Owner/Instructor, Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Coach.
Laura grew up in Baldwin, Long Island and now resides in Battery Park City, NYC. She has been involved in competitive athletics since the age of 7. It was the result of extensive rehabilitation for a potentially career ending knee injury in high school that lead Laura to pursue a career in sports medicine. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of South Carolina. During that time Laura Miranda became a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) specializing in collegiate athletes as well as heading up the Geriatric Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program at USC. Holding a certification as a Fitness Nutrition Coach (NESTA), she is able to help clients truly master the ‘art of a healthy lifestyle’ by including proper eating as a fundamental component of fitness and weight loss. Laura is also a graduate of Hunter College in New York City with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She occasionally works as an orthopedic physical therapist in NY Downtown Hospital IN Manhattan. Laura’s intense energy is focused on her company Miranda Fitness Concepts, INC (MFC). MFC is the parent company for the different fitness divisions in NYC and Long Island such as Strong-Healthy-Woman Boot Camp & Running Camp, Personal Training, Gay Mens Boot Camp, Grocery Shopping Tours and much more.
By trade, Laura is a Physical Therapist and fitness trainer. By mission, she helps people achieve next level greatness.
Laura holds a unique niche in the field of health and wellness with the ability to combine her complex understanding of human movement as a Physical Therapist with her knowledge of fitness and nutrition as Personal Trainer. Laura’s work has been featured on the WB 11 Morning News, NY1, News 12 Long Island and in print in the Shape, MSN, Well & Good NY, Viv Magazine, Edge, Crain’s, Time Out, Village Voice, Daily News, Gay City News, Newsday, AM New York, The Nest, Best of Gay New York, Our Town, Explore LI, and the Long Island Herald.
Most Recently Laura has founded the first and only boot camp devoted entirely to gay men in NYC! www.GayMensBootCamp.com
She also is a professional speaker and business coach for physical therapy entrepreneurs helping them run their own group fitness business with www.GroupFitnessFactor.com
Laura coaches the Strong-Healthy-Woman BOOT CAMP in Battery Park neighborhood of NYC at 5:30am and 9:00am year round.
NAPMA (National Association of Professional Martial Artists) Certified Fitness Kickboxing Instructor/Trainer, Certified PersonalTrainer (ACE), Black Belt in Bujutsu from the Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, BA, MA in Education/Fitness from University of Nebraska and Brooklyn College.
Shae has been a competitive athlete since grade school. She graduated from the University of Nebraska where she ran track for four years on scholarship and served as an assistant track coach for one year. During this time she also taught gymnastics and worked with athletes as an assistant in the training room. Shae received a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, Adaptive Physical Education and General Physical Education. She later received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education at Brooklyn College while she also taught inclusion classes.
In 1996 Shae began her Martial Arts journey. She began training at the Academy of Mixed Martial Arts and became a NAPMA certified Fitness Kickboxing instructor and trainer as well as a Black Belt in Bujutsu. For the past 10 years Shae has operated her own Fitness Kickboxing program at the Academy of Mixed Martial Arts in Oceanside, NY. Shae’s extensive background and over 20 years of experience as a teacher both in academic and sports-related fields has allowed her to instruct on a wide range of levels. Her Martial Arts and Kickboxing training also bring a self-defense component that empowers and inspires women of all ages.
Shae coaches the Strong-Healthy-Woman BOOT CAMP in Oceanside, Long Island at 5:30am and the Strong-Healthy-Woman RUNNING CAMP in Oceanside Long Island at 9:30am year round.