A few years ago, Laura fell in love with strength training and the patience, discipline and confidence it taught her. She got certified to become a personal trainer soon after, and now enjoys helping others in her community have a similar positive and fulfilling experience with health and fitness.
Strength training has become her specialty. She loves working with people who are new to weightlifting to help them build their own confidence and foundational strength. Her goal is to help each of her clients feel their best and accomplish whatever goals they’ve made for themself.
One thing that is unique about Laura’s training style is that she focuses just as much on emotional and mental wellness as physical. She believes everyone’s relationship with fitness is intrinsic to their sense of self; and it’s important to her to create spaces in health and fitness for everyone to feel safe and welcome no matter their level of experience or ability!
Laura’s advice for anyone considering personal training for the first time is, “there’s no time like the present- any step you take is a step forward! Having a personal trainer by your side to help guide you will guarantee that you will make progress safely and efficiently as well as have fun in the process. Try it and you’ll be hooked!”
Outside of MINT, Laura loves to run or bike around the monuments – her favorite is the Jefferson Memorial. Her favorite places in DC to get a healthy meal are the farmer’s market in Eastern Market and Chopsmith (she always gets the Tropical Chicken bowl!). She also enjoys going for walks, traveling and photography and is even reading a book in Spanish to keep her foreign language skills sharp.
If you’re interested in working with Laura she can be reached by emailing Laurasaltzer@mintdc.com.