Welcome and thank you for visiting the site! Our goal is to provide the highest quality coaching by using evidence based nutrition and training principles while giving clients the tools they need to succeed. We offer many different packages to a wide variety of clientele. Services range from customized coaching, to one time purchase products, to a variety of online Skype consults, which are all designed to help you reach your particular goal.
LoCoFit places a large emphasis on our mission statement to “Redefine Healthy” within the fitness industry. This theme is present throughout all services that are offered, both customized and non-customized packages. We achieve this through a combination of evidence based principles and personal experiences while highlighting the importance of mental health and growth of all clients.
Experience and Education
Masters of Science, Exercise Science, USF
Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science, Magna Cum Laude, FSU
Research Associate USF Physique Enhancement Laboratory
American Council on Exercise (ACE), Certified Personal Trainer
IFBB Bikini Professional, Overall 2014 NPC Nationals winner
National level NPC Figure Competitor
In March of 2015, I started my first prep for an NPC Bikini Competition under the provision of an unqualified, self-proclaimed “coach.” During this 8+ month long prep, I was on the typical “cookie cutter” diet – low calorie and extensive amounts of HIIT training and cardio with no regard to my mental or physical state. I had followed Laurin Conlin’s journey competing, and felt drawn to her outlook and science based protocols. At the point when I knew my competition prep had become extremely unhealthy, I reached out to her for possible coaching post-show.
Laurin and I began working together in November of 2015. Prior to Laurin, I relied on binging and restricting my intake to achieve my desired body composition. Our short-term goals were to repair my metabolism through a reverse diet and steady reduction in cardio. Our long-term goals were to repair my relationship with food so that I would be able to enjoy all aspects of life (holidays, special occasions, etc.) but still reach my desired goals.
Aside from having the knowledge necessary to administer safe and effective individualized programs, she has the best intentions for every client. Laurin does not only respond to weekly updates, but she uses them as a tool to educate her clients. She keeps her clients grounded with realistic expectations, and would never recommend something that she is not doing or has not done before. Laurin has encouraged me to go outside of my comfort zone with my diet and training and it has resulted in a repaired relationship with food, a body that is properly fueled and functioning, and a passion for others to love themselves “through thick and thin.” I could never stress enough how much of a life-changing experience it has been (and still is) to have her by my side.
Before coming to Laurin I had been doing my own competition preps for two years. These preps consisted of following a very low carb diet which resulted in a bad relationship with food. I had battled my own struggles with food prior to this and knew that there had to be a better option. I contacted Laurin after admiring her flexible dieting strategies and also her transparency with others in her own struggles.
With Laurin’s help, we decided that I was in a good place to start another bikini competition. The check-in process was straight forward with specific questions. With each check-in, there was a response within 24 hours.
The lifting regimen helped me focus on growth while being fun. It included specific lifts along with exercises of my choice. Even the cardio was specifically tailored.
Along with the prep, we also did Skype posing sessions. This was a great way to interact with Laurin and for her to see how I would be presenting myself on stage. She tailored my poses for my body type which showed my best self. This gave me the most confidence on stage that I ever had!
Reverse dieting with Laurin as a coach went just as amazing as prep. She again got my input of what I like, i.e. carbs vs fats, and tailored it for me. She pushed me to try new things unrelated to fitness or food. She taught me to love all aspects of the journey. She helped with my mental well-being along with physical health.
Laurin’s approach to dieting and reverse dieting is unique. I was able to trust Laurin’s dieting approach which has shown awesome results! Laurin wanted me to remain flexible in all aspects including different training methods as well. She is always positive even with constructive feedback. Since she is a competitor herself, she understands the demands and the stress. She has helped me overcome my own personal struggles with food and the post competition blues. With Laurin’s positive and encouraging coaching abilities, I was able to push through hard times.
Laurin is supportive, uplifting, and pushes you just enough out of your comfort zone to grow. Not only does she give guidance, but also takes the time to teach which is an important aspect for long term health. She is very responsive to your needs as a client. I would recommend Laurin as a fitness coach to any one looking to win.
After hearing stories of other online coaching programs, I was only expecting to receive impersonalized diet changes and automated short replies. When I first started working with Laurin, I quickly realized this was not the case. She replied to every check-in thoroughly and very promptly. She gave me positive feedback, answered all of my questions, and assured me that I was on the right track. She also helped me plan short and long-term goals. She understands life gets in the way of training and dieting sometimes and always provided guidance to get myself back on track. This was especially true while I was approaching the holidays and celebrations with food. Her advice always came through when I needed it, especially during my first powerlifting meet.
Naturally, I was stressed about my first meet. She went above and beyond to make sure I understood my training and diet in the upcoming days to the competition. I am very thankful she was able to attend and give me the extra push I needed.
After my meet, I started the Bikini Intermediate program, one of the one-time purchase programs. I was pleasantly surprised at how much detail was put into it. I wanted to incorporate more compound lifts into my routine, but I was not sure where to begin. The program took all of the guesswork out it for me! Each day involves a different main lift (squats, deadlifts, and overhead presses or bench) with a fixed amount of sets and reps based upon my 1RM. Following each of the main lifts, there is a wide variety of example accessory work to choose from. As the programmed progressed, so did my strength.
Overall, Laurin Conlin is an amazing coach that listens and takes your daily life into consideration. I am extremely grateful for the amount of guidance and advice that I have received from her. She not only helped guide my physical health but also my mental health. By the way, she also has some pretty awesome shirts! The design, style, and quality of LoCoFit Tees are top notch.