Inspire: Laura Hoggins

This lady has inspired me in so many different ways! She has made her mark in the industry in a number of London studios with her bubbly character and dedication to fitness! Introducing Laura Hoggins, known as @bicepsandbronzer! You can find her lifting or inspiring people to lift!

HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN INTO FITNESS?

LAURA: From a very early age I loved fitness and competed mostly in team sports! I played football for Chelsea U16’s and then was in the school basketball, hockey, netball and athletics team. I get my energy from people, I love the thrill of competing, and getting the most out of myself and the team around me.

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START TRAINING?

LAURA: I was doing a lot of hours in the office, and I had joined a corporate netball league but I regularly had to miss games due to work load. I found a crossfit box that had opened opposite the l’Oreal UK offices. I spent 6am-7am there every morning and it helped me to start my day right.

 

HOW DID YOU ACTUALLY GO ABOUT BEGINNING YOUR FITNESS CAREER?

LAURA: I decided one day I would try it, I was always told I would make a good coach from my captaincy years at Netball. However, financially I had a lot to lose if I couldn’t make it a new career of it. I wasn’t in it for the money, I wanted to get by, and truly experience that job satisfaction everyone talked about!

WHAT WERE YOUR ‘GOALS’ AND HOW DID THEY CHANGE?

LAURA: My goals were personally to be fit healthy and happy in my skin. I was properly looking after myself. I went after some numbers on key lifts, and just chipped away at them.

 

WHAT MESSAGE HAVE YOU GOT FOR THOSE STARTING OUT?

LAURA: DO IT sooner rather than later. If you have a passion, a mad burning desire, make a plan. Make a plan A and a plan B! Know what the risks are, what you are set to lose, and feel comfortable risking it! If it does not work out, then know you can always return to where you were before. As long as you gave it everything you had, you can’t go wrong! I promise you won’t look back. People feed off your fire. So harness it, share it, light the flame.
To follow Laura on her fitness journey, and what studio she is rocking a workout at, follow her on Instagram: @bicepsandbronzer! 
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