“[My] role as a teacher [is to be able] to train the mind and body simultaneously, so that they can keep up with one another.”
Growing up, Lauren bounced in and out of many sports, from volleyball to tennis to cross country to cheer, but the one that she always came back to was gymnastics. She was a competitive gymnast for ten years, competing both in Hong Kong and overseas. After retiring from the sport competitively to pursue her studies abroad, she is now combining her two passions of gymnastics and working with kids.
As a major in child psychology, Lauren believes that beginning, learning, and mastery of a sport are just as much about training the mind as the physical body. Her focus in classes is on creating a positive and fun atmosphere that helps students identify their mental and physical strengths, then celebrating and utilizing their unique strengths to achieve their goals.
She believes that once people learn to believe that they are capable, their intrinsic motivation increases and performance skyrockets. She sees her role as a teacher as being to train the mind and body simultaneously, so that they can keep up with one another.