About HWR

My name is Laura (derby name: Lilith NoFair), I live in Guelph, Ontario, and I’m a personal trainer, kettlebell specialist, and roller derby skater.

I’m not your typical trainer – I didn’t play sports growing up, didn’t spend my formative years in the gym. I went to Theatre School, for goodness sake.  I was that girl who could sit in front of the TV for hours eating jujubes.  Who thought a box of KD with hot-dogs was a reasonably balanced meal.  Who had a pretty crummy relationship with her body, and her eating habits.

Somewhere along the way, I started playing roller derby.

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I came to fitness through roller derby.  I wanted to make myself a better skater, and in the process, I fell in love with what my body can do.  I saw the injuries and the need for conditioning and prevention.  Training on-skates skills to skaters made it clear to me that this is what I want to do – teach people how to use their bodies better.  I saw so many girls in leagues all across Canada and in the US with the same injuries, with the same struggles, and I decided to learn how to help.

I’m a University of Guelph certified Personal Trainer, an StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell instructor, a Strongfirst Barbell instructor, a StrongFirst Bodyweight instructor, a Precision Nutrition Coach, and have my Functional Movement Systems Level 1 certification.

I want to help you find what you love about fitness, and what you love about yourself.  I want you to accomplish things you thought were impossible.  I want to show you how just awesome you can be.