Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by…
My name is Laura Jackson. As a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and fitness competitor, my goal is to inspire and empower you to live your best life.
You may be wondering, what does that mean exactly?
To be perfectly honest, I haven’t always looked the part or lived the lifestyle of a fitness professional. In fact, I didn’t become passionate about helping other women until I experienced my own life-changing transformation.
After I finished university, I worked in journalism and communications. My “dream job” put me behind a desk for several hours a day, where I lived off take-out and double double coffees. By the time I turned 30, I gained a significant amount of weight, developed chronic acid reflux and a mysterious tailbone pain that prevented me from exercising. I no longer recognized myself in the mirror. I was highly addicted to sugar, my clothes were tight and I now had a tummy, which I hid behind baggy tops. This was my “rock bottom” and the moment I knew something needed to change.
In less than a year, I dropped over 20 lbs, entered a fitness competition and stepped on stage with a six pack of abs. Looking back, this was much more than a physical transformation. This was the beginning of a decade-long journey of getting to know myself on a deeper level.
Although I discovered my abs, I still didn’t know who I was at my core. But I was determined to find out! This is when the real transformation happened. By setting a goal and following through, I proved to myself that I could accomplish just about anything. But unfortunately my willpower wasn’t enough to sustain the results I achieved from extreme exercise and dieting. After years of losing and re-gaining weight, I eventually experienced a shift in my mindset. This led me to a realization that I was “enough” without the rock-hard abs, fitness competitions or trophies. These dangling carrots were just icing on the cake! The real joy was actually coming from my daily life, the tough lessons I had to learn and the set backs I had to face in order to “level up”.
You may have come here to lose weight, rock a bikini, improve your eating habits or to simply feel better. That’s amazing! I believe goals are an essential part of life. Not only do they inspire us, but they also foster growth. Through my own personal experience and transformation journey, I’ve learned that the benefits of achieving a health and fitness goal go much deeper than what we see in the mirror. When you show up for yourself, you show up for life and others in a whole new way. I’ve also become fascinated by the power of our thoughts and how they affect our results in the gym. I can definitely give you kick-butt workouts and a nutrition plan that will get you a rock hard body. But in order to achieve long-lasting results, you will likely need to shift your beliefs about who are, what you can accomplish and why you want to achieve a specific goal. In other words, before you hit the treadmill, you may need to consider a mindset makeover. If you’ve ever struggled to lose weight, change your lifestyle habits or simply love yourself when you look in the mirror, you’re definitely not alone. But from my own personal experience and years of coaching women, I’m confident you too can experience a life-changing transformation both inside and out.
I offer a variety of programs and training options based on your individual needs and goals. These include: one-on-one training sessions in my boutique studio located in Toronto; customized app programs that you can do on your own (gym or home-based); one-on-one zoom workouts and group transformation challenges. In each of my programs I assist with goal planning, accountability, programming, nutrition/meals, supplements, and of course, mindset!
Are you ready to become the best version of yourself? I can’t wait to meet you!