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Starting a Personal Training Business
177: Maurice Williams on Starting a Personal Training Business

177: Maurice Williams on Starting a Personal Training Business

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Maurice Williams on his journey from working for others to having his own personal training business.

Maurice Williams was working as a personal trainer for a large company. When he found out his third child was on the way, he knew it was the time to act on his dream of starting his own business that would let him create the most amazing life possible for himself and his family. Maurice explains how he did it and how you can too on this episode of the How to Quit Working Show.

About Maurice

Maurice Williams has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and is arguably one of the most sought after personal trainers and fitness business owners in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring & NW DC. 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 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.

His complimentary education (through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and his natural approach to fitness leads him to the philosophy on exercise; “Do it daily, do what’s fun, do it safe and be consistent.”

In addition to training individuals, partners and small groups on fitness, Maurice offers personal nutrition advice – even as far as grocery shopping tips! 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 protein, to drink water and green tea consistently, and to keep everything else minimal.”

Maurice is a Christian, husband and father of three 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 practice what he preaches to his clients, his family and his friends. And no alcohol, of course!

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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