Laurel is the owner and “head honcho” of Blackburn Fitness and Training. With over 18 years of personal training experience, she has worked with a wide variety of clients coaching them through weight loss, strength and conditioning, mobility issues, injury prevention, and functional wellness.
As a woman in her 50s, Laurel has made it a goal to prove that age is just a number when it comes to strength and fitness. She has preformed many feats of strength and endurance including flipping a 360 lb tire 100 times to celebrate her 54th birthday.
Laurel is a Certified Russian Kettlebell Senior Instructor, a Certified International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Strength and Conditioning Trainer, a Certified Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Correct Exercise Coach, a Health Movement Specialist, an USA Powerlifting Coach, an ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, and a Certified Progressive Calisthenics Coach.
Known for bending horseshoes and tearing phone books in half, Nigel is the resident “Man of Steel” at Blackburn Fitness and Training.
In addition to feats of strength, Nigel also is one of the best lightweight grip sport athletes in the world with numerous world records and is the reigning North American champion and world champion in the 66kg weight class.
He focuses on perfecting form and proper movement while working with people of all fitness levels. Nigel also trains clients for fat loss, strength gains and all areas of fitness. Nigel is a Certified International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Strength and Conditioning Coach, a USA Powerlifting Coach, and has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University.
I wanted to give a shout out and thanks to Nigel Blackburn for the professional and personal attention that I have received during physical training.
As a Physician, I appreciate his tailoring of activities and technics to my personal goals and needs in regards to fitness and Well being. He gets my hardy recommendations.
Ricardo Ayala M.D.
I have had the opportunity to receive personal training from Nigel for approximately 7 sessions over the past few weeks. I originally started my training session with knee and hip pain. Not only has he fixed those issues during our sessions but he has also helped me improve my form on my squats, bench press and deadlifts. I plan on continuing my training with him so that I can increase my personal records by 10%...Nigel is an awesome trainer!