I started at 216 pounds at 20% body fat. Through the time with her she has help out tremendously! She got me down to 210 at 13% body fat. Helped keep my strength up to the point I was able to get a new PR for bench press. She is also a huge help when you're in a crunch. I was living out of a hotel for 2 months because of house issues and during that time she was still able to get my weight down and find me healthy food to get on the fly. I can tell you countless times I have text her to ask what I could substitute out because I didn't have it or forgot to get it. She also helped me get my passion and spark back for training and lifting.
All in all, I would recommend her to anyone! She has gone through it all and continues to inspire me to push forward in my goals in fitness and life.
Prior to meeting Lauren, I had ideas of how I physically wanted to improve myself but I had no idea how to get there. I spent my time at the gym only doing cardio because I was too intimidated to go anywhere near the weight section of the gym, and I would starve myself throughout the day because I thought that the less calories I consumed, the thinner I would be. Upon receiving my first meal plan from Lauren, I thought “no way I am going to eat that much and lose weight”, but sure enough her plans worked. I never once felt hungry while following my meal plans, and she made my prep for my bikini competition so much less stressful. Upon sharing my results 10 weeks into working with Lauren, I had people asking me what my secret was and my response was simple: following Lauren’s meal and workout plans. Every week, Lauren sends you meal and workout plans tailored to fit your specific needs and goals and if you simply do what she tells you to do. The meals are amazing and satisfying; I never knew eating healthy could taste so good! And now, after following the workout plans as well, I am 100% more confident in the gym. I no longer shy away from the weights and am totally comfortable lifting in a crowded gym. Lauren has changed my life and taught me so much, and made me the healthiest I have ever been.
I have had an interest in physical fitness for most of my life, but whenever I attempted to meet my goals, I never ended up where I wanted to be. I’ve worked with other trainers before, but I saw minimal changes and the formula never really clicked. I pretty much reached the conclusion that my body wouldn’t change.
As a 32-year-old woman with an extremely busy schedule, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started with Lauren, but looking back on 11 weeks, I can tell my body composition has drastically changed. People at the gym constantly comment on my transformation as well. And when people I didn’t even know started to come up to me just to tell me that, it started to sink in just how far I’ve come!
Even though I’ve been working with her long-distance, Lauren’s program gave me the results I was looking for. Her meal plans are straightforward and I got to eat a lot! Every week that I prepped my meals, it just got easier and easier, to the point where I enjoyed cooking and prepping everything. The workouts she designed were made just for me, targeting my problem areas so I started to see results quickly. She is also very encouraging and there when you need her!
While I’m not where I want to be yet, I feel like I finally understand how to change that. I don’t look at food or working out the same anymore. It’s not a chore or a giant mystery now; the tools are in my hand and it’s become a way of life. If I can do it, anyone can do it!
I've been lifting weights for a long time, but never really saw the results I was looking for. I knew I needed to figure out my diet and lose some body fat in order to really see the muscle I've been building. When I reached out to Lauren for help with my nutrition, I weighed 217 lbs. (I'm 5'11"). Every week, she took my weight, measurements, and body fat and calculated my macros for exactly what I needed. In the first week alone, I lost 8 pounds. From there, it was a consistent 2-3 pounds per week. In 8 weeks, I lost 20 pounds and somehow managed to keep my muscle mass! My body fat went from 22.4% to 17% in just 8 weeks. I lost inches all throughout my waist and mid-section, but actually gained size in my chest and calves. Lauren gave me all the guidance I needed on supplements, food prep, and the importance of getting the right macros. Her meal plans are totally customized and they work!
-Bernardo D., 42
For the past 5-8 years, I have been fairly active, mainly due to being diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic in my late teens. I ran a lot and “dieted” in order to stay lean and maintain my health. I was guilty of the eat less to be skinny approach. I was working out hard yet still had a fairly high body fat percentage for how little I was eating and how much I was exercising. My blood sugar was all over the place as well. I was coming to Lauren in hopes that I would finally start to look like all my hard work was paying off and that all those hours spent in the gym would start showing.
Since I have been working with Lauren, my physique and health has made a complete 180! While I thought I was fit before, I look better now than I ever have. My blood sugar is extremely stable and I only use a fraction of the amount of insulin I was using before. My diet plan is so flexible. Lauren works in so many delicious foods and will even accommodate any cravings I have. I’m so much stronger now and I am even training for my very first bikini competition; something I previously thought I would never be able to do! I feel good, I look great and I’ve never been more satisfied with my health. I have a totally different approach to living a healthy lifestyle thanks to all that Lauren has taught me.
I have always been into Martial Arts but I was never in great physical shape. From high school on for around 12 years I used to party all the time and it started to catch up with me. My metabolism slowed, I started to gain weight and one day I stepped on the scale and was 195 lbs.
My wife Leila started running and doing weight watchers. She did a few 5k runs and then half marathons. Leila was out shopping and saw the LA Fitness guys, came home and talked to me about joining. That day we joined and started working out. We also signed up for the personal trainers and over time I started getting some results. In just over a year I had 4 different personal trainers and like I said I had some results, but nothing big.
I started to realize that my diet was the issue more than the work outs. I used a few different Nutritionists and I was getting a bit more in results but still not what I wanted. My wife had been working with Lauren and she had great results in a short time.
I decided to work with Lauren and it was the best decision I made for my health. Lauren took all my info, started me on a legit meal plan. In 7 weeks, I have lost 10 lbs. and just over 2% body fat. I have lost inches on my belly and my abs are starting to show. Lauren is the real deal and has not only helped me a ton but a few of my friends also.
My name is Anete and I'm 30 years old. I have struggled with my weight because of emotional eating since I was a pre-teen. I've always compensated by being active and this helped me to keep somewhat of a shape even when I was heavier. I had a tendency to slim down during summer and gain it back (plus some) every winter. I like to call this "hibernating." I graduated nursing school December 2013 and did not find my first job until March 2015. This first job was the night shift after orientation and I could see the pounds coming on and the energy draining.
I had many personal goals to reach by age 30, one of which was being in my ideal shape. So, 30 came and went and I found myself at one of my heaviest because of the stress of everything else in my life at that point. My husband heard of Lauren at his gym. When he told me about her and her success with her clients I said sign me up. I need to finally stop making excuses for my emotional eating and learn the tools I need to be at a healthy weight and feel confident about my body.
Lauren has been great. She really took the time to understand me and worked with my crazy schedule. Her plans are easy to follow, delicious, and change enough to not become bored. I never felt hungry which helped me to steer away from emotional eating and feel that with every week I was learning how to eat consciously without feeling like I was on a diet. My husband has been seeing Lauren as well and we have completely transformed our nutritional regime and are crazy about the results.
Lauren, thank you for all you do. Everything I've gained from your guidance and support is absolutely priceless.
Prior to meeting Lauren, I had been taking a very generic approach to my diet in order to prepare for my shows. I was extremely confident in her expertise, not only because of her qualifications, but especially in her approach as my results were immediate! She is very detailed in her planning; from the exact ounces of each food to what time you should take a certain supplement. Additionally, she is with you every step of the way. From adjusting when nutrients or supplements needed. I felt like I had a friend that was being truly supportive! Her unique approach, personality, and her attention to detail, enabled me to place at The Jay Cutler Classic Show in Las Vegas! Not only was I blown away by the placing, but above all, the way I looked! I never imagined looking this good! Thank you very much Lauren! I’m looking forward to working with you again!
Three years ago, I found out my blood pressure was 160/100, and my doctor wanted to put me on high blood pressure medication. I'm not a big fan of medicine, so I decided to do something about it on my own and I joined a gym. For three years, I worked out regularly and it brought my blood pressure back down to a normal range, but I still didn't look and feel the way I'd hoped to after all the training I was doing.
One day, I was talking to a friend and he told me that he used a nutritionist to help him customize his diet and workouts. I immediately called Lauren and set up an appointment for myself and my wife. We went to see Lauren within a week and she was great! She helped my wife and I tremendously with our weight-loss by telling us exactly what to eat and when to eat it. She also gave me customized training programs that helped take me to the next level in the gym. I worked with Lauren for months and she coached me through my first ever Physique competition. I had lots of fun and am very, very happy with the shape I'm in today. Thank you, Lauren for all of your help!
On March 10, 2001 I had a motorcycle accident that left me paralyzed from my T9, T10 down. I also had multiple rib breaks on both sides, lacerated my kidney and liver, nerve damage in my arms, and a concussion. I have always been an athlete and for the past 2 years I have been seriously training in the gym and eating according to my goal (look jacked and shredded). 2 years ago I was challenged to compete in a wheelchair bodybuilding contest. I decided I wanted to do this but I knew I needed help. I worked with a coach for my training and diet for about 6 months. After that I did everything on my own. I knew I need help when it was time for contest prep. I knew I would be smaller than some of the other wheelchair bodybuilders so I wanted to be the most shredded. About 7 or 8 weeks prior to the show luck was with me and I met Lauren McLaughlin on Instagram. After talking to her I knew we clicked and she was going to get me where I needed to be. Each week leading up to the show I got leaner and leaner. I have never been as shredded as I was ever!! Any question I had she answered. When I freaked out she calmed me down. I may not have been the biggest but I was the leanest and I brought the best package I could with her help. I placed 3rd in Novice and Lightweight Bodybuilding Divisions. I’m training for my next show and I will have her with me and I will be even better on stage. I wouldn’t do it without her!