Lauren grew up in Delaware County and has been playing sports since the early age of 5 and has been an avid snowboarder since the age of 10. She spent a great deal of time outdoors and eventually found her two favorites, softball and field hockey.. She played competitive softball throughout high school and continued playing recreational softball and field hockey at Bloomsburg University.
After graduating, she was no longer playing sports and missed the competitive and social aspects of being on a team. She tried a few gyms, but it was Crossfit that really offered what she had been missing. Lauren joined her first CrossFit gym in 2016. Although she felt intimidated at first, she quickly realized this was the “team” she had been searching for and has not looked back since. CrossFit was a huge support for her, especially when she started graduate school. The stress of graduate school took a toll on Lauren and she frequently looked to her CrossFit community to help keep her physically and mentally healthy.
Lauren eventually decided that she wanted to know more about CrossFit- the real nitty gritty. She completed the Level 1 course in 2019 and was given the chance to grow stronger with her gym community. After obtaining her Level 1, Lauren began shadowing the veteran coaches at CrossFit Conshy and eventually started coaching on her own. She thoroughly enjoys helping others identify their strengths, both in the gym and personally. A quote that Lauren identifies strongly with is “great things never came from your comfort zone.”