What path has your career taken?
Fitness and nutrition changed my life. I had to recover after going through two surgeries: heart surgery when I was 15 and and scoliosis back surgery when I was 17. I was overweight and not happy with my body image and struggled with it until I decided to pay attention to my health when I was 21. I started to learn more about nutrition, started to workout and I noticed the physical and emotional changes and I started loving everything related to fitness. Three years ago I got certified as a nutrition coach and started spreading my passion and story through social media on how fitness changed my life with the intention to inspire others. Eat Whole with Lau
was then born in 2018. My mission is to educate my clients and a wider community on the benefits that fundamental nutrition practices and movement can have on all areas of our life. This is the most exciting moment of my career and I know great things are ahead. I believe I can dream big, work hard and make it happen because I can do anything I set my heart and mind to.
What is your relationship with Zoku Amsterdam, and what are your thoughts?
Zoku Amsterdam is a place I truly love. I've attended 2 fantastic Feel Good events (Zoku's booker appreciation event) with great speakers, one where we learned about
work life balance and this year where we learned how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
I've also organized Nike meetings for my leadership team colleagues at Zoku Amsterdam and they love it to.
The staff is wonderful, always makes us feel at home, they have delicious food and a super cool atmosphere that inspires
me to work and meet new interesting people.
What’s a life-changing song, film, event or book you’d like to recommend to others?
What’s your current/newly discovered go-to product, service or app you would recommend to others and why?
My go to product is the Nike Training Club App
. Its an app I use every time I travel to do my workouts and have a balanced time off, while I enjoy food, I can stay active with no need to plan my workouts.
What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
I would tell my 20 year old self that health is the most important thing we have in life. Prioritizing our health is a form of self
love and probably the most important thing we can do.
Putting yourself first matters, taking care of yourself is so important and it's not needed to compare yourself to others, we
are all unique with different qualities and we should learn to accept who we are and make changes where needed.
I would tell her that the reason we should eat, train and sleep is to keep our body healthy and strong, and that a healthy
body leads to a happy mind and that having a spiritual life is very important as well.