Laura Williams, MSEd, ASCM-CEP

Laura Williams, MSEd, ASCM-CEP


  • Certified Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Sports Conditioning Specialist from the American Council on Exercise
  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification
  • Author of Partner Workouts, published by DK Books and Alpha Publishing in 2016
  • Creator of the online health and fitness community Girls Gone Sporty
  • Exercise science educator, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


Laura Williams is a fitness expert and advocate. She received an undergrad degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas State University in 2003. From 2004 to 2010, she managed gyms and recreation centers (including a 90,000 square foot facility featuring everything from rock climbing and basketball to group fitness and synchronized swimming), before returning to school to pursue a master's degree.

In 2011, she graduated with a Masters Degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Exercise and Sport Science. Since 2011, she has been writing professionally about health and fitness for websites and print publications including Men's Journal, Thrillist, Onnit, and SheKnows, while managing her own online health and fitness community, Girls Gone Sporty. In May 2014, she received her Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and has hosted online boot camps and taught exercise science classes as an adjunct instructor.

In 2017 she was hired as a full-time exercise science instructor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She teaches courses in Personal Fitness & Health, Intro to Exercise Science, weight training, slacklining, jump rope, and boot camp. In fall of 2018, she plans to begin her PhD studies in Health Promotion with an expected graduation of May 2021.


MSEd in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

BESS in Exercise and Sport Science, Texas State University

ACSM EP-C Fitness Certification

PCIA Rock Climbing Instructor Certification

A Word From Laura Williams, MSEd, ASCM-CEP

I'm ready to show you that working out doesn't have to be a tedious or torturous experience. There are lots of ways to get fit and healthy, and they don't all involve a treadmill or a dumbbell! From Parkour and capoeira to barre and Bollywood dancing, I'll be investigating all the fitness trends, and breaking them down for you. I'll also be tackling the brave new world of online fitness, social media fitness and fitness apps as it grows and changes.

Don't take yourself out of the game! Too many people quit before they start, simply because they haven't found the form of exercise that works for them.

To connect with me more personally, send me an email (

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