" 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 postgraduate honours at Deakin University, Lauren knew that gymnastics training had a multitude of benefits for a wide range of athletes! 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, gain a competitive edge 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 their game. Following her gymnastics career she went on to perform as
an acrobat in over 10 countries around the world. This journey 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 varying international environments.
industry based academic
Lauren’s practical experience is supported by her education at Deakin University in Melbourne which is ranked one of the top Sports Science Universities in the world! She is currently completing a Master of Applied Sports Science focussing on all the important aspects of high performance preparation including strength and conditioning, performance analysis, athlete management and research. Lauren is currently completing an Internship at Richmond WAFL and she enjoys the challenge of applying her knowledge to a new sport. She also enjoys sessional teaching in Sports Science at Deakin and sharing her real world experience with the undergraduate students.
We customise our training methods for the requirements of each sport and specific athlete. 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 assisted a wide range of athletes achieve their goals and overcome barriers in sports such as Tennis, Soccer, AFL, American Football, Martial Arts, Climbing, Gymnastics, Dance, Ice Skating, Calisthenics, Sports Aerobics and more.