Ever since I was little, I struggled with body image. I did every single diet under the sun and subscribed to countless health magazines that I would read cover to cover, looking for the magic secret that would help me lose weight. Atkins, Slimfast, the special K diet. You name it, I did it, and each time felt more and more like a failure because of the results I never achieved.
During my senior year of college, I had gotten back from studying abroad and had gained some weight (who doesn’t after 4 months of being in Europe?) and so I did 2 rounds of a “21 day fix” where I ate portioned out food in tiny colored containers (IYKYK) for a full 6 weeks. I remember listening to one of the coaches in the introductory video tell her audience “The body doesn’t need THAT much food. We’re just conditioned to think we do.” I felt so shameful of my body and my hunger. Why was I so hungry all the time? What was wrong with me? Why is this so much easier for everyone else?
Looking back on this, I was probably eating between 800-1200 calories throughout the entire 6 weeks. And I was miserable. I developed horrible anxiety that I thought running 7+ miles per day would cure. I damaged my metabolism, wrecked my hormones, and associated my worthiness as a human to my ability to lose weight.
I have spent years at war with my body, thinking that happiness comes in the form of a smaller pants size. But I can finally say I’m on the other side of it now and you can be too. I know this is not what you want to hear, but it’s not the number on the scale or even what you look like that you’re chasing. You want to say yes to happy hour but still have the energy to go to your favorite workout class the next day. You want to eat the salad AND the pizza without feeling guilty. You want to look in the mirror and see confidence. You want to be the person that puts herself first.
After all these years, I’ve finally found what I think to be is the magic secret to weight loss: develop a positive relationship with food, fitness, and your body, combine that with healthy habits that make you feel your best, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for success. It’s simple, but it’s not easy, and that’s why I’m here to help. You don’t have to continue suffering like I did for so many years. Put yourself first. Let's work together and get you feeling your best today.
Hi! I’m Laura, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach. I’m also a wife, educator, daughter, friend, and dog mom to Luna and Sunny. I’m here to help you build a better relationship with food, fitness, and your body so you can finally feel and look your best without restriction or reworking your entire lifestyle.
My Approach to
Health & Fitness
Early in 2022, I finally took the leap and got my Personal Training certification. I knew I had a lot to learn when it came to programming. I felt knowledgeable about the fitness component, but wanted to become a better coach. That’s why I got my Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coaching certification. I now feel confident in my ability to help my clients achieve long lasting results AND make it stick.
Currently, I am working full time in education so I understand what it’s like to try to find time to fit in health and fitness into a busy schedule. It can feel impossible at times–why is it easy for everyone else but hard for me?
I am NOT the coach who will tell you to just be more disciplined and to just try harder. You will never hear those words come out of my mouth. I approach each client with compassion and empathy. We make health and fitness a part of your life, NOT your entire life.
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
ACE Personal Trainer
ACE Group Fitness Instructor
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From Happy Clients!
Laura's ability to see me as a whole person really sets her apart. She took my physical skill, current interests, and practical schedule considerations into account to create something doable and enjoyable. Everything she offered feels truly customizable. I feel lucky to work with someone with such comprehensive vision.
- Lauren R.