Celebrating the people who transformed their lives with our support
I started working with Laura after a nutrition challenge at our gym. Through the challenge I learned that I was not eating enough to fuel my active lifestyle. At first I was really hesitant to add food (macros) back into my diet but after learning how my body responds and how much more energy I have now, I am thankful for the knowledge that Coach Laura has passed on to me. I view food in a much healthier way, and I enjoy eating a greater diversity of foods than I had before. In addition over the past 6 months or so I have seen my muscle mass increase while my measurements have remained steady. My clothes fit better and I have a lot more flexibility in my meals. I no longer stress about eating foods I enjoy and I'm sleeping better. Coach Laura is patient and is able to help meet fitness and nutrition goals. I have found I am much harder on myself than Coach Laura is, and she will talk you through all of the ups and downs as you explore your specific goals. In addition, I travel for work about once a month and Coach Laura has taught me how to get the nutrients I need during these times and I no longer need to consult with her before every trip - although I know she would be there to do so if I needed it.
/// Jess Geisinger
I started working with Laura in September of 2018. I joined the “Look better naked challenge” and she was my coach. I was new to CrossFit and wanted to learn more about eating right to fuel my body for the sometimes grueling workouts. I learned so much in a short time but felt like there was still so much more that I didn’t know so I began working with Laura one-on-one after the challenge. I had one goal in mind “die less during workouts, specifically cardio heavy workouts”.
Laura spent so much time with me, explaining everything so that I understood why I was doing what I was doing. She taught me to count macros, gave me snack ideas, helped me learn how to meal prep, and helped me understand the importance of the 80/20 rule. I had done so many fad diets but always ended up gaining more weight because I never gave myself permission to eat out or have cake on my birthday or have a drink. She helped me understand that all of that is okay and deprivation is what will cause me to fail. The best thing about Laura is that everything is truly tailored to the individual she’s working with. This includes everything from weight/measurement frequency to how food is measured and tracked. She is always available to talk, and at many points on my journey has probably functioned as more of a therapist for me than a nutrition coach. As of today, I am down 16 lbs, numerous inches, and 2 jean sizes AND I am “dying less” in my workouts! 🙂 More importantly to me, however, I have truly adopted a new lifestyle. She has taught me that I can have my cake (and eat it too) and for that I will be forever grateful! I would recommend Laura’s coaching to anyone—whether you’re an avid CrossFitter, new to the gym, or simply looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle!
/// Ashley Ulsh