Lara Locatello

Albuquerque, NM 87110

I am originally from northern Italy. I moved to the USA in 2004. I have been an active person my entire life and always enjoyed hiking, cycling and strength training. In 1998 I became a Spinning Instructor. My thirst for knowledge lead me to become a certified instructor at the Italian Association for Physical Education and Weight Lifting. When I moved to the USA I continued to further my education and became a Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer. I competed with great success in natural figure competitions for a few years. Those national competitions taught me a whole new level of mental strength and consistency. I then decided I needed a change and began my journey into power lifting. I competed in two state meets. I learned about focus, reaching new strength goals and I was grateful for the experience. I now enjoy staying generally fit through strength training so I can hike, run, ski, and paddle board. I own FIT TOGETHER LLC and teach lifestyle fitness for clients age 18-80+ with different backgrounds and goals. Lifestyle fitness is taught through personalized training, nutrition counseling and a deep understanding of people's need to balance self goals/family/work.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Management, Univ. of Maryland

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Jul 14, 2020
PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
EEI - Strength & Conditioning for Seniors Specialist
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jul 31, 2018

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jul 31, 2018

Lara's Locations

Liberty Gym

2401 Jefferson NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, 45 min ($50) - 30 min ($35) & Partner rates available

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2010 Overall Winner OCB Natural Figure Competition-Los Alamos, NM
  • Placed 1st and 2nd in my category in natural figure competitions in AZ and CA
  • Competed in natural power lifting

Languages Spoken

English, Italian



4 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Kayla Romero on Jan 24, 2018

    I wanted to make a change in my life when I began training with Lara many years ago. I really wanted to attain a better lifestyle in order to become a healthy person. I also horseback ride competitively, so I wanted to acquire the strength and endurance for that as well. Lara listened to my goals and helped me reach those in more ways than one. Not only did her workouts make me stronger, but she set out the time to come up with a nutrition plan as well. Years training with Lara has led to me being able to do 100+ push ups and can run long distances with ease, when awhile ago, I couldn't even get 3 push ups accomplished and became short of breath walking up the stairs at school.
    Lara also emphasizes her clients' safety, making sure that every task is done well and correctly. I had a bad fall off a horse awhile back that resulted in a severe back injury. I had consistent back pain that, even with chiropractor visits and PT sessions, never went away. She took the time to make sure I did not do anything to make the injury worse and ultimately helped me build up my core strength to the point where I haven't felt any pain in years. My horseback riding instructor has also seen improvement with my riding abilities and my overall fitness. I think of Lara as not only my strength trainer but as a dear friend, she is amazing at what she does!

  • by MaryAnn Gerst on Nov 10, 2012

    I wanted to learn how to use my new TRX system, as my husband and I travel in our RV about 8 months out of the year. My doctor recommended this system as I need to build up my core. My doctor also tole me to find a personal trainer, so I could use the TRX with proper form.
    I have had 2 sessions with Lara and am completely satisfied with my understanding on how to use this system. Lara has given me some video tape of what she has taught me, showing the incorrect and correct methods of using the TRX. I never got any of these detailed instructions from the TRX video or manual.

    Lara is so knowledgeable about the muscles and how to use them properly. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in using the TRX or just wanting a great weight routine. Best money I have spent in a LONG time

  • by Ed Mason on Nov 02, 2012

    Lara has assisted me in becoming stronger and more fit in the last 2 years. Since we have been working out, I have lost 20 plus pounds from 185 to 160 and ran in two half marathons in 2012. Her personal training program has enabled me to be more fit and strong.
    Ed Mason

  • by Den Bedard on Apr 04, 2012

    I am 60 years old. In August of 2011 I was obese, 297 pounds, and very out of shape. I would feel light headed after climbing one flight of stairs. I signed on with Lara and 7 months later have lost 70+ pounds, 10+ inches off my waist, and now I do a 60+ minute walk or bicycle ride every day. I now can go on 3 hour hikes in the mountains. I feel 20 years younger.

    Her approach with me was gradual, starting with very low weights, very easy to do changes to my diet and a slow introduction to cardio. Week by week she corrected my muscle imbalances, made suggestions to improve my diet, added more weights to the gym workouts, and encouraged me to do more challenging cardio. Over many months, following her advice, I got fitter, and healthier. My cholesterol dropped from 200+ down to the 140s, my blood pressure no longer has to be controlled by medication.

    She is a pleasure to work with and knows how to make every client she has feel like her only and most important client. She has a gift for client service. I have had other trainers in the past and had only limited success. Her knowledge of how to work with people like me, out of shape, middle aged and sedentary, is remarkable. Lara has not only changed my life, she has saved my life. I could not recommend anyone more highly.