Testimonials

Hear about the Take Flight experience from past clients!

best fitness decision I’ve ever made!

“I’m pretty sure no one hates working out more than me. Which is why I knew I needed to hire someone to help me get in the shape I wanted to be in prior to my 30th birthday. After following Paul on various social media sites, I decided to give him a call – best fitness decision I’ve ever made! I’ve had trainers before, but none that care about their craft OR their clients as much as Paul does. He tailored my workouts to my fitness goals – as well as some goals I didn’t even know I had. He kept me accountable with my meals (a huge weakness for me). And, he adjusted his insane schedule to accommodate my crazy work demands. Your workout will be tough, but he will do it right beside you. Ten months in and I’ve never felt or looked better. Thank you Paul for all you do!”  – Dominique R.

great trainer and person!

“Paul is a great trainer and person. He has expansive knowledge of exercises and people. He knows how to tailor both the workout and coaching style to get the most out of his clients. Highly recommended!”  – Eitan A.

tough and motivating

“I worked with Paul for personal fitness training. It was a great experience–his style is tough but motivating. Paul helped me see that I can push myself to greater strengths. I could barely run a mile when I first started training with him. After 2 months I would be able to run 2.5 miles after some sessions! He was always prepared with workout routines and equipments. I went down about 10lbs working with Paul, through training and personalized meal plans. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get into better shape!” – Jas G.

increased bench press

Paul’s style focuses on the whole body, rather than individual muscles. With that, we were able to get my bench weight up by about 30lbs in just a few weeks.” – Michael S.

pleasantly surprised!

“My experience with TakeFlight Fitness was a success! I was skeptical at first about the goals I wanted to achieve and if they would happen within the 7 sessions that I scheduled. But to my surprise, the sessions with Paul helped me to learn about dieting, staying consistent and keeping positivity that you can always achieve any goal you desire. I didn’t think I’d be able to gain any muscle mass and weight but I did and I managed to meet my weight goal of 140. Since then, I’ve been very consistent in maintaining my diet and sticking to my workout routines at home and in the gym. Everyone in my surroundings have also noticed the improvement in my body structure which lets me know that my experience with TakeFlight is recognized. My biggest take away from training with TakeFlight Fitness is that you have to understand it’s not an easy job for fitness and there’s a lot of scientific background to know how the body works. However, if you seriously want to change your lifestyle for the better, you’ll do whatever is possible to reach that goal.”  – Karen L.

results guaranteed!

“Paul is a great individual as well as a trainer. He pushed me super hard until I got the results I wanted. I lost 11 pounds in two months! All you need to do is train with him and results are guaranteed:)”  – Taliyah S.

Workouts are challenging and creative

“Take Flight has helped me become a better runner because their workouts are challenging and creative. They range from short sprints to longer runs which help my endurance and speed. Coach Williams is also a good coach to give advice and support; he is different from other coaches because he is relatable to teenagers because of his athletic experience when he was our age.” – Rachel Maizel, Field Hockey and Track & Field

excellent trainer

“Paul is an excellent trainer I was referred to him by a friend that trains with him regularly. Paul helped me get into the BEST shape of my life to complete my FIRST EVER triathlon. The Iron Girl in Columbia, MD this summer we still train once every week. I would highly recommend him for any fitness level he is exceptional.” – Bianca G.

knowledgeable trainer

“Paul is a very knowledgeable trainer with a great personality. He is very well versed in his profession and understands both the mental and physical side of achieving fitness goals.” – Tamara H.

A full hearted enthusiastic coach & role model

“Coach Paul Williams is a full hearted enthusiastic coach and role model for those he trains. He differs from other coaches because he is constantly learning and teaching himself to make himself a better coach. He is a life long learner and it is rare to see in coaches. He also trains his students in every aspect by not only training their bodies but also their minds to be the best they can be. Other than his coaching skills he is also simply a good person and his athletes enjoy being around him as he creates a friendly bond with them in a positive atmosphere.” – David Yazdani, Soccer and Track & Field

Coach brings an uplifting energy each day

“Coach brings an uplifting energy each day at practice, with his catchy slogans and challenging workouts. I feel like I am improving because coach listens to not only my concerns but the whole team, it’s a collective effort.” – Erica Monteria, Track & Field

He made sure to keep me motivated

“My training experience with Paul was great; losing a total of 14 pounds through training and clean eating. Paul created a personalized workout and meal plan for me. He made sure to keep me motivated and help get back on track when I might have temporarily deviated from my goal. Paul’s monthly fitness challenges encouraged me to do well on a competitive platform. He provided me with the tools to continue my fitness journey as well as teaching consistency and #stayingcommitted.” – Jasmine G.

You have helped a very troubled; at risk youth see some much better

I am very grateful for the experience, of course I had no idea of what to expect. I was asked to at least give it a try, at the time it was a very difficult time in my household. Yet I said I would be open. When I spoke to you Paul over the phone I may have had some judgments, I reminded myself to be nonjudgmental, I will always remember our first meeting on a Sunday and you were to help me with finances. WOW I thought to myself there is nothing more that can be done with the household budget. Paul you pointed out some very key things that could be done to help me, and have been and will continue to use. I’ve known of them yet have not used them in a very long time, do to stress related situations. I fill that I have taken control of my financial situation with your much needed help. It will take some time to get out of debt, yet you reminded me how it can be done and your strong point, which you have many is that you were not judgmental at any time.


This brings me to the highlight of that Sunday meeting, having been told just hours earlier that my grandson would have a mentor. My grandson gravitated to you at that first meeting not knowing you were to be his mentor. You have helped a very troubled; at risk youth see some much better days when he thought there were none. He always looks forward to meeting with you, sometimes preparing way in advance for the activity (picked by God). I thought this would be the best description that could be given and we will always be grateful Paul for the time you shared and service you provided.” – Miss Valerie

Division 1 Scholarships from Thomas Wootton High School Track & Field:
Urgy Eado – UMBC
Gwen Shaw – Louisville
Josh Trzeciak – Pittsburgh
Sylvia Deppen – Harvard

Other Take Flight Athletes:
Rachel Maizel – Field Hockey – James Madison University
Devin Thomas – Basketball – Texas Tech – Devin is currently playing professionally overseas.
Derek Cooke – Basketball – Wyoming – Derrick is currently playing professionally overseas.
John Fierstein – Basketball – Salisbury University