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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.

Book a session with Laura ➝

 
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Locations:

I am privileged to have teamed up with Dan Bednar at Cleveland Fitness Revolution.  I am able to have clients at the following locations:

Broadview Heights, OH: 3301 Royalton Rd. Broadview Heights, OH 44147 (M & W 6:45 a.m.-evening)

Westlake, OH: 29201 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH 44145 (T & TH early morning-evening)

In-Your Home or Apartment Gym By Appointment and additional fee.

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Client’s Say:

 
 

safe and effective

"When I was six months postpartum, I felt really down about how my body looked and functioned.Finding the time to take care of myself seemed daunting as new mom.

I heard about Laura via Facebook and contacted her for a consultation in July. We agreed to work together twice a week. I scheduled cardio exercise in addition to those sessions.

After three months, mentally, I felt like I was a better wife and mother because I made the time to work on myself. In addition, Laura and I have worked on the connection breath and, most recently, prehab exercises for running so I know I’m engaging my pelvic floor so I’m not overdoing my training.  Laura is great about keeping me accountable for efforts outside of my sessions. Her pre- and postnatal certification allows her to coach in a way that is safe and effective for moms."

-Amy Johnson, former client

open and honest

"Before I enlisted Laura as my trainer, I lacked the motivation to work out, especially because I didn’t want to do it alone.Working with Laura has increased my confidence with lifting. She pushes me and gives me feedback so I know when I’m improving.  If I need to adjust a specific exercise, Laura makes sure I know how to execute it correctly. She’s open and honest, but most of all, knowledgeable.

Waking up earlier and working with Laura twice a week has helped me tremendously. I’ve seen my quality of life improve and I’m happier than I’ve been in recent years.Laura assists not only with the physical component of this journey, but also the mental one. She’s a great asset to have on your team!   Prepare to work hard and see the results. The best things take time."

-Jen Fortuna, former client

dedicated

"I decided to hire Laura for multiple reasons. One was to ensure I was exercising correctly so I would not injure myself and another was to improve my strength and flexibility.Working with Laura has been wonderful because we discuss everything that is happening in my life—a struggle with weight gain, a family challenge impacting my drive, physical issues and even relationship issues. She listens and then pushes me to use the time with her to refocus and re-energize.

Before I started working with Laura, I was hesitant to try certain exercises. Now, I feel confident and self-assured, and I have faith in my abilities.

Laura is a very upbeat coach—she gives encouraging feedback and recommendations. She is interested in making me “a better me” and she is “all in” with her training. She truly cares about her clients and their needs, and she is dedicated to helping them reach their goals."

-Tina Dame, current client

encouragement, support, & inspiration

"She demonstrates proper technique and ensures that I’m doing things correctly. Laura is committed to my sessions by being prepared and not just going through the motions with me. If I pose a question that is out of her scope, Laura researches and finds the answer for me through her network. Laura’s coaching style embraces encouragement, support, and inspiration."

-Kim Koncelik, former client