Founder of Paramount Fitness IoM
Laurs is a 39-year-old mother of two, who lives with her children as well as her adopted dog Hugo the Beagle.
Originally from Manchester, Laurs now lives on the Isle of Man. She does go back to Manchester as she still has lots of family and friends in the city.
Formerly a debt collector, Laurs discovered her love of fitness whilst on her own fitness journey.
Laurs, started doing Pole Fitness at Savina’s Secret. Being overweight, she realised something needed to change if she wanted to continue with pole to progress with moves that required strength and stamina. After all, pole is a brilliant form of all over body workout. Savina Thomas, owner of Savina’s Secret guided and educated Laurs through her weight loss journey. Savina showed Laurs that exercise does not have to be as boring as previously thought if you find the right trainer. With Savina’s encouragement as well as the other ladies from the pole studio, Laurs lost the weight and started to increase her strength and stamina.
In 2018 Laurs was crowned Pole Princess at the annual Mad Sunday Pole Day, hosted by Savina. Savina encouraged Laurs to pursue a qualification within the fitness industry and soon enough the journey began. Having not studied for a number of years, doubts crept in but through encouraging friends and family Laurs managed to stay on track and in April 2019 became a fully qualified Gym Instructor.
In July 2019, Laurs took a leap of faith and left her secure office job to concentrate on the final few weeks of her Diploma. This was a huge gamble that paid off.
In September 2019, Laurs finally gained her Active IQ Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training. Whilst completing the course, Laurs worked, cared for her children and began her Pole Instructor journey.
Laurs, applied for a job at the local ladies only gym, Warehouse Fitness. She was incredibly lucky to be given the job and loved her role within the gym. However, due to Covid and the subsequent lockdowns the gym closed its doors on the 8th May 2021 for the final time.
Laurs now dedicates her time to helping more women through their own fitness journey and still offers small group female only training sessions.
All sessions take place within her own private training studio, which is located on Victoria Street, Douglas in the heart of Douglas town centre. Laurs, also offers personal training through her own private app, as well as Zoom sessions.
Getting in shape should not be a punishment. It is an amazing and empowering lifestyle decision that anyone can make. Laurs believes in finding the pleasurable side of fitness; and while there may be a sore muscle or two along the way, the benefits of fitness are worth the challenge. Laurs has developed different training programmes by working with a variety of people, and constantly adapting programs to the needs of all new members of Paramount Fitness IoM family.
Everybody is unique, with their own strengths and limitations. Laurs’ methods are to build a custom plan based on your health, schedule and more importantly fitness goals and guide you through every exercise and every workout. She aims to transform your body and mind as well as influence you to make more mindful decisions when it comes to your health.