Health busi­ness is born from dis­as­ter

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CAREERONE - Laura Tri­este

LAURA Moore’s strong work ethic and pas­sion for health and fit­ness is what fast-tracked her ca­reer from a per­sonal trainer to a gym owner.

But it was not un­til both her busi­ness and pos­i­tive spirit came crash­ing down that she was able to reach a new level of per­sonal and pro­fes­sional growth.

The for­mer Vi­sion Per­sonal Train­ing gym owner cred­its the ex­pe­ri­ence of watch­ing her stu­dio burn down in 2015 as the driv­ing force be­hind her new busi­ness ven­ture.

“I would open the stu­dio at 5am and be there un­til at least 10pm,” she says.

“All of this hard work was be­gin­ning to pay off un­til I got a call from my head trainer one af­ter­noon to tell me there’d been a big bang and some smoke.”

When it be­came clear that get­ting her busi­ness back no longer made fi­nan­cial sense, she spent seven months ne­go­ti­at­ing her way out of her fran­chise agree­ment.

“That was the worst time. I couldn’t tell any­one what was go­ing on and I was al­most liv­ing a dou­ble life,” Moore says.

“To the pub­lic I was a trooper but be­hind closed doors I was bro­ken woman.

“I ex­pe­ri­enced weight gain, pe­ri­ods of ex­treme fa­tigue, bloat­ing, low mood and anx­i­ety. My body was giv­ing up on me.” Af­ter much soul search­ing Moore be­gan to re­alise how her mind­set was af­fect­ing her body.

“My ob­ses­sion with be­ing the best led me to work much harder than I needed to and beat my­self up when I didn’t achieve per­fec­tion,” she says. “My body was in a con­stant state of stress and even­tu­ally it pushed back.”

Moore de­cided to com­bine this per­sonal growth and her per­sonal train­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to launch new coach­ing busi­ness Uppy.

The per­for­mance and health train­ing pro­gram aims to help women un­lock their po­ten­tial by deal­ing with the men­tal re­straints hold­ing them back.

“My mar­ket doesn’t need help in climb­ing the ca­reer lad­der; they need help once they get there and are deal­ing with un­re­al­is­tic ideals and a per­fec­tion­ist out­look,” Moore says.

Laura Moore has cre­ated a new health and per­for­mance pro­gram Uppy.

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