Hi I’m Laura, aka the Joyful Gym Rat. Like a rat attracted to cheese (or in my case, plant based cheese....) I am attracted to all things health and wellness.  Why?  Throughout this crazy maze of life movement and nutrition have consistently helped me find more joy. And I am not the only one.  I've taught group classes, provided private instruction, and have been a manager at gyms and studios in New York City, Chicago, and Virginia. I’ve seen first hand how simple lifestyle changes can ripple out in all directions and change lives for the better.  Are you interested in nourishing your body in ways that light you up and moving your body in ways that feel great? Perhaps I can help you navigate your own maze and find more joy on the journey.

Curious about credentials?

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher

  • 300 hr Trauma Center Trauma Centered Yoga Facilitator

  • Yin Yoga Certificate 

  • Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

  • Rouxbe Cooking School Forks Over Knives Plant Based Cooking Course

  • Bachelor of Arts with Dance Concentration, Manhattanville College


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