Meet the Team
Laurin Conlin, Owner and Head Coach
Laurin is an IFBB Pro Bikini competitor and the owner of Team LoCoFit. She earned her B.S. from Florida State University and her M.S. from the University of South Florida, both in Exercise Science. She continues to serve as a research assistant to Dr. Bill Campbell’s Physique Enhancement lab at USF.
She started Team LoCoFit to help clients achieve competitive success while focusing on their long-term health interest through a scientific, evidence-based approach. The teams coaching style has evolved to include not only scientific clarity, but also strategic coaching methods that give each client the tools they need to succeed and the individual attention they deserve.
Laurin has worked through the struggles of eating disorders, years of competing as a physique athlete and managing her health while continuing to learn more and educate clients through the process.
She lectures internationally on topics including nutrition, training, the psychological aspects of dieting and fitness entrepreneurship and hosts the Team LoCoFit Roundtable with the other coaches.
Gillian SanFilippo, Assistant Coach
Gillian earned her B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics from Montclair State University and her M.S. in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning, from the University of South Florida in Dr. Bill Campbell’s lab.
She has been both overweight and underweight, which sparked her desire to learn more about the field the field of health and physique enhancement and pursue her degree. She then started competing in 2016 as an NPC Bikini competitor and hit the national stage, which solidified her goal of working towards her IFBB Professional status.
After spending several years learning more about diet and training through her own experiences and education, she also discovered her passion for helping others reach their health and physique goals. Gillian understands all ends of the spectrum; from being overweight, to underweight and competitive level bodybuilding lean.
This led her to get her NASM personal trainer certification, pursue her Masters and also start coaching for Team LoCoFit. Combining education and real life experience with Gillian’s empathetic nature is why she thrives as a coach and mentor to her clients.
Karina Noboa, Assistant Coach
Karina earned her Bachelors in General Biology from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing her Masters in Exercise Science at USF with Dr. Bill Campbell. She is a research assistant in both the Performance and Physique Enhancement lab and the Molecular Pharmacology and physiology lab at USF Health. Karina has been published as a co-author on several Sports and Exercise Science research studies at USF and has also published articles on optimizing your health for both physique enhancement and overall quality of health.
She has 8 years of experience in the fitness industry from competing to coaching and working for companies whose goal is to help both the general population and competitors alike achieve their best physique yet. Karina has been through her own struggles as an athlete with binge eating, competing and learning how to manage her health. Because of these struggles, she understands how to balance the rigors of what it takes to be successful with the importance putting long term goals first.
Karina helps clients achieve their best, both physically and mentally, while never compromising current or future quality of life in the process.
Ryan Conley, Training Director
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. He 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.
His first interests came from combat sports like wrestling and MMA before his passion turned to weightlifting. He found powerlifting and has been a competitive lifter since 2010, with elite totals in two different weight classes. 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.
Ryan is a professional fire fighter, a Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Level 2 specialist and writes Body Blueprint, our monthly subscription training program.
Samantha Hall, Assistant Coach
Sam earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Northern Iowa and her M.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition from Concordia University. Sam has 9 years in the industry and multiple certifications including ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, PN1, and is undergoing a Pre- and Post-Natal Coach certification. She also worked as a head coach for Orangetheory Fitness for five years.
Sam began working with Laurin in 2017 to reverse diet and get to a better place, metabolically and mentally. Through three years of working together, Sam and Laurin have completed successful reverse diets, lifestyle diets, and Sam’s first competition season where she become a NPC national qualified competitor. This experience solidified her love for the physique sport world and the role of coaching.
From coaching, Sam gained self-confidence, a healthy relationship with food and exercise, and wanted to do the same for other women.
Sam’s passion lies in helping women improve their long term relationship with food and their bodies while achieving the success they’ve always wanted.