Laurie’s youth was rooted in a love of the outdoors and activities such as hiking and skiing. She also was involved in many organized sports like swimming, volleyball, gymnastics, karate, and even netball.
It wasn’t until her twenties that Laurie became interested in free weights, cycling, running, and yoga.
Nowadays, Laurie participates in these activities (and others) with her husband and two sons. It is her desire to be a positive role model for them because it motivates her on a daily basis.
It was Laurie’s passion for living an active life that lead her to become certified as a fitness instructor and then a yoga instructor. Laurie truly enjoyed instructing fitness classes and continued developing her own weight lifting programs but found she was looking for something more, something to challenge her physically and mentally.
That something turned out to be CrossFit.
CrossFit demanded she sharpen her skills and redouble her efforts every day, and she fell in love with it. She enjoys the variety of programming, the physical demands, and mental challenge, but most of all, the supportive atmosphere of the CrossFit community.
Laurie achieved her CrossFit level 1 trainer certification in September of 2013 and is excited to assist others to achieve their individual goals. Laurie trains at and continues to learn from the high caliber of coaches at Forge Valley Fitness.