“I decided to open Will Power Community Fitness after a series of life events that left me searching for a higher purpose and a way to combine my passion for health & fitness with my desire to create community and help people achieve their goals. I spent my whole professional life working for large companies and as I got older, I became less motivated by corporate culture. After the death of my father, a difficult divorce and the end of my banking career leading customer experience, sales & marketing teams, I decided it was time to forge a new path.”
“My vision was to create a fitness community – a place where people who might not otherwise cross paths come together and find common ground through health, fitness, strength and self-improvement. The gym I had been going to became a huge part of my life and my workouts there got me through my most difficult times. I quickly discovered that the benefits of working out were way more than just physical. I found that when I brought a stronger, more confident and healthier version of myself to my daily life…every other aspect of my left benefited.”
“When I learned the gym that got me through my tough times was for sale, I knew that was the sign I needed to jump in and start a new chapter. I became a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, bought the gym…and Will Power Community Fitness was born.”
STAFF MEMBER/PERSONAL TRAINER
ACE/NFPT/Athletic Youth/Precision Nutrition Certified
Chris Ridenour has been in the fitness industry for 25 years. Combining his 25 years in the industry, his own personal fitness journey, BS in Kinesiology, he delivers top of class personal training experiences. Chris’s training philosophy is to develop a personalized training program for his clients. Then within that program making the proper progressions and adjusting that each client is ready for.
ATHLETE, PEACE CORPS, GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
After spending time exploring corporate America & the ‘typical’ 9-5 professional life, Whitney found herself feeling ungratified by her career path. She decided to join the Peace Corps and enjoyed exposure to different cultures, lifestyles and social priorities discovered the value of balance, community, self-love and hard work.
As our Assistant Manager, Whitney brings a unique passion for physical fitness & nutrition coupled with a drive to grow our Fitness Community while helping every member achieve their fitness goals.
In her spare time, you can catch her showing off her 20+ years of experience on the soccer field or getting in touch with nature on a backpacking trip.
GROUP FITNESS DIRECTOR
ACE, Cross Fit, Olympic Lifting & Zumba Certifications
Dawn Bordelon, certified in multiple fitness disciplines, has been helping people to get more active for over a decade. Dawn’s approachable nature, and quick wit will put you at ease even while you’re breaking a sweat!
Dawn sees her role as Group Fitness Director and creator of the POWER HOUR Workout as an opportunity to help people of any fitness level push past their mental limitations, and also to find joy and triumph in moving their bodies in powerful ways. Her mantra is: “Come as you are, and leave feeling more powerful!”
Dawn’s approach to coaching and motivating participants during POWER HOUR classes is this: “Quality movement first…! Quantity will come later…naturally. Just keep showing up and doing your best!”
INDEPENDENT PERSONAL TRAINER
Sufian is a double-certified personal trainer through NASM & ACE and holds PTA global & behavioral change certifications. His passion is to help change people’s lives through fitness. His approach revolves around setting simple & realistic goals allowing his clients to see consistent progress & results. He is a successful men’s physique competitor and is well-suited for anyone who is looking to build strength, muscle mass and improve overall physique.