Lauren Williams is a fitness model, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, motivator, mover, thinker, and a huge proponent of mental health. She truly believes that fitness is the gateway to achieving an amazing life.
She studied psychology at NYU and always imagined she would become a therapist; but after four years of undergrad she was happy to put off grad school and get swept up in the world of modeling and entertainment. Modeling took her around the world and gave her the chance to see life from many different perspectives. She met many people, made many friends, had countless side jobs along the way and learned about the things she finds essential to leading a great life.
Naturally athletic and born with a passion for dance, Lauren started working with fitness brands early in her modeling career. In 2011 she signed with Wilhemina's fitness division and took that ability and passion to a new level as she began to focus on fitness modeling and personal training in New York City. Since joining Wilhelmina, she's worked with fitness clients such at Nike, Athleta, Target, Khol's, Sweaty Betty and beauty brands like L'oreal, Garnier and Cover Girl. She added group fitness to her repertoire, starting with Chisel Club boot camps in Central Park and eventually becoming a head coach at Tone House and a Nike (NTC+) Trainer. In addition, Lauren has gone from model to expert in the fitness world; contributing to major publications and blogs, such as Self, Shape, Health, Greatest, InStyle, Dance Magazine and Buzzfeed. She also creates and performs featured live streams for companies such as Qinetic.com and Health.com.
Lauren loves being part of each clients transformation. For her the physical is just a part of that, it is really the mental and life changes that can happen from something seemingly small (like learning how to do a push up) that fuel her passion and make her a unique fitness professional to work with.
She believes in the power of the community to unlock collective and individual potential, which is why she started Chisel Club. Chisel Club is all about building a healthy, honest, witty, powerful, open community around fitness and wellness to propel us to a healthier life and a healthier world.
Come join the club.
Lauren Williams, Founder