Laura has a ton of passion for helping women bounce back from birth! I recommend her to my physical therapy patients for ongoing fitness.
Katie M., Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Kirkland, WA
I have not had much experience doing strength training before but I reached out to Laura in hope of strengthening my body overall to see if it can help with relieving my back/neck pain that accumulated over last two years. She helped me to get started in the comfort of my own home. It is encouraging to notice my progress reflected in my daily activities over the sessions. Laura taught me many useful tips apart from just the workout itself, but how to go about engaging the right muscles to perform tasks that used to hurt my back. I appreciate her ability to introduce me to new difficulties without making me feel over-tired or too sore to continue my regular cardio workout. I am very glad to have been referred to Laura to help with reaching my fitness goals. –
Anna A., Redmond, WA
Bhavika S., Kirkland, WA
I met Laura while searching for a doula to help with the delivery of my second child. She was such an amazing support for me during the labor and delivery of my son. I couldn’t imagine how it would have gone without her there. She remained in touch with me after and would come to see me and the new baby.
I had gained such trust in her knowledge and her experience that when she mentioned her skills as a postpartum fitness trainer I was ecstatic. Sign me up! My recovery after my first child felt so long. I had chronic back pain, my diastasis recti took nearly a year to close, and going back to a very high physical job was exhausting to say the least. I wanted my postpartum recovery to be much different the second time around and I knew that gaining physical strength would help the process immensely.
A few months after my delivery I started training with Laura. She knew I was eager to begin working out, but she really emphasized the importance of taking it slow and that the first steps would be to focus on building back the pelvic floor before starting high intensity training. I really could sense her sincerity. I knew she always had my best interest at heart. Her formulated fitness plans were safe and created with thoughtfulness. Laura is a mother herself and she shared with me her postpartum journey. This again reinforced my trust in her and gave us a common understanding when it comes to a woman’s body. She has so many credentials. The list of certifications and training she’s received is very impressive. She’s the type of person who will always be continuing her growth and education on postpartum fitness.
Our sessions together were in the comfort of my own home and with both kids around. Once a week we would plan a day and time that worked with my schedule. There were times when Laura would entertain my 3 year old with stretching bands or foam blocks, and bottle feed my baby while I did sets of squats. All the while she still kept an eagle eye on my form and counts. She knew what to say to keep me focused. I really can’t thank her enough for being so “go with the flow”, but also for having the mindset of “let’s stay on task”. There were mornings were exhaustion would have won and I probably would not have chosen to workout, but once I saw Laura walk up with her kettlebells and gym bag on her back I was instantly energized and so motivated. I can honestly say that just a few short months after working with Laura I saw and felt GIANT results. My pelvic floor felt so much stronger, my diastasis recti was almost fully closed, my back pain was nonexistent, I could hold my baby and toddler longer, and I felt more energy when I returned back to work. I lost over 10 lbs in 5 months and my body composition has completely changed. I truly feel stronger this time around than I did during my first postpartum journey and I owe much of this to Laura. She’s one of the best trainers I’ve worked with and I would recommend her to anyone. She has impacted my life more than I think she knows and I am very grateful for all her time, energy, patience, and motivation.
Kate S., Lynwood, WA
Leading up to the the birth, she maintained excellent communication and provided quick support for all of my questions and concerns. Luckily I went into labor on December 26, but Laura was available and ready at a moment’s notice to join me at the birth, even on Christmas day.
Laura even helped me with prenatal exercises by sharing her own fitness videos to help me target the areas of concern I had, especially towards the end of pregnancy.
Luckliy my baby was head down towards the end of the pregnancy, but I still felt additional security in Laura’s experience with Spinning Babies.
If I am lucky enough to have another child, I would choose Laura as my doula again in a heartbeat.
Elizabeth O., Seattle, WA
Emily C., Redmond, WA
Karen P, Bellevue WA
Yurika G, Kirkland, WA