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Location IL, United States
Introduction Hi! I'm Laura. I have been teaching group fitness for ten years and have been involved in fitness-oriented activities my whole life. In high school, I learned that I was much better at NON-contact sports and fell in love with group fitness. I have a Master's degree in Communication and kicking a** :) I am NOT an M.D., R.N. or nutritionist, but I AM AFAA (Group Fitness, Kickboxing, and Personal Training) certified; R.I.P.P.E.D., YogaFit and Insanity licensed (among other trainings and workshops); and I am 100% PASSIONATE about fitness. This blog is a chance to share my *vast array* of useless knowledge with other fitness-loving friends.
Interests fitness for women, group fitness, dandelions, glitter, love at first sight, fall leaves, Turbokick, girlie stuff, vegetarianism, Rollercoasters, cake, hot glue, competence, generosity, stickers, hot pink, personality quizzes, orchids, stargazer lilies, serendipity, garage sales, bargain shopping, costumes, carbs, handwritten letters, photography, feminism, astrology, pesto, PowerPoint, Cafeterias, Pixar movies, ketchup, champagne, contemporary art, birthdays, holidays, general civility, a good cry, feminism, DIY, handmade things, theme parties, perseverance, 80's music, Diet Coke, travel, the list goes on and on....
Favorite Movies Better Off Dead, Labyrinth, The Darjeeling Limited, Howl's Moving Castle, Aristocats, Some Like it Hot, Pineapple Express, The Wrestler, The Hurt Locker, Avatar, Tank Girl, Romeo + Juliet, Sabrina, Alice in Wonderland, Pretty Woman, The Royal Tennenbaums, Wall-E, How High, Napoleon Dynamite, Nightmare Before Christmas, Pootie Tang, Lars and the Real Girl, Clueless, and too MANY more to list!
Favorite Music Anything that gets me pumped--pop, hip hop, rap, country, alternative, punk, oldies, 60's, 70's and oh how I <3 the 80's.
Favorite Books I read the NEWS, blogs, self-help books, children's books, magazines and entertainment trash. On occasion I've been known to open a REAL book or two ;)

When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?

duh...haven't you watched disney movies!? i kissed a beast!