Laura Woodward


At Beyond Parallel, our passion is fitness. Our goal as a gym is to help create a more fit community through group exercise classes. Our coaches are top notch at running safe and effective classes. Constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity is the heart and soul of our program. We pride ourselves in making a stronger, faster, and more confident community of fitness enthusiasts. We are Beyond Parallel.


Laura was introduced to CrossFit in 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Previously a competitive gymnast, she instantly fell in love with CrossFit and soon thereafter acquired her CF L1 certification later that same year in November 2012. Her love for CrossFit introduced her to Olympic Weightlifting which she also fell in love with and became a L1 and L2 certified coach with USA weightlifting in 2014. She has competed as both a masters and senior in local, state, national and international level competitions. When she is not at the gym you might find her coaching gymnastics or at the studio teaching yoga. She has completed her 100 hours certification in power yoga and soon will complete her 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher training this June 2021. She also holds a yin yoga teaching certification as well. Besides her love for CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and Yoga, Laura loves to go on adventures all over the world. One of her most favorite adventures and noted accomplishments was when she climbed 2, 6000+ meter peaks in the Himalayas in Nepal in October 2017. She can’t wait to return and go on additional adventures, using CrossFit, weightlifting and yoga to train her for these adventures.

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