The Yogi Fitness Coach
Forging Elite Life Athletes


 

 

Paul Williamson, MS, PES, CPT, RYT

Boulder & Fort Collins, CO


What I Teach


I don’t teach “yoga classes” OR offer typical personal training – I teach a holistic approach to physical (and mental) performance that leverages instincts, intuition and yogic wisdom to fill in the huge holes in both modern exercise science & modern (western) yoga. I’m not a slave to a single system, I simply use what works.
 
*Why I emphasize strength in my training:*
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I specifically emphasize strength in my training because (1) it’s a major weak link in modern yoga (many traditional forms of yoga were more strength-based rather than just flow/flexibility-based)…
 
And (2) it’s something that didn’t come easy for me and therefore I highly value it – enough to have spent many years studying and practicing it, including a masters degree in exercise science, MANY personal training certifications, and countless hours of blood, sweat, and hands-on research. To give you a bit of a picture of where I started, I was once 130lbs at 6’1 and in addition to being weak, I was a full foot away from being able to touch my toes (and this was AFTER years of playing sports and working out).


holistic personal training Boulder co


Who I Work With


I work with yogis, athletes, seekers / explorers, and anyone who wants to achieve an elite level of performance that goes beyond the limits of rigidly intellectual, academic, or impractically idealistic methods. My students, like myself, have often already been frustrated by the results of such an approach. What I offer instead is a form of training that goes beyond the mind to access your body’s natural intelligence.
 
Expect frequent epiphanies as a result of tapping into a higher (yet simpler) operating system that automatically addresses all of the surface problems without having to isolate them with a million unnecessary exercises that dumb down your instincts and intuition. I’m here to help you bypass the bullshit and create paradigm shifts in how you operate your body.


HOW TO GET STARTED

I can only work with a limited number of students, so the first step is a free consultation / test-drive session to make sure we both agree this is the right fit.

If it is, we can create a custom plan for you that fits your specific needs (can include any combo of 1 on 1 and/or group training).


My Teaching Style


I’m not a drill sergeant, but I will push you beyond your comfort zone and prevent you from hiding from your weaknesses. I believe that Will and Surrender are the 2 primary forces at our disposal and that the path of mastery is about learning how to embody both at once so we can leverage our lofty ideals into practical results.
 
I’ve combined my background in exercise science, performance training and corrective exercise with my background in yoga, meditation, and other mind-body disciplines to create a single, unified practice.



Experience & Education


Experience

I’ve been practicing and teaching my evolving methods of physical & mental training for 13 years and counting. After training at gyms for a few years, I owned a training facility in Dallas, TX for 7 years, then spent nearly 2 years traveling and teaching across the west coast before recently moving to Boulder, CO in July, 2019.

California University - MS in Exercise Science & Health Promotion

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.

California University - BS in Fitness & Wellness

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fitness & Wellness from Cal U.

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - CPT

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM – the top certifying body in the fitness industry.

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - PES

Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through NASM – the top certifying body in the fitness industry.

200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher

Trained and certified as a yoga teacher through Patrick Beach.

(More importantly, I have been an extremely serious yoga practitioner for many years)

The Cooper Institute - CPT

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through The Cooper Institute.

The Cooper Institute - Biomechanics Specialist

Certified in the Bio-Mechanics of Resistance Training through The Cooper Institute.

National Association of Speed & Explosion (NASE)

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.

Apex Fitness

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through Apex Fitness.

Personal trainer logo, nase, national association of speed and explosion
Addison Personal Trainer Paul Williamson is working toward MS at CAL U
Addison Personal Trainer Paul Williamson is certified with The Cooper Institute
Addison Personal Trainer Paul Williamson is certified with NASM
Addison Personal Training available with Trainer Paul

HOW TO GET STARTED

I can only work with a limited number of students, so the first step is a free consultation / test-drive session to make sure we both agree this is the right fit.

If it is, we can create a custom plan for you that fits your specific needs (can include any combo of 1 on 1 and/or group training).

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