Laura Smith
Exercise Specialist

Born in Philadelphia PA, but have a resident here in Northern Virginia most of my life. I Started over a decade ago working in the medical field when I became a volunteer EMT and Firefighter at one of our local fire departments here in the area, NVFD. Since then I have spent time working in Family Medicine, GYN, Cardiology, and the ER.
Fitness lover and gym addict, I decided to take my passion for fitness and working with patients make it my full time focus and job. I became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer in 2014 and am currently enrolled in courses for both Corrective Exercise and Performance Exercise Specialist Certifications, with hopes to apply to the PTA program at NOVA in the next couple of years.

Outside of work, I am the mom to a VERY active three-year old, Roman. I am a lover of all things handstand, obstacle course racing (mud runs), and a Crossfitter. I am training for my first competition back since injury, surgery, and roughly six months rehabbing. After my injury I told my husband I think my heart is working in PT. I could not be happier since joining such an amazing group here at Advantage and making it my home.