As a competitive swimmer and Division I athlete, Lauren has incorporated health and wellness into her daily routine for more than 20 years. After graduating college from University of Colorado with a degree in Communications, Lauren moved back to Chicago. From 2006-2007, Lauren completed her Master of Education at DePaul University and began her teaching career shortly thereafter. It was during this time that she felt a longing to get back into the fitness world. She went through a 6 week training program at DePaul and became a certified group fitness instructor at DePaul's Ray Meyer Fitness Center. Finally, Lauren found a way to combine her two passions, fitness and education, into one job: group fitness instruction. Since then, Lauren has become a part of the Chicago fitness scene, teaching multiple class formats at 4 different gyms/studios. Lauren prides herself in keeping up with new fitness trends and continues to develop her fitness routine. Over the years, Lauren has completed a 285 hour Core Fusion training program, TRX training, and continually develops her current training formats. Currently Lauren teaches at Exhale and Shred415.