Loren Hargrove was born and raised in Berea, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. His fitness journey began at a very early age as a multi-sport athlete. Those sports included soccer, football, baseball, basketball, and track. His hard work ethic and love for sports and academics always came first. His mother made sure of that! With this combination, he excelled both on and off the field. This resulted in him receiving a full scholarship to the Bowling Green State University to play football. After being red shirted his freshman year, he went on to become a starter for the next four years, positioned as both a safety and as an outside linebacker. During his collegiate career, he appeared in 3 Bowl games and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management in 2007. After college, he decided to dedicate his career to the health and fitness industry. His accreditations include: NESTA CPT, Team Boot Camp Certified, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist and PNOE owner-metabolic specialist. He specializes in 1 on 1 and Small Group Training, Strength and Conditioning for children and adults, Weight Loss Training, Speed and Agility/ Sports Specific, and Health & Vitality. His training can be modified to meet the needs of all individuals as he holds training classes for kids and veterans with adaptive needs.
Loren’s mission is to enhance the performance of every client, both in the gym and in their everyday lives. His goal is to provide a better quality of life, improve overall health, and enhance any athletic career, no matter the level of athlete. With his expertise and partnership with PNOE metabolic testing, Loren is able to create a unique, specific nutritional diet and exercise plan for every individual. By doing so, The LAB can now separate itself from any average workout program.
In his free time, Loren enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his beautiful daughter, Brielle and his adorable 10-year-old dog, Boogie. His passion, hype and outgoing personality make training sessions fun and energetic, as well as informative. The LAB currently operates at Next Level Fitness in Pickerington and Westerville, Ohio, however, mobile sessions can be reserved.