LAURA HEDRICK I Personal Trainer | Pharmacist I Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
" My name is Laura Hedrick, and I am a pharmacist, certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, and diabetes care and education specialist. As a pharmacist, I have seen the health of our nation decline more rapidly every year. Diabetes and obesity are skyrocketing, and we are nowhere near slowing these epidemics down. It hurts me to see people taking more and more meds each year. They are not getting better! It’s just a band-aid and not a cure. Years ago, I had no idea how to help them besides dispensing more meds and counsel on side effects until I began a transformation of my own."
Total Body Transformation
If you had told me ten years ago that I would be able to squat and deadlift 220 pounds, do a push-up, and a pull-up, I would have laughed out loud. I thought the only way to maintain my current weight and stay fit was to run as much, and as far as I could. I ran, and I ran, and I ran. I also ate less and less. And yet, I felt crappy. I didn't like the way I looked in the mirror. I thought I should be able to see my abs and I couldn't understand why they weren't there! So I ran more; 3 marathons and over a dozen half marathons. I still looked "skinny fat." That mindset kept me in a vicious cycle of feeling tired and worn out for years.
The turning point for me was when I realized that I did not like this mentality. I didn't like that I felt like I had to run further and further. I also did not like that I wasn't happy with myself. So I did everything I could to learn about how to become a healthier version of myself. It started with lots of research, becoming a personal trainer, and implementing a resistance training routine. I cut out processed foods and started eating more. I ran less and actually lost a pants size and finally saw my abs for the 1st time!
Now, ten years later, I run occasionally (never more than 3 miles or so at a time). I lift weights five days a week, and I am striving for a goal of 250 lb deadlift. I don't eat processed foods. My rule of thumb is that if you would have to eat it during a zombie outbreak, then don't eat it now. I am a healthier, stronger, happier version of me. My total transformation started in an effort to improve my body, but it became a journey to improve my whole life. I will never stop looking for my best self.
Why choose me?
My knowledge of health and wellness extends beyond just the basic exercise routines. I am the full package when it comes to health coaching. I know about chronic conditions and diseases and how to treat and minimize those symptoms. I know what works to lose weight and gain muscle. I know how to create healthy habits and a balanced nutrition plan. I have compassion for everyone, and I understand that life can get out of control sometimes. I have dedicated my life to helping people be healthy, and I seek out more information to coach people on that path every day. I know how to change your life for the better, and I want to share this knowledge with you and help you find your best self!