Eight year old Laura joined the gymnastic team in her native town of Raduti in Romania. Thus she began a trek that would take her to Beverly Hills and the founding of her own company not so many years later. She has always been on the winning side, whether in gymnastics or as a part of the modern dance team in primary school.
Discipline is most important to Laura. It comes from her focus on goals. She learned this trait while on the National Archery Team in Romania, earning two national titles. She moved to the US "for more opportunities" in 2002 and immediately began working toward opening her own business.
Although she loves outdoor activities like rollerblading, archery, biking and hiking, she has little time for hobbies now. She has become one of the most successful and valued Pilates Instructors in the country. Her business, directly across from the famed Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, attracts clients from all over the Westside of Los Angeles. Laura has developed her own brand of teaching Pilates. It comes from her training in Pilates classes and her understanding of the needs of her clients. "You have to begin to understand each person, their abilities, and their personal goals. What works with one, doesn't work with another."
When she coined the term "Natural Pilates," Laura combined the exercise program developed by Joseph Pilates over 70 years ago with a natural approach to her craft. "The program can seem unnatural to a new client. I try to adjust it so that it provides the same result, but fits more into a person's needs and abilities."
"My biggest concern is when I don't think the client is getting their money's worth out of the program. They pay, they come regularly, but don't put their entire soul into the time they are with us."
If anyone can inspire a client to give their all, Laura can.
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