Deep changes, lasting results

Crystal Trace founded Strength Lab to create long-term transformations. By focusing on health, energy and strength, Crystal educates and empowers you to attain and maintain the body you have always dreamed of.

Her personal experiences with health and wellbeing are at the heart of Strength Lab’s holistic approach to fitness

From a very young age Crystal struggled with her weight. She was bullied at school for being bigger than the other kids, and followed the path of many young adults with low self-esteem; drinking, smoking and eating junk food, until she was finally diagnosed with depression. She thought she might be fat for the rest of her life after the doctor told her the medication she was taking would prevent her from losing weight.

When Crystal was 25 she met her future husband, Daniel, and started going to the gym with him. She spent the best part of five years trying all the fad diets, exercising as much as she could, and in a final push to have her dream body, she went all in and entered a body building competition.

Most people think that being ‘stage ready’ means you are really healthy; often, quite the opposite is true. Crystal cut her calories dramatically and exercised for up to three hours a day. When the comp was over the weight piled back on and her metabolism was severely damaged. Crystal’s solution? More crazy diets, and more failed attempts at keeping the weight off.

Frustrated by all the conflicting information she was receiving about fitness and weight-loss, Crystal decided to study personal training and educate herself on how she could heal her metabolism and create a body she could be proud of.

After completing her Personal Training certification, Crystal studied Metabolic Precision, to learn how to deliver a sensible, no gimmick, body transformation service.

And that’s where you come in!