Equiano “Shaq" Williams Portrait


Century City, Coach

My Why

"Mental will is a ‘muscle’ that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body."

My Beats

As a child growing up in Trinidad, there was one thing clear about Shaq: he hated being inside the house. He loved the outdoors and would spend hours playing  soccer, tennis and cricket, despite the fact that he considered himself “chubby”.

In 2011, he moved to the U.S. to continue to earn his degree in Physics, and after graduating, he moved to Santa Monica to explore a new land, grow his knowledge and expand his network. It was here where he found himself at Gloveworx.

In coaching his clients, he takes a ‘pay it forward’ approach. “I’ve boxed for many years and took every aspect of it seriously because I had a coach that was on my back at all times. So if you want to learn, I’m going to be on you just like my boxing coach was for me.”

Shaq believes to stay motivated, the most important lesson is to not let the skill level of others discourage you. “You’re new, and it will come with time. It’s just important to stick with it.”

And when it comes to his own motivation, seeing visible improvement in his clients is what makes him get up every morning. “Watching a client move from one level to the next because of my guidance is one of the most rewarding experiences of being a trainer.”