Laura Armada-Buch
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I was born in Barcelona, Spain. I started dancing at the age of 3, and at 12 I was introduced to the wonderful world of aerobics. At 16 I was selected to be part of an aerobics team and compete at professional level. While competing I gained my first qualification to teach aerobics.

In 1998 I moved over to Ireland where I have been instructing up til the present day. I have been in the fitness industry for over 12 years now.

As from 2008, I’m a Tutor and Assessor, so I am now training people to become qualified Fitness Instructors.

My aim, through LABFITNESS, is to bring exercise classes that are affordable, fun but above all effective, to the Drogheda and surrounding areas.

I am a dedicated fitness instructor and I believe that my expertise, motivation and inspiration can benefit anyone with a genuine desire to improve their fitness and their quality of life using safe but effective exercise methods.

To continue with my on-going education and training I’m a member of FitPro and Choreography to go and I continually attend masterclasses and workshops throughout the year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2002 FITNESS PILATES certification, Belfast
  • 2003 FREESTYLE FITNESS YOGA certification, Belfast
  • 2004 STEP Reebok workshop, (Level 2 Reebok University), Dublin
  • 2004 FREESTYEL FITNESS YOGA certification, London
  • 2004 MARTIAL ARTS Reebok workshop, (Level 2 Reebok University), Dublin
  • 2005 FITNESS PILATES certification, London
  • 2005 STABILITY BALL workshop, (Level 2 Reebok University), Dundalk
  • 2005 EXERCISE TO MUSIC instructor (Level 2 YMCA), London
  • 2005 ANTE/POST NATAL gym instructor (Level 3 YMCA), Manchester
  • 2006 FITNESS POLE DANCING instructor, Exeter
  • 2006 URBAN REBOUNDING certification, London
  • 2006 FITPRO convention (2 days), Nottimgham
  • 2006 REBOUNDING Reebok certification (Level 2 Reebok University), October
  • 2007 VERTICAL DANCE Pole Dancing Certification (Level 3 YMCA) Manchester.
  • 2007 FLEXIBAR certification, London
  • 2007 SPINCYCLE certification, NTC, Dublin
  • 2007 FITNESS BALLET certification, Edinburgh
  • 2007 FREESTYLE FUN 2007 TOUR, (Hula hoop, Social steping, 80′s aerobics, street dance), Bristol
  • 2008 1-to1 PERSONAL TRAINING MODULE, February, London
  • 2008 ZUMBA SALSA Instructor training course, February, London
  • 2008 ETM & VERTICAL DANCE tutor, Manchester
  • 2008 KETTLEBELL INSTRUCTOR (EKI), London, April
  • 2008 FITPRO FITPRO CONVENTION (3 Days), Loughborough University, April
  • 2008 TRAIN THE TRAINER COURSE, (University of Maynooth) July
  • 2008 GYM INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION (CYMCA) July 2008
  • 2009 CYQ INTERNAL VERIFIER QUALIFICATION (currently taking)
  • 2010 Level 3 NUTRITION (currently taking)
  • 2010 FITPRO FITNESS CONVENTION (2 days)
  • 2010 ANTIGRAVITY YOGA LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION
  • 2011 ANTIGRAVITY YOGA RESTORATIVE CERTIFICATION
  • 2011 IFS FITNESS CONVENTION
  • 2011 FITPRO FITNESS CONVENTION
  • 2011 BOSU certification, Drogheda, Ireland
  • 2012 FITPRO FITNESS CONVENTION
  • 2012 PRESENTER at IFS Blackpool 
  • 2012 Active IQ Kids fitness qualification
  • 2012 WillPower and Grace (level 1) Qualification (New York)
  • 2012 Rainbow Kids Yoga, (3 days) Paris
  • 2012 Metabolic effect Indoor qualification, Ireland
  • 2012 WillPower & Grace (level 2) London
  • 2012 Antigravity Pilates
  • 2013 Metabolic effect Nutrition course 
  • 2013 Antigravity Aerial yoga level 1 (New York)
  • 2013 Antigravity Suspension Fitness level 1 (New York)
  • 2013 Antigravity Suspension Fitness level 2 (New York)
  • 2013 Antigravity Aerial yoga level 2 (New York)
  • 2013 Antigravity yoga Master trainer status (New York)
  • 2013 Metabolic Effect Outdoor course (Ireland)
  • 2014 Zumba Step (Belfast)
  • 2014 Hot Yoga certification (Liverpool)
  • 2014 Anatomy & Physiology level 3
  • FITPRO public liability insurance and membership -ongoing
  • FIRST AID cert, Order of Malta, 2004
  • FIRST AID cert, Irish Red Cross, Nov 2006
  • FIRST AID cert, Irish Red Cross, Dec 2009
  • FIRST AID cert, Advance, April 2012