About Us

About Us 2018-05-15T19:25:01+00:00

Through battle of the gains, we inspire young people and their families to develop their potential and lead more productive lives through physical, mental and spiritual fitness.

Gaining Your Edge on April 26, 2018 – Keynote speaker Joshua Conran, DEKSIA. Sponsored by Hugh Ingalls, Ingalls Pictures. A motivational networking event hosted by Will Ellermets, Battle of the Gains.
We hosted our 2nd Annual Community Gains Event “Unleash Your Inner Animal” on Saturday, June 24 at the John Ball Zoo. This event was a fundraiser for the Donate Life America to raise the awareness of the need for organ donations.

Calling all West Michigan Families and Athletes! Come to the 2nd Annual Community Gains Event ‘Unleash Your Inner Animal’ at the John Ball Zoo on Saturday, June 24 from 9am-3pm.

To prepare for the upcoming Battle of the Gains event at the John Ball Zoo on Saturday, June 24, athletes gathered at Orangetheory Fitness in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Vendors and Volunteers gathered at Start Garden to prepare for the 2nd Annual Community Gains Event.

Interview with Jordan Carson from Wood TV8 talking about ‘Unleash Your Inner Animal’ with the Mental Health Foundation.

February 2017

Partnered with Maximized Living for the West Michigan Makeover. Participants discovered not only their what and how in life, but most importantly their WHY.

November 2016

High school and college students came together for a group workout to make physical gains and launch year 2 in Grand Rapids, Mi.

July 2016

We hosted our first annual community event with sports tournaments, family fun events and a community expo with 50 businesses.

June 2016

A roomful of volunteers gathered for marching orders and inspiration before Battle of the Gains’ first annual community event.

January 2016

Battle of the Gains was founded to help unite community leaders with centering communities around healthy living by promoting physical, mental and spiritual health.

About Battle of the Gains

In January of 2016, 21-year old Will Ellermets founded Battle of the Gains (aka BOTG or Gains). BOTG’s mission and message to other young people: Change your Life. Change your Community. Change the World. Everyone is fighting their own battle to be free from their past, to live in the present and create a meaningful future for themselves. The idea behind his brainstorm was to involve communities in bolstering mental, physical and spiritual health- especially among young people in the age 15-25 crowd. Ellermets pulled together community leaders, college and high school students to launch the Gains movement last year.

Through interactive community sporting events, health seminars and small groups, Battle of the Gain?s aims to guide a global community in promoting physical, mental and spiritual health so that our target audience will manage life?s challenges more optimistically. A joint venture with Maximized Living, a world-wide health and fitness organization, Battle of the Gains provides activities and events to stem rising suicide and homicide rates among America youth by replacing hopelessness with hope through physical, mental and spiritual gains.