Welcome to Laura Bland, Fitness Coach and Mentor
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Q: How were you inspired to start your business?

A: My partner suffered an injury whilst serving in the Royal Air Force, after years of problems and unrelenting pain he had to have his lower right leg amputated. Seeing him refuse to give in or give and seeing him get fit and well inspired me to do something for myself. I started working out at home, rather than a gym, so I could still be there for my daughter and partner and when I got fantastic results I realized that I could help others that couldn’t get out to the gym or who just didn’t want to.

Q: How much do you love what you do?

A: My passion is to help other people and I do that in as many different ways that I can. I’ve shared parts of my story and what me and my family have been through with the amputation and ongoing surgeries in Mumpreneur on Fire 3, and Perfect Health Volume 1: Living life in balance, I decided to share the struggles we had been through but also the good things to come out of it in order to help others, to motivate and inspire them and to show that we can get through the tough times. Helping women through health and fitness means I can leave a legacy and also have a positive impact on the next generation.

Q: If you could go back to a point in your life when you were facing a challenge, what inspirational advice would you give yourself?

A: Hmm, before my partner had his leg amputated, we had to sit before a board of medical professionals to justify and fight for the operation – it was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. I was petrified they would say no and petrified they would say yes. I would tell myself to stay strong, to remain positive and to keep on fighting.

Q: Tell us how your business inspires your customers!

A: I help my customers to be fit, strong and healthy. I help them to be role models to their friends, family and others around them. I inspire them through my journey and my support to reach for their goals. I help my customers to see that that are ‘enough’ just as they are and that they should love themselves wholey. But I also help them to stay focused, to make small changes in their lives that will then add up to big changes and a much healthier lifestyle.

Q: Knowing you aren’t alone in something and that there is light at the end of the tunnel means a lot when you are feeling low. What is a typical problem someone you work with might be facing and how do you guide them back into the light?

A: A lot of the women I work with are suffering with low self-esteem and zero confidence, I help them to work on having a more positive outlook and to appreciate how amazing their body is. Most of the women I work with want to lose weight but they want that because they think it will make them to feel better, happier, more worthy. Instead I help them to focus on being fit, strong and healthy. I help that to see that a number on the scale or in their clothes does not define who they are.

Q: As people we are always evolving and learning things on our life journey. Where do you find inspiration?

A: In my daughter and my partner, they both inspire me daily. But I also look to other amazing business women around me. I am in awe of and inspired daily by Leona Burton and Estelle Keeber from Mums In Business Association – what they have built is an amazing supportive tribe and I am proud to be part of it.

Q: Businesses are always evolving too… what are you inspired to do next?

A: I aim to help 1000’s of women through my health and fitness programs but I am also launching body confidence workouts alongside Ana Bonasera and Serena Novelli, Love Thy Body Project was launched on 1st September 2019 and in October 2019 we hosted our first workshop. This is a business venture we will continue to grow together alongside our individual businesses.

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