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Upstart Training
A Message From Our Founder
We at Innovative Fitness and Wellness believe each one of our clients deserves specialized individual attention. From the moment you enter our doors your fitness and wellness needs will be of the utmost priority to us. At our top of the line studio there is no fighting over machines and no one to make you feel uncomfortable. We believe everyone has at least one life changing goal when they decide to begin a workout or nutritional program. Whether it is to lose weight, gain muscle or just look good in a pair of jeans. It's all about reaching to obtain your goals, no matter how small or big they may be. Our motto speaks for itself and why so many people are asking; have you had the innovative experience?

Sincerely and God Bless,

William Mackie

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide unique and engaging personalized fitness, nutritional, and wellness programs and services to a diverse customer population. Our services are based on applicable methods that can be achieved and maintained long term in any lifestyle. Our services focus on goal oriented functional training, whole food consumption and other holistic wellness techniques. Our staff pledges to provide sensible, caring and results driven coaching service for all of our customers. In order to better accomplish the above objectives we will strive to keep our customers excited, motivated and engaged in achieving their goals. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and an internal support system with various healthy group-oriented activity programming.

Where are we located?

We are located in Central Connecticut at 1176 Farmington Ave. Berlin, CT.

Owner/Head Fitness & Nutritional Coach: William Mackie MS,CPT,Pn1

Will has been in the fitness industry for many years. He holds a Master's of Science degree in Recreational Business Management and Administration. He is a nationally certified personal trainer through the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (N.E.S.T.A.), the American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M) and the International Sport and Fitness Trainers Association (I.S.F.T.A.) Will also holds a Level 1 Precision Nutritional Certification

In addition, Willam Mackie holds certifications in Cardio-kick boxing, TRX Training, Senior Fitness, and Pilates. He has also trained numerous highly recruited high school and college athletes. Will has written numerous online health and fitness articles and created numerous fitness and nutritional programs. He has worked both as an independent fitness professional and as a Assistant Fitness Director and Fitness Professional for the YMCA. As the owner and manager of Innovative Fitness and Wellness he is now able to help people achieve their health and fitness goals world wide with his knowledge and experience. Will specializes in wellness based goal achievement, life coaching and body transformations.

Our Personal Training Staff

Jennifer Gawlak - Jennifer's personal trainer, group exercise and multiple senior fitness and functional training certifications were earned through AFAA. Helping her clients feel and look their best is Jennifer's passion. She has been a personal fitness trainer for 10 years and working with seniors for even longer. She believes working out is not just for the young but that it is important for mature adults to exercise in order to maintain their health, mobility, balance and lifestyles. Jennifer is TRX certified and loves to instruct full body TRX classes and stretching. She specializes in functional fitness, strength training, fat loss and older adult fitness and flexibility. Jennifer is patient, caring and skilled in helping a variety of people reach health and fitness goals.

Robin Fontaine - Robin is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council for Certified Personnel Trainers (NCCPT). You could say obstacle course racing (OCR) has literally changed Robins life, when a local OCR event ignited her passion for a new level of personal fitness and challenged her to become a better athlete. In addition to becoming a competitive Elite obstacle course racer and a certified Spartan SGX coach, Robin developed a strong desire to introduce others to the sport as well. She is a true testament to the phrase, "age is only a number." Robin has accomplished all of this at an age when people avoid being thrust out of their comfort zones. She inspires others to feel the excitement of life that can come from new and fun experiences at any age. Robin creates fitness programs that are unique, engaging for all levels of activity, and most importantly, effective!

Matt has a B.S. degree from University of New Haven as well as a general level and advanced personal training certification through the World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.). Matt has plenty of hands on experience in the fitness field with a background in officiating and supervising various college recreational sports programs. He also enjoys working toward his own training goals, as well as rock climbing, hiking, and tennis. He has shown a passion for helping others reach their fitness goals while ensuring that are enjoying themselves along the way!

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