Lauren started running a little later in life, stumbling into the sport during her third year of university, after having spent two years as a varsity rugby player. She quickly fell in love with the sport, continuing to pursue running during medical school, first with Western’s Cross-Country team and then with a local running club. In spite of the challenge of balancing medical school with training, she was able to run well during her first two years, most notably finishing second at track nationals in the 10 000m.
These days, Lauren’s schedule is less hectic, giving her the time to return to training and working with athletes. As a coach and certified strength trainer, she is passionate about movement and uses her personal experiences juggling training, relationships and a busy work schedule to help her athletes find balance in their own lives.