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Since being established in 2007, Training For a Higher Purpose has impacted lives domestically and globally. Above all, we’ve made it our mission to teach others how to build strength, character and spirit through focused fitness and personal wellbeing. Whether you’re new to health and fitness or are an avid trainer or professional athlete, Training For a Higher Purpose can help you shape a stronger life with a more defined purpose and wellness mindset.

It's never too late

to be all that you were created to be!

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Exercise Specialist, Athletic Coach, Weight Loss Specialist, Nutrition Coach, TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Specialist, Author, and Motivational Speaker

Laura works with clients locally near Windermere, Florida and virtually around the world. She is a Certified Level 3 Golf Fitness Specialist with TPI, Titleist Performance Institute. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Weight Loss Specialist, Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and a Certified Youth Fitness Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is a Certified Speed Specialist with the National Association of Speed and Explosion.

As a Human Movement Specialist, she has continued to pursue her education and has extensive experience working with a variety of clients: professional and amateur golfers, athletes, clients with physical disabilities, pre- and post-rehab, injury prevention, obesity, anorexia, osteoarthrosis, cardiac and stroke recovery, and strength training. Laura strives not just to instruct but to teach why behind proper biomechanics. She believes achieving and maintaining a heathy body is paramount to a great quality of life.

Laura Islas

My Story

Through her own journey from morbid obesity, Laura has learned the value of life and enjoying all we have been given. She sees each day as a gift to embrace and seeks to make the most of it.

Having suffered with an additional 80 pounds of fat, high blood pressure and knee issues, Laura knows what it is like to have to work through difficult health issues to reach personal health and wellness goals. She lost the fat and has maintained this weight loss for 16 years with no high blood pressure, no medications and no orthopedic issues. This journey has inspired Laura to share the truth about health and fitness. 

She spent over six years working as a golf fitness specialist, nutrition coach and personal trainer at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Florida - one of the world's most premiere and exclusive golf clubs in the world.



Professional Dancer, Choreographer,

Group Fitness Instructor

From a young age Alexandra was destined to be a dancer. As an ACE certified group fitness instructor and with 14 years of Classical Russian Ballet training, Alexandra is a seasoned athlete and dance professional.  She brings creativity and fun to her training style with a myriad of training in many other dance genres, such as: Modern, Classical Indian, Bollywood, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Irish, Hawaiian, and Musical Theatre. Along with regular performing, Alexandra has also taught in dance schools, group fitness programs, private lessons, and has choreographed for large scale productions.  


Alexandra sees dance as an important forum for personal expression. She enjoys helping others from beginner to advanced levels improve their technique as well as get the most out of personal expression through dance. Alexandra currently teaches all forms of dance to adults, teens and children in Windermere, Florida.



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