Lauren Zedek graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working in pediatrics, Lauren took a break from full time nursing to raise her three young children. Lauren grew up dancing competitively for many years but didn't discover her love of running and all things fitness until she had her children. Running and exercise became her "me time" and something she found joy in daily. Lauren discovered Pilates five years ago after being sidelined from marathon training for a short while due to a foot injury. She quickly fell in love with the method and its ability to rehabilitate and strengthen the whole person. Pilates appealed to her background in dance and healthcare, and she decided to make it her second career and complete her 500 hour certification. Lauren loves connecting with clients personally from week to week and enjoys challenging each person to find out just how strong they are.