My name is Lawrence Palmer and I founded Gauge Fitness with the mission of creating a supportive community while fostering good health through nutrition and exercise. I am currently a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a former co-owner of a local CrossFit gym where I trained clients for over 2 years. I also have 3 years of experience as an outdoor group fitness instructor.
Before I continue allow me to share how this all began. In 2009 I drew a line in the sand and I decided to get healthy and fit again. After years of neglect, my body and self esteem became unrecognizable to me. I joined a fitness class and found a routine that corresponded with my weight and health goals. Within a period of 4 to 6 months, I lost about 25 lbs and saw some definition and cardiovascular endurance. I liked the way I began to look and how my clothes began to fit, but more importantly the confidence I regained. Working out and proper nutrition quickly became my new found lifestyle. Not only did I attain the physique I desired, but with conviction I made this my life's passion to help others through our fitness classes and meal planning to achieve their fitness goals. If I can do it, so can you!
However you gauge, allow me to help you draw a line in the sand, as well.
Hello, my name is Kari Smith and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Gauge Fitness Family. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Gauge Fitness via The Amli Resident Program that Gauge has set up. I started coming to class every week and instantly fell in love with the workouts and the camaraderie that Lawrence and the Gauge family has. Feeling blessed that I now have the luxury of spreading my love of fitness on to others.
Let me tell you a little bit about my fitness journey and how I’ve become a trainer here at Gauge. After many years of some not so healthy lifestyle choices, I decided I needed to make some changes in the way I viewed my body and how I could make my body healthier on the inside and out. I read once that being healthy isn’t just about being fit or losing weight, it’s a way of life that will help every aspect of your body, mind, and soul and I wanted that. So 13 years ago, I took a leap and started to incorporate exercise and healthy eating habits into my life and from then on out, have continue to maintain that same way of life. From these changes, I’ve lost approx. 45lbs, gained a better understanding of how my body works, and what I need to do keep it pumping. Through my own struggles, I’ve come to understand that every person’s body is different and not every single exercise or diet program is going to work for one person. This realization is the main reason I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a personal trainer and working with Gauge. I’ve feel like I’ve been in the shoes of all the fitness levels out there and want to support and encourage growth that I know everyone has deep inside of them.
I look forward to sharing my love of fitness, training, and the Gauge Fitness family way of life with all of you. A little sweat never hurt anyone, right?
My name is Onyx Simpson and I am more than excited to be apart of Gauge Fitness. My goal is to incorporate relaxation, awareness of body, and motivation/interaction during class and outside of class in everyday life.
My mission is to help encourage self awareness while also including engagement with local communities outside of class. A huge part of my practice focuses on making sure that individuals go on a never ending journey of finding oneself, pushing oneself to the edge and expressing love towards oneself.
My background includes primary volleyball and track and field. Since high school, I've been involved with yoga, including hot yoga. After leaving college at Concordia University-Irvine, I dove into meditation and yoga. My classes usually include a mix of both. After days on set w/ Pack of Laughs or at Pie Pixel Studios, I enjoy meeting up at the Bakery on Sundays to enjoy a nice yoga class and brunch! I'm glad I get to practice yoga with the Gauge Fitness family.