Stacey Lei Krauss entered my life about 15 years ago at the IDEA World Fitness Convention when I attended her dance workshop, grooveIntensity. I was drawn in by her passion for fitness, her humble and gracious spirit and her ability to connect with everyone in the room. Since then I have attended her Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Beamfit, Pilates, BOSU® and any other workshop she presented knowing I would continue to learn so much from her. Not until a year and a half ago did I realize that willPower & grace® was more than a workshop, but The willPower Method® was program that would change my life.
My daughter, Kendall (who was a lost soul at the time) and I attended a willPower & grace® Phase 1 training together at Ypsi Studio with owner and willPower instructor Julia Collins in May of 2012. We haven’t looked back since. We were the first wPg instructors in West Michigan, which has now grown into a solid team of 6, and we are eagerly awaiting the next training this fall. I was Phase II certified in August of this year. This program has not only improved my relationship with my daughter, but also with myself and others. I am finally proud of my crooked, “not so flat anymore” feet because they are now strong and pain free. My lower back arthritis and disc degeneration is now surrounded by strong and flexible core muscles. I have become a more confident, educated instructor with an ability to communicate with my participants like never before. My own workouts as well as all my classes are now more effective and intentional. I have been able to help at least 5 people overcome their plantar fasciitis and 4 people step out of their orthotics and into a world of healthy feet. I have created friendships with other willPower & grace® teammates because we all work together as a community not as competitors. It’s wonderful to know that when I need inspiration or have a question, I have a team to access for guidance and answers.
willPower & grace®, along with Julia, have introduced me to Isagenix (nutritional cleansing). Through this program I have learned about my eating habits, my own triggers and how healthy I can really feel. I have also been able to help others with the same experiences and exploration of their own nutrition.
I believe that willPower & grace® has given me the tools to reach people like never before. I am helping people make huge changes in their lives, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. I even have found enough courage and support from Julia and my participants to open my own fitness and massage studio, “Get emPowered Fitness Studio”, by the end of the year. Who would have thought that finding willPower & grace® would help me find my own willPower to make a difference.