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About Misfit Mountain Athletics

  • Science-Driven Training to Fit Your Life.

  • Fitness, Running, Endurance, Mountain Sports, Strength, Nutrition and Mindset Coaching

  • All Levels. All Lifestyles.

  • Specializing in Ultrarunners, Women over 40, Hybid Athletes, Mountaineers, Hikers/Backpackers, Adventure Racers and individuals with Metabolic Disorders

Misfit Mountain Athletics helps individuals from all backgrounds cut through the noise of diet culture and fads to find lasting health and wellness. From complete beginners and non-runners to hikers, experienced runners and endurance athletes, Misfit Mountain Athletics provides mindset, nutrition, fitness and/or run coaching to help each client reach their highest potential, avoid burnout and enjoy life-long success.

Core values:

Coaching with Compassion:  Coaching with compassion, not coaching for compliance, will lead to radical, sustainable change.

Gentle Nutrition: Individuals should feel confident in properly fueling their bodies while also being able to enjoy the cultural, emotional and social aspects of nutrition.

Strength Training:  Building a resilient body and longevity in sport must include proper strength training to prevent injury, improve performance and support a healthy metabolism.

Growth Mindset:  Mastering your mindset is critical. Consistency, self-acceptance and self-compassion will bridge the gap between where you are vs. where you want to be.

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Meet Lauren, coach and owner

Lauren is a biochemist, former research scientist, certified nutrition coach, certified running coach, experienced personal trainer, ultrarunner, mountaineer, adventure racer and mom to three boys.

Lauren has worked with men and women from all backgrounds and especially enjoys working with women midlife and beyond. From weight loss, life coaching, general fitness to running and mountain sport goals, Lauren prides herself on creating comprehensive and 100% individualized fitness and nutrition plans for clients.

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Why Work with Misfit Mountain Athletics?

100% Individualized Programs

Misfit Mountain Athletics provides evidence-based training programs that are 100% individually tailored to each client. 

Training is delivered virtually through a free app . Clients receive unlimited support through email, chat and a private Facebook group. 

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Client Stories


Last couple 3-4 years I've been sliding backwards with speed and not having as much fun. Post menopause I got slower and it was miserable. Running was not as fun as it used to be.

As they say, keep doing the same thing and you'll get the same result. So I went outside of myself and hired a running coach, Lauren.

In our 1 year together I gave her 3 big goals that I wanted to achieve.

#1 to run more then 100 miles in the alotted race time. DONE. Finished with 105 miles!

#2 To be on the podium for a specific trail race that I loved doing every year. DONE. On the podium I was!

#3 To beat my time in a 3 day stage race I had done a couple times before. DONE. I took 53 minutes off my overall time! Bonus, I made the podium too!


If your running body has changed due to weight gain/loss, menopause or other physical changes I hope you will talk to Lauren about it. I'm glad I did. Running is fun again!!!


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Nashville, TN

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