Laura - Personal Trainer, Run Coach
Laura is a passionate fitness professional committed to deliver high quality individualized exercise programs that are proven to move people and help them adopt sustainable, healthy behaviors and a more active way of life.
Laura has a wide range of specialties and helps people her clients thrive. She specializes in exercise training mature, mid-life and older adults optimizing fitness and physical performance, functional fitness, and prevention of chronic medical conditions. Laura is also an Autism Exercise Specialist certified through ACSM and Exercise Connection and provides personal training youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
As a run coach Laura provides coaching for the all ages and the ageless athletes among us, from the aspiring beginner, intermediate and the advanced runner.
Laura has experience working AVA technology for accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing training clients who are deaf or hard of hearing..
Certifications and Qualifications
ACE Certified Personal Trainer (2015)
ACE Senior Fitness Specialist
ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
ACSM/Exercise Connection Autism Specialist
RRCA Run Coach
TRX Qualified Instructor
First Aid, CPR and AED Certified
Couch to Marathon
From couch to 5k, from 5k to your first half marathon or marathon. Or maybe you’re an experienced runner but need help crushing an old PR. I provide my clients with a customized plans to do just that. I build training plans that are tailored to fit YOUR lifestyle and athletic ability to confidently and safely meet my client's running goals. adjust your program to life challenges and event to optimize your running potential.
If you have never ran before and want to give it a try, or have tried before and failed? Many runners start later in life and that’s ok. You can still be a runner! Depending on your health and fitness level your training may start out with a easy walk-run method to begin building endurance and adaptability, conditioning your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons in preparation for efficient running.
Intermediate to Experienced Runner
If you have have been running for a while but want a more structured training plan with an emphasis on building distance, strength and speed? I build running programs tailored to my client's performance goal.
"My sister and I wanted to let you know how happy we are with Laura’s work with our 89 year old father. They have been working together two times a week to help him gain strength and work on his balance. While the physical strength improvement was the primary objective, our father’s interactions with Laura and his engagement with her are just as important. We are fortunate to have found Fitness & Function and Laura".
Proudly providing training in
Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro