Welcome to Laura Greenaway Health & Fitness! I’m Laura — a mom, teacher, runner, and coach who is combining ALL my passions to teach YOU how to live a healthy lifestyle and reach your fitness goals. I believe that anyone can change their lifestyle at anytime. It is a choice.
Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.
I’d love to chat with you about your health and fitness goals — whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier, or start a fitness regime OR run a faster 10K, qualify for the Boston Marathon, or compete in your first triathlon. I have experienced it all and have a program that is right for you!
More About Me
I’ve gone through many transformations in my life, learning more about healthy eating and living each time. A high school athlete, I gained unwanted weight during university and the first few years as a new teacher due to stress and lack of time. I was also struggling in an unhappy marriage. Fed up with how uncomfortable I felt in my own skin, I joined Weight Watchers and lost 60 lbs in six months. Looking back, I realize I wasn’t eating the healthiest on WW, but was successful by cutting down on my overall calorie intake. As I lost the weight I gained the energy and confidence to return to exercise. That year I signed up my first 5K race and the rest is history — over the next eight years I competed in road races of all distances, trail races, and triathlons. I’ve run the Boston Marathon twice and have completed 3 Ironman 70.3s.
My newly active lifestyle benefitted my life in many ways — not only was I healthier, I made new friends through coaching and racing, and even met and fell in love with a hot, fit guy on FitnessSingles.com. However, everything came to a grinding halt when I became pregnant with my first child. My dreams of staying active and running throughout my pregnancy were shattered by a high-risk pregnancy and doctor-ordered home rest. 19 weeks of inactivity led to more pregnancy weight-gain than I desired and I was scared about losing another 60 lbs all over again. But I did lose 55 lbs in the year after my son was born and regained my most of my former fitness by eating a real, whole-foods based diet and doing effective at-home workouts while my son napped or played in his playpen. While my free time is currently limited (I had a second boy in 2016), I’m happy to be back to running and completing my first road race in 4 years!
My experience with weight-loss and physical set-backs has spurred me to pay it forward and help others looking to regain control of their health. Through innovative online coaching combining 1:1 attention and group support, I help my clients reach their health and fitness goals — whatever they may be.
RACE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCES
5 Peaks Trail Running Series – Second Place in Age Group
70.3 Half Ironman European Championship – Wiesbaden, Germany
70.3 Half Ironman Timberman – New Hampshire, USA
Ontario Sprint Triathlon Series – First Place in Age Group
Ontario Triathlon Series – Second Place in Age Group
Subaru Niagara Running Series – Second Place in Age Group
Subaru Niagara Running Series – First Place in Age Group
Plus, many Age Group podium placings and top tens in individual running races ranging from 5 to 21.1 K, and triathlons in the Sprint and Olympic distances. I have completed 5 marathons, including Boston and Las Vegas, and too many half marathons to count!