One of the country’s premiere strength and conditioning trainers and a life-long athlete, Will empowers his clients to “raise the bar” on both their physical and mental toughness. Since the opening of Willspace in April 2011, Will has been among the most sought-after trainers in the business. He spends half his time working with clients and the other half developing his team of trainers through his in-house trainer’s academy.
What do you do best?
One of the things that I do best is helping clients create a body that they are proud and excited about; bodies that not only look fit but also perform optimally.
What makes you the best?
One thing that makes me the best is constantly striving to grow, to understand the body better, the mind and how we deal with our environments. I have a philosophy of constant and never ending improvement. And, the way I do that is by always asking myself, “How can I make this session better? How can I inspire this client differently?” Those questions really help me find unique ways to work with people, inspire them and help them achieve incredible changes in their body and mind.
How will you become the best?
My first aspiration is to create a workout program for groups that is really different and really teaches people how to move the way they were designed to move. I want to take the guesswork out of it and really teach people how they can do things not just at the gym, but on their own, outside, and anywhere else they might be. My second aspiration is to develop an army of the most sought-out trainers in the world. I really don’t think that people are lazy. I think that exercise is approached in a way that is painful and causes injury and really frustrates. The reality is, to create the bodies that we want we don’t have to destroy ourselves; we have to learn how to put our bodies in the proper positions and alignments. We have to be mindful of our movement instead of just trying to rush through it.
What fascinates you?
Anything related to health, fitness and natural movements fascinates me.
One of my coaches taught me the motto, “If I can’t, then I must.” That means to me that if I fell like something is too big or scary to me, then I must do it. I know that it will help me grow and that’s part of life.
My daughter is one of the people that have influenced my life the most. Becoming a dad when I was 18 years old completely changed my life and I would not have it any other way. She drove me to become the best at what I did because I wanted to be able to give her the things that I never had along with being an outstanding role model to her. Today she’s ready to enter college and has accomplished so much. I am grateful to have her in my life.
Paris, for its sculpture museums and consistent architecture. Barcelona, Spain, because you can find something to do every minute of the day. There are mountains near by that are great for hiking and cycling; the sea for swimming, great food and wonderful people; New Mexico for the contrast in beauty between the mountains and the dessert.
My favorite product is FoodMattersNYC, which is a personalized food delivery service that I get from Mon-Fri. Every morning my food is delivered at my home with all my meals for the day. The food is all organic, sourced from the best farms and free-range or grass-fed. It makes the week so much better knowing that I’m putting quality food into my body.
One of my newest passions is MovNat, which is a program that teaches natural movement performed barefoot and outdoors. It’s incredible how much of a workout one can achieve outdoors with just your body and whatever nature delivers.