Mother of two children under 3, Laura Stevenson is a power house of knowledge and strength (literally and figuratively) on health and fitness.
As a kinesiologist, earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa and a Certified Exercise Physiologist, PSP Ottawa celebrated her 5-year anniversary in the organization this year and she is now servicing the CAF personnel out of NDHQ (Pearkes) as a Fitness and Sports Instructor. With her remarkable energy and enthusiasm, she teaches a variety of fantastic classes and develops individual programs guiding and inspiring her clients to achieve their goals.
Laura knows firsthand about the importance of goal setting when it comes to health and fitness. She reached a provincial level in gymnastics in her youth and she also played soccer for the Ottawa Fury in her teens. Her most recent accomplishments have been the 5 years she trained for figure competitions, placing 3rd in 2013 at the Canadian Championships and then making it all the way to the prestigious Arnold Classic in 2014.
During her first pregnancy, Laura was looking for a different challenge so she signed up to a CrossFit box and began to train in a more functional way. She fell in love with the intense short workouts (in contrast with the longer bodybuilding type training sessions) and happily shifted her focus to her performance rather than training to look a specific way. She thrives on pushing herself to beat her personal records and is happy to be able to eat more than when she was training for figure competitions while still keeping her chiseled form. She pursued her newly found passion by getting her Level 1 CrossFit certification in 2015 and has been teaching it ever since. Laura encourages all her clients to get up and move! She believes the most important part of fitness is to like/love the activity you are doing, in or out of the gym, and set goals to motivate you to move more.