In 2013, Lori celebrated 30 years of being a fitness and group exercise instructor. Fitness has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. Over this time, Lori has taught a variety of formats including cardio & step aerobics, weight lifting, boot camp, and kickboxing for American Health Fitness, Bally’s, 24 Hour Fitness along with other clubs and studios. In 2008, the Yates family began their training in Krav Maga; the Israeli Martial Arts.
Within two years, Lori achieved Orange Belt rank and was asked by her Krav Maga Studio to become a StrikeFit® instructor. The StrikeFit® format offers exceptional cardio-vascular training using the basic principles of Krav Maga.
With her recent move to Central Massachusetts from Los Angeles, California, Lori brings this new level of training to The Fitness Asylum.
Besides fitness, Lori was a flight attendant for eight years with United Airlines and a Licensed Esthetician for Coastal Dermatology in Camarillo, CA for ten years. Lori has been married to her husband Jeff for 22-years and they have a 14-year old daughter, Zoe.