Bringing balance to others

Published 9:57 am Wednesday, June 6, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Chris Williams, CPT, formerly of Orange and Orangefield graduate, wanted to come home for the publication of his book, Balance University.

“When it came time to print the book, it was important to come home,” Williams said. “I am taking the small town of Orange and bring it to the big town of Naples.”

Williams started designing the 10-week program in 2015.

“I honed it and got it to the program it is today,” Williams said. “It is targeted for anyone who has fallen, plays golf, or navigate through a restaurant.”

Williams added 10,000 people turn 65 everyday and balance becomes worse with age.

“This program focuses on balance,” Williams said. “It makes one stringer and also helps burn calories.”

Designed as a course of study, each week begins with a self-assessment so one can see the progress as they go.

“It allows one to play with the grands,” Williams said. “And to hold on to the independence as long as they can. It is about quality of life.”

Williams said while working with the elderly, he wanted to put something together to help more people.

Williams is a certified personal trainer, certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and studied Dietitcs/Nutrition at Lamar University and has worked with over 400 clients over 16 years with varying goals.

“My focus has shifted in the last six years to those with balance and stability issues, as well as muscle atrophy due to a sedentary lifestyle,” Williams said.

Williams added the program, designed as a daily program, has shown improvement for individuals following it three days a week.

“”It is just 30-45 minutes a day,” Williams said. “No special equipment is required. I wanted to keep it simple.”

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Williams, in continuing to bring his book home, is offering Orange Leader readers a 20-percent discount. Type 409 in the notes section when ordering.