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I’ve been a Fitness Coach for over 25 years. I’ve seen a lot of ugly training, but when you experience someone perform a movement with beauty and power ... that’s just cool, that’s Lori. Lori expresses strength and power mixed with the fluidity of a master trainer. Her strength is coaching — she “coaches” her clients and progresses them at their pace and is totally engaged throughout the session. It was a true pleasure having her coach me and clean up some of my kettlebell movements...and Olympic lifts. Lori over-delivers and you can tell she loves what she does. I highly recommend Lori.
In addition to offering Kettlebell training, Lori offers up her expert knowledge of movement, technique, nutrition and positivity to her students. She truly believes that with a combination of these that anyone can reach a greater level of fitness. She breaks down every Kettlebell move to get the maximum result and there is no such thing as going through the motions with Lori. The individual attention and investment in her students accomplishments are sincere. She’s one of the few instructors in NW Columbus to offer Kettlebell classes and for anyone who hasn’t experienced them.....give them a try.
I have been training with Lori since August and have noticed wonderful changes in my mobility and overall conditioning in such a short period of time. I have a long history of back problems and Lori has me safely lifting kettlebells and performing climbing and jumps that I never thought possible. I even noticed after one month of kettlebell work that my minutes per mile time decreased over one minute with a three week gap between runs. Lori also provides quick checks throughout the week when she knows I am struggling with an injury or we have tried a new technique and she wants to hear how my body is reacting to it. Her enthusiasm and dedication shows in every interaction I have with her and I am grateful to have found someone that can keep me strong and mobile as I charge through my 40s.
The Dublin City Schools POWER Plus program has been working with MovNat for about 6 month. This year we are implementing a new fitness club to target essential work place skills needed for employment. Often times, students rely on others for wellness planning and participation in fitness activities. POWER Up will not only teach students about wellness in the workplace but teach them how to advocate for fitness as an integral part of their lifestyle.Health promotion among individuals with disabilities is a new area with emerging research and partnering with MovNat has enabled us to scratch the surface of this advocacy.We love that Lori has the natural ability to think outside the box and find creative ways to utilize one’s natural environment to actively engage in movement, which is a vital component of overall wellness. We have already seen students improve stamina and endurance to be successful and students are more attentive to their learning environment. The technique is not forced, but rather becomes an integral part of the day. MovNat is for everyone and will make a difference in how our students in Dublin develop natural strategies to absorb the everyday learning that takes place.
Lori is one of the enlightened trainers in all things strength/movement/sustainable fitness — a great coach who motivates and educates a room. And doesn’t miss a thing anybody is doing especially well or problematically. Her class and gym provides a great environment for training —rich in conversation about rest, diet, recovery, and training. And she takes keen interest in the mind and body particulars of each of her trainees. If you train with kettlebells and related strength/functional/interval modes — or are ready to start — you would do well to learn to do it better and with more weight for even longer with Lori. She lives this stuff!
I came to Lori at 55 years old—overweight-sore and out of shape. I was not sure if I would be able to manage the challenge of starting a fitness program. It soon became clear to me that I had made a wonderful decision to work with Lori. Lori makes sure that each client gets individual attention, even in a group class. She is passionate about her profession. She is constantly striving to educate herself and in turn brings that to her clients. She focuses on safety, proper form and each persons needs and abilities. She creates an environment of acceptance and self worth.Lori is very intuitive about he body and is able to quickly access a persons strengths and weaknesses. She is kind and patient and yet loves nothing better than to see someone push themselves just far enough to achieve a new goal.On a personal note I think this might be the best thing I have done for myself in the last 20 years. I am feeling so much stronger and flexible, I look forward to going to the classes and watching my body transform. For the first time, I am looking at my fitness as a journey and a way of life, rather than that thing “ I have to do” or a quick fix. Each class is different and I have had the opportunity to try so many new things!. Kettle Bells, TRX, and weight lifting to name a few. I recommend Lori for anyone at any fitness level-she has the ability to work with the finest of athletes as well as someone like my self.
When I decided to retire, I knew for the first 6 months I was going to relax, enjoy family, friends, and do what I wanted to do. One of the things I wanted to do was enhance and vary my workouts. I was getting bored and not enjoying what I was doing, I started making excuses and stopped exercising on a regular basis. I knew I was in trouble.I remembered taking some classes with Lori, through my former employer, which included my introduction to kettlebells. I knew I kind of enjoyed the bells. I decided to contact Lori, we talked, we met, she assessed and we decided that I would commit for a month. I started with the on-ramps, I thought I did ok. Then I was ready for my first class. I’ll never forget that class, everyone was younger, they were using much heavier bells, obviously they were in better condition, but at the end of that class, I had such a sense of accomplishment that I have never looked back. I feel great, my body has a firmer tone and I’m full of energy.I have complete trust and confidence in Lori’s knowledge, her excellent instruction, her creativity in varying workouts and I know when I finish, I have had a great workout. After 6 months, I still walk out with that same sense of accomplishment that I had after my first class. Thanks Lori, you are the best!
Move, breathe, move strong, move with confidence and move with fluidity. All are achievable when you make the decision to work with Lori. Whether you are looking to improve your overall fitness, excel in a specific sport or just starting on your wellness journey, Lori can help you achieve your goals. She makes it fun, safe and rewarding to come to class. My strength, endurance and energy continue to grow and I am proud to call you my coach.
We have worked with Lori on many different occasions with our City of Dublin employees. She has taught a series of MovNat classes that combined proper movement, kettlebells, TRX, and the correct form and technique for not only each exercise but for everyday movements of life. A large majority of our employees felt improvement in one or more areas including: balance and flexibility, strength and agility, and proper lifting techniques. Personally, I enjoyed her personable teaching skills, motivational personality, and patience with all levels of fitness. Her love of movement and a healthy lifestyle is contagious. The City of Dublin has a very diverse group of employees, and Lori has used her knowledge and skill set for each of these groups. From our police officers to our streets and utilities workers and even to our employees who sit at a desk all day, Lori has provided applicable movement techniques that help to do each job more efficiently and with less injuries.
I’ve been training with Lori for 5 months. Before I started, I thought I knew what I was doing (!) and I thought I was strong and flexible. In 5 months with Lori on Kettle Bells, TRX, the playground, the parks, I’ve learned so much and have become so much stronger, flexible, mobile. Every day with Lori is new, fun, challenging.Her coaching style is very hands-on, and she demonstrates every move before we do it ourselves, then she congratulates or corrects. She works with trainees to learn what we need/want then coaches us to that.Lori is the best kind of coach: personally motivated, informed, challenging, dedicated to helping her students succeed, and fun! She believes, and convinces us, that we all have the power to have grace and strength and to function fluidly in every day life. Lori is right and it’s been a blessing to have found her.
Lori Crock has literally changed the way I train. I’m a personal trainer and boot camp instructor of 14 years. I thought I knew all that I needed to stay fit and healthy ... until I met Lori! Not only has she taught me the proper techniques to use while lifting bars and dumbbells, but she also has taught me how to get a fantastic workout in using kettlebell training! I now can swing a much heavier KB for my exercises since Lori taught the proper technique.What I love best about Lori how in touch with her body she is, and how I’ve learned through training with her how to be in touch with mine. Before Lori, I would force myself to do certain routines even though my body felt tight or worn out. Lori taught me to properly warm up, listen and feel cues my muscles may be sending me, then decide what type of workout I will do that day. I now allow my body to dictate my movement, not my written program. Lori inspires me in a way that I have not been inspired in years! If my schedule allowed, I would train with Lori several days a week. She is an endless asset to my well being.
IIn order to be a good teacher/instructor one must possess knowledge, passion, and the ability to communicate. Lori excels in all of these categories. Working out has always been more of a chore to me until now! She is very good at praising you when you do something well and working with you to correct any flaws you may have. I have been working out with her for a few months and love it! She is a good fit for people of all fitness levels!!
I have never been much of an athlete-at least not in my adult life. I exercise semi-regularly (mostly cardio), but I also sit at a desk all day and don’t do nearly what I should. I had been looking to ramp up my exercise routine when the opportunity presented itself for me to work out with Lori through work. I thought I would give it a try, not really knowing what to expect. From day 1, I have loved what Lori has taught me. Through kettlebells and movement training, I feel like I am actually good at something athletic, and I enjoy it. I could not do a push up or plank to save my life before I started working out with Lori. I have gradually gained the strength to not only do one, but hold it for some time. On the days I come in to work out and I am not feeling up to it, Lori is motivating. By the end of class, I am ready to take on the day. I work out on Tuesdays and Fridays and I definitely notice that I have more energy on those days of the week, because I started my day with a workout. She is also very knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition and I have appreciated her tips that she has provided me. I look forward to continuing my journey to better health with Lori and would recommend her to ANYONE! She can tailor training to anyone, wherever they are in their fitness journey. Thank you Lori!
I have taken 3 rounds of classes in the past year. I can’t begin to tell you the difference it has made in my mobility, my flexibility and my general wellbeing. Lori is so patient, so kind and helpful. If there is something you don’t think you can do, she will suggest a different approach. There is no, “No pain no gain” in this class. If it hurts, then let’s try something else. She says there is no reason for pain. If you have problem areas, Lori will design exercises that will help strengthen them. She will give you suggestions for things you can do at home to help you as well. Don’t think that just because you haven’t exercised in a long time that you can’t take this class. There is so much support in this class not only from Lori but from your classmates. We clap for each other, we help each other if Lori is helping someone else and we smile. It’s a great feeling when you are able to do something (like getting up off the floor) easily.Getting older isn’t always fun. Why not help the process by aging gracefully? It only costs a few Wellness Points.
Move, breathe, move strong, move with confidence and move with fluidity. All are achievable when you make the decision to work with Lori. Whether you are looking to improve your overall fitness, excel in a specific sport or just starting on your wellness journey, Lori can help you achieve your goals.She makes it fun, safe and rewarding to come to class. My strength, endurance and energy continue to grow and I am proud to call you my coach.
I recommend this training to anyone serious about getting into shape, regardless of your current fitness level. Lori took the time to work with me individually so that I could learn proper fundamentals, exercise safely, and get the most impact from her classes. I have been working out with weights and doing cardio for about 20 years, and still have learned so much from working out with Lori. I can’t recommend her more highly!
Lori has helped me not only to become stronger and more confident in working out and developing goals, but has helped me to realize I CAN do it. I have gone through every work out fad for years (Richard Simpson - Jane Fonda-Hatha Yoga- Aerobic Dance-Tae Bo-Jillian Michaels,(Shred-it.).) As you can see many years!!. I love the muscle strength and balance I have developed by Lori’s patient instruction and guidance. I feel so much stronger. When I do not have perfect form, I am encouraged to start over. If I don’t push myself with weights, I am encouraged to do so. If I pick too heavy a kettlebell, I am reminded that form is of the essence. Time flies in all of the classes and I always look forward to the next great workout! I feel so motivated in my classes, yet I know I will always be coached in a manner that is safe and structured to realize my full potential. This is not a fad workout, this is a treasured lifestyle change in working out to gain strength and balance!
MoveStrong has been the best athletic training experience during my off-season training from collegiate basketball. Lori’s passionate instruction helps create the best personalized training possible. Lori’s ability to modify the class workout makes every session individualized and therefore made it easy for me to track my progress. MoveStrong provided a fun, enthusiastic, and challenging atmosphere full of members and an instructor who are passionate and dedicated to fitness. Lori’s instruction of the kettlebells worked and conditioned my entire body, keeping me in superb shape for summer league as well as preseason conditioning. Additionally and most importantly, Lori’s willingness to educate her members of advanced lifting techniques and healthy living outside of the gym creates a personal bond between member and instructor. Without a doubt, Lori will transform the way you lift and live. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
I really thought I was going to be one of those people who would always hate going to the gym and exercising. But when I started working out with Lori, I found out what was missing - fun, functional ways to move my body that built muscle, toned everything and increased my flexibility, balance and stamina. She introduced me to kettlebells, TRX, MovNat, and is a wealth of information about avoiding injury, proper form and even nutrition.Whether it’s one on one or in a group, Lori is able to motivate and inspire me to safely push myself to see what my body is truly capable of doing. I always leave our sessions feeling challenged and exhilarated!
I have been working with Lori for about a year now and can honestly say that I am in the best physical condition of my life. My training with Lori has been primarily a combination of Kettlebells, TRX and MovNat, not to mention the abundance of nutrition information she has supplied. After sustaining many injuries over the years due to improper technique and form, I am indebted to Lori for making those things paramount in our training sessions. We continue to work with Kettlebells to improve my overall strength and conditioning. She has taught me that proper form allows for a better quality workout, not to mention helps me to attain my goals without injury!With Lori’s training and encouragement, I am amazed at how I have progressed over the past year. I am excited to see what this next year brings!
If you are looking for a coach/trainer/instructor that motivates, inspires, and ‘moves’ you, Lori is for you! She combines strength, power, balance, agility and stretching to make workouts holistic and functional. I’ve gained insight in both quality and quantity in my mental and physical aspects of fitness. These are the kinds of workouts that our bodies need and that are sustainable in training for LIFE! Thank you Lori for your contagious energy and spirit!
I have been extremely impressed with the kettlebell classes taught by Lori Crock at the Justice Center. In a fairly short time everyone here who participated on a regular basis has improved their FMS score considerably. The functional strength training taught by Lori can, I believe, have an impact on our agency by reducing back and shoulder pain, and by improving flexibility.
Thanks for guiding me and helping me with my physical fitness goals, I found class to be challenging, enjoyable and rewarding! I liked that this is a “different” type of fitness program than I do on my own and I feel it has brought a new and beneficial dimension to my training. The social interaction during class is quite different from my usual gym workout sessions and I find this helpful as well. My mobility has improved and as I’ve aged, I’ve grown to believe this is an increasingly vital aspect of my overall physical fitness level. In short, I feel your classes work in well with my existing training sessions and have improved my overall fitness level.
Lori saved my life, literally, and figuratively. For those that have been absent from any regular physical activity due to age, weight, lack of confidence or interest, or any number of reasons, than Lori is the coach for you! She accepts each individual where they are in their fitness journey (or not), and takes the time to get to know you and your abilities, while also pushing you to improve. BL (before Lori), I was lost in the maze of “diets”, and gaining weight. I knew my physical abilities were limited, and negatively impacting my quality of life. I wanted to be happy and healthy, and “find my inner athlete”, as Lori puts it. Lori threw me a life line to make these necessary changes. I’m happy to say that with minimal weight loss and weight training, I was able to help move my son to college (as a single parent and at OU/can you say hills?), and also myself from house to apartment. I would have never had the strength or endurance BL. I can climb stairs (and hills) and chairs, carry suitcases and manipulate a kettleball, however light the weight. She makes movement fun, and her excitement and encouragement are infectious, and her dedication is beyond a “job”. I don’t want the time to end when we’re together, and I feel my best after talking with her and sharing a workout with her and other new found friends. She not only saved my life, but has given me a new life to look forward to and enjoy; happy and healthy. At least I’m on my way. So, for those that are intimidated by the gym, fitness equipment and/or instructors,or are self-conscious about your size, age or ability, please give Lori a call. I did and she saved my life.
Lori provides a safe, fun atmosphere for individuals new to kettlebells as well as those who have previously worked with kettlebells. Highlighting specific cues and step-by-step instruction, Lori makes it safe and comfortable for everyone to perform each movement. She offers great feedback to enhance your performance and has a lot of knowledge about adapting workouts to protect muscles and joints. Highly recommend Lori’s classes for anyone interested in diverse workouts which combine strength and cardio!
I live two hours from Dublin, but it is so worth the drive to train with Lori. What makes her special? Incredible attention to detail, an open heart, and an ability to adapt her teaching style to the student. Lori meets you where you are and shows you how to progress safely no matter what your challenges are: old injuries, lack of conditioning, deeply ingrained beliefs that you just aren’t “athletic” enough. Thanks to her skillful coaching, I was able become certified as an HKC at age 58 and I now know that strength is a skill that I can continue to develop through mindful practice. Train with Lori. If you live close enough to participate in her group sessions, you’ll find a welcoming community to help you on your path to strength and wellness. If, like me, you live too far away to regularly participate in a class, consider scheduling some individual sessions. You’ll be glad you did!
Whether you scull or sweep, Lori Crock will make you faster through kettlebell training.Rowing demands a mixture of technique and physicality. To row fast, your legs must be ballistic, your core solid, your heart strong. Sound familiar? Yes, kettlebells make the perfect land-based method to improve balance and strength for rowers.Yet, like rowing, kettlebells require excellent technique to avoid injury and to get results. Excellent technique takes great coaching. I chose Lori Crock because she is not only RKC certified, but also strives to understand her athletes (even if they don’t consider themselves athletes). Lori is the coach I’ve always needed.Bottom line: After training with Lori for four months, the results show on my body and on the water. I am leaner, lighter, and have more endurance and greater stability in the boat. Thus my rowing technique has become smoother and more powerful in an upward spiral of improvement.If you are a serious rower or simply want to be more comfortable and confident in your boat, hire Lori Crock.
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