My daughter Kendall and I showing off our splits.  with willPower we reached our goal.

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. Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 7.50.40 AM

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.

willPRaeanne headshotower & 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.

Stacey Lei Krauss

Stacey Lei Krauss

Stacey Lei Krauss is the creator and developer of the globally recognized barefoot cardio fusion program, The willPower Method®. Specializing in foot-fitness since 2000, she helps people understand why and how to develop healthy, fit bodies, from the ground up. Reiki practitioner and student of transformational arts, she's a mover, writer, traveler, and general truth-seeker. Recipient of the 2014 ECA Best Female Presenter Award, she's the Mindful Music Advisor for Power Music® and has programmed educational courses and workouts for Nike , Vibram FiveFingers®, BOSU®, Schwinn® Cycling, and Peak Pilates® .


  1. Casey
    Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 8:37 am ·

    willPower for life!
    I always tell people that this program is a game changer. There is nothing else like it!

    Congrats to you!

  2. Angela Tripp
    Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 10:40 am ·

    What a great blog! Thanks for sharing, Raeanne! Prod to be part of Team Michigan with you!

  3. Julia Collins
    Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 11:29 am ·

    Raeanne, I could not help smiling the whole time reading this blog. Thanks for sharing & for all of us that teach it weekly it is not a surprise. This program is TRANSFORMATIVE! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

  4. Meg McNeely
    Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 3:42 pm ·

    Raeanne ~ Just loved reading this! I agree with the above statements…a smile on my face the whole read. What a fantastic testimony you AND your daughter are to the willPower Method!

  5. Kay Fountain
    Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 5:27 pm ·

    Wow Raeanne! beautiful! love you! :)

  6. Tracy Vicente
    Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 6:45 pm ·

    Beautiful! GO TEAM MICHIGAN!

  7. Jennifer DeLuccia
    Jennifer DeLuccia
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 9:32 am ·

    Great willPower testimonial! Way to go Raeanne!

  8. Sara Haley
    Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 11:07 pm ·

    Love this. So glad you are part of the team!