Innovative Fitness & Wellness

Innovative Fitness & Wellness


Last night's "Cardio Finisher" with Tony, Erik and Bobby. One of my favorite ways to finish a training session as it adds volume, tests mental toughness and challenges clients physically when they're already exhausted 👍
Hey Innovators make sure you register and visit us tonight for a special Combat Kick Class at 6 pm and Yoga at 7pm. All visitors will have an opportunity to win a FREE Self|Will T-shirt! Congratulations to Bob Oulette for winning yesterdays free raffle a new Innovative Hoodie!
I'm teaching Combat tonight for Robin. Who's getting it in with me?! Pamela Magnano Jennifer Snow Jennifer Sprague Carol Ann Marie
Huge thank you/shout out to my awesone trainer, Brooke, for taking time this morning after my training session to help me set up and time the Fit for Summer name challenge workout. So great to have this challenge done by 7:30 am Monday morning!

This is what Innovative is all about, supporting us unconditionally.
Innovative Fitness & Wellness pride week. Rise and Grind Bootcamp. ✔️
In order for you to understand the impact IFW has made on my life, we must rewind time to a little over 3 years ago. On April 26, 2015 I was attacked by a German Shepherd which resulted in 14 stitches in my face, mouth and lip. That day turned my life upside down and I had no idea what was yet to come. Prior to this day, I was getting into the best shape of my life. I started my dream career at the West Haven VA and everything was falling into place. I never knew how one day could completely change everything. I lost my confidence and myself. I became afraid of everything and isolated. I had so many unanswered questions and began to blame myself for the attack when in reality, it was just one of those “wrong place at the wrong time” scenarios. I began to comfort myself with food and didn’t care what I ate or how much. I would destroy a pack of Oreos, a whole bag of chips, and fast food without hesitation.

A few weeks later the Depression and Anxiety took over my life. I was diagnosed with PTSD and the downward spiral continued. I continued to comfort myself with food and thought that I was going to feel like this forever. I gained 35 pounds which seemed to happen in the blink of an eye. A year and a half later, a great friend of mine Brittany Gervais introduced me to IFW. I am forever grateful for her and the day I came to my first Bounce class. I was scared, uncertain and doubted myself because I was about to step out of my comfort zone for the the first time in a year and a half. When I walked through the doors, I was greeted by people at the front desk and in class. I will never forget how Pamela Magnano made me feel so welcomed and I felt like IFW was the place for me. I left IFW feeling empowered.

Monthssss later I was getting stronger, leaner and overall healthier. I unexpectedly needed to have surgery on my legs twice which took me off of my feet and out of IFW for a few months. After I recovered, I returned but for some reason I couldn’t get back into the swing of things. At that point I had gained another 20 pounds. I would make it to a class here and there and my eating was not the greatest. I felt like I was going in circles and could not “get back on the horse”. I was still struggling to find myself and it felt like I would never be found.

On April 9, I began a journey at IFW which was called the “Fit for Summer Challenge”. To be quite honest, I was very nervous, anxious and afraid. I was about to REALLY step out of my comfort zone this time. I knew other IFW members who completed this challenge the year prior and loved it so I figured it was time to see what it was all about. Through the weeks I broke down my walls, completed challenges I never thought I could, and changed my diet for the better. Dieting is something I always struggled with. It is not 100% perfect but it has significantly changed since the beginning of this challenge. I feel more in control of my life and finally found myself again. I have met so many incredible people along the way and cannot thank them enough as well as William Clayton Mackie and the other trainers at IFW. I still have a long way to go but “Fit For Summer” kicked my life off into a new direction. One with confidence, strength and the desire to continue to grow and improve. I am forever grateful for how IFW has changed my life for the better. I am healthier, I am stronger, I am happier and I am bigger than anything that life throws my way. Thank you IFW for saving my life 💗
Innovative Fitness & Wellness has completely changed my life. Throughout my teen years and my early 20s, I was overweight and unhealthy, and I had low self-esteem. Since joining Innovative about four years ago, I have not only lost about 50 pounds, but I've also made lifelong friends, gained self-confidence, and accomplished fitness goals I never would have imagined possible. This past October, I accomplished my goal of running a half marathon in 2:10. I would have said you were crazy if you had told me three years ago I would even attempt a half marathon. My transformation would not have been possible without the amazing trainers at Innovative. There aren't words to tell them how grateful I am for what they've given me. I actually look forward to going to the gym now! Some of the people I've met there are now my closest friends. It's more than a place to work out; it's an entire support system to help you live your best life!
I started my journey at Innovative Fitness and Wellness about a year ago. Never would I have imagined the transformation I have gone through since then. Thanks to William Clayton Mackie and the other Innovative trainers and members I truly feel like a new person. The guidance and support is incredible and sets this gym apart from all others. I recently completed the T60 program and now apart of the Fit For Summer challenge. T60 was a life changing experience. It’s dedicated workouts and nutritional guidance was definitely the jump start of my new healthy lifestyle. Words cannot express my gratitude for Will and the whole Innovative experience! I am a stronger, healthier and happier person thank you Innovative!!!
For anyone is interested in the Transformation 60 Program beginning in January. I will be have a brief Q&A session after the Innovative Fitness & Wellness Thanksgiving workout at 9 am tomorrow about the program details. There will be a limited time 20% discount on the program this Saturday the 25th.

Innovative Fitness and Wellness is an elite training facility with incredible personal training services, one of a kind group fitness classes and comprehensive nutritional services.

[03/20/20]   We’ve moved our classes online!! Next week all non-members can sign up for a special “virtual” live membership so that we can all stay active while stopping the spread of the Corona Virus! #theinnovativeexperience

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March Innovator of the Month: Caelan Haddock

Congrats to our first athlete to receive our Innovator of the Month award - Calean Haddock!

Caelan came to Innovative with the hope of improving her knee strength and mobility enough to return to soccer after ACL reconstructive knee surgery. She was dissatisfied with her rehab progress and not being able to be the effective player she was prior to her injury.

With the help of Innovative trainer, soccer coach and physical therapist Sal Penta along with Caelan's extreme determination she has been able to return to soccer form! Caelan performs strength and conditioning with Sal at our studio a couple times a week and commits to training on her own with the guidance of Sal, on and off the soccer field.

You can read Caelan's full story
to get a true understanding of her incredible resilience and drive to return to the player she once was and beyond!

Caelan will receive 2 free strength and conditioning sessions and other cool Innovative swag for her tremendous efforts! Congrats and we wish you continued athletic success! Caelan came to Innovative Fitness and Wellness with the hope of improving her knee strength and mobility enough to return to soccer after ACL reconstructive knee surgery. She was at her wit’s end... 01/26/2020

Recipe of the Week: Lasagna Soup

Got the winter blues? Cozy up with a hot bowl of this nutritious and delicious lasagna soup! Paleo Whole30 Lasagna Soup Ingredients 2 tablespoons avocado oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 large garlic cloves 8 oz grass-fed ground beef 8 oz Italian sausage 1 28oz can diced tomatoes, with liquid 1...




1176 Farmington Ave
Berlin, CT

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This page was designed to give up to date information to our members/clients about IFW programming, discounts and news. We also seek to inform the public at large and spread the message of the IFW proven philosophy in the areas of fitness, wellness and nutrition! Welcome!

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 9pm
Tuesday 5am - 9pm
Wednesday 5am - 9pm
Thursday 5am - 9pm
Friday 5am - 9pm
Saturday 5am - 6pm
Sunday 5am - 6pm
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