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Laurentiu Popa

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About Laurentiu

  Certified  IFBB Europe Romanian institute of Olympic Sports 2000

NASM National Academy Sports Medicine since 2009

CES Corrective Exercise Specialist

PES Performance Enhancement Specialist

 NES Nutrition Exercise

 Cardio Specialist

Worked for LIftime Fitness 2008-2010

Anytime Fitness- self employee since 2010-2019

Train Anytime Fitness since 2019


2010 Lackland Classic Bodybuilding NPC 1st place National Qualifier

2013 Branch Warren Classic Bodybuilding NPC 3rd place

2013 Natural Fit NPC Austin Texas 3rd place


My favorite client story

My journey started in June of 2912 I was 250 pounds and ready to turn my life around. In about 9 months I lost over 90 pounds. Around February 2013 I was introduced to bodybuilding. I had asked around my gym if anyone knew someone who could help me prepare for the competition and Laurentiu's name kept popping up. I started with him when I was 11 weeks out from my first show. He helped me learn the proper diet, what areas of my body need improvement, and the correct supplements I need to take. Not only did I win 1st place in my category, but I won Overall in the whole women's figure division! I would recommend Laurentiu Popa because he truly knows what is doing and he truly cares about his clients and that is the best feeling anyone can ever have.

My favorite exercise

Bench press, squat, and death-lift

My favorite quote

What we do in life echoes in eternity

My training philosophy

Optimal fitness health can only be achieved when your WHOLE body is addressed – inside and out (fitness assessment). I look from all angles to make sure there is nothing inhibiting you from achieving your goals.
My approach with all of my clients is based on Fitness and Nutrition data.

My training experience

Working out since 1991 at Metrorex Gym in Romania at the age of 12
Graduate from Olympic School 1999-2000 Speciality Strenghting Coach for Olympic Sports
Steiner UK as a fitness trainer 2001-2007
Life Time Fitness as a personal trainer 2008-2011
Anytime Fitness private contractor 2011-2019
Train Anytime since 2019

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Boxing
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Kickboxing
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Additional Certifications


Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Men, Middle-aged, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Autoimmune Diseases, Bad Posture, Disordered Eating Recovery, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Lupus, Piriformis Syndrome

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