Accredited Exercise Scientist ESSAM(AES)
Lauren has a vast range of knowledge in the areas of fitness and health having completed both a Bachelor of Health Science and an Honours degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University. Her passion for sport and exercise arose from her success in Rhythmic Gymnastics which was involved in for 12 years, medalling at state and national level on many occasions.
Originally from SA Lauren dominated the gymnastics rankings year after year as she trained under Russian Coach Asya Talyanska. In 2006 Lauren was accepted into the Victorian High Performance Centre for Rhythmic Gymnastics and relocated to Melbourne. During her gymnastics career she was fortunate enough to train with many professionals from around the world including former Junior European Champion and Olympic Finalist Valeria Vatkina (Belarus), Krasi Yurakova (Bulgaria), Lisa Bradley (Australia) & Prima Ballerina Valentina Pavlova (Bolshoi Ballet, Russia). Through these coaches Lauren was exposed to wide range of unique training methods for the development of flexibility and strength.
Following many years of dedicated training, Lauren knew that she wanted to work with athletes and pursued tertiary study at Deakin University. She specialised in Exercise Science, Nutrition and Psychology during her undergraduate degree and then went onto complete an honours year researching the benefits of gymnastics based flexibility and power training for dancers. In 2018, Lauren returned to Deakin University as a sessional teacher and she enjoy sharing her experience in the field with the students as well as staying up to date with the latest research.
Over the years, Lauren has worked with many aesthetic athletes around Australia including gymnasts, dancers and ice skaters. She developed a Junior Development Squad for gymnasts at Mitcham Rhythmic Gymnastics Club and began a Rhythmic Gymnastics program at St Peters Collegiate Girls School in SA. In Melbourne she taught at Prahran Rhythmic Gymnastics Specialist Centre and was responsible for their talent ID in schools. Lauren has conducted workshops for the Victorian State Aerobics Squad and Ice Skating Victoria and developed the FLEX-PRO Calisthenics Training Method.
For the last few years Lauren’s focus has been developing sports specific gymnastics based cross-training programs to assist athletes develop mobility, stability & power. Lauren is a Certified Stott Pilates Instructor including Injuries and Special Populations and she works with Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Amir Takla (BPhysio, Mast. Physio (Manip)) rehabilitating patients post hip arthroscopy to restore their ROM and strength. Lauren currently consults with athletes and sports teams on the Gold Coast as well as managing the Limber Ladies Female Fitness Programs in Melbourne.
Still heavily involved in training herself Lauren undertakes a mix of dance, circus and pilates training each week and performs in cabaret and circus shows internationally. Some of her favourite performance contracts have been with Draculas Cabaret (Melbourne/Gold Coast), Stage Entertainment & 20th Century Fox (Eastern Europe & NZ), Friedrichsbau, Gourmet Palace & Europa Park Variete (Germany) & Circus Ohlala (Switzerland). Lauren looks forward to continuing to share her training techniques with other athletes as well as inspire Women to be the best versions of themselves.