“I was nervous when I first started working with Lara because I really hadn't done any strength training in over 2 years and I was pretty out of shape. It takes a lot to be vulnerable with someone I've never met before, especially when I was not comfortable with my body or where I was physically. I was also intimidated working out in an open gym because there were other people who could witness my perceived physical ineptness.
I would highly recommend working with Lara. I feel that she truly cares about my goals and progress and goes above and beyond when she designs programs. She provides a truly personalized training experience, taking into account my fitness level, the idiosyncrasies of my body, and my frequent travel; in addition to our sessions, she provides recommendations for working out and stretching on my own. Additionally, Lara has a wealth of knowledge on the unique needs of women who want to strength train and she expertly applies this to the programming she designs for me. She takes time to explain and demonstrate the exercises in my programs and often provides additional background as to what muscles we are working and why she has chosen specific exercises. I've learned a lot from her over the time we've worked together, and she's great at mixing things up so I'm never bored, but continue to work toward my goals. Lara also happens to be a pretty wonderful human--she has earned my trust and I genuinely enjoy our sessions (even the terrible stretches she makes me do). :) She has not only helped me to become stronger physically, but working with her has also improved my confidence, and for that I am truly grateful.”
~ Gina Y.