Laura Acosta R.D., Personal Trainer

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Laura Acosta R.D.


About Laura Acosta: Laura Acosta (MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N) is a nationally-recognized expert in health and fitness. She holds certifications from ACE, AFAA, PIA, and SCW, and in 2011 she was recognized by the American Council on Exercise and Life Fitness as one of the nation’s top 11 Personal Trainers to Watch. She regularly presents personal training certification workshops for AFAA, Yoga instructor certification workshops for FiTOUR, and Pilates instructor training workshops based on her book "Mat Pilates for Fitness Professionals". In addition to her credentials in the fitness industry, she is also a pioneer in the field of nutrition. She holds a master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Florida, is a registered and licensed dietitian, and has earned the prestigious title of Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). In 2009, she wrote and developed the comprehensive weight management program "Living Lean: 8 Steps to Success", and she has been quoted as a nutrition expert in numerous stories for a variety of media outlets. In 2008 she opened her studio, LifeStyle Wellness, with a mission to educate and inspire her clients, and to empower other fitness professionals to impact lives around the world. In just five years, she built LifeStyle Wellness from a one-woman show to a staff of over 20 fitness professionals and hundreds of clients. Most recently however, she has turned her attention to the world of academia, accepting a full-time position on the faculty of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida. She looks forward to the opportunities this new position will bring to inspire change in the health of our nation and our world, by teaching and mentoring the next generation of health and nutrition professionals. Laura looks forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to contact her anytime, at:

ACE Certifications: Personal Trainer

Years Certified with ACE: 14 years

Programs & Rates: Contact me

Years in the Industry: 11-15 years

Specialties: Group Fitness
Indoor Cycling
Kickboxing and Boxing
Step/Traditional Aerobics
Pilates (Mat Training)
Personal and Small Group Training
Balance Training
Core Training
Flexibility Training
Special Populations and Conditions
Older Adult
Overweight and Obesity
Pre-Post Natal


Personal Trainer Specific Information

Years of Experience: 11-15 years

Preferred Client Type: Older Adult, Special Populations, Healthy Adult, Overweight

Client Training Locations: Unspecified

Average Clients Weekly: 0-5

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