Certifications & Licenses
AFPA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
AFAA Yoga Essentials 1
EFI SPORTS MEDICINE Certified Gravity Group Fitness Instructor
EFI SPORTS MEDICINE Certified Gravity Pilates Instructor
FiTour Certified Boot Camp Instructor
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach
Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED
Formerly Licensed ZUMBA FITNESS Instructor - Basics 1 & 2,
GOLD, and ZUMBA KIDS from March 2009 - December 2019. Now teaching Dancz Fit, exclusive to Gunz & Bunz LLC.
Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Competitor
2015 Upstate Classic - 3rd Place Masters Bikini
2015 Upstate Classic - 5th Place Bikini Class B
2015 SC State - 1st Place Women's Bikini Class B
2016 WNBF/INBF North Georgia Championships -
4th Place Open Bikini
2018 Stewart Fitness and Grand Strand Championships -
2nd Place Masters 35+ Bikini
Hi, my name is Laurie Carroll. I'm glad you stopped by. I'd like to tell you a little more about myself and what I offer at Gunz & Bunz LLC. There are many choices for fitness training in our area, so I would be delighted if you decide to let me help you reach your goals!
My love for fitness probably stems back to my childhood, when I would attend classes with my mom, who taught aerobics. In my teens and early adulthood, like most women, I struggled with body image and tried crash diets, pills and even starving myself. Needless to say, none of those things helped me to achieve the ideal body and self-confidence I was trying to obtain.
I came to a point where I was putting myself in danger, through trying to control every single thing I ate. My doctor told me I was borderline anorexic, and if I kept up my current behavior, I would end up in the hospital soon. I knew something had to change. My obsessive compulsive behavior was wreaking havoc on my health.
I slowly began to make changes as I educated myself on proper nutrition and fitness. It was during this time, that I was attending Southern Wesleyan University for my Bachelor's in Business Administration, when I decided that my passion was in health and fitness. I would talk to family and friends and tell them that I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to become a personal trainer so that I could help others, who like me, wanted to change for the better. I don't think anyone ever took me seriously at that point, or believed that I could achieve this dream that God had placed on my heart.
Soon after, I started working as a personal trainer under some wonderful mentors. In the years that followed, I would complete numerous workshops, certifications, licensures and attend events that helped to further my knowledge of the industry. The experience with clients at all different ages and fitness levels is what really helped me to become the best trainer possible, and continues to enhance my skills.
Over the years I have continued to further my education and I aspire to be the best at what I do. My love for fitness and nutriton has continued to deepen and it brings me joy to share this love with each and every one of you! My goal is to give you the tools and education you need to treat your body with the care it deserves, and my hope is that my passion for these things fuels you to share this knowledge with your family and friends. My heart is that each of you live longer, healthier lives because of the changes you make!