L. Jeff Williams is a 34 year old life long New Orleans native who loves his city, cherishes friends and family and is inspired to be in great shape during and beyond his 30′s. Williams’ journey to launching the get F.A.T. Challenge began about 1 year ago after quickly becoming exhausted after only a few minutes of back yard football with his then 2 year old son. Since that time, he sought to regain the level of physical fitness he enjoyed growing up as a student athlete who competed in both high school and college.
Williams graduated from Riverdale High School in suburban New Orleans, where he excelled in wrestling and football. He then earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. After completing his under graduate degree, Williams worked as a Project Engineer/Manager for Texaco & Shell Oil Companies and founded a nightlife event marketing company with 2 friends from college. In just a few short years, the trio garnered a reputation for planning, promoting and executing lavish, high-end parties and concerts in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and several other southern cities. He eventually returned to college, earning a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Tulane University.
By 2007, Williams had worked in project management for over 9 years, had also become a respected New Orleans nightlife and entertainment consultant, and simultaneously owned and operated a nightclub and a restaurant. He returned to the private sector in 2009 to what he describes as a very fulfilling and inspiring role as a project manager for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, specifically assigned to restore and enhance levees on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
The most visible toll of Williams’ educational and professional accomplishments has been his withdrawal from a once very strong commitment to staying in shape that was a requirement for athletic competition. After the discouraging back yard football embarrassment with his son, Williams thought long and hard about his path to becoming out of shape and dissatisfied with his physical condition. He has remained dedicated to a consistent workout regimen of cardio, weight training and high impact interval training (HIIT) since that time. He is now incredibly excited and energized to invite the world to join him on this journey. With this inspiration, Williams is committed and urges all working professionals, parents, students and anyone wanting a healthier, more full life to become equally committed to get F.A.T.: Get Fit at Thirty!