" It all started from a passion for sports "
Limber Sports Performance was founded in 2011 by Exercise Scientist & former Rhythmic Gymnast Lauren Skopal. After 12 years of dedicated training in Rhythmic Gymnastics and education at Deakin University, Lauren knew that gymnastics training had a multitude of benefits for other sports! From this moment on Lauren began developing the Limber Training Method as a cross training modality to assist athletes find the ultimate balance in their training schedule and stay injury free!
an experienceD athlete
As a national medalist in her sport, Lauren understands the dedication it takes to be an elite athlete at the top of the game. Following her gymnastics career she then went on to perform as
an acrobat in over 10 countries around the world. This journey lead led to an abundance of experience from how to maintain your body at different ages, managing injuries, sports nutrition, the psychology of performance and adapting to performing in international environments.
industry based academic
Lauren’s practical experience is supported by her education at Deakin University in Melbourne which is ranked the top Sports Science University in the world! Lauren recently returned to Deakin as a sessional teacher and she enjoys teaching the latest Exercise Science Students from her real world experience as well as staying up to date with the latest research.
Successful sports performance is multidisciplinary in nature and rarely every about one thing in isolation! Lauren understands the importance of working in a multidisciplinary team where ideas and solutions can be achieved through intelligent observation and open minded perspectives. Lauren has helped with a wide range of athletes achieve their goals and overcome barriers from sports such as Tennis, Soccer, Punting, Martial Arts, Climbing, Gymnastics, Dance, Ice Staking, Calisthenics & Sports Aerobics and Cheer and more.
Watching the way that Lauren interacts with athletes and the care and attention to detail she displays made me know I was in the right place for my athletes development. She is well Prepared, honest and connects to the level of each athletes individual needs. Her knowledge added together with the ability to perform each activity and practicing what she preaches ensures the athlete, not only understands, but sees how it is done, connecting the learner both physically and mentally. Highly recommended. 👊
I have been sending Lauren patients following completion of their post operative rehabilitation for years. She has the experience and knowledge to guide athletes back to mobility training effectively and safely. I would highly recommend Lauren and her team to anyone wanting to return to mobility retraining.
Increasing my strength and flexibility was very important in helping me achieve my dreams to compete at the Cheerleading World Championships. Definitely couldn’t have done this without the Coaches at Limber!