Our Mission is Your Mission
Our mission is to impact lives and empower communities through health, fitness, mentoring and education. Take Flight programs promote enhanced health and wellness; physical, mental, and emotional health.
Since 2009, Take Flight Inc. has provided athletes, families, and individuals with fitness and wellness guidance in the D.C. Metropolitan area and beyond. For athletes and non-athletes alike, we design custom training programs to meet each client’s needs.
We work with athletes at all levels for various sports including basketball, football, track and field, baseball, and soccer. Our athletic program specializes in improving speed, explosiveness, and strength, which has helped hundreds of athletes take their game to new heights including scholarships for D1 athletic programs to the professional level.
August 2009 – The organization was founded with an initial focus geared toward assisting low income families with financial and workforce development skills.
June 2011 – Partnered with MD Choices and DC Choices to supporting youth with significant behavioral and emotional challenges.
April 2012 – Partnered with Wraparound Maryland to provide services to youth and their families using the wraparound principles.
September 2014 – Working in partnership with Excel Beyond the Bell which is an After-School Program in Montgomery County Schools.
March 2015 – Partnered with YMCA to provide services to families and youth in the Greater Washington DC area.
Spring 2016 – Expanded Athletic Performance and Personal Training services throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.
The Man Behind Take Flight
Paul Williams is no stranger to sports and fitness training. As a certified personal trainer and a former D1 athlete, Paul knows firsthand the hard work that goes into keeping your body and mind right for competition and personal fitness.
In high school, Paul was a dual athlete, playing varsity basketball and running track and field. During his junior year, he won a state championship in track and field. He went on to attend St. Francis University in Loretto, PA as a D1 athlete on scholarship for track and field. Later, he attended University of Maryland University College and received his MBA in finance.
Later, he coached track and field at Thomas Wootton HS in Rockville, MD. Paul has also coached First Team All-Gazette athletes including Urgy Eado, Alan Banks, Gwen Shaw, Josh Trzeciak, and Sylvia Deppen.
Paul’s certifications include:
- Certified Personal Trainer – ACE Fitness
- USA Track and Field (USATF) Level 1 Coaching Certified
- ACE Athletic for Sport and Life Certified (Sports Performance)
- ACE Finding Nutrition Specialist Certified
- The Biomechanics Method Certified
- CPR and First Aid Certified