Lauren grew up in the country town of Orange in NSW. As a child she played hockey in the snow during the cold winters. At age 15 Lauren moved to Brisbane with her family, with a bit of a change in climate!
Hockey and massage
Lauren has always been a sports lover, playing hockey from age 5 until her early twenties. Lauren studied her certificate 4 in massage therapy and is a fully qualified massage therapist. She believes in a holistic approach to health which combines exercise and massage to both train and strengthen the muscles, as well as stretch and release muscle tension and imbalances.
Injuries and life changes
In 2012, prior to becoming a Personal Trainer Lauren underwent shoulder surgery which in part motivated her to make healthy lifestyle changes that saw her lose 15kg and gain all the other perks of health and fitness. This inspired her to want to help others, and show them that you can still exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle even with injuries.
Lauren’s journey with Fitness Enhancement began with her being a client, so she really does practise what she preaches! She eventually became a qualified Personal Trainer and started working for Fitness Enhancement just over 3 years ago and hasn’t looked back. She has many fantastic clients who are achieving great results every week.
Lauren has truly led by example with her recently broken ankle courtesy of a hiking accident, she still managed to carry on training her clients and herself, wearing a boot and working around the injury! A testament to her success as a trainer is that all of her clients wanted to stick with a hobbling around Lauren rather one of our other great Trainers as a fill in.
Lauren is a firm believer in having a clear goal and training for it. Whether it’s a sports related goal, a performance goal, changing body shape or fitting into a pair of jeans. Lauren says “If you don’t plan for it, then how will you know how to achieve your goals?”
Five questions with Lauren
1. What is your biggest achievement as a Personal Trainer?
Helping my clients achieve their goals. It’s an amazing feeling as a trainer seeing you clients get fitter and stronger.
2. What is your most memorable training session?
Every session is memorable as I love helping my clients improving their health not just in fitness but in their everyday lives as well. It’s a great feeling knowing you can make a positive difference.
3. What is your favourite exercise as a trainer?
Core exercises. core strength is what will help protect you from injuries, my least fave exercise is burpees.
4. What is your favourite exercise or sport outside of work?
I have recently discovered Kettlebell sport (Givevoy) after completing my beginner and advanced coaching courses. I am currently training to do a competition next year depending on my ankle rehab. I love this sport because it tests your strengths both physically and mentally.
5. What is your favourite quote?
“Live the life you love, love the life you live”