American Council on Exercise (ACE), gfi certified

American Sports & Fitness Association (ASFA), stretching & flexibility instruction certified

CPR & AED certified


My name is Connie C. Williams, and I'm a wife, mother, lover of family and good friends. I'm a chef, gardener, bird watcher, animal lover, traveler, volunteer and—for good measure—a bowling league champion!

I co-created step/bench aerobics in the late 1980s, producing videos and traveling the world training instructors, corporate clients, and personal trainers—including Princess Diana’s personal trainer!

I also enjoyed speaking to audiences around the world at conventions and in 1993, I was invited to give the key to the city of Atlanta to the country’s largest fitness club owner, Tony deLeede!

I loved sharing my passion for fitness with thousands of men and women across the world. But when it came time to my family, I knew I what I needed to do: I Paused to raise my two boys, and not once have I regretted my decision to put a Pause on my career.

That’s the core mission of The Power to Pause: to guide YOU to the Power that comes from Pausing to give back time to yourself.

I've been in the fitness industry for 40 years, and I believe the only way I've been able to continue to lead classes is through my daily Assisted Stretching regiment. I've shared this passion for Assisted Stretching with my family and friends over the years.

And now, I've created a space to share this passion for Assisted Stretching and its benefits with everyone: The Power To Pause Studio!


Stretch with us at a group class at The Power to Pause Studio in Brentwood, TN.


Book a private Assisted Stretching session with Connie C. Williams.


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