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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 15 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 maybe because I am a crazy marathoner. Don’t be surprised if we start a virtual walking and running club and enter fun races together!

I have my Masters in Exercise Physiology, am a 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 fitness. I also managed the Wellness program at Duke University and Hospital for 13 years as fitness and health education manager. I have been at the UW for just over two years and love being a Husky. Let me know if you have an idea for an event because we love making this program for UW, by UW. 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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