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.

Owner/Fitness Trainer: William Mackie

Will has been in the fitness industry for many years. He holds a bachelors and a Master's of Science degree. 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.)

In addition, Willam Mackie holds certifications in Cardio-kick boxing, Senior Fitness, and Pilates. He has a wide range of experience in many other types of fitness class instruction as well. He also has experience personally training an entire spectrum of ages, body types and goal aspirations with great success. He has also trained numerous highly recruited high school and college athletes. Will has written numerous online health and fitness articles, worked both as an independent fitness professional and as a program coordinator, trainer and class instructor. With the creation 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.

Our Personal Training Staff

Jennifer Gawlak - Jennifer is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Jennifer has worked as a personal trainer for multiple years helping clients of all age ranges achieve their health and fitness goals. She also has experience in a physical therapy clinic and home health aide. She has also run a successful business as an Herbalife distributor. Jennifer specializes in weight loss, lean muscle development; as well as in working with seniors and fitness beginners.

Greg Clancy - Greg is a passionate, results-driven and knowledgeable certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M.) Greg has over 11 years experience designing and monitoring safe and effective fitness programs. He genuinely cares about people and wants the best for all of his clients. By providing the appropriate challenges, as well as motivating and inspiring them to the fullest possible he believes he can help anyone strive to reach there goals. Greg has an ability to educate and encourage the "trainer" within each client and create an experience that yields lifetime lasting results. Greg is capable of helping clients reach any goals they may desire but flourishes when it comes to those that want to serious burn fat as well as athlete training.

Marie Hughes - Marie is a Certified Personal Trainer through The American Aerobic Association and International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA). Marie is a living testament of how one can transform there bodies and outlook on life. Marie was able to change her nutritional habits and find her passion for being physically fit which allowed her to lose a tremendous amount of body fat and increase her physical abilities dramatically. Though, she is not finished with her own journey, she has been able to use her real life experience and education to empower, inspire and help others achieve results that they never once thought possible. Marie enjoys working with individuals that are new to physical fitness and adopting a healthier lifestyle. She is more than happy to be your health coach that has been there before and can be in your corner to help guide you along your own health journey.

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!

Notable Past and Present Clients

Mike Bivins - founding member of the legendary R&B Group, New Edition and Bel Biv Devoe as well as a successful entrepreneur.

Crisis Jordan - founding member of CT based hip hop group Phar-City.

Nick Puorro - CT and World APA and WPA Powerlifting Champion

Roxanne Selph - Former President of the NAACP Middlesex County Connecticut Chapter

Andre Drummond - Trained during High School Years, currently a player for the National Basketball Association Detroit Pistons

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