Lauren is an attorney-turned entrepreneur and the owner of Body By Buckner where she specializes in small group training in the DC, MD and VA area. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, fitness and movement were the foundation of her upbringing. Lauren has enjoyed a successful 13 year legal career in the area of real estate development, but after many years of the fast pace corporate life, Lauren realized that she was not living her true purpose. Movement was the purpose and so Lauren took a leap of faith and left the corporate world to build Body By Buckner and motivate people to move! Lauren’s training style is diverse, ranging from high energetic dynamic workouts that combine circuit and interval training with plyometric sports drills to low impact mat workouts that fuse cardio and elements of yoga. As a competitive collegiate track and field sprinter and professional dancer in both the U.S and South America, Lauren brings a unique flare to the area of health and wellness.
Lauren believes in training her clients from the “inside out” focusing first on positive thinking and healthy habits and then creating customized workouts to address the needs of all participants. She strives to make fitness fun and to motivate all that cross her path to take their fitness to the next level.
Lauren is also a Brand Ambassador for Athleta, an international female fitness company whose mission is to empower young girls and women. Through her platform as an Athleta Brand Ambassador, Lauren shares her passion of fitness and nutrition with young girls and women and provides fitness classes and self-care workshops. Lauren is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed AFAA certified group fitness instructor. Lauren also teaches high intensity group fitness classes at Equinox Fitness Clubs in DC, MD and VA.
An Arkansan girl at heart, her fitness journey began through her years in pageantry. Tiffany won the title of Miss Henderson State University 2010 and then went on to place in Miss Arkansas International and Miss Arkansas USA. Being an athlete in High School led her to train for running and volleyball to not only enhance her overall athleticism, but to challenge herself in new ways, after she graduated Henderson State University in 2011. She then started her own personal training program in 2012 for women who just wanted to get in shape.
Currently, Tiffany works as the Community Coordinator for Athleta in Georgetown where she handles the branding, marketing, and store activations for the DC Market. She gives back to her community by volunteering with Nike's Marathon Kids Program as a Fitness Coach and she also works with the Washington Redskins as a Fitness Coach for the Redskins FITT Team and a Crew Leader for DC Run Crew- Running Club. Tiffany also is a Fitness Coach for Orange Theory Fitness and developed her own Strength Training Program for Women, grHITT, scheduled to launch this Spring at Washington Sports Club in Georgetown.
She is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Science Program at Liberty University in Virginia, where she will earn her degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Wellness and Human Performance. You can also catch Tiffany center court at Capital One Arena, as she is the In-Game Host for the Washington Wizards! Tiffany is married to her best friend and professional photographer, Terrance Forte' who is the owner of Forte Fitography, lifestyle and fitness photography.