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Fixing the world, one athlete at a time! Transformative Coaching vs. Transactional Coaching

Kyle D. Will

WillPower Training Studio and Bend High School


Health and fitness is not a part of life, it is a way of life. I truly believe that some sort of structured fitness program is essential to everyone's well being. We owe it to ourselves, our spouses, our employers and our families. At WillPower, we believe in training your whole body as one, not individual parts. The fad term is "functional training". I like to think of it as "life training". Whether your goals consist of triathlons or marathons, or merely playing ball with your kids without pain, we can help you. I have worked with clients of all ages and all different abilities. From young to old I find joy in helping people discover that they can do much more than they think. My personal passion is endurance training, with a strong running and triathlon background. However I thoroughly enjoy working with and training clients with sport specific goals as well. I work with many local programs such as football, baseball, basketball, soccer, swim, track and cross country teams. In addition I would say the larger part of my client base is the typical person just looking to stay fit and healthy to maintain the quality of life they desire. I have worked with people recovering from strokes, knee surgeries, back surgeries, and with special considerations such as arthritis and diabetes. I enjoy them all, and take great pride in helping people discover their untapped potential. Professional Credentials BS Exercise Science - Sports Medicine concentration, Colorado State University, Cum Laude NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist NSCA Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (currently the only one in Oregon) RevMaster Spin Instructor CPR/AED/First Aid certified BHS Cross Country and Head Track Coach Strength Coach - BHS Health, Fitness, and Training Consultant - CPOV Radio Health, Fitness, and Training Presenter in the Central Oregon community.

Coaching, whether it be parks and rec, middle school, high school, college or professionals, has long been ruled by the "good ol' boys network". Coaches are hired because of who they know, not what they know. Or because they once starred as an elite athlete themselves and thus are assumed to know how to coach. But I believe coaches have a very unique and incredibly important opportunity to shape the lives of young men and women, and therefore the hiring process for coaches should be looked at more closely and programs should be scrutinized much more closely to make sure we are not missing thousands of opportunities daily, by having coaches in positions for the wrong reasons. Anyone can coach transactionally....going through the motions and getting the fundamentals done...however what is at stake is far too important to settle for fundamentals alone. Much more can and should happen between the sidelines!



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Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

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