My name is Laura Weaver and I am first and foremost a mother to four wonderful children and the wife to an amazingly supportive husband. I am a special education teacher in Palatine where I teach a Life and Learning Strategies class to kids on the autism spectrum and Health classes. Now, I can add certified fitness instructor (as of March 5th, 2014)and owner of No Excuses Fitness in Cary to the list.
I am new to the fitness world as an instructor, but have been running half marathons for a few years and recently ran my first marathon in 93 degree heat! Yuk! I have been a fitness instructor for ONE YEAR!! This summer is my one year anniversary….yikes time flies!! I have been a volleyball, basketball, and softball coach at the high school under-level and varsity level. I have played Division I softball as a pitcher and also played at a junior college. I am married to a varsity softball coach and the daughter of a former varsity football, basketball, and softball coach. Both of my sisters have been coaches and their husbands are coaches. We are a coaching family-a prerequisite prior to dating!!
To be honest, I hated running, but it became an outlet for me as I struggled with some of life’s obstacles that got thrown at me when I least expected them. Some people see a therapist, my therapist is my running…and now working out at classes….it’s also WAY cheaper than a therapist. Working out is a way for me to relieve some stress in my life….some time for me. I have also been blessed with some great running partners who listen to me like a therapist!!
We spend spend lots of time at the soccer field, on the baseball diamond, on the basketball court, on the football field, at gymnastics….you get the point! We are a sports family! Our family also loves to travel to Disney, we are known as “Disney Freaks”, and we always manage to squeeze a trip in!