Online health and wellness coach
It is always good to *meet* another Laura! I came across Laura Spurr via @SocialMums on Instagram and loved her account instantly. I find it really motivational – she makes fitness seem joyful and not scary. She isn’t afraid to share her tips, advice and also what is going on in her life. I admire her courage and wish I had a bit more of it. Please do have a read about how she works.
- Name of Business? LSFitness
2. What do you do?
I am a self employed online health and wellness coach.
3. Where do you work?
On my phone so literally anywhere, the gym (I teach there), a coffee shop, the car, out walking. Or my laptop at a desk in my lounge.
4. How did you get to this point in your career?
A few years ago I left a city career after retraining as a Personal Trainer for many reasons but mainly because after a personal journey I realised how passionate I was about the need to take care of yourself. I wanted to help other ladies discover how amazing it is possible to feel every day when your daily routine is working for you. You have all the energy in the world to not only get through the day, but fly through the day with a bounce in your step.
However, despite having set up a very successful PT business, I felt like a part of what I wanted people to feel was missing. Clients would come and smash their PT session but then it would be in most cases another week until I saw them again. They may or may not train in-between, many of them didn’t pay me for nutritional advice, because let’s be honest it’s not cheap to pay for both PT and nutrition, and if they had to cancel sessions because well life happens, they would miss out on their training.
5. The best part of my job is?
I knew to feel as amazing as I wanted them to that my clients needed the whole package, quick and effective workouts they could do at a time to suit them, health focused family friendly nutrition, but more than that I wanted to offer them support and accountability to help them achieve their goals. Oh, and for a reasonable price point! So I took the plunge to sign up with an MLM (Beachbody) and go into the online fitness market and have never looked back
What I do has the potential to change people lives. I see people bloom in front of my eyes, finding confidence, self belief, learning to love themselves a little more each day and I get to witness this every single day.
6. The worst part of my job is?
Ummmm having no excuse to not get my workout in 😉
7. Favourite time-saving trick?
Setting myself up the night before with a list of “must do’s” to get started the next morning. That way I have a focus! Oh and having my food organised (I love a leftover!) so I don’t waste time trying to cook lunch in the middle of the 9-3.
8. Best advice for anyone working 9 to 3?
Learn to ignore the chaos and focus on your business. The chaos will still be there after your working hours but if you get distracted during your core hours it takes key time away from your business. Oh and stock up on tea bags if you intend to work at home a lot
9. Favourite social media accounts/blogs?
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How I Work: Lizzie Woodman
How I Work: That Mum Moment