Laura IrvingVerified 8 Reviews
Its amazing to teach someone how to harness their own inner strength to overcome things they never thought they could do for themselves. I love working with and empowering my clients.
I started personal training 11 years ago recognizing that I was very unhappy in my own life and wanted to take control of my own enviornment. I followed my passion for fitness. I started as a martial arts instructor teaching children, even before I moved into fitness fulltime. I graduated to teaching martial arts to adults while competing myself in local martial arts tournaments. I tore my ACL and meniscus in a skiing accident in 2010 and then turned to fitness full time. After recuperating from surgery, 8 months of learning to walk, run and move all over again, I began my journey into multisport events. I have completed a number of triathlons from sprint distance to half ironman.
I wanted to take my clients further on their journey and became an ACE certified health coach in 2017. Now, not only can we tackle fitness, we can tackle diet as well for a complete picture.
My favorite client story
I met M four years ago. She was 205lbs. 5'2". She wanted results but just could not seem to adhere to a plan. She offered every excuse. I called her out on every one of them. Hardwork, tears, arguments and long conversations finally got her to her goal of 135lbs. Shortly after she met her goal she apologized to me. M ran into an old friend who had gained some weight. After their conversation, M called me to let me know what she heard. She heard herself and all of her original excuses of why she couldn't stick to a plan. M sees the world so differently now. I am so proud of her!
My favorite exercise
all of them!
My favorite quote
Everyone has plan until they get punched in the face.
My training philosophy
Consistency is key. If you can't be consistent, you can't be anything.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Functional Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certification, BOSU Balance Trainer Certified, RRCA Certified Running Coach, 1st Degree Black Belt MMA, CPR/AED/First Aid
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Brides-to-be, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Runners, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Obesity
I spent too much time stressing about work and not enough time taking care of my health. 12 months of stress eating and minimal exercise put my weight were it did not belong. Then came Laura. The best part of the plan was it was a mutual plan. We discussed my preferences as well as my history. I like to keep moving. Once I get started, I don't want to have time to stop. She kept the pace going but also made sure I didn't over do it (as men are known to do). While I have seen a drop in numbers on the scale, I am most inspired by the reduction of inches. Clothes that I stopped wearing are now back in rotation. It isn't easy and there will be soreness but it is better than the alternative.
I have been training with Laura for nearly a year. As a fitness trainer, she has a great passion for fitness and has the ability to motivate me to reach my fitness goals. She has a large degree of understanding of the body system and nutrition as well. She is a student of her craft, because she continues to educate herself on new fitness methodologies and shares them with her clients. She is very energetic, enthusiastic, and enjoys helping me to reach my goals. In addition, she is always interested in listening as she is in teaching. In closing, working with Laura has educated me to the importance of fitness workouts for the longevity of my physical and mental health systems. Moreover, when I receive compliments from other individuals about my physical transformation over the past year is just another confirmation that she is an AWESOME FITNESS TRAINER.
You will never find a trainer better than Laura Irving. She knows the body and how it works. Laura is supportive, encouraging, and will make you work harder than you believe you can. You will get results and feel better than you ever have before. I recommend Laura Irving without any reservation.
This was my first time working with a trainer so I really didn’t know what to expect. Laura explained everything we were doing and why. Looking forward to next workout.
Life Changing! Laura Irving will totally change your life, make you strong, healthy, AND believe that you CAN do it! I’ve worked with Laura for almost 4 years and have gone from never working out, to doing something every day.
Laura is an amazing trainer. She knows how to push you to where you want to go, but not so much that you want to give up. She has a great personality and truly cares about her clients.
Training with Laura Irving was an incredible experience. I found Laura Irving through FYT when we lived in Westchester County. Laura is amazing! She challenged and pushed me to be better and stronger while explaining what muscles we were training and how I benefit. She is, not only educated on the physical being, but helped me with advice on diet and nutrition. An added bonus; Laura has a great personality and is kind and funny. Sadly, we moved and I can no longer benefit from Laura's training, I do, however, feel I have a friend forever.
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