about

Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other ~ Paulo Coelho 

Hello!!! I am thrilled you are here! Let me introduce my self. I am Anna Willard, a Kettlebell strength coach, published author, motivational speaker, creator of ironwilltrain, and a movement nerd on a mission to give you Hope. 

Ironwilltrain is designed to physically empower you towards a life beyond your dreams!  With the art of the Kettlebell exercises and healthy eating habits, you will start to feel how hope is alive in YOU! 

I have a talent to meet you right where you are at physically and mentally. While at the same time, I gently move you past comfort zones challenging and strengthen you mentally and physically! My goal as a coach is to allow you to strength your hopes and dreams and believe in your powerful self!

My exercise journey consisted of many injuries and failed goals (read my full story here). Understanding how movement is medicine, I have healed and become stronger from these injuries. Exercise and movement continues to give my hope and allows me to dream again and again!

My journey of discovery hope through exercise and athletics started at the age of 13 years old when I made a vow to myself to play college basketball in honor of my cousin Kelly McAleer after his death at the young age of 16 years old. Kelly inspired me to play basketball and through this sport I was able to create hope for myself.

This journey of hope has been learning how to move through the dark times of deaths, depression, and abuse. During these darkest moments in life, I discovered how I am able to shine by physical training my body to move past the heart aches.

I want to empower you beyond the person you ever thought you could be! Hope is alive and it is alive in you!  You are meant to shine with hope!  Hope comes alive in our physical health!

My passionate dream is to help you cultivate your hopes and dreams by improving you physical health. Together we will shine Hope and light the world!

Ironwilltrain programs include both in person and online! 


I am true Washingtonian born in Spokane and currently live in beautiful Seattle. I am the oldest from a family of five.

Through years of training I was inspired write my first book! Spark your Youth: A 21-day fitspirational to give you hope and the power to believe.  Seeing first hand how hopes and dreams go hand in hand with physical fitness, I decided to write this book.

Writing this book inspired me to apply to graduate school. I will earn her Masters in Psychology and Theology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology starting fall of 2017!

 

Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

 

When I am not coaching, writing exercise programs, or teaching a workshop, you can find me at the beach reading exercising, journaling and simply relaxing.

THANK YOU so much for taking time to learn more about me!  I would love to hear from you! Email Me!

 

 


~ Fun Fact about me ~

  1. I have a love obsession with popcorn
  2. I don’t drink alcohol I just drink Kombucha like all the time
  3. My best friends are my sisters – Love them!
  4. I love the overcast  65 degree days, long walks and Coffee – yes of course, black and strong!
  5. The only way to keep me still is in book store. Its hard for me to sit still.
  6. Road trips are my fav! Sometimes I just go for long drives in the country to clear my mind
  7. I have gypsy spirit and always looking for the next adventure (hence why I love road trips)

Your turn tell me the top 7 things I should know about you! 

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