Ward has devoted his life to helping others discover their best selves. This journey has led him from getting a nursing degree to helping underprivileged California youth in Americorps, to designing the experiential education program for troubled students in public schools of Maine. He continued this journey as a Kenzai trainer, and then as our head trainer developing the Kenzai trainer team to help thousands around the world.
Ward’s training style can be summed up in two words - validate and educate. Everyone comes to their fitness program with their own challenges, hang-ups, and strengths. He works to meet trainees where they are, understand their situation, and collaborate to find the solutions that get results. Empowerment and knowledge is always the goal.
When he’s not training Kenzai trainees or organizing the training staff, Ward can be found ripping up the ski-slopes and mountain-bike trails of New England. When he’s not outside he’s often in the cinema catching up on the latest art house films or whipping up fresh, delicious food for his family.
ALL ABOUT WARD WILLIS - KENZAI TRAINER
“Approach fitness with a harm-reduction model. Eliminate the things that are causing the most damage first, and focus on progress, not perfection. Everyone has a different starting point. Don’t compare your starting point with another person, just get started!”
Location: Portland, Maine
Masters Degree, Counselor Education
Bachelor of Arts
- NASM certified Trainer
- Training with Kenzai since 2012
- Joined Training Team 2013
- Head Trainer since 2016
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