Lauren is from a small agricultural town in Eastern Oregon, where fitness and competitive sports were always a big part of her life. When transitioning to college, she discovered endurance sports and ran her first marathon at age 19. Through college, graduate school, and into her career, Lauren has continued to improve her health a fitness knowledge by teaching a coaching a variety of fitness classes, yoga, and participating as an athlete herself!
Lauren is passionate about the mind/body connection to physical activity, and tries to bring that connection into each coaching and teaching experience, as well as her own health and fitness.
Personal achievements and credentials:
BS, Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Oregon State University
MS, Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology, Boise State University
American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Professional
200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher
2005 Portland Marathon Age Division Winner (20 and under)
Boston Marathon Qualifier, 2005, 2006
10 Marathons completed
8 Half Marathons completed