Hey there! My name is Laura and I am a physical therapist who is also a fitness enthusiast and former gymnast. I help other active individuals optimize their movement patterns to improve performance through individualized programs, pre-set programs, and consult calls.
I started my Instagram page, @paradigmofperfection, in 2017 to hold myself accountable, improve my relationship with food and exercise, and develop relationships with other fitness enthusiasts. As the page grew, I began to have a lot of active individuals reaching out asking various questions that required more in depth answers. And thus, I began Paradigm of Perfection, LLC to help answer these questions!
I grew up doing gymnastics, starting at 4 years old, competed through college, and eventually retired from gymnastics at 21 years old. This is where my passion for movement started and why I ended up becoming a physical therapist. I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018 from the University of Florida, completed a post-doctoral orthopedic residency program in 2019, and became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2020. In addition to providing training and fitness related services online, I still work in the clinic treating patients throughout the week.
My training consists of a mix of calisthenics, lifting, hand balancing, and running. I also add in a little bit of ninja warrior training and gymnastics drills for fun too! You can find more about my fitness history on the blog.
Paradigm of Perfection Meaning
Growing up, I was always somewhat of a perfectionist in every aspect of my life. In school, I always wanted straight A’s. In gymnastics, the goal was always to individually have that “perfect 10” performance so I can contribute to the team as much as possible. In life, I used to deep clean my apartment whenever there’s a chance of someone coming over, bit my tongue to not offend others, and studied a ridiculous amount. Previously, I had came across to others as being put together and perfect and therefore felt like I had to hide certain aspects of myself and my personality. I was scared to show my struggles. But the more I learned, the more I realized that everyone has their struggles, no one knows what they’re doing, and as long as you try your best and have the right intentions, that’s all that matters.
So, I chose Paradigm of Perfection as the name of my instagram, blog, and later company because I wanted to change my own paradigm, or view, of what perfection is. Perfection isn’t about being perfect, but trying your best, being fully you, and having fun in the process of learning and going through life. That’s why I always say “no one is perfect, and that in itself, is perfect”.
I truly hope you enjoy some of the education, inspiration, and other helpful info as you go through your own journey! As always, I love hearing from y’all, whether it be questions, concerns, content suggestions, or just to say hi! So feel free to reach out via Instagram (@paradigmofperfection) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
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