Laurie Graves has trained reality stars TV from NCB's The Biggest Loser. She has been working in the Keller, TX area for five years helping individuals realize their fitness potential.
Laurie is able to relate to her obese clients. As a teenager she suffered with anorexia and bulimia. Through her 20's and early 30's, she medicated the pain of life with food. Nine years ago, she was 90 pounds overweight and clinically depressed. Then a personal trainer put a flyer on her door that changed everything. She decided to get fit and ended up having a total physical transformation. She went on to become a figure and fitness competitor and completely changed her outer appearance. Inside, however, her spirit and soul continued to suffer because she had not addressed the root of the food addiction and other painful issues in her life. Finally, she began to put some of the truths she learned growing up at Lakewood Church and as a minister's daughter into practice. She experienced a spiritual breakthrough when she realized that her worth was not based on the way her body looked, but on her identity in Christ. In 2010, she led her first spiritual accountability and exercise group for women at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. Today, she inspires women's groups and entire congregations with faith and fitness leadership and has taught hundreds of people how to live healthier and happier lives. She is also participates in Embrace, a multi-faith women's fellowship that seeks to promote open dialogue between faith groups and build bridges through serving the community.
My favorite exercise
The Cobra. Why? Because it is one non jarring exercise that can help strengthen your back core and stabilize the spine as the muscles get stronger. Helps to eliminate low back pain.
My favorite quote
"If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire". - St. Catherine of Siena
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
NCCA Accredited Certifications
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