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About Laura Mak

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Thanks so much for visiting Laura Mak Fitness. We are a community of fitness enthusiasts that love the most current, up-to-date results-based workouts. Here you will find quick easy ways to live a healthy lifestyle. We share a wide variety of exercise plans, eating well strategies, stretching techniques, pre/post natal insights, and joyful lifestyle tidbits. Learn how to apply simple changes to create energy, wellness, and fitness joy in your everyday life.

Over the past 20 years certified fitness expert Laura Mak, has used her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Michigan State University to help others live a fit lifestyle. She has made it part of her career in fitness to be a healthy living leader, a forward thinker, and a positive woman’s role model in every way when she undertakes a new project.

Since her early days in training as an elite gymnast and then on to the top ranks as an IFBB Fitness Pro, Laura Mak has taken her passion for Lifestyle Fitness, Online Women’s Fitness Training, and Pre and Post Natal Specialist to a level only reached by the top echelon in the fitness industry. Laura has been interviewed, featured, and contributed articles as a Fitness Expert in numerous health and fitness magazine publications such as Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness HERS, SELF, Prevention, FITNESS, Muscle and Fitness, Ironman, Natural Muscle, H2O Fitness, Fitness X Planet Muscle, and Le Monde Muscle (French).

She has been interviewed or featured as a fitness and wellness expert on Fox Sports, ESPN2, TBS, and local affiliates of NBC, ABC anArnold_Classic_Laura_Mak_2003d WB. Laura Mak has had the pleasure to work with a variety of people such as professional athletes, entertainers, top CEO’s, and numerous clients who want to take their fitness to the next level. Whether your goal is weight loss, body fat reduction, strength training, stretching and flexibility, or simply increasing your energy through out the day, Laura’s master fitness coaching plan can work for you! According to her clients, Laura has an enthusiasm that is contagious, a patient teaching platform, and the commitment to help you achieve results fast! You may be laughing and having a great time while working with Laura, but it is all part of the plan to improve your fitness lifestyle.





She has changed her work routine to accommodate being home and raising  her three year old son with her husband. It is quite a change but it is so enjoyable spending time with him either swimming or playing soccer, or just building sand castles and reading books.


Yet more changes were on the way as they had their second child, a healthy boy in April 2015. They are all thrilled with the new addition to the family and have been embracing how life has continued to unfold as a family of four. Laura is still mostly with the kiddos except for when she is creating online workouts, writing fitness routines, or exploring new fitness centers in the greater Seattle area.



While her time with one on one clients has changed a bit, her fitness philosophy will always remain the same, work smarter and not harder. At the end of the day, she reminds her clients, friends, and family:


“Be Fit, Be Smart, Be Happy.”



More Background Info about Laura’s credentials:

As an elite and professional athlete most of her life, she has had to modify her training strategies according to what she was training for. For many years during her childhood she was an elite level gymnast training about 5-6 hours a day. She had to eat enough to give herself energy, but not too much that she couldn’t be light on her feet when flipping.


All the training and nutrition paid off as she earned a full-ride gymnastics scholarship to Michigan State University. Even though she began weight training her sophomore year in high school, it was more for prevention and strengthening for her weakened back due to stress fractures in her vertebrae Lumbar 4 and Lumbar 5. In college she was introduced to sport specific weight training. This was really what struck her interest in weight training, and more specifically, for her sport.


Although she completed her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, she continued with her love and education of weight training and expanded her knowledge by earning one of the most prestigious certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Laura began one of the first “at home” training businesses in the Lansing area, working with television personalities, athletes, and moms.


Laura was awarded a full scholarship for graduate school at Michigan State University as a graduate assistant, teaching the health and wellness courses to the undergrad students. She took such a pleasure in shaping the minds and bodies of the under graduate students while she completed her Masters Degree in Exercise Science.


Shortly thereafter, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and began her competitive fitness career – right after she performed in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 1996 Summer Olympics where she tumbled, danced and stunted in front of BILLIONS of people watching. Laura won her IFBB Fitness Pro card in one year (a relatively short period of time) by winning the 1998 NPC Nationals in Atlanta. This type of physique training was a whole new type of weight training that followed an extremely calculated nutrition program. While she competed all over the world, she still loved training clients. In Atlanta she worked with celebrity musicians, professional athletes, and a variety of moms (several that delivered twins).



After eight years in the south, Los Angeles was calling her name, so Laura packed up her bags and moved to the west coast. Again there, she was able to build up a clientele of professional entrepreneurs and stay at home moms. She was now finished with competing and began a more “lifestyle friendly” eating and exercise practice. With the weather great there almost daily, she and her clients enjoyed both gym and outdoor workouts.



For over thirteen years Los Angeles was home. Then at the end of 2015 she and her family packed their bags and moved to the Pacific Northwest. They have settled in the Seattle area where they are near family and the kiddos can grow up with their cousins. While she does miss the daily sunshine and the easy outdoor lifestyle, she has discovered some very important insights. She has learned she won’t melt in the rain, the people are refreshingly nice, and health and fitness is very important to the residents in greater Seattle. Moreover, fitness is her passion and she will continue helping others find passion in their fitness.


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