Hi! My name is Laura Thomas.
My active lifestyle began at 3-years-old as a pre-ballerina. I continued various forms of dance throughout my childhood and then switched to cardio and weights in my teen years. While not gaining the freshman 15 in college due to continuing an active lifestyle, I did learn the hard way in my early 20’s when I started working a desk job, eating out and not exercising regularly.
“I lost a great job and my aunt to cancer both in late 2006 when I was at my heaviest weight. It was a tough time in my life and I knew I had to take the reins myself and transform my health.”
I realized I had to make a change and joined a women’s only gym where I returned to cardio and weightlifting. A friend introduced me to Clean Eating and Oxygen magazines and I started cooking more nutritious food and following different fitness professionals. I was able to lose the weight and then some and have continued experimenting with different exercise programs and semi-annual cleanses. With my ballet background, I am big on form when exercising and making sure clients are safe from injury or pro-longed pain. I have personally dealt with feet and knee injuries and also suffered from migraines for 2 years.
As an adult, my passion for health stems from the many friends and relatives I have lost to diseases (both preventable and non-preventable) and people in my life who struggle with daily setbacks from their condition, whether chronic or unattended. I took 72 hours of class time and became an ACE certified trainer in December of 2016 after my desire to obtain the certification for a few years finally came to fruition.
In June 2018, I completed the extensive Certified Pre- and Postnatal Coaching from Girls Gone Strong’s Coaching and Training Women Academy and I am currently the only coach in the state of Ohio.
+I help expecting and new mothers achieve strength and form sound nutrition habits while going through an exciting new time in their lives.
+I encourage power professional women to take time for themselves to strength train and learn how to avoid the candy jar and workplace pizza parties.
After sitting on the sidelines for too long, I have vowed to make a difference in your fitness goals.