Laura enjoys fitness and exercise as a way to find balance, fun and community in a busy life with lots of demands. Laura studied Kenpo Karate for eight years, earning her black belt and competed in sparring and point fighting tournaments, winning national and international titles. Laura enjoys training for events and has participated in half marathons, cross fit competitions, trail run races, mud runs, and rowing competitions. She believes in lifting heavy things, bringing your best self to your workouts, and cheering on your teammates. Laura is a coach for the Healthy Kids Running Series in Oakland and TRX qualified.  Outside of fitness, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, being outside and reading silly YA novels on her kindle while foam-rolling.