Laurin Conlin, Owner and Head Coach
Laurin started Team LoCoFit with the mission to redefine healthy within the fitness industry. As a competitor within the industry, she saw both a lack of education and quality from many coaches. That is why Team LoCoFit focuses on quality coaching, putting the clients long term interests first and taking an educated, evidence based approach to all matters.
Laurin’s interest of nutrition started from a very disordered place; as she was anorexic for many years growing up. Her interest then shifted to nutrition and performance as a track and field athlete in high school, to then an amateur bodybuilder. She competed for several years as an NPC Figure competitor before making the switch to the Bikini division. In 2014, she won the overall at NPC Nationals in Bikini, earning her professional status. Laurin has competed for several years as an IFBB Bikini pro since.
She attended the Florida State University for her undergraduate degree, pursuing a Bachelors in Exercise Science. She then went on to complete her Masters in Exercise Science from University of South Florida in Dr. Bill Campbell’s lab. Laurin’s Masters research focused on how different dieting strategies effect weight loss and weight regain. Particularly, looking at a ‘flexible’ diet where no foods are excluded versus a meal plan, where foods were excluded. Her research was the first study to directly examine this relationship between these two diets.
Laurin travels to give lectures and seminars on a variety of topics including nutrition, training, psychological aspects of dieting, running a business and more. She hosts two podcasts, Redefine Healthy Radio and The UNglamorous Life. Additionally, Laurin works with several companies within the industry who align with her values and provide the best products and services within their market.
Ryan Conley, Director of Training
Ryan’s first interests in training came from combat sports, like Tae-Kwon-Do, wrestling and MMA. Then his passion turned to weight lifting after entering high school and wanting to get bigger and stronger for wrestling. He found powerlifting and has been a competitive lifter since 2010. At Ryan’s first powerlifting meet he weighed 190 pounds and squatted 435, benched 295 and deadlifted 425 for a 1,155 pound total. Now, Ryan has totaled elite in two different weight classes including the 220, 242 pound weight division with an all-time personal record total of 1835 pounds. Ryan’s best individual lifts in competition are 705 squat, 435 bench and 705 deadlift. He has overcome many setbacks and injuries over the course of his career which now allow him to better serve our athletes on their own personal journey to better themselves and bypass many of the errors he once made.
While Ryan has his Bachelors in Criminology, he has immersed himself in exercise science, sport and performance world through high levels of self-education. Ryan gained certification as a personal trainer from the ISSA at 19 years old. Ryan has read, listened and attended seminars from top professionals in the space for years. His extensive background knowledge is only one part of being director of training for Team LoCoFit; his desire to help clients move and perform to their best ability is his greatest strength.
Anyone can write a training program, but Ryan’s attention to detail and genuine care for our athletes is what sets his training apart. He listens to feedback, makes careful adjustments and puts clients health first.
Ryan is also a professional fire fighter and a Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Level 2 specialist.
Gillian SanFilippo, Assistant Coach
As a teenager, Gillian fluctuated between being both overweight and underweight. Approximately 4 years ago she began weight training and tracking macros, which allowed her to gain control over her weight and pursue her dream of competing.
At the end of 2016, she became Laurin’s client in preparation for her first bikini competition. In her most recent season she hit the NPC National stage as a Bikini competitor, placing top 6 and top 10. During this time she learned a lot about herself as a competitor and solidified her goal of working towards her IFBB Professional status.
Over the past several years learning more about dieting and training, Gillian also discovered her passion of helping others reach their physique goals. Gillian understands all ends of the spectrum; from being overweight, to underweight and competitive level bodybuilding lean. This led Gillian to get her NASM personal trainer certification, pursue her Masters and also start coaching for Team LoCoFit.
Gillian has her Bachelors in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics from Montclair State University. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning, at the University of South Florida in Dr. Bill Campbell’s lab.
Combining education and real life experience with Gillian’s empathetic nature is one of the main reasons she thrives as a coach.
Karina Noboa, Assistant Coach
Karina has 7 years of experience in the fitness industry; from competing, to coaching, to working for coaching companies whose goal is to help both general population and competitors alike achieve their best physique yet.
She currently holds a Bachelors in General Biology. She has published as a co-author on many Sports and Exercise Science research studies at the University of South Florida with Dr. Bill Campbell. She is currently a research assistant at the University of South Florida doing cancer research in the Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology lab with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino. Karina has also published many articles on optimizing your health for both physique enhancement and overall quality of health.
Her goal as a Team LoCoFit coach is to help clients achieve their best, both physically and mentally while never compromising current or long term quality of health. Karina has been through a lot during her time as an athlete and competitor and understand the rigors that it takes; and the importance of putting long term goals first.
In addition to normal administrative work for Team LoCoFit, Karina also handles a lot of the creative work that goes into our content that we put out to bring our message and mission to life.
Lauren D'Errico, Assistant Coach
Lauren’s passion for fitness and nutrition developed at a young age and was amplified after her exposure to the world of bodybuilding in 2013. It was her involvement in this sport that lead to her decision to become a certified personal trainer, and to ultimately pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian specializing in sports nutrition.
Lauren has 5 years of experience working as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and 6 years of experience competing as an NPC bikini division athlete. In 2016, she became Laurin’s client and went on the win the overall title at the 2017 Nicole Wilkins Classic, followed by her highest achievement in bodybuilding, a top 5 finish at the 2018 Junior Nationals.
Lauren holds two Bachelors of Science; one in Kinesiology and one in Dietetics, as well as a Masters in Exercise Science. She will now be continuing her journey to become a Registered Dietitian at the University of Chicago Medicine in the fall of 2019, with the hopes of obtaining her license as an RD specializing in sports nutrition in summer 2020.
Through years dedicated to personal training, competing, and pursuing a career in dietetics, Lauren has seen a vast number of clients while gaining immense personal experience in both training and nutrition. This experience makes Lauren more than capable of helping her clients achieve their goals.