Lauren Schmidgall

Coach | CrossFit L1 Trainer, Occupational Therapist

I have been doing CrossFit for 6 years and have been coaching for 3 years. I have also been an OT for 12 years. I was initially drawn to CrossFit after watching my husband compete and once I got started I was hooked! I started at a gym in Iowa, where I’m originally from, after having two kids and I wanted something to keep me in shape. I have a swimming background so I had little to no experience with most of the movements. I loved being able to challenge myself daily and experience the physical and mental growth that comes along with this sport. But most of all it was the community and sense of family that kept me coming back. Now, 6 years later, those feelings are still there and I am proud and excited to be able to help others experience the same thing! Being a part of someone’s fitness journey, getting to see them reach their goals and being a part of the ELC family is such an awesome opportunity. I coach group classes but am also available for one on one sessions. I am thrilled to be a small part of someone’s day but hopefully a big part of their life through CrossFit.