Laura Goodwin has over twenty-five years of successful professional fitness experience. Her path led her to Salomon Brothers Executive Fitness Center, as an Assistant Manager and Fitness Specialist where she helped designed the 7 World Trade Fitness Center. There she trained to-level executives, from fortune 500 companies, on an individual basis. She has also worked at HBO as a Fitness Manager/Specialist and Columbia University as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and instructed Olympic lifting technique and Plyo-metrics. In 1998 Laura followed her dreams to leave Corporate America to design and own her own full-service 14,000 square foot fitness facility, serving over 1500 members for over 6 years. Laura was honored with the Crain’s New York Top 40 Business Owner’s Under 40 award 2003 to name a few. She opened a private studio space EmpowerRI Wellness within the Heart and Hand Wellness Center in Historic Pawtuxet Village Rhode Island; while she continues to work with top fitness companies.