“You can’t outran a bad diet.” – Unknown
Registered Dietitian & Lifestyle Fitness Coach
Laura has had a passion for food and fitness at an early age. She could be found climbing on countertops, tumbling thru the house, and shopping alongside her mom at the grocery store with a mini-shopping cart. Laura was involved in gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. She played field hockey in college and then went on to play for the USA Women’s Floorball Team in 2015. In College, Laura discovered her passion for endurance races and took it to the next level where she finished her first Ironman in 2016, placing 6th in her age group. As an athlete, Laura had a passion for nutrition and how it plays a pivotal role, not only in athletic performance, but also with everyday living. She pursued her nutrition career and took her boards to become a Registered Dietitian in 2011.
After working for Drexel University, Laura moved out to Arizona in 2016 and worked for EXOS as a Performance Dietitian providing nutrition counseling to members. This is where she discovered her passion for counseling by helping others improve their quality of life through simple, yet achievable strategies. Laura loves being a part of the success stories of individuals and seeing them accomplish goals they never thought possible! “I not only love that I get to help people but that I get to bring a smile to their face!”
Laura specializes in food intolerance’s, endurance training, diabetes, meal planning, and cooking techniques.
Laura’s favorite aspect of the FunkFit family is the community engagement. Not only with the members but also with the rest of downtown Gilbert. She is excited to be part of the FunkFit family as well as the Gilbert community!
Education and Certifications:
- B.S in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition – University of Pittsburgh
- Minor in Fitness – University of Pittsburgh
- Dietetic Internship – Indian University of Pennsylvania
- Registered Dietitian – CDR Board Certification
- Masters in Human Nutrition – Drexel University
- EXOS Fitness Specialist Certification
- Certified Personal Trainer (Coming August 2018)
- Heartsaver CPR AED