Lauren is the owner of Body By Buckner where she specializes in small group training in the DC, MD and VA area. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO fitness and movement were the foundation of her upbringing and she brings that energy and passion to all of her workouts. As a competitive collegiate track and field sprinter and professional dancer in both the U.S and South America, Lauren brings a unique flare to the area of health and wellness. Lauren’s training style is diverse, ranging from high energetic dynamic workouts that combine circuit and interval training with plyometric sports drills to low impact mat workouts that fuse cardio and elements of yoga.
Lauren believes in training her clients from the “inside out” focusing first on positive thinking and healthy habits and then creating customized workouts to address the needs of all level participants. She strives to make fitness fun and to motivate all that cross her path to take their fitness to the next level.
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.