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Bill Yeager is a leading success coach, personal trainer, inspirational writer and fitness enthusiast. He’s helped over 500,000 people worldwide become inspired to transform
their lives most widely known for becoming a Body-for-Life Champion for the 2001 Challenge. He is the author of several fitness articles, books
and president of Horizon Personal Training & Nutrition.
For over 20 years starting as a child Bill Yeager
has been absorbing education about fitness and physique development. Through his passion for physical change and constant
research as he grew up, Bill focused on his own physical changes always trying new techniques to be the strongest he
could be. Many people would always ask him questions about training, as he led by example of his own physique. Bill continues
to lead by example as a worldwide leader in physique transformations. Bill has also been featured in many popular fitness
magazines, television, Internet, radio, newspaper articles, advertisements, newsletters and nationwide fitness camps. His
endeavor began by empowering people with techniques on how to build stronger bodies, minds and better lives by embracing a
Born in Cheshire, Connecticut,
Bill participated in many sports. He was guided by his passion for change and drive for knowledge about how
to build muscle mass for explosive strength and protection from injuries. As he got older and focusing more on training, he
found he enjoyed the strength and conditioning more than the actual sports. At age 17 Bill was asked to join the State
Open Weightlifting Contest by the Cheshire High School football staff. That year he broke the maximum bench press record in front
of over 23 high school teams, schools and contestants, by lifting 320 lbs. above his chest.
At the age of 19 Bill was trying to make ends meet by becoming an automotive technician
then a contractor, Bill veered away from his fitness routines. His demanding job as a contractor working in a very negative
environment reflected on his attitude, happiness and body, becoming overweight and grumpy to his family and friends.
How the Transformation Began
One day, one of his friends asked him to go to a local gym for
a workout. When he got there and picked up the weights he realized his body had become so much weaker and flabby, with not
enough energy to proceed. Unhappy with his physique and a strong will, he began to "diet" and exercise. The problem was that
he ate only salads and ran around the block every night. This made him smaller and skinny looking with very little muscle.
Not what he had in mind. Now in a smaller frame and body and slower metabolism Bill became very discouraged, quickly
gaining the weight back.
About one year later still unhappy with his health, Bill
decided to take a more educated approach to physique development. Knowing he didn't have enough money for college he read
many books consuming knowledge about proper nutrition, supplementation and strength training. Some of these included
teachings and motivational strategies by Bill Phillips. After his new up to date views he decided to make another attempt
at changing his body. Since 1997 EAS has sponsored the 12 week physique transformation contest, including many valuable prizes.
The time was perfect. The way Bill felt was that if he could change his body, great! But there was more- he had a burning
desire to win. Why? Bill loathed his job so much he knew the negativity around him was destroying him. Problem was, he made
good money so he stayed to make ends meet. If he could win this contest he could change his life and become an example to
others and work for EAS the world leader in sports nutrition and fitness strategies. This was his way out! After completing
the challenge he waited 9 long months with strong hope that he may be one of the winners. Sure enough, in January of 2002
Bill received a phone call from all the judges saying that he had won!
Bill left his job as a contractor to capitalize off his
new opportunities. He found he had reached his goal with chances to work for EAS, Bill decided to put them on hold. His new
desire and purpose was to create Horizon Personal Training and Nutrition to show ordinary people like himself
how simple and fast it can be to transform your physique through proper exercise and nutrition.
Through further and extensive research Yeager developed
a keen understanding and clear vision as to the importance of nutrition in the development of a stronger, healthier body.
These interests lead to collaborations with nutritionists, physicians, physical therapists, top scientists and researchers
of the world through EAS.
In 2002 Bill opened his doors to Horizon Personal
Training and Nutrition starting in a 1200 square foot facility, 6 months later doubled in size and continues to succeed
in empowering people with techniques to improve their physical and mental strength. Building his company off those principles
he believes in reaching down and lifting others up in an honest and positive environment.
After setting goals and reaching them during the competition, Bill found he changed
his physique dramatically. But, this was just the beginning. He didn't realize until later that he built a foundation for
a lifestyle. Now having the energy and the ability to think clearer Yeager has the new confidence that when you put your mind
to something you can accomplish anything!
Knowing we all have things to work on to become better, Bill strives for excellence in
what needs improvement.
Awards & Personal Accomplishments
2001: Body for Life Champion
2004: EAS Lifestyle Achievement Award
coached by Anthony Robbins,
and walked across 10 feet of scolding hot coals
Books, Authored & Produced
Bill Yeager’s True Story of
Inspirational audio cd: Wrote, recorded and produced by Bill Yeager
Written by Art Carey, Jointly
Authored by Bill Yeager
Body-for-Life Success Journal
Written by Bill Phillips, Pg. 60 Bill Yeager
Leading Edge Magazine
Guest Columnist Bill Yeager
(Click to View)
· 3 Obvious Success Patterns
· Adversity Strikes Us All
· I Have 24 How Many Do You Have
· 7 Principles to Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals
· The Importance of Sleep
· How to Conquer Adversity
· How to Become Disciplined
· The 10 Strategies for Success in Fitness
· Why We All Need A Great Coach
Supporting Organizations & Contributions
For several years Bill is Proud of being very active in the Community
and with Fundraisers. Leading by example, Bill feels very strongly that we all need to appreciate what we have and contribute
as much as possible.
· Southington P. B. A.
· Southington Chamber of Commerce
· Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
· American Cancer Society
· St. Baldrick’s Foundation
· Immune Deficiency Foundation
· Joe & Kay Calvanese Foundation
· St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
· Make-A-Wish Foundation
· CT Food Bank
· Southington Bread For Life
· “From the Heart
· Southington Community Services Dept.
· Adopt a Family
· Toys for Tots
· Southington Band Backers Fundraiser
· Southington Valley Midget Football League
· Briarwood College
· Branford Hall Career Institute
· Clear Channel Communications
· Suzanne M. Di Lernia Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser