Our Story

  • As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Vanessa Carlson saw a need in the community when she realized too many women were afraid to join a gym due to insecurity and fear of getting lost or hurt.
  • Out of this need, she, along with her husband, Reidar Carlson, felt compelled to open Ladies Super Fitness--a place that provides a comfortable atmosphere for women to feel confident and secure as well as empowered.
  • Through a knowledgeable staff who are all certified in personal training, LSF brings personal training to an affordable level using an uplifting environment with state-of-the-art exercise equipment that's made just for women in the fight to keep them healthy! 
  • Previously, they owned a kickboxing circuit gym in the Greenville, SC area and were so heavily involved in the community that they actually won business of the year for 2015—a peer award and humbling compliment! 
  • Vanessa, a native of the Bronx, NY and Poconos, PA, has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton and has extensive training in health, fitness and wellness as a performance coach, group exercise instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist and online coach.  
Reidar, a native of Seattle, Washington, served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Army and received his BA in Business and Entrepreneurship from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NYC. His primary role at LSF is to ensure that all business, administrative, legal and safety needs are in line with LSF's partners, members, and staff. He is currently in the MBA program at Walsh University.

Reidar and Vanessa are currently attending Evermore Community Church in Hartville. 

If you are in their neck of the woods and would like to say hi, please do not hesitate to walk in the doors. Vanessa and/or Reidar are usually there.

"To be inspired is great but to inspire is an honor."

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