I became a personal trainer because I've been through it. At one point in my life, I was obese and struggled with nutrition and exercise. I didn't know how to accomplish my goals in a healthy way. After a lot of trial and error, my goals happened for me and they happened in a healthy way. The truth is, there are no shortcuts and there are no gimmicks. And you can't hesitate. My goal as a personal trainer is to keep my clients accountable, and to help them accept neccessary changes when working towards their goals. As my client, you will learn to accept challenges and face them head-on without hesitation or fear. You will receive a customized program tailored to your goals, and unlike other trainers, I am accessible to you 24/7. Nutrition is included in my process, which includes occasionally tagging along on grocery store trips to help educate you, so that you are able to make the best choices. We will work together to become the person that you want to be, both physically and mentally.
Although I have in-depth experience in working with people from all backgrounds, my speciality is working with those that struggle with eating disorders, body image issues, and those that have difficulty losing weight in a healthy manner. Men AND women are welcome, regardless of your goals or previous experience.
Laura is a nationally certified personal trainer and weight loss specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), with additional certifications in Circuit Training (HIIT), Sports Nutrition (NASM) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM). Experience includes Equinox (Tier 3), Elliptifit, Circuit Works, and bootcamps. She has trained clients from the age of 11-82 years old, including those with injuries/postural issues, movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, and other health issues, chronic conditions, or special considerations.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to traveling all over Los Angeles for training, I might not be available at your requested time due to travel times or location. My primary location is HVY Industry.
My favorite client story
Kyra. My spotlight client. She has been training with me for a little over 3 years. She came to me at 180lbs, very shy... but without a doubt, one of the most committed clients I've ever encountered. It took some time for her to come out of her shell, but watching her blossom over the years has been one of the most rewarding things from my career. During our time together, Kyra has learned how to balance her diet and has improved on her relationship with food, creating an overall healthier mindset. She gained lean muscle, lost over 50lbs of fat, and improved on her mobility. Over the past couple of years, she has referred her friends and sister to train with me. They have shared their experiences of watching her grow in confidence, noting that she is more outgoing and shines brighter than ever. She continues to be one of my star clients and I can't express how proud I am of her, the changes she has made and continues to make. It's very rare to find a client like Kyra... someone that is willing and ready to learn, face challenges AND show up consistently (3 times a week for 3 years, rarely cancelling). I will cherish her and her friendship for the rest of my life.
My favorite exercise
Anything hip-hinge. Deadlifts, hip thrusts... you name it! Having a strong posterior chain can prevent a lot of injuries and if done correctly, can help heal previous injuries. Not to mention... the aesthetics :)
My training philosophy
My training experience
Equinox Gym in Los Angeles, CA, NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer), Sports Nutrition Certification, Circuit Works LA (8-week training program, certified for circuit training & HITT group fitness), Elliptifit West LA (Group Fitness Instructor), Independent Personal Trainer & Sports Team and Individual Conditioning for Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Track, Cheerleading, Volleyball, and Football.
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Core and Balance
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
- Myofascial Release
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Cross Training
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Weight Loss Specialist, Fitness Nutrition
BA in Psychology, East Carolina University
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, IBD, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Personal Training
7819 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Session Surcharge: $20
828 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Session Surcharge: $30
I've been training with Laura since July. I came to her with really bad posture that was starting to have a negative effect on my body. I was having back pain and couldn't figure out why. On our first few training sessions, she did assessments and pinpointed where the problems were! We worked a lot on strengthening my core and stretching the muscles that were tight. As of now, my posture is a lot better and I feel much more confident so now we're working towards flexibility training. She's really great at explaining things and she's helpful around the clock. There's a lot of trainers in Los Angeles just trying to make some extra cash, but you can tell she really cares about her clients.
Really the only person keeping me on track with my fitness goals. Laura has always taken the time to get to know me, my schedule and my work life and worked out the best ways to work with me to reach my targets. She is extremely knowledgeable and doesn't just come in with a set routine in mind but watches my body and corrects any problems to prevent injury. Could not recommend her more highly
I have had many trainers in the past but she truly challenged me compared to my previous trainers. I was constantly sweating and was very happy with my results. Not only is she a great trainer she has a great personality which makes it more of an enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to having more training sessions with Lo!
Laura is really good at what she does. I lost 15 lbs over two months, improved my flexibility tremendously and got rid of my lower back pain. I would have definitely continued training with her if I hadn't moved to a different state. She keeps the exercises fun and challenging to the perfect level where you're tired but still want to come back next time. Good energy, always on time, encyclopedia of exercises. Highly recommended.
Laura is a great trainer and if it weren't for her, I still wouldn't be working out. And by still I mean, the last 30 years of my life. She's actually made it enjoyable and keeps me motivated even when I have zero desire to keep going. She knows exactly what she's doing, the main reason I signed up with her is because I have severe whiplash from a car accident and needed to get my neck, shoulders and back into a comfortable state again. She knows exactly how far to push me without causing more injuries and has helped me gain more movement in my neck. Don't know what I'd do without her!
I have been training for almost three months with Laura. We met three times a week for an hour. When I started, I had not workout for a long time, I felt weak and hated cardio. I also had pain in my back at times. Laura took the time to get to know me, was extremely organized and every week brought a new challenge. During the training, I also learned about nutrition and the importance of water. After only a few weeks, I felt the difference. I was stronger, my back pains were less frequent and I could run for longer. Laura has made me aware of a lot of things about my body and my back position. She is very knowledgeable about the body and would always find where any tension or pain would come from. I felt like I was training hard but very safely and that was very important to me. Thank you Laura for making each workout fun but effective. I feel stronger and that's what I wanted when I sign up with you !
Laura has been an awesome trainer. She's super communicative with scheduling, is always on time, and always answers questions I have about my diet and working out over text as well. During our sessions, she always kicks my butt and responds well to what I personally want to achieve in each workout. Each session has always been unique, introducing new workouts so that I don't get bored of the same routine. Over the past four months, I have increased my strength, my health, and overall muscle tone. I feel great. On top of it all, Laura is the sweetest, funniest, and most caring person! Highly recommend.
I’ve loved working out with Laura for the past 4 months. She’s put together a program that both challenges me and is getting me my desired results while at the same time, allowing me to slowly transition into more intense training. My fear was that it would be too intense from the start and I would get frustrated early on in the program and get discouraged and want to quit. That hasn’t happened. The build up has been gradual enough that I’m seeing the benefits of my work while reaching small, but significant goals on the way. Update - I've been working out with Laura for almost 16 months now and the results are better than I could have imagined. I've lost almost 60 lbs and am in the best shape I've been in the past 20 years. She challenges me every week while making the workouts fun and something I look forward to. It's not the same thing every session and I think that's the key. Together, we try and stay in tune with my body and decide what to focus on based on how my body is reacting to our previous workouts instead of sticking to a rigid schedule. I realize that at the end of the day, I'm the one putting in the hard work but I honestly believe I wouldn't have been able to do it without Laura guiding me. She's helped me change my life over the past year and I'm grateful. I would recommend her to anyone that is serious about making a positive change in their life.
I could not recommend Laura more highly! Working with her has been incredibly engaging, challenging, rewarding, and has completely changed my entire relationship to fitness. I’ve done training sessions three times a week for the past year and a half, and in that time I’ve become much stronger, leaner, and more confident, but I’ve also sincerely enjoyed exercise for the first time in my life, thanks to workouts that are constantly changing to keep pushing me a little harder than I think is possible. Laura is a wonderful person who is lovely to spend time with, and also an incredibly knowledgeable trainer who knows exactly how to design programs that leave my my muscles consistently sore, with visible results. She’s also helped me with my nutrition, and has helped me focus on building strength and measuring progress in ways other than the scale. I actually look forward to going to the gym, which is something I never would have believed possible before I started working out with Laura, but she actually makes it fun! All in all, I couldn’t imagine a better trainer and I would recommend training with her to anyone!
I came to Laura about 8 months ago because I was tired of looking at myself in the mirror and feeling like all hope was lost. I decided to save up my money to invest in a personal trainer and did a lot of research and a lot of interviews. Laura stood out among the crowd. She gave it to me straight and didn't cut corners when it came to expectations and realistic goals. I really appreciated that as some of the other trainers I interviewed told me what I wanted to hear, and not what I needed to hear. Through this process, she has helped me with nutrition and helped me stay active on days that I didn't see her. The training has been great and it's actually really fun! As of today, I have lost 37 pounds and counting! She has helped change my life and I am so grateful to her for educating me and pushing me beyond my limits. You won't be wasting your time or money if you decide to train with Laura.
Going into personal training, I was nervous and skeptical. I've seen so many of my colleagues and friends have trainers and not make any progress. But I hit rock bottom in my life and everything was going downhill from the stress at my job and my divorce. I needed to take the risk and I'm so glad I did. I had a goal of losing 50 pounds and Laura helped me lose it. It took 11 months, but that's because I wasn't fully dedicated at the beginning. Going into training, you need to realize that you have to be 100% ready to make a change. I made the mistake of putting all of my accountability onto other people in my life, which is why I hit a plateau in the beginning. I didn't want to change my diet or my lifestyle. But Laura kept it real with me and made sure that I was following through with my goals outside of our sessions as well as working hard during our sessions. Once I decided to change my relationship with food and take steps to become active on my own, paired with training sessions and constant support from Laura, I made it to my goal. I've never felt more confident and proud of the person I've become over the past year, and I owe a lot of that change to Laura.
Laura is an awesome trainer! She's very motivating and creative with workouts, and is always flexible when it comes to scheduling sessions. She makes you work! Woohoo go Laura!
Great trainer, great person, goes out of her way to encourage you and is always reachable by phone if you need motivation during the week
Been training with Laura for a few months and she's really helped me after a Crossfit injury. I have a minor pain in my knee so she helps me with cardio and building muscle where it feels weaker. Definitely recommend her. we also meet at a gym in West Hollywood, so she's flexible with location since she lives further on the west side.
She's great! I have been training with Lo since early June of last year for about 3 times a week. I had to go out of town for a while for a movie production and she was really understanding about it. She does a lot of different workouts so I'm never bored and I've lost 19 pounds of fat since training with her. I'm not super heavy and I used to be really athletic but she really helped push me to my limits and get me back where I used to be when I was younger. Thanks Lo!
Laura is a great trainer! I've been training with Laura for over two years. Since beginning, I've lost 45 pounds and have reached my weight loss goal! We are currently working on gaining muscle and leaning out. She's a wonderful person to be around and a phenomenal trainer. She really cares about your progress. Before her, I had another trainer that didn't check in. We only communicated during our hour sessions. I felt so invisible and like I was just income for that trainer. With Laura, she texts and checks in, and builds a relationship with her clients outside of the hour sessions. I feel this has been a huge part of my success because I truly feel like I have a support system with her. You really can't go wrong hiring her.
Laura is great and I have been working with her for almost a year now! In the beginning, my goals were much different than they are now so my workouts changed over time, but I have never been bored or tired of training with her. My health has improved and my knee pain from being overweight has almost disapperaed! She's very aware and is careful to make sure I am doing the movements right. Sometimes my body and muscles are too tight to properly do exercises she assigns, so we spend time with a muscle recovery sessions, which is nice and appreciated. She is very smart and explains things in ways I can understand. I would recommend Laura for anyone that wants to lose weight and have a nutrition plan to go along with it! Total package of a trainer!
Laura has been great to work with. Our company hired her to train our actors for film, and she has done a great job getting them prepared in time for filming. She is timely, very smart and kind. Laura has worked with various types of people on our sets, and adapts to their individual personalities and needs effortlessly. We highly recommend her services.
Laura has been an amazing trainer! She has been coming to my home to train me. I was initially worried that I wouldn't see results without going to the gym, but I'm down 19lbs and feel the best I've felt in my life. She's all about small changes and process and can relate with people like me based on her past experiences with weight loss and health. She's so so so easy to talk to! She's kind and listens without judgement, which was really important to me because of a negative experience with a previous trainer. So happy that I found her and her process has changed my life completely.
Laura helped me reach my goals a lot quicker than anticipated. I trained with her back in 2016 and reached my goals in 7 months. I wish I could have taken her back with me to New York! She is smart, a fantastic motivator and more than just a trainer. I consider her a friend and will always appreciate her genius and personality. Its not easy going on this journey. It can be very intimidating but my entire outlook changed with Laura by my side. Even with my diet, she helped me face reality without being overwhelming or intimidating with her knowledge. She genuinely cares and it shows. I will continue to refer her to everyone I know on the west coast!
Hired this wonderwoman back in April to help get ready for my wedding! I'm such a procrastinator so needed someone to whip me into shape FAST. Such a great investment. I was online client and came in once a month for an assessment and tracking. Her gym is so cool and has a lot of equipment and tools. My favorite was the InBody machine tracking, which shows your body fat percentage and actual pounds of how much fat is in your body. Her online program is really interactive and she's the best trainer I could have asked for. I would go out to restaurants and text her the menu and she would help me pick the smartest choices. That's how much support she gives. 100% worth it and made me confident for myself and my new husband!
She helped me learn how to workout on my own, which is what I was looking for to begin with. I don't have the budget to hire a trainer for every week, so she suggested something else. What she calls "educational sessions" where she actually teaches you what she knows or what you ask her about. We did workouts and she quizzed me on correct form and cues for working out. Laura's an amazing teacher and I feel confident to work out on my own now. I'm going to keep training with her occasionally because I do like spending time with her and she's a great personality. If you have issues with budget she was very easy to work with and she will try to help you where she can.
A great motivator and person!
I have been working out with Laura for several months and am loving the results. She is always responsive and offers great advice in between our sessions to keep me motivated. Highly recommend working with Laura to meet your goals!
She the best! She takes everything into account and works with you in the moment!
Laura is the most miraculous person and trainer for more reasons than I can list here. Her unwavering dedication and attention to each and every one of my fitness needs made me the strongest, most capable, and most confident I have ever been. She also has become a valued friend and knows when to push me whenever I feel like I am in a rut both physically and emotionally (since she always preaches the values of working out for your emotional wellbeing, something I used to think was a myth but now see how truly beneficial it is). If you are looking for someone to hold you accountable and make you WANT to get your butt in the gym, then look no further. She is unique in that she encourages you to be the best possible version of yourself, as opposed to setting an unrealistic goal or trying to have you emulate an unattainable “dream body.
Laura is always supportive, kind, and challenging. She knows that being healthy is more than going to the gym and always has such a comprehensive view to health and wellness. She treats everyone with such care and pushes you in the gym, but also listens when things need changing or life just happens. She’s the best - a great trainer and has become an even better friend. I’m so lucky for her.
Laura is one of the best trainers I’ve ever worked with. She has always encouraged me and been my biggest motivator when I was down and depressed about my myself. She truly is more than just a trainer and really does help you understand your body’s needs both physically and mentally. Laura has pushed me while knowing my limits to my physical peak. I’m shocked with how much stronger I am now than when I first started with her!