Testimonials

“I cannot express enough gratitude for everything I experienced at the Fortis/Yogalux 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, under the guidance of Lauren Griffith. Her curriculum and teaching style largely expanded my knowledge of yoga philosophy; something I have grown to embody over the past few months. Her teaching allowed me to grow my passion of yoga from the way I’ve committed my life to my practice on and off the mat, to connecting my physical and emotional practices, to teaching me to guide others to grow in their practice in the same way. Her leadership in this program makes me feel that I can contribute in a much better way to the people around me. Only now i can fully understand what “life changing” truly means. I find myself desiring to make the move out of the corporate world toward the dream of becoming a yoga/fitness teacher. An extraordinary experience that has allowed me to find my inner yogi, to embrace it, but most importantly, to learn to share it with others. Since the completion of this class, I have felt excited, focused, and grateful! I am beyond happy with the decision to enroll in this program and honored to call Lauren my guru. She has inspired me to stay present in the moment and continue learning.”

Gloria Sembach

“My experience with Lauren Griffith’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training was phenomenal! Lauren is the best of the best when it comes to yoga and fitness instruction. I have done yoga for many years and it was always a goal of mine to get my Yoga Teacher Certification. I was new to San Diego area so I did a lot of research online to find the best YTT in the area. I tried out Lauren’s hot yoga class at Fortis/Yogalux and I knew she was the teacher for me. She is a true yoga master and in my opinion, the best yoga instructor around! Just like Mary Poppins, she is “practically perfect in every way”. Even though I had lots of yoga experience, I still learned SO much in every class. Lauren has a vast knowledge and expertise when it comes to yoga but she still remains very humble, respectful and diplomatic in the way she handles her classes. She has a real way with people and she truly cares about giving you the best possible experience. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was nervous about teaching but Lauren’s insight and encouragement gave me the confidence to start teaching yoga. If you are thinking about signing up for YTT with Lauren, DO IT, you won’t regret it!”

 

Holly Grow
“After many years of having a personal yoga practice, I finally decided to take the leap and complete my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Lauren. My experience with Lauren’s teacher training was immensely informative and educational. Lauren did an amazing job giving us a well-rounded breadth of information and training within our program. I leave the teacher training program feeling stronger in my personal practice and empowered to teach and help others find strength within their own yoga practice.”
Emily Glassford

“The Agility Barre instructor training was incredible. I’ve been a trainer and group fitness instructor for 20 years now. I played pro football and boxed heavyweight as a pro so I was surprised how much I got out of this training. I remembered growing up watching Reading Rainbow with the LeVar Burton trying ballet and then hearing that some of my favorite football players practiced it. I have always wanted to experience the power of it. I’ve trained many martial arts and every type of yoga with great success so I can accurately say that Agility Barre could easily be called the Ninja Ballerina Workout! Lauren has done a phenomenal job of combining Barre, Yoga, Dance, and Ninja Boot Camp in a way that humbles while encouraging everyone! I am honored to be in the first instructor class in this system as I’m already seeing it’s popularity with my following. Easily the best workout system I’ve experienced. It kicks your butt and shapes clients incredibly.”

Ibok Ibokulus
“Agility Barre is an incredible workout and cuts no corners in making sure all bases are covered for people who want to get (or stay) fit regardless of their surroundings. The instructor training covered sequencing for Full Bar, Half Bar, and so much more. I can’t pinpoint a favorite sequence ’cause I like so many of them. With variety like this, utilizing one piece of equipment, how can you possibly go wrong? Lauren Griffith has done it again, and in perfect timing!”
Elizabeth Aschmoneit
“Body by Lauren got me in shape and feeling amazing for my wedding. Through the constant positive encouragement to amazing hour long boot camp workouts and nutrition advice I lost roughly 15 – 20lbs over 6 months. I have never had the muscle definition that I have now nor the added energy from healthy eating. As a trainer she changes each workout and keeps them up beat so you never get bored. Post wedding I am continuing on with Lauren because I love her training and program so much!”
Juliet Nolan

“Agility Barre training with Lauren Griffith was an amazing learning experience.  As an experienced spin instructor, learning barre, for the first time, was a new style for me.  Lauren’s break down of proper movements, cueing, form, and programming was exceptionally well taught.  The opportunity to practice our learned choreography, from the position of an instructor, made the in-person training experience that much stronger.  This is a great training that supports an even greater style class! Thank you Lauren for bringing this class to us!”

Neely Waiche
“One of my favorite fitness/yoga instructors is Lauren Griffith. My experience with the Agility Barre training was super positive and a fusion workout. Easy breakdown from beginning to end.  I cant wait to start teaching my own Agility Barre class.”
Sara Somera

“I traveled from out of town to attend Lauren’s Yoga teacher training at YogaLux because I heard such great things about it, and I definitely was not disappointed! I got such great exposure to each of the topics in training and had the opportunity to learn from so many knowledgeable people!  I gained confidence in my teaching and feel like I have to tools to take my love of yoga to the next level of teaching!  A huge thank you to Lauren and all of the wonderful instructors she brought in!”

Laura Silvey

“Lauren Griffith’s 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training is on point!! Lauren is such a supportive and encouraging teacher and leader.  She led a very impressive intense summer training program that provided all the key fundamentals to prepare me to teach yoga with confidence. The vast knowledge that the variety of guest teachers provided was an added bonus to what Lauren contributed.  In addition to leading a very well organized teacher training, Lauren continues to offer support and guidance!”

Sara Randall

“I have only wonderful things to say about the 200 hour intense summer program. On the first day, I was feeling timid and unsure if I would be a good fit to be a Yoga teacher. Where I have practiced the art of Yoga on and off for 15 years, I knew I loved it but was unsure I could actually teach it. Lauren and the rest of the staff here at Fortis Fitness and Yogalux really made the program obtainable and achievable.

I really enjoyed how each workshop had a different instructor. The instructors that were chosen were phenomenal.They broke down each topic with ease and poise. I would come home from each day of  training, gushing to my family about all the exciting things I learned. My experience was very well-rounded and worth every moment I spent away from my family. I made new friends and found a new passion in life. By the end of the program I felt ready to teach and inspire!”

Nicole Roach

“I had the opportunity to take Lauren’s classes at Fortis Fitness/YogaLux while I was living in San Diego. Her classes are thoughtful, balanced and safe.  I have 15 years of group fitness teaching and management experience and just wanted to say thanks.  Lauren’s skills as an instructor and motivator are rare in the industry.”

Mary Hackett

“The Yoga teacher training with Lauren Griffith was a deep, beautiful and personal experience. The women I met in my training are very dear friends today and we formed true authentic relationships with one another. The perfect word to describe the environment I was in was “Real”. The training opened my mind to empathy, compassion and passion which were areas I wanted to improve on. The training was different each every day with good healthy surprises that we adapted to very nicely. In San Diego we live in the Mecca of Yoga, so the field trips were the best you could find in the yoga world. The guest speakers that shared their knowledge was an experience that can’t be explained. Lauren, as my guided teacher, is dedicated and has been supportive from the very beginning and continues to be an unconditional support system that I can rely on. I strongly recommend the YogaLux Yoga teacher training because the experience will provide you with a connection between your mind, body and spirit!”

Michele Mash

“SUCH A VALUABLE TRAINING!!! Lauren’s teaching offered the best combination of structure and consistent practice while empowering us to explore our own style! The class accomplished so much in helping us tread new ground with an unfamiliar format and helped us refine our teaching and communication style. Moreover, Lauren listened to us and helped us connect our past fitness experiences to what we learned. All this plus a kick-ass workout! I will be back for sculpt!”

Katharine Dizaye

“I am beyond thankful and so very happy that I was able to be apart of the Body by Lauren Barre training because it far exceeded my expectations about Barre in general and my personal desire to teach it. Not only did I love learning the foundation of Barre, but also truly enjoyed being able to learn from Lauren. She has such a personal, genuine, fun, & encouraging personality, as well as so a vast amount of knowledge, wisdom and experience! I appreciate how organized the whole training was and how Lauren broke down each exercise, had us practice teach and gave constructive criticism. I definitely walked away from the training way more excited about Barre, working hard to grow as an instructor and finding my exact niche career wise. I hope to continue learning Barre, as well as other forms of group exercise and how to grow and expand as a teacher/person of support and encouragement for others.”

Makena Nixon

“For years I struggled with being unhappy in my corporate job and the second I found The Body by Lauren Yoga Teacher Training, my life changed forever. I finally felt like I was doing what I was meant to do and I could not be happier! Lauren’s energy and expertise is what makes this experience magical. You don’t just learn a set flow, you learn about Yoga and all the amazing aspects it has to offer. She brings in guest speakers that will open your eyes to so many different styles and studios so you can really find what style resonates with you. Lauren continues to be supportive even after the training with recommendations and guidance to ensure you transition to teaching smoothly. The training was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone looking to become an instructor or further their own practice.”

Sophia Thompson

“Words cannot accurately express how I feel about my teacher training experience at YOGALUX. This training was well rounded, extensive, and life changing. I LOVE that Lauren brought in experts on the different aspects of yoga, such as kundalini, anatomy, and the chakras. And, I love that we went on field trips to experience different studios and different instructing styles. All three of our main instructors, Lauren, Britanee, and Anna, were so knowledgeable and articulate, and really seemed to care about the growth of our own yoga practice, as well as, the development of our instructing skills. The best part is that Lauren’s support has not ended, even though the training has. She allows all of her students to attend her future training classes, without further charge, to promote continued education, writes letters of recommendation, and passes on information about studios that are hiring. I could go on and on. Bottom line, this training was simply outstanding and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice or to become an instructor!”

Carolyn Wohlgamuth

“Wow! Where do I begin? The Body by Lauren Yoga Teacher Training is a major game changer. No, It’s a life changer!

From the time I was a young kid into adult hood I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life. The day I found Fortis/YogaLux my life changed forever. I signed up to take Lauren’s Barre classes. Not only did my body change for the better, but I found something I actually enjoyed.

Lauren’s energy is amazing and she really knows her stuff. I had signed up to take her Barre Training and caught my first glimpse of the phenomenal knowledge she has to share. I had been taking Yoga classes with the incredible teachers at YogaLux and other places and had fallen in love with Yoga. So when the Yoga Teacher Training came up through Lauren I knew I absolutely had to be a part of it. Let me tell you, this was probably the best decision I’ve ever made.

Again her energy is incredible. I LOVE that she brings in experts in the various fields that we were studying. Each expert brought something amazing to the table. Between their knowledge and Lauren’s knowledge, each lesson was incredibly well taught and I learned something new and amazing each session. You really get in depth information and hands on learning and it is all FUN! I really feel empowered to take what I learned and share my love of Yoga with others. The cherries on top of all these incredible life changing training sessions are the amazing relationships you gain through all this. You are given tools and contacts to stay in touch with the other experts Lauren brings in AND Lauren herself. She doesn’t just leave you hanging after you graduate. She stays in contact with you and makes sure you feel ready and have what you need to move on and share you knowledge and love. Whether it’s just questions you have, a reference you need, job contacts..or just amazing encouragement. Lauren goes above and beyond. I definitely feel like I know more now about all different aspects of Yoga, than I ever have before.

If you are on the fence about taking the Yoga Teacher Training with Body By Lauren, Jump down and join in! You will not regret it.”

Christa Grau

“I have always enjoyed taking Lauren’s Barre classes as they are fast paced, fun, and a full body workout.  Attending Lauren’s Barre Workshop was a great decision because it deepened my understanding of Barre with providing correct posture, form, and function in addition to giving me all of the tools to apply this to teaching my own classes. To have this knowledge all provided in a one day workshop was amazing. Very grateful for this experience and look forward to teaching Barre classes in the future.”

Doun Lambert

“Body by Lauren’s Yoga Teacher Training Program is something very special. Lauren makes her training so personal and is a leader in the Yoga/Fitness industry.  Lauren’s teaching style is very unique and she draws a crowd everywhere she teaches. Lauren’s passion for Yoga is heartfelt through the training process. The team of specialists involved in the training are wonderful and made learning so much fun. Lauren helped me to grow in confidence to graduate and be ready to teach even before I finished the course. The beautiful studio at Fortis/YogaLux is just amazing and also having the option of select hours for childcare is alone another bonus to the package. We sang, we danced, we ventured out of the studio for lunch and beach photo shoot not to mention all the great swag that came along throughout. After completing the course Lauren has been active in helping with job placement and following up with how I am feeling as new Yoga instructor.  What an honor it was to have been taught by Lauren and being a student of the Body By Lauren Yoga Teacher Training. I would highly recommend this course and can not get enough of the beautiful studio where its located. Thank you Lauren!”

Brooke Naefke

“I would like to express my gratitude for the Lauren Huber-Griffith’s Yoga teacher training experience. Not only was it FUN, it provided such a well-rounded, challenging and motivating experience. I had difficulty finding a program that would be convenient – as I have two young children and a full-time job. Then Lauren appeared!! I learned about yoga, about my own teaching style, met amazing women, and so deeply enjoyed the physical, emotional and spiritual growth. I learned so much more than I anticipated and I’m eager share it and expand my knowledge of yoga even further. We had many experienced teachers who guided us through workshops, classes, etc. and taught us a variety of unique topics. As yogis in training, we appreciated all aspects offered by Lauren; yet the opportunity to practice teach was notably valuable. This built-in feature greatly helped us to become more comfortable teaching. With such a supportive, interesting and experienced group of instructors participating in the program, I feel well-prepared as I begin to connect with the community and share my own vision, love and experience. I met the most amazing yogis in Lauren’s program and suffice it to say that I miss them dearly. Largely as a result of Lauren’s unique style and professionalism, we became very close and even though the training is over, we continue to share a sense of community among us. If you are considering becoming an instructor or just looking to enhance your practice, I lovingly and highly recommend Lauren and her crew. I truly enjoyed the program and will miss you a lot!”

Patricia Bonchek

“Lauren Griffith’s Barre and Sculpt training are by far some of the best in the area!  Lauren is able to take a very complicated class concept and break it down so it is very understandable and well-defined.  Her knowledge and attitude toward Barre, Sculpt and Yoga are amazing and awe-inspiring.  I feel very fortunate to have been able to participate in her teacher trainings!”

Kim Wilk
“Thanks so much for taking the time to teach us and make these awesome choreography manuals to help us deepen our practice to make us better teachers!  I am so happy I decided to attend your Barre training! When I first started barre/sculpt it definitely was challenging and I almost gave up, but I did not and kept coming back! I started to really feel changes in my body! I was getting stronger and it was amazing! I didn’t even think I had it in me to do some of the things we do in Barre or Sculpt, but you were such an inspiration to me, which made me want to push myself even harder! I am so happy I didn’t give up and I’m never going back! I look forward to attending your next Sculpt training! Thank you so much Lauren!”
Charline Watanabe
“Thank you too for your time, energy, expertise and generosity with your Barre training. As a PE teacher, I think this training will help my students become proficient at the movement but challenged and interested with the modification. Your support and reach out for our future needs as teachers is so assuring. I feel so lucky to know you as an expert resource!”
Robin Etheridge

“I have been taking Lauren’s sculpt classes for years, but every time I attend her classes I find her enthusiasm, routines, and attitude are fresh, positive, and inspiring.  After completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training, Lauren’s sculpt and barre classes made me want to get additional certs to build my credentials- and I knew that she was the perfect person to show me the ropes!  Lauren’s sculpt and barre teacher training was an awesome experience.  Not only did I leave feeling confident that I could keep a class entertained with exercises that could change their bodies, but I also left knowing that I had a solid foundation and mentor with which to build my sculpt and barre classes!”

Jourdan James

“The Yoga Teacher training with Lauren Huber at YogaLux went way beyond my expectations.  The wealth of knowledge and expertise brought in by the variety of teachers not only stretched our bodies, but our minds as well.  Lauren’s unique approach to this training truly gave me the confidence in believing that I can successfully share my love for this practice with others.”

Juliana Scoggins

“I attended Lauren’s Sculpt training and thought she did a phenomenal job of teaching! I wouldn’t have it any other way. It gave me a deeper understanding of what really is going on in each work out that we do. I love all the modifications especially for my wrist issue. I love how Lauren incorporated the upbeat music because really, it makes a huge difference in all fitness classes. I also love her style of teaching and making sure that each student gets the best of all- cardio, resistance training, weights and a good stretch after. I hope one day I can develop my own style picking up some of what I’ve learned from Lauren’s training and just make it a fun and inviting work out. Thank you also for being available even after the training. God bless you!”

Bianca Petines

“The world is a better place because of Lauren Huber Griffith. I was so nervous on my first day of boot camp. Lauren made me feel so comfortable from the moment I got there. I was only there for a “drop in class” to see if I could make it through the workout before committing to a ten week program. Lauren welcomed me to the group and even gave me my very own nutrition binder full of recipes and information even though I had not yet signed up for the program. Her warm, friendly and contagious spirit is just one of the many reasons she has become my ultimate fitness coach! I feel better than ever every single time I leave a session with Lauren. She is so in tune with each person’s fitness level and knows exactly when and how to push you to your limits. I had no idea how fun and challenging a workout could be until training with Lauren. I have also met so many great people from all different fitness backgrounds and levels at Lauren’s boot camp. I have made great friends and it is so wonderful to be a part of such a positive community and environment.

In addition to Lauren’s expertise and natural ability to create fun and challenging workouts, she knows how to get great results. After completing two of Lauren’s boot camps, I have become stronger, better and faster! We do strength tests during week one, five and ten. I have improved tremendously in all tests! In addition, I have lost several inches and pounds and feel better than ever. Lauren has taken extra time to help me in customizing a nutrition plan and even doing my personal measurements every month. This has been so rewarding to see my amazing results! She genuinely cares about the success of each of her clients and it really shows! I am very grateful to have found Lauren and to be a part of the Body by Lauren family!”

Brooke Kissinger

“I consider myself a pretty athletic person (running, surfing, gym and yoga), but I was still gaining weight because I was comfortable in my usual routine. Lauren’s workout sessions have pushed me to get stronger and have helped me lose 10 pounds in only the first 4 months! Her workouts are creative, positive, and adjusted for every level, while finishing every session with health tips on how to eat better too! Our class members are friendly, fun and welcoming to anyone who comes. Join us!”

Trisha Hoste

“I am an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and have taught yoga for the last 6 years. I wanted to add some other formats to my skill set, and was introduced to Body By Lauren through Chuze Fitness—and I am so glad that I was!

I went through Lauren’s Barre certification at the end of the summer. It was an all day intensive but flew by—it was fun, and Lauren’s warm and inclusive style made the group come together as a supportive unit. We helped each other learn!  After the day was over, Lauren made sure that we all had her contact info and encouraged us to write out our own class plan that week; I did that and sent to her for critique. She is responsive and motivating. I now teach private clients in this format and they love it.

In October I went to Lauren’s Sculpt training—same one day intensive format—I use what I learned in this certification class to add “umph” to my yoga classes—-and I now have the confidence to know that I am able to sub in other formats at the club and will eventually have my own class time slot in a discipline beyond yoga. 

Lauren’s approachable yet professional nature supports an awesome learning environment—she reminded us about how important it is to be aware of how you carry yourself–before and after class.  I think about this every time I set foot in the gym.

Thank you Lauren!”

Mary Jones

“The beach boot camp series is a very challenging yet rewarding experience. Having participated in the summer and fall series I can say that I am hooked. Lauren is able to challenge participants of all levels with her vast knowledge of modifications and personalized attention she gives each student. Lauren knows how far I can push myself and wont let me stop until I reach my maximum effort. She does this all while positively encouraging and creating a fun and accepting environment; which is no simple task. 

The workouts are challenging and coming three days a week made me see incredible improvements in my strength and endurance. Lauren begins the 10 weeks with a strength test which allows you to see your progress throughout. In the fall series, my numbers increased by 20% all the way up to 94% increase in some exercises. I was able to shed 3 seconds off a 75 yard inclined dash; a goal I was very happy to hit. You can’t argue with the data. If you are willing to put in the effort and show up, Lauren is right along side you pushing you to your goal. Lauren also provides nutrition evaluations and personalized diet plans! 

You get all this while enjoying the beautiful Encinitas sun! Days at the park are warm and students can watch their kids as they play on the jungle gym. Some days we run to the stairs at Pipes beach and work our butts off all while enjoying a crisp ocean breeze and are cheered on by local surfers. You cannot get this environment in any gym or studio. 

As a student, I watch my wallet and often times workouts is where we try and save but here you don’t have to worry about that! Lauren’s boot camp could not be a better deal. You are rewarded with a lower per class fee for coming more frequently and I can tell you that pre-paying for your workouts makes it that much easier to get that motivation to go! Also, our small community that attends makes you accountable. Its fun to see friends each week, see the improvement we make together, and know that you’re absence will be noted! 

I am so happy and fortunate to have found Lauren & the amazing group of people that swear by her teachings. She is a true inspiration and I look up to her so much. She is a happy, energetic, positive woman who can change the way you look at fitness. The boot camp series is truly for anyone. Some people come once a week, some three times. We are in our 20s up to our 50s. There are students and CEOs. We have friends, mother-sons duos, and co-workers. Its an amazing 10 weeks that is always sad when it is over…. but generates so much excitement and anticipation for the next series to begin.”

Lauren Dominguez

“I’m a fitness instructor trained in many format. I took Lauren’s Barre and Sculpt training because my group fitness manager recommended it. I was already teaching barre and yoga among other formats and was looking into learning more about these two, since I wasn’t feeling very strong about them. But after taking Lauren’s trainings I feel more confident as an instructor, my classes are more challenging and have better structure . I really learned from her what I was missing. My students are really loving my classes and they are coming back for more! Lauren’s is such an inspiration to me, I highly recommend her trainings to anyone looking to become a great instructor like her!”

Karen Moore

“The first time I saw Lauren Huber was on a larger than life poster on the wall of my local Lululemon boutique. Sometime after, I encountered her as my instructor in a Barre class at a yoga studio where she taught in my opinion, the best and most challenging Barre Sculpt class I have ever taken.   Little did I know that I would soon be lucky enough to work closely with her in the training and development of my group exercise team.  My name is Ani Oksayan and I am the Group Exercise Director for Chuze Fitness, overseeing 13 clubs with a staff of over two hundred instructors. Over the last few months, Lauren has led both Barre Fitness and Sculpt Training workshops for my San Diego team and has created a renewed excitement for these formats in my instructors.

Lauren was incredibly accommodating in the scheduling of these workshops and was meticulous in the planning and execution. She reached out to instructors personally to help them get enrolled and answer questions, included very detailed manuals and music CD’s for all participants and led the workshops with humor, poise and an awe- inspiring knowledge of the material. She led us through lecture, role playing, practice segments and actual workouts that were fun, engaging and very informative, making what was quite a long day seem like an eagerly awaited get-together with a dear friend. Anyone who has seen Lauren has no doubt that this amazing woman practices what she preaches – her discipline and devotion to fitness is evident in both her physicality and her attitude. The kindness, patience and care that she exhibits, leads everyone who comes into contact with her to be inspired and empowered.

After the workshops, I reached out to Lauren on a personal level for nutrition advice and was amazed to find that she immediately offered to evaluate my eating habits and design a nutritional program for both myself and my son. Despite having the time demands and restraints that we all face with relationships, children and business, she eagerly and graciously helped me with my concerns. Lauren has been the catalyst for a complete turn-around in my nutritional habits and I have so far, lost over 10 pounds following her advice.

I feel fortunate to have met Lauren, a leader and role model, in the fitness industry, and am looking forward to working with her in the near future on several programming projects and the continued training of my teams in Orange County and Tucson.

Ani Oksayan

“After taking Lauren’s Sculpt training, I feel more confident about the poses and teaching. Lauren is truly so inspiring, from Day 1 when I took her class she is a light of energy that her students cant get enough of. She is very professional, but keeps her classes fun at the same time. I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous about the Sculpt training, but she is so good at guiding you, and making sure to be there every step of the way. Not only can you tell she is prepared before class, she also always shows you ways to modify poses allowing for all levels. Class goes by sooooo fast, its crazy. I feel very lucky to have such a beautiful (and fit) instructor show me how to instruct so happily like her! I love learning from Lauren. Thank you Lauren for everything that you do for us, and our bodies! We love you.”

Krista Smith
“After 25 years as a fitness professional, I have seen numbers of presenters.  Lauren’s Barre and Sculpt presentations were both absolutely wonderful.  She has such a clear and concise way of teaching her material.  Any fitness professional, just beginning or one with many years of experience walks away with hours of choreography, exercise sequencing, and transitional movement.  Lauren’s kind personality and obvious abilities set her attendees up for asking practical questions, practicing sequences to show one another, and then looking forward to sharing their new knowledge with their own classes.  I could take Lauren’s Barre and Sculpt Training sessions again and benefit even more!”
Diana Gilbert

“Lauren is the best and most awesome health and fitness motivator I have ever met!

She’s such a fantastic and energizing instructor, taking her class is the highlight of the day! Lauren inspired me to want to become a Yoga Barre instructor after meeting her for the first time and after taking only one of her classes, I was hooked!

I wish I could take Lauren’s classes every day, but since I live in Sweden I’m hoping she’ll have her own fitness program and DVD on Beachbody.com soon! Lauren has pure super powers and I hope she will find a way to reach many more who will benefit from her healthy lifestyle and be able to improve their lives to reach their best possible health!”

Susanna Zeller

“Lauren has such contagious energy that it makes you want to work your hardest just to keep up with her. I’m amazed how I find myself sweaty collapsing on the mat but thirsty for more each week. Not only does she comes to class full of positive energy and smiles but with new choreography and exercises that prove to give results. Her class has been so inspiring to me that I felt I wanted to do the same for others.

I completed the Body by Lauren Barre certification. I learned a tremendous amount and hope that I can someday inspire and motivate others to meet there exercise goals as Lauren has done for me. I have learned that it is possible to sweat and work hard while having fun at the same time.”

Alicia Son

“I had the opportunity to go through Lauren’s Sculpt & Barre training in 2012. The experience was a total blast! Lauren created a simple to follow format that allowed me after two days to lead a fun, well rounded and safe Barre/Sculpt class. It is an amazing, educational program that you can easily deliver to students. Lauren’s enthusiasm for teaching shines and she is brilliant at sharing the tools to guide an awesome class! I would highly recommend her training to any fitness instructor!”

Kristin Lovett
“I remember the first day I walked into a class taught by Lauren Huber, she lit up the room with her contagious smile and made everyone feel comfortable with her welcoming personality. Lauren quickly became my favorite teacher, as I loved her teaching style, full of appropriate challenges, positivity, and encouragement.
When I had the opportunity to go through Barre Teacher training I was ecstatic to find out that Lauren would be my trainer, especially because I had always admired her teaching style and was excited to hopefully pick up few of her tricks of being an awesome teacher.

Truth is, I learned so much from Lauren’s teacher training. It was a very well organized few days of excellent knowledge covering everything there is to know about muscle groups, the best order of a successful class, and how to communicate and encourage our students, and so much more. I hope that when I’m teaching that I will bring a lot of Lauren’s teaching style with me, as I admire and respect her so much.”

Tenley Molzahn

“The level of professionalism in Lauren’s comprehensive training was absolutely superb. Her positivity and obvious enjoyment for teaching, and fitness as a whole, makes me excited to start teaching! I would recommend Lauren to anyone interested in a certification program or a top notch instructor! “

Maggie Knapp
 “Lauren is an inspiration to the fitness community. Her training is both fun and challenging. Lauren organizes her training so you can learn to easily put together a routine and instruct properly. I left feeling well versed and ready to teach. Lauren’s training is a great step to becoming a successful Yoga Barre or Yoga Sculpt instructor.”
Lily Coelho

“In Fall 2012, I did the Yoga Barre training with Lauren Huber at Yoga Tropics. Even though it was only one day, I feel that I learned so much! We went over all the aspects of a good Barre class – warm up, cardio, weights, thigh work, and abs. We also spent a good amount of time on the importance of music and learning the counts, which I really appreciated. Lauren provided us with handouts that outlined some common Barre moves to help us plan future classes. Lauren was a great teacher and made the training not only very informative, but also a lot of fun! I would definitely recommend Lauren’s Barre training…I learned so much and I am able to use and build on what I learned when I teach my own Barre classes.”

Lexi Carr

“After taking a few of Lauren’s diverse yoga related classes you will quickly discover that she is such a professional instructor on so many levels.  It will be obvious that Lauren spends a considerable amount of time preparing for what she’s going to teach prior to each class; Lauren doesn’t adhere to the wing-it approach to teaching.  Lauren has such an uplifting and contagious personality that she’s able to simultaneously dispense challenging Yoga Sculpt or Yoga Barre poses while effortlessly conversing with her loyal practitioners with a comedic dose of motivational humor rarely found in a “yoga” teacher.  Lauren’s preparation allows all fitness levels to attend any of her classes because she offers a variety of ways to accomplish each activity.  While I have never heard anyone leaving one of Lauren’s classes saying that was easy, I have overheard numerous complements about how much they enjoy taking Lauren’s classes, how fast the time passes, and how incredibly fit and beautiful she is.  Thank you Lauren for taking the time to make each of your classes challenging, rewarding, and very entertaining!”

Dan Gill

“Lauren kicks your butt!! She has such a positive and enthusiastic attitude and makes the class fun, even if it’s one of the hardest ones at Yoga Six. But after a month, you can see and feel a difference in your body and strength and you get quickly addicted to her Yoga Barre class. She is constantly changing the music and the exercises so you never get bored and before you know it, class is over. It’s my favorite class at Yoga Six!”

Kristin Loudis

“I started taking Lauren’s Barre classes just over two years ago, and I have recently started to enjoy her yoga sculpt and traditional yoga classes. I truly believe that Lauren is the best instructor in town! She is wonderfully energetic without being over the top. She offers an incredibly challenging class, all while sharing specific instruction and assistance. She is both polite and personable. Whether you are looking to step it in a barre class or unwind in yoga, Lauren always has fabulous tunes. Lauren takes time to introduce herself to her students, as she genuinely cares about each of them. For example, at the end of one class, I noticed how Lauren went around and picked up the weights for everyone. I can’t think of any other instructor that would offer that courtesy. One can tell that Lauren is wholly committed to wellness, as she carries herself with poise, cares about each of her students, and has a total blast while teaching.”

Becky Hayes

“I happened to take one of Lauren’s Yoga Barre classes and I was immediately hooked! Her own level of fitness along with her enthusiasm made her an obvious choice for me when I was looking for a personal trainer to help me get back to my pre-baby weight. I have lost 10 lbs. in less than 2 months with Lauren’s personalized workout regimen and nutrition plan. I always look forward to my workouts with her, and I especially appreciate that she checks in several times a week to make sure you are reaching your goals…it’s not just one session to the next and nothing in between. You can tell she really cares about her clients!! Lauren is a class act and highly recommended!”

Kim Burkholz

“Fitness has always been a big part of my life. Over the last ten years I had found myself taking an array of group fitness classes to expand my knowledge and push myself to new limits. I even went so far as to get certified in cardio kick boxing.  It was only six months ago that I stumbled upon Lauren’s Barre and Sculpt classes and immediately I found myself rearranging my schedule to ensure that I could workout with her five times a week. Lauren is by far the most inspiring and motivating instructor I have encountered in my fitness career. Her classes are incredibly challenging but she magically never makes it feel like work. Not only does she encourage each person in every class she teaches, but continues to push each one of us in a way that we want to work hard for her, to make her proud. She takes the time to get to know each one of her clients and holds them all accountable in the best way; with a smile or a wink. I am so in love with her style of training that I asked her to teach me her craft and have since become certified to teach Barre myself. I am so excited to have met Lauren and know that she will continue to teach me more and as I continue to study from her and take every class that she offers!”

Jessica Beusan

“I remember my first Yoga Barre class like it was yesterday, all I knew was Lauren Huber was teaching and I heard she was amazing. I’ve been a runner my entire life and until I took Lauren’s class I didn’t know how quickly my body would transform and how much stronger I would become. Lauren by far is the most amazing instructor I have ever had, she hasn’t just helped me sculpt my body but she helped me push my body beyond its limits and still feel great. Four days a week wasn’t enough, if I could take more classes with Lauren I would. Thank you Lauren for making my body stronger and for pushing me the way you do!”

Karyn Colon

“Lauren has been my neighbor for over three years but we only met late last year. I see her jogging with her dogs in the neighborhood and she always has a smile on her face and looks like she is loving life (while exercising!) When I found out she taught classes I attended one of her yoga classes and enjoyed it very much. That led to a sculpting class and even a barre class. I discovered that I enjoy the hot workouts, especially the sculpting class and also that there is a reason I was never a dancer! Even though I struggled through the moves in the barre class, Lauren was very encouraging and always made me feel like I was keeping up and doing OK. She is very motivating with her energy and zest and fitness example. I would love to attend more of her classes but my travel schedule does not allow it nearly as often as I would like. When I do have the time, there is no more satisfying way to spend it than to attend one of Lauren’s classes.”

Marian Ernst

“Lauren is the most amazing group instructor I have ever taken classes with. Health and fitness has always been an important part of my life, so throughout the years I have taken many group fitness classes – spin, yoga, kickboxing, etc. You quickly realize after a few group classes that the instructor make all of the difference.

I met Lauren at Xtend Barre Encinitas and although I love Xtend Barre and the method, Lauren had a strong influence on my commitment to the method and maintaining my membership. The moment you meet Lauren you know if she is instructing a class, it is worth doing, because she is in amazing shape!

Lauren welcomes everyone to her class with a big smile and knows everyone on a first name basis. Her passion and excitement for fitness exude and although she is better than the class at everything because she is so strong and fit, she is nothing but encouraging and it inspires everyone to try harder and keep pushing. I check the schedule every week and arrange my calendar so I can at least always make 1 class of Lauren’s a week, if not more. I am guaranteed a hard, yet fun workout in her classes.

I am truly lucky to have met and gotten to know Lauren. Not only is she an excellent fitness instructor, but when you meet her, you instantly know that she is also a wonderful person. I am excited to continue to have Lauren help me meet my fitness goals and encourage everyone to take her classes!”

Anna Lovec

“As someone who was a “lifelong athlete” playing 3 sports in high school, ran cross-country in college and post-college I never felt like I needed help staying in shape. So when I started to prepare for my first marathon, I wasn’t too worried about it. And then I got injured and hit a rut. I was not in bad shape by any means but I felt I was struggling to get the times I wanted and was worried that I might be strong enough or fast enough to place well in my age group….so I turned to training with Lauren, a personal trainer and former body builder to get me in the condition I needed!

Lauren assured me that she would be able to get me where I wanted to be in time for my next marathon, and with that I started training. I was at the gym with her 3 times a week and worked as hard as I could every time I was there. When I thought I couldn’t do anymore her encouragement kept me going and her approach to training kept me wanting to come back for more. Training was always an adventure because every workout is different from the one before which keeps your interest and keeps your body guessing. When I got to the start line of Rock n Roll Marathon, I was prepared, confident, and ready to run MY race. I placed 43rd out of 562 runners in my age group AND qualified for run the Boston Marathon! It was a great feeling!

Training with Lauren not only helped me improve my running and my fitness level; it made me really enjoy working out again. She truly provides a motivating environment with lots of support and encouragement. The structure of workouts creates such a great atmosphere that rather than working out never knowing the person next to you, you find yourself encouraging each other to constantly improve and do more. If you are tired of being in a rut and dreading a trip to the gym then it is time to give Lauren a call! Train one-on-one or in a group, you WILL achieve your fitness goals! Thank you Lauren!”

Elizabeth Aschmoneit

“Lauren Huber is one of the most amazing people I know. She is in my top 10 list of ladies that I am not only proud to call my friend, but also has my respect as a fellow trainer for her passion for life long fitness. Her skills and education in Personal Training and Yoga is not only top notch, but her years of teaching have built a solid foundation of experience and results for her clients. Her excitement and smile are contagious, her cheerfulness and drive motivates you to be a better person. Thank you Lauren for all of your years dedicated to helping others reach their dreams and goals, and I only wish I lived closer to see you every day.”

Shannon Gill

“Hi, my name is Jenny Morgan. I have had the pleasure of having Lauren Huber as my instructor at Xtend Barre for about the last 5 months. She was my very first instructor there, and is honestly one of the reasons why I decided to join a 3 month membership. Right away I was impressed by her technique and enthusiasm. She has this amazing ability to be completely “kicking your butt,” while making you laugh at the same time. Her workouts are always unique, challenging, and fun, and when I’m done, I really feel that I have gotten a total body workout. I actually arrange my schedule so that I can specifically make it to her classes, because they give me the best results. Before I started Xtend, I was flabby and out of shape, and since I have taken her classes, I have gotten toned, fit, and gained a lot of endurance. I’m stoked to have found someone that truly makes exercise a pleasure! Thanks Lauren, you ROCK!!”

Jenny Morgan

“It was a Friday morning and I hadn’t been to the barre in a week. I got to Xtend Barre Encinitas for my regular 8:25 a.m. class to discover that Lauren was teaching! On one hand I was happy because Lauren is one of my favorite instructors. On the other hand I hadn’t been to class in a week! Lauren’s classes are tough! I was going get my butt kicked! Everything is great through the warm-up and about half way through the upper body portion of the workout when my shoulders, biceps and triceps are screaming at me. Then, we are into the leg part of the workout and my thighs are shaking, really shaking. Just as I am starting to wonder if Lauren is one of my favorite instructors she gives me a classic Lauren smile and a few words of encouragement and I am motivated to keep going. That is Lauren’s magic. She knows how and when to give you the slight correction in form that makes a world of difference or when to say something funny so the group forgets their muscles feel like they are going to burst. She can take the most ungraceful beginner make them feel capable by the end of the class. No one is a stranger with Lauren in the studio. She introduces herself to newcomers and wants to know how we are feeling. I have had the privilege of working with some really great trainers and can say that Lauren is among the best. She motivates you to work to your potential and to do so in a safe manner. I do look forward to Lauren’s classes and try to make them as frequently as possible, except maybe if I’ve been out for a week…”

Annette Farabaugh

“The day I met Lauren I was instantly charmed by her confidence, poise, motivation and stamina. She teaches from her heart and encourages you to do your very best. I find her incredibly powerful – with her infectious smile, her dedication, her sense of humor and her passion.

Lauren is one of those teachers that energizes you through an inspirational experience and will motivate you until you achieve your best. She has an overwhelming sense of happiness and it is evident through her enthusiasm and love for what she does. The minute you step into her class she is welcoming…her classes are demanding, gratifying and fun!

To me, she is an example of how you can be both strong and feminine. She has an unbelievably unique presence and I’m lucky to know her.”

Alex Johnson

“Lauren is an amazing group leader with the most infectious personality that keeps you coming back for more. Her wide range of classes from Yoga Sculpt to Yoga Barre and Hot 60 classes provide insightful instruction that make you feel as if you’re the only one in class. I was a runner for over ten years and after my knee injuries I started classes with Lauren on a regular basis. She has improved my overall strength and flexibility in my body and I have never felt better. She is a truly gifted instructor who is generous with her time, energy and spirit.”

Livia Scaroni

“I have been training competitively for boxing for over 13 years and love the rigorous daily workouts. After years of a consistent routine, I realized that I was missing out on strengthening and toning of ALL my muscles. I happened upon Xtend Barre when it opened up next to my boxing gym. I did not know what to expect, but it needed to be intense or it would not keep my interest. My first class was with Lauren and WOW was it intense! She worked every single muscle and even ones that I had not yet discovered. Her teaching style is so motivating and fun. She makes you want to work out harder than you think is possible. Even if I am sore all over and I know Lauren is teaching, I can’t wait to put myself through her work out all over again. She is always changing up her class so it is exciting to see what she comes up with next. I am so thankful that Lauren was teaching that first class and that I have found a perfect complement to my boxing workout!”

Susan Wallace

“I feel so lucky to have Lauren as an instructor at Xtend Barre Encinitas! Throughout my life I have been very involved in sports and fitness classes and Lauren, no doubt, stands out amongst former coaches and instructors. She is extremely attentive to the form, personal skill level and goals of each class participant. I sometimes take several classes per week with Lauren and each one is unique, engaging, challenging and produces noticeable results. She is able to create a sense of lightheartedness during an intense, hour long workout by continuously encouraging the class to “have fun with this!” Lauren has an exceptional ability in motivation; she teaches with an obvious passion and dedication to fitness and helping others reach their potential.”

Lauren Dillon

“Working with Lauren has given me a bright new perspective on fitness. Prior to being introduced to her and Xtend Barre, I had an extraordinarily difficult time finding something and someone to really push me to reach my fitness goals; all the while actually enjoying the overall experience. I have never been the type that loves to exercise (quite the contrary actually), however thanks to Lauren’s enthusiastic attitude and relentless push for success, I have been able to not only stick to my exercise routine with her, but now I’m actually seeing results! She is extremely knowledgeable about health and fitness, which further contributes to why I truly enjoy working with her. She has managed to positively shift my perspective toward fitness and my workouts are now fun and effective!”

Jessica Pratt

“Chiropractic’s, massage therapy and now yoga are the three main elements of my overall wellness. My journey back to group yoga came via a discount coupon after years of trying different studios and yoga teachers I had not felt a connection with my practice. Exploring the various classes and teachers at Yoga Tropics, Laurens’ classes offer a consistent environment, a feeling of familiarity with our individual needs. Her guidance and gentle encouragement along with the cadence of her flow combine to take our practice beyond the limits of our minds. Her engaging personality and caring nature fills her classes with “regulars” that are dedicated to their practice enhancing the experience. The most valuable lesson I have learned from Laurens classes is get there early as they are usually very full.”

Art Ramirez

“Lauren is an exceptional Barre instructor. Her classes are fast paced but each body section is thoroughly worked and before you know it, the hour is up! The beginning of class focus on arms, back and shoulders has transformed my posture and given me the best arms I’ve ever had. I like how she mixes each class up so you never know what to expect. Lauren’s personal attention to her clients keeps them coming back (and it’s great because if you miss she asks where you were!) and working even harder to reach their fitness goals.”

Tiffany Bauer

“Lauren is a fabulous instructor! I have been taking Lauren’s class at Xtend Barre Encinitas for 8 months now and what I love most about it is that it is still a challenge! Lauren’s enthusiasm and motivation keep me coming back for more. She has the ability to make the hour long class fly by with new routines, great music and her upbeat personality. I first started taking Xtend Barre to get in great shape for my wedding, Lauren’s class gave me the sleek arms and overall tone that I was looking for. I felt amazing on my wedding day and don’t plan on stopping Xtend Barre anytime soon! Thank you for always pushing me in class Lauren, it is worth it!”

Katie Koentje

“I’ve been working out with Lauren for almost a year. Her classes are constantly changing so they never get repetitive or boring and always stay extremely challenging. Her enthusiasm is contagious which makes working out, even at 6 AM, enjoyable! I really look forward to her classes each week. She offers so much encouragement, and in the midst of really tough exercises manages to make you smile as she pushes you to keep going! I’ve lost inches all over, but especially in my arms and abs which now look more toned than ever before. Lauren’s direction, encouragement, and sunny personality really set her apart and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a dynamic workout with amazing results! Thanks so much Lauren! You’re the best!”

Julie Worley

“I began Xtend Barre (Encinitas) 1 year ago. It has been a refreshing change from all the prior workouts I was doing. On top of enjoying the workouts I have finally noticed a difference in my body. I have found Lauren Huber to be such an extraordinary instructor at Xtend Barre. Along with her positive attitude, she instills confidence and encouragement to make you want to work further and apply yourself more diligently. She is such a pleasure to be around, I always look forward to her classes. Thanks so much Lauren!”

Kim Vracar

“If anyone is going to make you sweat in barre class it’s Lauren! She knows how to lead a full class and always make it fun and challenging! She has a passion for teaching fitness which has inspired me to push myself! I look forward to taking Lauren’s classes every week, she keeps me in shape!”

Kristi Watts

“I have had the pleasure of working out with Lauren at Xtend Barre Encinitas for the last 10 months and I love her classes. Lauren is always full of energy and very enthusiastic which picks me up and keeps me motivated. Lauren’s classes are tough but fun, and her routines change regularly to keep us all challenged and “on our toes.” No matter the state I’m in, mentally or physically, when I enter the studio I know I am guaranteed to walk out having a great workout and feeling ten times better. Thank you Lauren!”

Monique Agia

“I have been coming to Xtend Barre for over a year. Lauren’s classes are amazing not only is she very experienced but she really cares about her clients and it shows. It’s really nice coming to class with an instructor who has a great attitude and always a smile. She properly aligns your form and is willing to correct you which I love. I would recommend taking her classes to everyone from beginner to those with experience. You will be hooked, and burn some calories.”

Gigi Niemann

“I have had the pleasure of having Lauren as my instructor now for about 7 months. She has and continues to inspire me with her workouts and her love for fitness. I love that my body has changed in just a short time. Lauren really knows how to keep you on your toes! She always brings something new to her workouts that will challenge you mentally and physically and I think that is what I love most about her classes. I leave her classes feeling invigorated and strong.”

Michelle Guerrero

“I love Lauren Huber’s classes as she not only pushed me beyond where I thought I could ever go but she makes it fun, exhilarating and is always upbeat.  Lauren has an amazing ability to change up routines every class so I know every part of my body is getting worked in different ways each time.  I always look forward to her classes because I know it will always be an incredible workout and never boring.  Thank you Lauren!”

Stacy Pevney

“I always enjoy having Lauren as an instructor at Xtend Barre Encinitas. She creates a fast paced, fun environment to work out in. The classes are always challenging and she is so motivating and knowledgeable; everything you could want in an instructor and more!”

Natalie Conner

“Lauren Huber is a wonderful instructor! She always has a positive attitude and is full of enthusiasm, making your workout go by faster. Her smile radiates from within and her energy is contagious! Just looking at her, you can tell she knows what she’s talking about! Very knowledgeable and professional, Lauren pushes you to your limits. She always has something new for you to try and she makes sure your form is always correct. I would recommend taking a class from Lauren to anyone and everyone!”

Sara Yasuda

“Lauren is a true inspiration and motivation. I willingly roll out of bed at 5:30am on Wednesdays to make her 6am class and I am NOT a morning person. I truly feel that her workouts target all of my muscles and are consistently challenging. She is a true role model.”

Janisse Martinez

“Lauren’s positive energy and cheerful disposition are endless. She is the most enthusiastic instructor I have ever had. Her workouts have changed my body, improved my moods and reminded me why I love working out. As a trainer/coach myself, I only hope to be half as excellent a coach as Lauren.”

Christine Read

“Lauren Huber is a wonderful instructor! She always has a positive attitude and is full of enthusiasm, making your workout go by faster. Her smile radiates from within and her energy is contagious! Just looking at her, you can tell she knows what she’s talking about! Very knowledgeable and professional, Lauren pushes you to your limits. She always has something new for you to try and she makes sure your form is always correct. I would recommend taking a class from Lauren to anyone and everyone!”

Charina Luciani

“Lauren Huber is such an informative, inspirational instructor in the various classes I have taken of hers. I love bringing friends and family members to Lauren’s classes because I know that they will get the up most experience with a great workout and an uplifting educated instructor. She is highly motivating and makes me leave every class looking forward to the next one!”

Lauren Molnar

“I’ve taken classes with Lauren at Xtend Barre, Encinitas for close to 1 year now. Two words to describe Lauren- Positive Energy. She is always cheerful and inspiring. She has a way of making you push yourself with an energy that spreads throughout the class. You can come in tired and leave feeling better with a great workout. When you talk with her, she makes you feel good about yourself. Thank you so much Lauren!”

Jean Serbin

“Lauren is an amazing instructor! She is always helping me to better my practice and I love her personal attention. Her knowledge and motivation is second to none!”

Heather Serratt

“I love training with Lauren because of her energetic and friendly personality. She is always smiling and having a good time during our workouts. Lauren pushes you over that edge; the one which seems impossible to achieve. I always have fun training with her.”

Ximena Gonzalez

“I first started taking Lauren’s classes a year ago. Every class she teaches is energetic and motivating. Lauren has a way of challenging me to push myself out of my comfort zone while also making her class fun and enjoyable to take. Lauren is adorable, always has a smile on her face and genuinely cares about her students and helping them accomplish their goals. I absolutely love taking her classes.”

Steffany Kisling

“Lauren’s energy and passion for fitness create an environment that is motivating and fun, other classes don’t compare! She truly makes a difference in people’s lives! “

Hollis Fuller

“Lauren’s knowledge of yoga barre is excellent with her natural way of teaching. Her yoga barre class really has made a dramatic difference in the way I look and I feel. I have so much more energy and my clothes fit me better. Thank you Lauren!”

Hounada Caras