Will Jackson, founder of WRKNYC, began his fitness career in 2006 as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. He quickly developed a following with his intense training style by creating a challenging fitness program for all. Will began to build a community for individuals to enjoy being healthy and active together. WRKNYC’s first studio opening was only a reflection of the mission. He encourages members, and people he comes across in his life to be active both outside of the gym and inside the gym. “Being able to exercise is a privilege, and we shouldn’t take it for granted.”
Fun Fact: Coach Will led the Washington Irving HS Basketball team to the city PSAL championship. So it is in Coach Wills’ nature to bring a team/community of individuals together for a greater goal.
Certifications: NASM PT ∙ AFAA Certified Group Fitness ∙ CrossFit Level 1 ∙ Pre and Post Natal ∙ Functional Training Level 1 and 2
Movements like high jumps and squats felt like the good ol’ days to Amanda a.k.a Coach Bakes. Having grown up as a dancer for the greater part of her life and after moving to New York City, Bakes craved another way to stay active. Bakes recognized that same feeling of accomplishment from crushing a performance paralleled to that of completing a WRKout! Coach Bakes believes through movement we find courage. It is with that courage that we build power, strength and confidence to succeed at any challenge we are faced with, #itsonlyaWRKout!
Transitioning from the corporate world, Bakes is pursuing her passion to empower others to feel and be their best self through a healthy and active lifestyle.
Fun Fact: As a kid, Coach Bakes wanted to be a Veterinarian when she grew up. Probably explains her care-taking qualities or the love she has for her puppy, Drake.
Certifications: AFAA Certified Group Fitness ∙ NASM CPT