart's Tree Service or Torcasio. Each one of those professionals are great at what they do. Bart's handles some very tricky tree removals throughout Fairfield County as a whole. The guys from Land and Tree are great guys, and they put 100% into every tree removal they do. Torcasio Tree Service has been here almost as long as we have. Tony, the owner of Torcasio is a great guy, and he runs a serious tree work crew.
What it really comes down to when choosing the right tree service is price and availability. Bart's Tree Service, L & T, Torcasio Tree Service, and our Tree Service will all do a great job. Each one of us handles tricky tree removals, and other tree work. We don't really know any of the other tree services in town as well as these guys.
Do your research, look at each tree service's website, reviews, and make some calls. Compare quotes, and availability. We won't always be the lowest in town, but we'll make sure you get taken care of very quickly.
Wrapping things up with the Danbury Tree Service Pros
I know who I'll be calling for my next tree removal. Bill is a real stand up guy, and he's answered the previous question much difference than most people do. It was great meeting Bill, and learning about his tree service.
Danbury Tree Pros
42 Lake Ave Ext Ste 159
Danbury, CT 06811