Meet the IFC Team
I was born and raised in Maine, growing up in the Biddeford/Saco area. I graduated from Biddeford High School in 1988. While in high school, my father got me into weight training to improve my athletic performance, but as time passed my attention turned away from athletics and towards bodybuilding, competing for my first time at 17.
I got my hands on every fitness magazine I could, and would read them cover to cover. I got my first gym job in 1988 at the iconic Kings Gym on Main St.in Biddeford.
My love for fitness and helping others improve theirs was fully engrained by this point. I worked at a local gym for 13 years as a trainer, service desk staff, spinning & bootcamp instructor, and in sales. I left in 2011 to pursue a new adventure within my field.
I became Parisi Speed School Certified, to go along with my ACE CPT, ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant, Johnny G Spinning Certification, Sports Nutrition Course through the University of Maine, and numerous lectures & workshops.
The adventure short-lived however, and 6 months later was opening my own 1700 square foot personal training studio in the North Dam Mill. In 2014 we moved and grew into a 6500 full service gym int he Pepperell Mill Center, and now, to our 14,600 square foot faciltiy in the Lincoln Hotel & Lofts.
Exercise does not guarantee a longer life, but when combined with healthy eating habits, will vastly improve the quality of your life. That improvement manifests itself into the workplace, into your relationships, and into your hobbies. I truly feel we owe it to ourselves to invest in our health & well-being.
Service Desk Manager
Kaylee Saulnier, originally from central Massachusetts, moved to Maine just over three years ago and was a stay at home mom for six years prior to joining the IFC family. Kaylee carries great passion for fitness and health, and helping others achieve their wellness goals in a supportive environment. As a mother of three, Kaylee has found that a combination of exercise, clean eating and prioritizing her own wellness has had a significant impact on her mental health and she has passed on her passion for whole-being wellness to her children. Such a positive experience drives her to want to help others start their own wellness journey. Kaylee is ready to assist you in having a great experience from the moment you walk in the door at Impact Fitness Center and through your journey, starting at the front desk as our Service Desk Manager.
Group Exercise Director
Willow is from Southern Maine and has traveled around the world learning from the most knowledgeable people in anatomy, fitness, breathwork, yoga, myofascial release, energywork, tai chi and meditation. Willow now blends a mix of methods in her teaching to give others many ways to find their own wellness path.
Her journey to wellness began after a long struggle with mental illness. She consciously decreased and eliminated psychiatric medication from her life. She found and developed ways of living that alleviated her anxiety and depression. She reclaimed her power and created her wellness. Embodiment and mindfulness practices began to transform her life.
She has found, in her own practice, that a balance of strength training, alternative fitness and mindfulness practices are the perfect mix. Willow also loves being out in nature, hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing and canoeing
Hi everyone my name is Alex I am 22 years old and just graduated from Curry College in Massachusetts this past spring but grew up here in Maine! I became a certified personal trainer during my senior year of college and have dedicated my time to create the best version of myself in and out of the gym. When I’m not in the gym I am working at Lululemon in Portland where I get to help people feel their absolute best in athletic wear.
I’m extremely excited to be part of Impact Fitness center, and to help you reach your goals!”
Personal Trainer since 2005
NASM- Certifieed Personal Trainer
NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM- Performance Enhancement Specialist
Peak Pilates- Level 1
New Leaf Metabolic Specialist
Muscle Activation Techniques Jump Start
Degrees: New England College
Sports & Recreational Management
My view on health and fitness is to make small behavior changes what will help you achieve your outcome goals. It’s not easier to break out habits, but it’s not impossible. Everything you do in life gets easier with time, you just have to give yourself that time.