Laura Burstein

Laura Burstein co-owns Anytime Fitness Poolesville and is the Regional Director of Operations for them and Kensington, MD. She dove into the Kinesiology field after 3 years of weight lifting and cheerleading to learn how to work around injuries and genetic musculoskeletal limitations. Over the last 15 years, she has earned certifications through NCSF CPT, NASM CPT, NASM CES, Zumba, and Trigger Point Therapy and has been focusing that knowledge on Anytime Fitness members since 2010—earning her the h2i of the Year for 2013! She takes special pride in helping her training team and members overcome lower back and joint pain through core strengthening, functional training, and exercise modification. As a personal challenge, Laura started competing in the Figure division of Body Building shows in 2014.

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Knee Pain—To Squat Or Not?

It’s the age-old question for those with knee pain. Understand how to squat safely and make modifications before you count them out entirely.