Lauren Chadwick-Sonnen, MA CEP CSCS RSCC PAS USAW CFL1 FMS CFNS
I have a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from The University of Central Florida and a Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from East Carolina University. Over the last 19 years I have worked as a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer training both professional and collegiate athletes, as well as worked in the corporate, commercial and clinical world. Among these are Kennedy Space Center, Rippe Lifesytle Institute, The University of Central Florida, Rich Lansky's Optimum Performance Training Inc., and NYStrength. I owned and operated a successful personal training business (L-Fit Personal Training) for 5 years, that I sold to Studio South Fitness in May 2012. I have a board certification in Exercise Physiology, Postural Alignment Specialist (PAS) from Egoscue University, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Weightlifting Club Coach and Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Functional Movement Certified (FMS 1 and 2), and Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (CFNS).
I was a track and field athlete in high school competing in 300m hurdles, both 4x400m and 4x800m relays, and the 400m (still holding records in the 300m hurdles). My high school accomplishments were placing 1st in the District and 3rd in the State in the 300m hurdles. I went to East Carolina on a track and field scholarship, competing in the hepthalon, 400m hurdles, 4x800m relay, and cross country. My best collegiate accomplishments were 3rd in the conference in the hepthalon and going to the ECAC's in the 4x800m relay. I took up Olympic Weightlifting in graduate school while learning how to coach athletes. I placed 3rd in the snatch at the American Open in 2005 and 3rd overall at Nationals in 2005.
Over the past several years I have had a passion to strictly specialize in posture alignment through the Egoscue Method. I had found pain relief in my own journey through Egoscue and continue to incorporate a menu into my daily regime. This gives me the ability to continue to compete in CrossFit, which I love as well as coach it. In July of 2018, we welcomed my 2nd daughter, Estelle. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my 9 year old daughter Quinn practice and compete in Motorcross.
I believe our bodies have the ability to heal themselves. I've had my fair share of sports injuries... knee, hip, and shoulder pain and knows what it is like to be told “your body isn’t designed to do something." Finding The Egoscue Method® of Exercise Therapy gave me the tools to get myself pain free and back to living an active and fulfilling life.... and now I want to teach you to have the same!