Lauren Cross has been instructing Pilates since 2007. She trained under Michelle Larsen and Kevin Bowen at Core Dynamics. She has also attended workshops focusing on: the aging body, body mechanics, and athletic injury prevention. Lauren is currently completing a certification in Manual Stretch Therapy under Roger Kraig of Flexibility First in Arizona. She is also a Usui lineage Reiki practitioner.
In 2015, Lauren became the first Pilates Instructor for a Major League Soccer team.
Real Salt Lake hired Lauren to work with USMNT player Kyle Beckerman, who is a Pilates enthusiast, and quickly gained much of the team to work with. The club now boasts a small studio and some of MLS' healthiest players. Much of her work is focused on achieving balance within the body; symmetry, proper muscle activation and abundant range of motion. Lauren considers injury prevention one of her favorite specialties as it highlights the capabilities of Pilates. She has also worked with other professional, collegiate and Olympic athletes. Lauren herself has been awarded with multiple International and National equestrian wins as well as a collegiate scholarship.