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Lauren Updyke, MS ACSM HFI Assistant Director


Hi everyone, I’m Lauren, the assistant director for The Whole U Program. I have spent 13 years of my career in Health and Wellness and believe my purpose in life is to motivate others to live their lives with happiness and health. “Can’t” does not exist in my vocabulary. I truly believe we can do anything we desire if we put our mind to it and establish a goal. Don’t be surprised if we start a virtual walking and running club and enter fun races together! I can be contagious and just may change your life. I am all about breaking records together.

I have my Masters in Exercise Physiology, am an avid marathoner and Certified Personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, and have virtually coached (yes, online) over 10,000 individuals from all over the world with weight loss and running. I also managed the Wellness program at Duke University and Hospital for 13 years. I just started at the UW, but already love being a Husky and am so thrilled to be a part of The Whole U team. My role is to provide faculty and staff with awesome resources to begin or continue their health journey, discover cool discounts in the area, plan fun events for UW faculty and staff, find other passionate leaders within the UW family, and lead our Ambassador team as we roll out new and exciting opportunities!

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