Hailing from County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, Laurey Corcoran grew up excelling in Gaelic Football, gymnastics, and sprinting. She accumulated several trophies and awards throughout her sports career. This naturally translated into Laurey doing fitness and bodybuilding shows… and for her to excel in the gym. Laurey is a natural team player, and we’re happy to have her at Rep1! Now that she’s in BC, Laurey enjoys exploring our province, and going open-water swimming, cycling, hiking, and snowboarding. She’s also a fan of nightlife, and can be usually found ripping it up on the dance floor. At Rep1, if she’s not working, you can find her lifting some serious weights in the squat rack.
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Want to read some random facts about Laurey? Read on:
What is your favorite piece of fitness equipment?
Dumbbells -because you can make anyone’s life so much more difficult by adding them into an exercise.
If you weren’t a personal trainer, what would you do?
I’d open a quirky cafe. I love coffee, especially the smell of it, I’m obsessed with tea, everything is better with a cuppa tea- ‘a teapot shared is a problem halved’.
What was your first job? And what did you learn at that job?
When I was 15 I had a Saturday job in a hair salon. I learnt that hairdressers have the ability to destroy you in a matter of seconds.
There is a lot of power in those scissors.
One of your early life accomplishments was?…
Winning gold in the 100m sprint ( I think I was u-10) to qualify me for the All Ireland Finals. I won this race wearing a pair of sandals.
What is the one ‘cheat’ food, or drink, that you can’t avoid?
Dark chocolate almonds -especially when it’s washed down with wine!
Your favorite Superhero is?…
Xena the Princess Warrior. I don’t think she is classed as a Superhero but she should be.
What was your favorite toy as a kid?
Toys? No, we didn’t have toys growing up in Ireland. We were too busy cleaning canals, moving cattle from one field to another, turning turf in the bog, herding sheep, jumping on bails of hay and then of course we had band practice to attend in the evenings with the neighbours.
What is the one thing that nobody knows you can do?
I can’t tell you that unfortunately; it must remain a secret.
Your favorite vacation spot is
Vegas, because what happens there, stays there!