This is my initial transformation of 14 weeks – yes weeks and this is back in 2014. How? I signed up for my first WBFF show and trained my ass off (by the looks of it literally). Remember competition prep is not the same thing as normal training. I cut through all the excess fat and revealed the muscle definition I had underneath. I went from 135lbs + to about 122. Since then I've worked to build up more muscle mass in all the "right" places, becoming stronger, healthier and in turn happier. The booty and legs you see now aren't thanks to some genetic blessing or surgery but thanks to hard work at the gym. I see time and time again girls on Social Media calling themselves fitness models, fit chicks and etc… most of them were blessed or won the genetic lottery.Read more
I never set out to be a "fitness model" – in fact that was never my intention. About 2 years ago I found myself looking in the mirror and being unhappy with the way I looked and felt, having let the fall & the holiday season get the better of me. I decided to make a change for the better and did my first Paleo challenge with great results. Thereafter I did some research, lots of YouTubing & asking around and decided to bite the bullet and sign up for my first bikini show. I got a coach and trained my butt off for 14 weeks straight to be able to step on stage after my initial transformation. It wasn't easy since at the time I was working 13 hour night shifts at one hospital and per-diem at another to make up for the cost of the show and coaching. By the time I stepped on stage I was an anxious/excited/inexperienced mess – but I was able to placed 9th out of 30+ girls my first time around. Read more
I have had a full time job in healthcare since the age of 16. I have been a cardiac registered nurse for over 8 years, 5 of which were working full time night shifts while also working a second nursing job per diem. I have worked in an intermediate ICU setting (step-down) as well as a charge for the last several years working on every floor of the hospital. I can help run a code, teach a patient about their medications, and work life sustaining equipment at the bedside. I am not "just a model."
I have a passion for health, wellness and quality of life. I've used every opportunity to help promote those values to my patients. The more I studied health and wellness, the more I grew to believe that it starts with lifestyle habits such as regular nutrition and exercise. I have never seen a natural athlete stuck in terrible health crisis in 8 years. There's a reason for that. It reduces the risk of disease to live a fit life.Read more
I've stayed at my patients' bedside all night to calm her anxieties about dying alone. I've massaged my patients back when meds no longer calmed her down from her chronic illness. I've talked to families when they were struggling over losing their mother or wife. I've helped rehab people who had lost limbs. I have made my patients laugh when they felt scared or embarrassed about their conditions. I cared then and I care now. Aesthetics are great but health and quality of life is everything.
Sincerely, Nurse Lauren
If you don’t know, I wasn’t always a "fitness model"; in fact I’ve only been one for about a year. Before 2014 I did Crossfit, adventure races and was also able to write a New York Times Best Seller about my previous life. I’ve been on CNN, MSNBC, 20/20, 60 Minutes and countless other shows and radio stations. My former life is far from glamorous and in fact mostly sad and shameful more than anything. Simply Google my name, read my wiki or see the YouTube videos of my talks to learn more. In short, I lost my entire family (father, mother and 3 younger siblings) to the most hated cult in America.Read more
My personal show prep experience is unlike any other out there – In 12 months I competed in 6 shows in both the Fitness and Diva Bikini Classes. I made a New Year’s Resolution Jan 1, 2013, to "get in the best shape of my life." I signed up for my first WBFF show while working full time as a float RN night shift at one hospital and as a cardiac ICU RN per diem at another hospital. I earned my WBFF Pro card by winning the RI show in late 2014. Each show I entered I was able to improve on and learn from those around me, placing 9th in my first ever show in April, there after 3rd, 2nd, 2nd and 1st in the Bikini Class.Read more
Along with my Bachelor of Science & Nursing degree I am also a NASM Certified personal trainer. I'm always striving to further expand my knowledge base when it comes to nutrition, health and fitness. I have worked with some of the top coaches in the industry both as a client & as mentee.
I’ve competed in multiple Spartan and Tough Mudder Races all ranging from 10 to 14 miles in length. I did CrossFit for 3 years and competed locally before transitioning to the WBFF shows in 2014. I’ve always tried to stay active and stimulate both the mind and body through various active hobbies. I ride dirt and street bikes, I snowboard and ski, I’m afraid of heights but will leap off the sears tower in Las Vegas or para glide over the Swiss Alps… I’m a bit crazy you can say.