LA Area Workshops, Immersions & Holistic In-Home and Outdoor Training (movement, meditation, body work)
Paul Williamson, MS, PES, CPT
A Holistic, Integrated Approach to Training the Mind & Body
The goal: to develop PRESENCE of the mind, rooted by FREEDOM in the body.
The side effects of this practice (which are often confused as the goal) include:
A strong, highly mobile and fit body
A calm, peaceful mind
Improved energy levels and self discipline
Increased confidence and the ability to handle difficult situations with ease
More meaningful human connections (fewer insecurities = less stuck in your head and more to give to others)
Fun new skills (such as handstands) and better balance, both in your body & life
HOW TO GET STARTEDSince I can only work with a limited number of students in person, the first step is to do a free consultation and 1 test-drive session to make sure we both agree this is the right fit before any money changes hands.
My Teaching Style
I’m not a drill sergeant, nor am I a babysitter. I’m a teacher and a guide. I truly live what I teach. I will guide you through the practices of Mind-Body Mastery, but I also expect you to meet me halfway. As I don’t believe in mindless exercise, I’m going to challenge you to find PURPOSE in the practice.
When you do this, magic happens. Even if you hate exercise now, don’t be surprised if you quickly fall in love with it when you experience a true, holistic practice that improves every aspect of your life.
3 Reasons to Work with Trainer Paul
1. Practice at Home or Outdoors!
I owned a personal training gym in Dallas, TX for 7 years… Then I wised up and got rid of not just my gym, but gave away nearly all of my possessions to live a simple, minimalist lifestyle and spend more time playing outside. The most effective movement practices work best with little to no equipment.
If you have a body and a floor, you’re set. Everything I teach you can be done anywhere. And that’s important to me because I believe in making my students self-sufficient so they aren’t dependent on me forever.
2. Don’t “WORK-out”… PLAY!
Many years of schooling in Ex. Sc. trained me to remove all the FUN from exercise. Then I discovered how to infuse my knowledge and ideas with the spirit of PLAY. Already in my 30’s, I began to use my new methods to learn (and then teach) skills that I always thought were amazing but didn’t view as practical to learn as an adult.
Ever wanted to do things like handstands and gymnastic rings routines? With the right approach, it’s more accessible than you may think.
I’ve also found that people tend to PLAY much harder than they WORK. It’s not an accident that most of the world’s best athletes play games for a living and are referred to as PLAY-ers, not WORK-ers.
3. Total Self Mastery
This is about more than just fitness or aesthetics. This is about becoming the best version of yourself by developing and stimulating your body AND mind. A calm mind and a strong, agile body will serve you well in all areas of your life.
I’ve studied and blended Eastern & Western principles, meditation & movement, relaxation & performance, etc. into a unified approach to mind-body mastery that covers all the bases and leaves you feeling as good as you look.
Experience & Education
Paul has been changing lives as a personal trainer and embodied movement teacher for over a dozen years. He worked in big box gyms early in his career, worked as an independent trainer for a few years, opened and ran his own personal training gym in Dallas, TX for 7 years, and then traveled and taught online for a year before coming to CA where he now teaches all across LA, esp in the Westside and Valley areas.
Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Master of Science Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with a concentration on Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention from Cal U.
Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fitness & Wellness from Cal U.
Paul is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM – the top certifying body in the fitness industry.
Paul is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through NASM – the top certifying body in the fitness industry.
Paul is also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through The Cooper Institute.
Paul is a certified in the Bio-Mechanics of Resistance Training through The Cooper Institute.
Paul is a Level 2 (of 2) Certified Speed Specialist (CSS) through The NASE. This certification is all about building power, explosiveness, speed, agility, and endurance through advanced strength & conditioning.
Paul is also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through Apex Fitness.