Maurice D. Williams

Bethesda, MD 20814
Club or Studio Owner Personal Trainer

About Me

Move Well Fitness, LLC. is a highly specialized, boutique style private studio based personal training company. We provide the absolute best fitness and nutrition programs exclusively in the areas of Bethesda/Chevy Chased& upper NW Washington, DC. Our ideal clientele include: busy professionals, s... more less
Club or Studio Owner, Personal Trainer
BS Exercise & Sport Science, Elon university
Master's Degree Clinical Exercise Physiology, ohio university
Years Experience
16-20 years
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
NASM - Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
American Heart Association
American Heart Association
National Association of Fitness Instructors

Maurice D.'s Locations

Move Well Fitness, LLC. - Owner/Manager
4700 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

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Payment Methods
Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Cashier's Check
Awards & Accomplishments
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Subject Matter Expert
IDEA Elite Personal Fitness Trainer
Sport & Health, Inc. Master Fitness Trainer
Sport & Health, Inc. Top Three Personal Trainer (2008-2011)
Sport & Health, Inc. (Bethesda location) 2010 Most Outstanding Personal Trainer
Independent Team Beachbody Fitness Coach
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27 reviews
kim cutler
On Feb 22, 2015
I have been working with Maurice for several months and I am very pleased with the results. I have a history of back and neck issues and with his guidance i have strengthened my core and no longer suffer from these issues. I have experienced an increase in strength, flexibility and balance as well due to his well thought out exercises for each session. It is a pleasure to work with Maurice and I anticipate remaining a client for many years.
On Apr 22, 2014
I would recommend working with Maurice solely based on his work ethic! At the same time, though, he's knowledgeable, approachable, and flexible. As someone who underwent scoliosis surgery more than 20 years ago, I am always worried about hurting my back. I also have very weak hips. Maurice not only helped me understand where I was unbalanced, but also recommended more targeted stretches and exercises to help correct these deficiencies.

Susan Rufkahr
On Apr 21, 2014
Maurice has my unqualified recommendation as a personal trainer. He is clearly knowledgeable and up-to-date in his field, which is important, but I find his approach to be the most positive aspect of working with him. He strikes the right balance of being demanding with high expectations with being understanding and easy to work with. I trust his judgment completely. He is also incredibly professional and diligent about the way he runs his business and interacts with his clients.
Susan Rufkahr
Joan Naake
On Oct 21, 2013
I rate Maurice awesome because he is exceptionally knowledgeable, attentive, inspiring, and professional.

One of my closest and physcially fit friends and I both selected Maurice as our trainer because we noticed that while with each client, he focused totally on that client.

Although I have an incredibly busy worklife, Maurice has been very patient and understanding. Most importantly, however, he has worked on keeping me healthy and fit with exercises that are appropriate to my age and fitness level. In each session, he ensures that I work each muscle group and pays particularly attention to my form so that I can avoid injury and obtain the most gain from the exercise.

In addition, Maurice frequently models the exercise so that I can visualize the proper way to do it and avoid developing poor habits. In addition, he has given me pictures and directions for each exercise so that I can maintain the routine on the days when I am not with him.

Maurice clearly is the best trainer I have ever had or ever observed.

Kelly Jana
On Oct 21, 2013
I have been training with Maurice for eight years and have loved every minute of it. He is motivating and inspirational! He listens to his clients needs and responds accordingly. Over the span of eight years he has accomodated my pregnancy, injuries and a chronic illness. I attribute alot of my strength and health to him. He is more than my trainer and always goes well beyond the call of duty. He is willing to go the extra mile and sends informative articles and tidbits of information and sample workouts to his clients to keep us all challenged. He pushes me to be my best and even through all my grumbling, in the end, he knows my limiations or lack there of better than I know myself!
M Conely
On Jun 01, 2013
The most important criteria for me in selecting a trainer are the trainer's attention to the client's form and the trainer's willingness and ability to explain what we are doing and what the plan is. I need to know what the plan is and I appreciate a bit of "science." Maurice fits the bill to a T. I know I am in good hands with him. Added benefits are his advice on nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
Doug Johnson
On May 31, 2013
Maurice is a motivator. I'm not normally one for group activities, but he convinced me to join a "football challenge." After about 10 weeks, the result was 10% more strength and 5-10 fewer pounds.
Ed Worthy
On May 31, 2013
Maurice is a consummate trainer who genuinely cares about his clients. Unlike some trainers, he has passion for his profession that inspires his clients. This passion is also evident from his desire to improve himself. He regularly studies current research and attends conferences in his field.

In every session he is fully engaged with his clients and strives to help them achieve their goals. His approach combines exercise and proper diet.

I feel fortunate that I have been his client for several years.
Chuck Hanson
On May 31, 2013
When I began looking for a personal trainer nearly 2 years ago, a colleague of mine said, "If you are serious, go see Maurice!" My colleague had heard about Maurice through her son, who knew all the personal trainers in the gym where he trains, and her son told her that he was the best. And guess what, he is.

Three words come to mind when I think of Maurice: serious, knowledgable, and adaptable. He is serious in helping you to meet your fitness and weight loss goals. As he noted during our first meeting, 75 to 80% of weight loss is through proper diet. Given his breath of knowledge, he is able to bring a more holistic approach to his training, which is critical if you are serious about obtaining your goals. Through his coaching on getting enough sleep and eating well, in addition to his training direction, I have been able to meet my initial fitness goals.

Maurice is clearly knowledgable about his field. His university and ongoing education have given him a deep understanding of how muscles move and how to train them properly to get maximum results from a workout. I have reached a point in my training with him that he mixes up routines, one day working with TRX and the next using a variety of free weights combined with aerobic workout.

Lastly, Maurice is adaptable. I may come in and tell him that I am experiencing pain somewhere, and he will think for 5 to 10 seconds, then say, "okay, then we will do this today", and immediately he will adapt my workout either to address the condition or not, depending on what I describe. He is extremely careful to avoid injury or aggrevating any condition you might have.

If you are serious in attaining your fitness goals, train with Maurice and follow his guidance -- you will not be disappointed!
Ellen Kleinknecht
On Aug 31, 2012
Maurice is the best trainer I have ever hired - and I have tried lots of them! He has special training in corrective exercise, which means he can tell when you are recruiting the wrong muscles to do the job. This is especially helpful for me since I am good at compensating!

Maurice also follows through - he will send you home with exercises to do at home, and will help to ensure that you can do maintenance work on days you aren't working with him.

Maurice also worked with my teen-aged son, who gives him 2-thumbs up. My physical therapist has worked with Maurice as well, and she was very impressed by his knowledge, his professionalism, and his lack of arrogance.

I highly recommend Maurice to anyone who has special physical needs, or just anyone looking for professional excellence.

Ellen Kleinknecht

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