Laura Swenson has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years! She is nationally certified through the American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, a Les Mills Body Pump Instructor, a Barefoot Training Specialist (Level 1), and also teaches indoor cycling and other fitness classes. She enjoys working with people of all skill and fitness levels and is inspired by seeing people setting and reaching their goals!
Laura has been running for as long as she can remember! As a child she was very active and participated in sports through high school. After college, she ran just for fitness and it wasn’t until 2001 that she decided she wanted to run a marathon. Since 2001, she has finished 35 marathons (4 Boston Marathons), eight ultra marathons, five double crossings of The Grand Canyon (R2R2R), two Ragnar Relays, a sprint triathlon, and various other events. She set the course record and won first female in the Water is Life 50K in 2013 and 2014. She has also placed in multiple marathons.
Laura lives and trains in Tucson, AZ. She is married and has three children. She works as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor and also sets aside time for volunteer work at her childrens’ schools.
I love Tiux compression socks because of the fit, their durability and the fact that 1% of their profits are donated to a charitable organization!
I don’t know that I’ve reached my greatest achievement yet. Stepping outside of my marathon comfort zone to ultra running has been amazing! Running the Grand Canyon is most spectacular for sure! But, I think just balancing family, work and running is my greatest achievement because I have to work on that daily!!
After conquering my first official 50 mile race with a 2nd place overall female finish, my current goal is to do more local “peak bagging” with peaks ranging from 9,000 to 12,500 feet. No pressure of a race, just pure fun and adventure with friends!
I advise my running clients to keep balance in their life. You have to rest enough, stretch enough and stay strong! Otherwise, you won’t be in it for the long run! Listen to your body and work to stay strong and injury free!