Lori Lindsey is a former professional women’s soccer player who has represented her sport on both a national and international level. Her professional playing career spanned 12 years, with her most notable accomplishment representing the United States Women’s National Soccer Team at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany, and as an alternate at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Lori is one of only four players to have played in all three U.S. professional women’s soccer leagues. She finished her career in December 2014 with Canberra United of the Australian W-League, where she played the past two seasons. Lori was a two-time All-American at the University of Virginia and ACC Player of the Year twice. Lori is best known for her infectious humor, hard work and perseverance, a necessity given the demands and unpredictability of a professional soccer career. Lori’s passion for fitness began during her freshman year in high school when she was first introduced to strength & conditioning. Growing up in Indiana, which isn’t considered a soccer hotbed, Lori realized she needed to find additional, creative ways to keep in shape since she was competing against other soccer players who lived in environments that enabled year-round training. Enter strength training. She quickly saw the benefits of such training and how it aided in her overall body awareness and athleticism, as well as ultimately keeping her injury free. During 2006-09, while also playing, Lori worked as a personal trainer at a commercial gym in D.C. This allowed her to pursue her passion and impart her knowledge of strength training to help others enhance their well-being. Lori’s love for learning and active lifestyle keep her motivated to stay up to date on the latest research in the fitness industry in order to deliver high-quality, easy-to-use information.