To help others fight the battle to get fit, from the inside out!

Lauren Chadwick-Sonnen
Sarasota, Florida 34231 (within 10 miles)
Trains both men and women
• Strength Building
• Body Building
• Weight Loss
• Spin
• Body Sculpting
• Posture Alignment; Functional Mo
Training Locations
• gym
• studio
• Lauren certifications include (CEP) Board Certified in Exercise Physiology; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association
• Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (CFNS) through Exercise and Nutrition Works
• CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CFL1)
• Certified as an Expert in Functional Movement Screens (FMS)
• and Sports Performance Coach and Club Coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW).

Personal Trainer Overview

I have over 15 years experience and have worked in corporate fitness, commercial fitness, collegiate strength and conditioning, personal training and sports performance enhancement. I've owned and operated a small personal training studio for the last 5 years. Recently, I merged with Studio South Fitness, working as the Fitness Operations and Program Director. I have a Bachlor's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. I am board certified in exercise physiology; hold certifications in Posture Alignment through Egoscue University, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Nutrition Specialist through Exercise and Nutrition Works, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, expert in Functional Movement Screens, and a Sports Performance Coach and Club Coach through USA Weightlifting.

Training Philosophy

I consider each and every client an athlete! My motto is "to train movements rather than muscles!" I start each client with a posture alignment and functional movement screen and then develop corrective exercises based on the outcome. By using this process it will prevent compensations and injury prior to leading into higher level activities.


Lauren earned a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from University of Central Florida and a Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences with a concentration in Health and Fitness from East Carolina University. Board Certification in Exercise Physiology through the American Society of Exercise Physiologists.


Lauren has over 15 years experience working in the health field. She has worked in corporate fitness as as a Fitness Professional at Kennedy Space Center, in commercial fitness at Lord's Gym as a Personal Trainer while in grad school, in the clinical field as an exercise physiologist at Rippe Health Assessment, and in the collegiate arena in strength and conditioning as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Central Florida. Lauren has also had the opportunity to work beside one of the most influential and knowledgable men in the industry, Dr. Jack Barnathan, with his company, NYStrength traveling to put on seminars for trainers. She has worked in personal training and sports performance enhancement in Sarasota for the last 10 years working at Rich Lansky's Optimum Performance Training from 2003-2007 and has owned and operated a small personal training studio for the last 5 years (2007-2012). She merged with Studio South Fitness, now working as their Fitness Operations and Program Director, until October 2015. In 2016 she opened a posture alignment business in 2016 called Re-Align Exercise Therapy.

Lauren was a scholarship athlete competing in track and field and cross country for East Carolina University. She competed in the heptathlon as well as various relays and the 400m hurdles. She placed third in the heptathlon at the CAA Confrence meet. In gradute school she started competing in Olympic Style Weightlifting. It was an easy transfer to the sport as she learned the power lifts at East Carolina to help with power and speed in track. She competed at the National Level within a year of competing in the sport and placed 4th at the 2005 American Open, placing 3rd in the snatch and 5th at the 2005 Nationals. In 2005 she was introduced to the CrossFit philosphy and started doing the online WOD's. She now competes in CrossFit.

Lauren enjoys teaching proper technique and mechanics for all body movements that reciprocate to daily living and sport as well as educating the public through current research.

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