Former division 1 college athlete-turned-Nike Influencer, Lauren Bongiorno is a Diabetic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor, and Wellness Speaker. Lauren’s motto is as follows: through challenge we find our strength. It us up to us to Decide + Conquer.
Lauren was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 7 years old and through the years found herself in a battle where the main players were herself, diabetes, food, and exercise. She’s been through it all: over exercising, eating low carb/high fat, eating high carb/low fat, binge eating, anxiety, perfectionism, yo-yoing weight, lost in what the “right” answer was for getting blood sugars stable…you name it, she’s been there, she get’s it.
Today Lauren is the healthiest and happiest she’s ever been. She fuels her body with the health and super foods that works best for her, but she leaves room for a little “soul” food because, after all, there is room in life for both! Lauren looks at all areas of her life, just as she helps her clients do, and aims to find fulfillment in exercise, home environment, relationships, self love, and stress reduction, believing that a hole in one area will rock the whole boat.
Lauren likes to think of herself as a peaceful warrior- being strong and determined when facing each day, but being grounded and mindful in her your approach.
For the past several years. Lauren has been living out her life’s purpose of working with people with diabetes to help them take back control of their disease so that they can live out each day feeling energized, healthy, in control of their diabetes, and EXCITED for life- the way we were all designed to feel.
Lauren received her Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was taught by the world’s leading physicians, researchers, doctors,and nutrition experts at the forefront of the health and wellness movement. As your coach, Lauren will help you take back CONTROL. She’s here as your guidance, support, and accountability, and together, you will be lead to create long lasting habits to reach your health and happiness goals.
Lauren fell in love with yoga in 2012 and began teaching at a local gym in 2013 after being certified through Yoga Fit. Two years later she immersed myself in a deeper training at Wilmington Yoga Center where she received her 200 hour RYT certification.