Hattie Maguire’s Story

“In May of 2018, I went to my first Power Up class at Coach Will’s gym, WillPower Training.  I’d been a runner for years and thought I was in okay shape, but this was something completely new for me. I stuck with it for eight months, lost ten pounds and started to see some changes in my body shape, and then I got stuck. Will told me I needed to clean up my diet, but I stubbornly assured him that I knew everything I needed to know about dieting. I just wasn’t doing it.


“In January 2019 I finally decided to see if Will could help me. I planned to just do the challenge for 30 days because I really thought I only wanted to lose ten, maybe fifteen pounds, but at 30 days, I was down 18 pounds and feeling better than I had in years. I decided to keep going and by the beginning of March, I was down 25 pounds! I couldn’t quite do the full 90 day challenge because I had a spring break trip planned, but on day 82, I was down 31 pounds –from a size 10 to a size 2.

“Five months later (two months post challenge!) I’ve maintained the weight loss because I’ve learned how to better monitor my diet and I’m running faster than I ever thought I was capable of running.

“I’m not following “the plan” strictly, but I’ve learned how to adjust and maintain — even when I hit some pretty stressful patches and I just wanted to sit on my couch and eat ice cream!

“People keep asking me how I did it and the only answer is Coach Will. He knew just how to push me when I needed it most and always had the right words to motivate me when I was looking for an excuse to quit. The personalized support–via text, a phone call or in person — made all the difference.

“I’ll always be grateful to Will for helping me see what I’m truly capable of and getting me in the best shape of my life.” — Hattie Maguire

Katy Dinkelmann’s Story

“In July of 2016 I gave birth to my second child which resulted in some serious medical challenges. I had atypical HELLP syndrome, resulting in kidney failure, liver failure, and a blood infection. I spent three weeks in the hospital after delivering, during which I had multiple plasmapheresis (removal and exchange of all blood plasma) and five surgeries. IMG_1458In the 6 months following, I had three additional surgeries, many hours of physical therapy and was off work in order to recover. Once my son was a year old, I was ready, physically and mentally, to get back into shape.

“I went straight to my tried and true method of calorie counting and exercising. No results. I re-grouped, cut more calories, and continued to increase my exercise. No results. I was baffled because I have never had a problem losing weight, even after my first child. As I continued my weight loss efforts (Beachbody, Isagenix, etc.) I reached out to my physician about my concerns. My physician, after reviewing my diet and exercise and tested me for metabolic disorders, thyroid, etc., could not understand why I was not able to lose weight. After consulting a second physician, I was sent to an endocrinologist. After several tests, the endocrinologist concluded that I would just have to accept the weight gain. The damage that my body/metabolism had sustained from the array of serious medical challenges was significant. The endocrinologist even offered a prescription, that could help me lose up to ten pounds, but it would only be sustained as long as I took the medicine. This was not an option for me, as I did not want to take another prescription.

“Extremely frustrated, I told myself I would continue to exercise and eat right, for my health, even if I did not lose weight. I had began training at WillPower and loved the workout and the atmosphere. It was challenging and motivating all in the same session. image3Will fosters a health community that is accepting, inclusive and encouraging to everyone. Will recognized my commitment to my health and saw how discouraged I was with my doctor’s opinions. He offered to take on the challenge and help me lose the weight that seemed impossible to shed. In 90 days of working directly with Will I was able to transform my body and lose 25 pounds!

“My energy levels have skyrocketed and I have motivation that I thought was lost. Will’s knowledge of nutrition, exercise and the body combined with his encouragement and patience helped me obtain weight loss that I thought was unreachable. I can look at myself in the mirror with confidence and no longer hide when a camera is near. Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for Will and his willingness to take on a challenge that my doctors deemed out of reach. I am forever grateful for his willingness to take on this challenge.” — Katy Dinkelmann

Monica’s Story

“I was not happy with how I looked and felt! I figured since I was in my 40’s nothing would work anymore, until my friend told me about Will’s plan! She did it and looked great!

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“Will put together a meal plan exactly to my liking (which was not easy being that I’m so picky and a plant-based eater). We put the plan in place and it began working. Will didn’t just guide me through what I was supposed to do, he taught me things I never knew about.

“I asked a lot of questions and his knowledge always helped me understand how and why this program works. I never felt like I was doing this alone, he was always there for me! ‘One meal at a time’ he’d tell me everyday when I’d check in with through text message. I never could have done this on my own!

“When the weight started coming off my clothes became looser and soon after that I had to buy smaller sizes which was something I never thought would happen. Now over 30 pounds lost I couldn’t feel better about myself! I haven’t been at this weight since I was 27.

“Thank you so much Will!” — Monica

Peggy Minier’s Story

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“Recently I celebrated the end of my journey with Will. It took me 53 weeks and I lost 75 lbs!!! I am not Will’s typical client that lost their weight in the expected 90 days, but nothing about my journey was typical. I became Will’s challenge.

“When I started out along with my husband, Will warned me that we all have different journey’s and no two are the same. He said that men lose quicker and women are built to retain fat. I soon began to hate my husband’s journey as his number in the weight loss were leaving mine in the dust, but I would soon find out that it is not just about the numbers on the scale and Will’s motto, ‘It’s not a sprint,  it’s a marathon,’ rang true.

“From the beginning my weight loss was extremely slow and after 2 weeks Will had to already tweak my plan. I began to worry that Will would drop me from the program and even voiced my concern to him. He told me if I give 100% commitment to him, he would do the same for me. Through every holiday, birthday, anniversaries, wedding showers and any other celebration that you can think of throughout the year. I was 100 percent true to the plan. I found that some people get very uncomfortable if you are not eating what they are. Some even try to sabotage you. Not sure if they would do that to someone that was an alcoholic by offering them a drink. But really that is what I was with food….I liked to over indulge in the bad stuff.

“My biggest achievement on this journey came 79 days in. I had decided to go in for my physical,  after putting it off for years. I had my cholesterol checked and my results were nothing short of amazing. My total cholesterol went from 240 to 158, and the same results across the board for the rest of the tests. For me, this was all the proof I needed that this plan was making me healthy on the inside and outside.

“The program was easy to follow,  get up in the morning, weigh yourself,  text Will, do your stairs and eat every 2.5 hours. My husband and I would prepare all our food for the week on Sunday and that way there would not be an excuse for having to eat off plan. The cardio sounds simple and it is,  but it is not easy. In the beginning you walk up and down your stairs for 15 minutes. I swear I died on the stairs in the beginning and was out shopping for a ranch and thinking putting an elevator in my house. Still the weight just dripped off, drop by drop. Sometimes there were no drops, and sometimes there were gains. But they started to add up. My body started to form a rhythm.

“Every 4 weeks it would progress would stop and Will would have to adjust my meal plan and/or activity. There would be points where I hated him, but his constant texts and call of encouragement kept me motivated. At times the slow pace was super frustrating, but Will always was there for me. This is where I would have quit on previous plans.  Will’s support kept me going. Let me tell you, if you think you are going to get someone that falls for your whining or complaining, this is not the guy. If I started to even give a hint of complaining, he would say ‘suck it up.’ Yes, I did want to punch him and told him that, but I would not be where I am right now, if he wasn’t like that. I learned that Will was not a crutch, but was a guide to direct me on where to go and what to do. I will forever be grateful to Will for all he has done for me.

“I highly recommend Will’s 90 challenge to anyone that is serious about getting healthy and losing weight in the process. His passion in what he does, gives you results.” — Peggy Minier

Austin Conway’s Story

“52 Pounds in 90 days! Will is a great person to work with. The plan he sets you up with is very easy to follow. Will is always open to answer any questions and help you to your goal. Wills program sets you up for success.

“I was never hungry on the diet and always full. I am very happy with the results. Will understands the challenge of a changing schedule. I appreciated his honesty and coaching.

“This process taught me the importance of eating and the portion sizes that are right for me. I have continued on the plan even after being done with the 90 day challenge. Will wants you to be healthy!” — Austin Conway

Stacy Price’s Story

“I was in need of some way to lose weight. I had tried several other means to not much success. I read a testimony on Facebook of a friend that had gone through Will’s 90 Day Challenge. Her results were great and the process seemed just what I was looking for.

“I read more information on the web page and knew this was for me. The plan let me know what I could eat and when. There was no figuring out what I needed or when I could or couldn’t eat. When I needed a change to my plan, I texted Will, and he was there with an alternative. Will was there with me the whole time. He was available via text all the time.

“I appreciated his honesty and his explanations. Will’s encouragement was outstanding and helped me through those rough days. What I learned from this journey was my body is a machine that needs to be fed to work at an optimum level. Feeding our body every two to three hours allows our body to keep working, burn calories and function properly. This was something I was not doing prior as I would eat breakfast and then not eat again until 1 or 2 in the afternoon due to my job.

“This process taught me the importance of eating and the portion sizes that are right for me. I have continued my plan even though I have been done with Will for two months. I do know that if I ever have a question that I could text him and he would help me out. Will’s true goal is to make all people healthy.” — Stacy Price

 

Sean Zayas’ Story

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“At 217 pounds, I could hardly breathe long enough to bend over to tie my shoes, my big belly choking off my air.  To get shirts that fit my neck and stomach, I had to buy them with sleeves an inch too long. I always felt full but never satisfied. Heartburn set in after almost every meal. Maybe worst of all, I started looking and feeling older and more tired by years. To put my feet on the floor every morning caused my bones to ache, and I started walking slightly stooped, like a little old man. I certainly did not feel good about myself. I was only 45.

“I have known Will for 30 years. I knew that he has always been a man of integrity, discipline, and with an amazing work ethic. When I started reading testimonials on Facebook from others who had been through Will’s 90 Day Challenge, I knew I had to find out his approach to weight loss and health. I committed to the Challenge without knowing much of what I would be doing. I was both excited and desperate, motivated to reverse the poor lifestyle choices I had been making the previous 3-4 years. I freely admit that when I first saw Challenge details in writing, including my meal plan, I was both intimidated and discouraged. I was so used to eating whatever I wanted, and so sedentary and out of shape, that I feared that I could not get through a week, let alone 90 days.

“Desperately wanting to save myself from the downward health spiral I was in, and also not wanting to let down my old friend, I powered through the Challenge. The first week was really hard. The second week was quite difficult, but easier than the first. The first 30 days, in fact, were a tremendous challenge, which is why I think the program is named very well. It is not easy to undo even just a couple of years of bad habits.

“But Will was there. He helped motivate and encourage me, keeping me focused and pointed in the right direction. Together we found the humor in both the achievements and minor setbacks, and kept moving forward. As the pounds continued to drop and I grew stronger, healthy, and happier by the week, the Challenge started to morph from an internal struggle to a lifestyle change which my body freely accepted. When I started, I could not see myself making it. Long before the 90 days was up, I could not imagine going back to eating garbage and laying around the house like a sack of flour.

“In my case, I had some unrelated health issues that slowed my progress a little in the last 30 days. Will kept me focused and continued to work with me to try to compensate for the setbacks that cropped up in those few weeks. We got through. We finished. We prevailed.

“At the end of the Challenge, I weighed in at 187 pounds. I had lost exactly 30 pounds.  The weight loss was so profound that even some of my old skinny clothes from 3-4 years ago were loose and ill-fitting. The large shirts and 36 inch waist pants that I had bought in the last couple years are now all but useless. I can practically run up and down stairs without gasping for air or breaking a sweat. When my feet hit the floor in the morning, they no longer ache.  I walk upright, proud, and full of energy and regained confidence.

“Maybe best of all, I cannot eat the way I used to eat. My mind and body have reset themselves. If I eat anything off the plan, so to speak, my energy decreases and my stomach feels lousy. To sit down and dig into a pizza or a bag of potato chips is highly unappetizing. My body wants the good foods that Will reintroduced me to, not the rubbish that made me fat, old, arthritic and out of shape.

“I cannot thank Will enough for partnering with me! He might have given me years more of my life back to me. If you want your life and your body back, take the Challenge.  You won’t regret your investment in yourself.” — Sean Zayas

Mike Mumford’s Story

“I started my 90 day challenge on June 6, 2017. Weighing in at 322 lbs., I had finally come to the 
end of myself. I was unhappy with how I felt, how I looked and sick of feeling tired and lifeless. I decided 
it was time to change.
 I had heard about Will from a mom on our baseball team and I reached out to him.

“From the 
beginning Will was honest, forthright and very direct. I liked every part of what he said. The 
challenge was easy to understand and easy to follow. I had done weight loss by doing 
something similar years ago that resulted in remarkable weight loss, but it was not a sustainable 
way to live and did nothing to help me understand my personal relationship with food.

“Very
 quickly, I learned that ‘I was empty, not hungry’ and I began to understand how to eat clean
 and combine that clean eating with the right amount of exercise.
 Will’s 90 day challenge is not easy, but Will has put every thought into every excuse you can
 think of and has come up with a solution for each.

“At the end of my 90 days I had lost 55
 pounds and looked and felt so much better. I completed the program during the busiest part of 
the Summer which included playing in four golf tournaments, taking a ten day camping trip
 with my family and living the life of a start up business owner with four busy kids.

“Anyone can do this. Will is an excellent coach and helped me on my ‘journey’ every day. I now 
understand how bad my relationship with food had been. To me, this wasn’t about looking
 better or really feeling better. This was about being a good steward with the life and health that
 I have been given and hopefully to sustain with my new knowledge and behavior. Thank you
, Will for your help and the continued encouragement you still provide.” — Mike Mumford

Steve Minier’s Story

“I am not usually someone that posts anything, but I feel that this is news I need to share. After listening to my son talk about a guy that he worked with making major changes in people’s health, my wife and I decided to give it a try. So in March 2017, we contacted Will at Wills 90 Day Challenge and on March 13, I began my journey with him.

“My weight had been out of control for many years, I was on blood pressure medicine and accepted that this was part of my life, heavy and on medications. Just three weeks into my journey, I was able to come off my blood pressure medicine and this confirmed for me that I was on the right path. 75 days into the plan, I had my annual physical and my doctor was amazed by the changes in my cholesterol and so was I. He said I had the blood work of an 18-year-old.

“My job requires me to travel and even makes it more difficult to maintain a healthy diet, but the tools provided by Will allowed me to still eat healthy, still exercise and make the right choices. With daily communication with Will and some plan changes to meet the changing dietary requirements, Will closely monitored and provided the guidance which helped me lose 73 lbs. over a 5 month period.

“How do you thank someone who has made such a major impact in your life in such a short time? THANK YOU Coach Will for giving me many healthier years and the tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am truly a believer in this program and will absolutely promote it with family, friends, or to anyone who asks.” — Steve Minier

 

Shannon Lalain on the success of her daughter, Parker, diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

“When my daughter was in seventh grade she became sick with what we thought would be a regular, run-of-the-mill virus. This virus, however, changed the course of her life forever. Its introduction into her immune system triggered a genetic allele that was in her system since birth just waiting to switch on. I brought my daughter to the doctor one morning run down with a fever from a virus and left ten days later from a hospital with a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes.

“This may not seem relevant to a weight loss challenge testimonial, but I assure you, it is. Before this diagnosis, my daughter was very active and played basketball, volleyball and ran track for her school. After her diagnosis, learning to control constant drops in her blood sugar levels kept her sidelined. She was embarrassed to take her blood sugar in front of friends and to give insulin in public as well. She withdrew and became less active.

“This reduction in activity, which became necessary with her sports as she struggled with dropping blood sugars, caused continually increasing weight. Coinciding with all of this was a transition through puberty, with all of its challenges and, of course, weight gain. Between the seventh grade and her senior year of high school, my daughter had put on over a hundred pounds.

“During these years, she had tried many diets. She had consulted many nutritionists. She even followed a very strict gluten-free diet for eleven months and lost less than ten pounds. As a child with Type 1 Diabetes, she does see her doctor every three months. Endocrinologists are concerned with her blood sugar levels, which have been healthy, but have not offered any help with her weight.

“Over this past year, her uncle, who has struggled with his weight, successfully lost 140 pounds with Coach Will. As a family we watched his transformation and were so happy for him and proud of him. Because of this, my daughter asked me if she could work with Coach Will and try the 90 day challenge. I know my daughter is very determined once she wants something, so I didn’t hesitate to facilitate a meeting. Her uncle gave us the information and she was off.

“I must say, my biggest hesitation was whether or not Coach Will would understand the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes because it is huge and most people do not. The very FIRST thing Coach Will did was research this difference and make absolutely certain that he understood it and that he felt confident that he could work with and help my daughter achieve her goals in a safe and healthy way. I think there were many people who told him not to work with my daughter because of her medical issues, and I’m so thankful he took the chance on her.

“My daughter started her 90 day challenge on May 15, 2017. As of today she has lost 57 pounds! Coach Will has been there every step of the way to encourage her. I could not be more impressed. Coach Will really has offered new hope for my daughter who really had given up on the idea of ever being able to lose weight. Thank you, Coach Will!” — Shannon Lalain