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

 

Julie Gerzich’s Story

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“Coach Will helped me find my way to eating healthy and all that it entails. Some days… I hated him for it. He told me from the start that there would be no cheating or deviating off of the plan and that it would be a complete lifestyle change. He wasn’t kidding. He said if I did cheat, he was done working with me.

“I tested his patience (I am sure) on occasions. I battled everything some days. EVERYTHING! I wanted to change things. But he stood his ground. He wouldn’t listen to my crap excuses, because he knew they were just that. He was firm with me. But some days he would be that ear that I needed. I just wanted someone to know how hard it was for ME. Just me. Not everyone else. He reminded me to take one step at a time. One meal at a time.

“That first day was exciting. I was hungry, but it was exciting. I was lucky enough to have a coworker to do the plan with so we became each other’s cheerleaders. I quickly learned that right after lunch, when I was used to stuffing my face and being FULL, I was cranky!! I was for the first week and a half. But then it started to slowly fade and my body got used to this plan. I was getting full off of each meal. I always thought I needed to eat as much food as my stomach could hold. Well, that is what my head told me.

“That first week, I felt a difference. I was finally eating healthy. My body felt cleaner and happier. I could move easier. Don’t get me wrong, some days… I HATED the plan. I HATED the food. I HATED having to eat all the time. But I kept going because I saw the results. I felt them. Will was always there for me too. Sometimes, I just needed someone to explain what the food and plan was doing for my body. Or for someone to tell me to buck up and just do it!

“When this plan started I didn’t understand why I needed to text someone everyday and tell them my weight… I get it now. When I would see that I only lost .5 pounds, Will would remind me that I was doing great. It doesn’t all come off at once. It’s a process. And after 90 days I lost 50 pounds! I still have a ways to go, but I know how to do it now.

“I recommend this plan to people who have a hard time grasping what it is to eat right and all that it entails. This plan taught me to take care of myself. This plan works!” — Julie Gerzich

Laura Richards Phimister’s Story

“I began my weight loss journey with Will’s 90 day Challenge on February 27, 2017. I was excited and eager to learn a new approach to losing weight as I tried a ton of other ways in my past (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Medical Weight Loss, Nutrisystem and more!).

“My diet and exercise plan was designed specifically for me and my body type and how much I wanted to lose. I was skeptical at first because of the disappointment I experienced in the past with the other plans that promised to deliver, and failed. I can testify that Will’s plan work’s!!

“The amount of cardio (stairs) that I had to do was totally doable and helped me with my mental health and energy. Learning how to eat ‘clean’ has proven to be a positive in my household and now I am teaching my sons how to eat the right way too!

“Everyday Will held me accountable for what I was doing. He would “tweak” things if they weren’t working and add things to only help me succeed. With his encouragement and belief in me that I could do this…I did!

“From February 27 through May 27, 2017, I lost 30 pounds! All within 90 days!! I totally recommend Will’s 90 day Challenge!

“Thank you for believing in me Will!” — Laura (Richards) Phimister

Mark Bennett’s Story

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“Will you changed – and saved – my life. I’m 56 years old and my weight and lifestyle was simply out of control. I was up to 318 pounds in January of this year. Entirely too much weight to carry and no clothes fit at all.

“I was on vacation for winter break with my family and Will’s 90 Day Challenge appeared on my sons phone. After having to stop throwing a baseball with my son because my hip and back hurt, I said to my son, ‘I can do anything for 90 days.’ So on February 27th the adventure began.

“To date I’ve lost over 30 lbs and never felt better. I’ve learned how to balance my lifestyle to eat better and exercise on a regular basis. I’m eating better, sleeping better, working better, and wearing clothes I haven’t worn in 2 years.

“I’ve still got work to do to hit my ultimate goal weight, but now I have a plan and understand how to execute it. Thanks so much. You have changed my life.” — Mark Bennett.

Mitar Rudanovic’s Story

Start Weight: 306 lbs
End Weight: 242 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 64 lbs

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“If you told me I would lose over 60 pounds by eating clean and walking stairs for 20minutes twice a day in 90 days, I would have told you no way … Boy was I surprised!

“Will’s 90 day challenge absolutely rocked my world.  I was struggling with weight loss for years after college. My appetite was always big due to my background in Division 1 competitive football. Also, while playing I suffered from a sickness that ended my career. In that process I gained weight and loss the motivation to stay fit due to not being able to do the physical exercises that I was accustomed to.

“A few years passed on and I would eat anything in sight and not pay attention to what I was eating. One day my younger brother sent me a message that he was 235 and went through a body transformation (using Will’s 90 Day Challenge). He sent me the picture and I was sold. I didn’t care how much it cost because I saw what happened to my brother and I said to myself, ‘I am doing this.’ I asked what he did, and he said Will changed his life. He really encouraged me and my family came around as well to support it.

“I started off at 306 pounds and it was ugly. I always thought I carried it well being a larger guy with a larger frame. Little did I know what I really was doing to my body. So I began the journey and after a few weeks it was unbelievable. I was literally melting.  Today at the end of the 90 days I weighed in at 242 pounds. I had lost 64 pounds on Will’s plan and it has affected every area of my life. I had to go buy a smaller wardrobe instead of larger one.

“Many people have come to me saying how great I look.  They ask me how. I tell them, ‘hard work and one meal at a time.’  It was a long road but an absolutely successful one.  If you put the work in, you get the results. You will reap what you sow. Guaranteed!  Thank you, Will, for changing my life.” — Mitar Rudanovic