Laura found dance as an early teen and it quickly became a huge part of who she was and how she wanted to spend her life. She began teaching group fitness and dance classes about 20 years ago and fell in love with helping others find their special connection with movement and their bodies. After a back injury resulting from a car accident, she began to look at holistic approaches of training and living in order to live life fully, continue to dance and move without pain. This included massage and bodywork, nutrition, yoga and strength training. One of her favorite things is to dance hard and get sweaty with a room full of people with a positive attitude and passion for getting funky. She holds a Bachelors degree from SFSU in Dance and Holistic Health, she is Zumba and UJam Certified , California Certified as a Massage Therapist, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine and has just begun studying Z-Health. She has studied Holistic Nutrition at Bauman College and has a passion for learning and educating about all things related to living fully and healthy. Her dance training has included- Egyptian and Tribal bellydancing, Graham , Horton, and Dunham technique, Hip-hop, Afro-Haitian, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian, Salsa and Jazz. Laura looks forward to helping your dance your way to a healthier you at Truve.