Reflecting on what the gym and training mean to her, Laura believes that the gym is not a sport but a training ground to improve performance in sports, life, and outdoor activities. For Laura that means training to be a better mom, wife, friend, and mountain biker. With a move to the mountains of Colorado from Texas, Laura and her husband pursued their love for the outdoors and health through owning and operating Lakota Guides, a rafting and outdoor adventure company. In addition to the guide business, Laura earned her CSCS certification in 2007 and began personal training and fitness management at Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Both of these opportunities as well as her husband’s attendance at a Gym Jones Fundamentals Seminar paved the way for a new business venture in 2015 – GOAT Training – an outcome based gym geared toward the mountain athlete. After the birth of her daughter, Laura took her training to the next level completing the StrongFirst Kettlebell and Barbell certifications, competing in the Steamboat Stinger Mountain bike race, and attending the first ever Gym Jones Women’s Foundation Seminar led by Lisa MacDonald. The bonds forged during that weekend and the direction of the Gym Jones women’s program resonated with Laura and her current goals for herself and the women of GOAT. With a push from Lisa Boshard and Lisa MacDonald, Laura attended the Gym Jones Level 2 and Advanced Seminar during the summer of 2016. The journey with Gym Jones has allowed Laura to grow in each of her roles and has assisted with her passion for post-pregnancy training and getting women back to their inner athlete. Laura currently offers one-on-one training, semi-private group training and classes at GOAT in Edwards, CO.
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