Maurice Williams, the lead instructor, has been in the fitness industry since 1996. His passion for health and fitness started as a child through his experiences playing organized sports such as football, basketball and baseball. Once in high school, Maurice knew that he wanted to pursue a career that involved working with the human body.
Upon entering college, this mission only grew as he played two years of football and sought out opportunities to assist others with their health and fitness goals at his campus recreation center. His vigorous educational pursuit of this passion helped him earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Elon University in 1999, followed by a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Adult Fitness from Ohio University in 2000.
In addition to teaching, Maurice has his own virtual personal training business, Move Well Fitness, LLC. (www.movewellfit.com) where he trains individuals, partners and small groups. Maurice also offers nutritional advice too. He believes that nutrition and health go hand and hand and that neglecting one will in turn, affect the other.
His philosophy on nutrition is to “eat lots of fruits/veggies and moderate lean protein, drink water and green tea consistently, and to keep everything else minimal.” His philosophy on exercise is to “Do it daily, do what’s fun, do it safe and be consistent.”
Maurice is a Christian, husband and father of four children who leans on God as his anchor for success. His life goals are to “serve Him, live long, and die feeling young and healthy.” His lifestyle? Simple – to be an example to his clients, his family and his friends.
And no alcohol, of course!
BS- Exercise/Science (1999)
MS - Exercise Physiology (2000)
DBH - Behavioral Health (currently enrolled)
AFAA - CPT (1998-2005)
NASM - CPT (2005)
NSCA - CSCS (2007)
NASM - CES (2011)
NASM - PES (2011)
NASM - SFS (2013)
NASM - WLS (2013)
NASM - FNS (2015)
NASM - Master Trainer (2015)
NASM - GPT (2019)
NASM - YES (2020)
NASM - CNC (2020)
NASM - GFS (2022)
EBFA - BTS1 (2016)
Precision Nutrition - Pn1 (2016)
TRX- Suspension Training (2020)
NASM Master Instructor (2018 - present)
SCW Fitness Presenter (2019 - present)
Freed Hardeman University Professor of Health & Human Performance (2021)