Lauren holds her doctorate in physical therapy from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. In addition to personal training and teaching group fitness at the RAC, Lauren works as a physical therapist at ActivePT. She has a passion for helping individuals improve their quality of life through physical rehabilitation. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Arizona in 2020 with Bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Nutrition. Lauren has been leading group fitness classes such as spinning, weight lifting, boot camp, and HIIT since she was 16.
What are your interests?
My main passions include health, wellness, and exploring the outdoors. I love running, hiking, biking, and fishing. I played soccer and ran cross country and track in school and am now an avid marathon runner.
What is something people might find interesting about you?
My best friends have four legs and their names are Mazy and George! What most people don’t know about my dog Mazy is that she is actually blind and the most adorable (and clumsy) dog around. You will likely see us running around the beautiful trails throughout Rochester at some point!
What is something you wish people knew about exercise?
Exercise is a “get-to” not a “got-to”. Your outlook on exercise will determine your altitude with your health and fitness goals. It is a privilege to be able to use our bodies to do things we love such as hiking, playing catch in the yard, walking up the stairs, and much more. Exercise allows us to continue doing the things we love!
Do you have a favorite exercise quote?
“If you don’t change, then you don’t change.” This quote reminds me that if I want to see results, I need to try new things and get out of my comfort zone.
What do you enjoy as a personal trainer?
I enjoy equipping people with the tools they need to achieve their goals. The best feeling is when someone’s “I can’t” transforms into an “I CAN.”
What is your approach to training?
I focus on functional fitness. This means that I tailor training sessions and workouts to meet a client’s individual goals and mirror movements that they do in everyday life.
What would you like to say to someone who is considering personal training?
There will never be a perfect day to stat something new. I want to equip you with the tools that you need to reach your fitness-related goals. If you are looking for accountability, motivation, and individualized coaching, I am the trainer for you!