Lauren is an attorney-turned entrepreneur and the owner of Body by Buckner where she specializes in small group training in the DC, MD and VA areas. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, fitness and movement were the foundation of her upbringing. Lauren has enjoyed a successful 13 year legal career in the area of real estate development, but after many years of the fast pace corporate life, she realized that she was not living her true purpose. Movement was the purpose and so Lauren took a leap of faith and left the corporate world to build Body by Buckner.
Lauren’s training style is diverse and unique. Lauren believes in training her clients from the “inside out”, focusing first on positive thinking and healthy habits and then creating customized workouts. As a former collegiate track and field sprinter and professional dancer, she fuses these fields to create high energetic dynamic workouts to low impact mat workouts with elements of cardio and yoga. She strives to make fitness fun and to motivate people of all abilities and ages to just MOVE!
Lauren is also a Brand Ambassador for Athleta, an international female fitness company whose mission is to empower young girls and women. Through her platform as an Athleta Brand Ambassador, Lauren shares her passion of fitness and nutrition with young girls and women and provides fitness classes and self-care workshops. Lauren is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed AFAA certified group fitness instructor. Lauren also teaches high intensity group fitness classes at Equinox Fitness Club in DC and VA.