Vanessa is the owner of LSF and has been passionate toward health and fitness since the time she was in high school. She grew up participating in numerous physical activities like track and field-pole vault, dance, and gymnastics.
At Temple University, she pursued her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Physical Therapy. During her time at Temple University, Vanessa also got certified through AAAI and started teaching group exercise classes like Pilates, spin, strength and conditioning at various facilities, clubs, and gyms.
After completing her studies at Temple University, Vanessa began and completed her studies as a massage therapist at Massage Academy of the Poconos. Simultaneously, she worked full time as a Performance Coach for Coordinated Health-P.U.L.S.E.- in Bethlehem, PA too.
During her time as a performance coach, group exercise instructor, and massage therapist, Vanessa became more immersed and experienced working with a very diverse clientele and population. She worked with clients from all ages, levels, and backgrounds.
She then, obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in 2011, post to which she had worked in various settings like — acute, outpatient, skilled nursing and industrial areas.
She had the opportunity to work with nutrition coach, Rick Kattouf. She trained herself with Rick for her first Physique Show-Figure- in 2013. Vanessa is certified as a Personal Trainer under NASM.
Vanessa and her husband, Reidar Carlson, have been married for 5 years. They have been working together in the health and fitness business for 5 years now!
After owning a successful personal training circuit and kickboxing gym for 3 years, they hope to bring excitement, energy, education, and empowerment to the community of North Canton, OH.