LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

Hi and welcome to my profile. My name is LaRue. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Performance coach. I have extensive experience in designing safe and effective fitness programs for clients of all ages, both general fitness clients and athletes. The cornerstone of my practice is working with clients looking to improve their overall fitness, their sports performance, reduce their risk of injury, or post-rehab clients looking to return to full functionality after physical therapy. I have put on fitness clinics at Inova Health for both their patients and therapists, as well as received direct patient referrals from local physical therapists following their approved physical therapy.

In addition to the basic personal training certification, I have studied and earned advanced certifications in Strength and Conditioning, Sports Performance and Injury Prevention. I work with a wide-variety of clients, Including general fitness clients, athletes of all ages, and post-rehab clients - each presenting with their own individual goals and needs.

In addition to Personal Training and Sports Performance work for individuals and small groups, I also provide Corporate Wellness services to companies and employers of all sizes. I have served as Fitness Director to a larger Corporate Fitness facility, as well as Director of Wellness, Fitness and Recreation at a local College. In both capacities, I was responsible for programming safe and effective fitness and wellness programs for a wide-variety of employees.

I believe in making fitness, wellness and health accessible to everyone, and in that regard, I am prepared to work with you in a variety of training locations. Whether we train at your home, outdoors, your office or one of the studios that I am affiliated with, convenience and flexibility in scheduling and location is the cornerstone of my practice.

In addition to my reasonable training fees, I am a Participating Provider to over 20 health insurance companies, which translates to an immediate discount to you if you hold a valid insurance cards from the participating companies. You can contact me for details.

I have dedicated my 23+ years of training, writing and research to helping females of all ages, sizes, shapes and fitness levels achieve their health and fitness goals, whether they be related to sports performance or to general health and wellness. I am PASSIONATE about helping you, my client achieve whatever fitness and health-related goals you have set for yourself. My work in the field of exercise, fitness and health has led to my authoring dozens of articles for several health and fitness publications. In 2004 I was selected for the distinct honor of being one of only two Certified Personal Trainers in the United States to sit on the Board of Examiners for the National Board of Fitness Examiners. In 2009 I authored a Continuing Education course for the International Sports Sciences Association. Most recently (2016) I was honored by the Exercise is Medicine Program (a joint-initiative of the American Medical Association and American College of Sportsmedicine) by being one of only ten Fitness Professionals worldwide as having forged a working relationship between the medical and fitness professions. Authoring and publishing these types of pieces is my way of connecting and educating people that I might not otherwise reach.

My style of training can be characterized as FUN but CHALLENGING. My client base is diverse - take a look at my "Success Story," and my uploaded Video to get a sense of the breadth of clients I work with.

So, now you know a bit about me and my passion for what I do. What is your fitness goal? Your passion related to your health? Whatever it may be, my promise to you is that if we work together you will receive my undivided attention and best efforts in helping you get there!

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About Me


  • BSc., Health Science
  • JD, Law
  • Master's Degree, Healthcare Administration, Washington University in St. Louiis

Certifications / Trainings

iTPA - Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS)
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Expires: 2020-12-31 08:00:00 UTC
TPI - Golf Fitness Instructor
Agency Unavailable
USA Track & Field - USATF Course Certification
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International Youth Conditioning Association - Youth Conditioning Specialist
Agency Unavailable
International Youth Conditioning Association - Speed and Agility Trainer
Agency Unavailable
USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach, Level 1
Agency Unavailable
Cincinnati Sportsmedicine Research and Education F - Sports Performance and Injury Prevention Trainer
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CPR Certified

American Red Cross
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AED Certified

American Red Cross
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Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

LaRue's Locations

LEC Fitness, LLC

Within 25.00 miles of 22315 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Credit Cards

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Adjunct Professor - Girls' and Women's Fitness and Exercise; Youth Training and Conditioning
  • Board of Examiners - National Board of Fitness Examiners
  • Published Author: You Throw Girl - A Guide to Stronger Shoulders and Core for Female Athletes (
  • Author - Continuing Education (Deceleration Training for Female Athletes)
  • Exercise and Sports Conditioning Expert Commentator:, Tennis View Magazine, Women's Basketball Magazine

Languages Spoken




4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Odette Willis on Oct 09, 2013

    Only select this trainer if:

    1. you like/love to laugh because you will do a lot of it while you are working out.

    2. if you like/love to learn new ways to work out because LaRue constantly thinks of wonderful new ways to keep things interesting so you don't get bored.

    3. you like a challenge because just when you think you have mastered an exercise, LaRue changes it or adds more (I think he makes up new things in his sleep).

    4. you want someone who truly tailors your fitness program to meet your unique needs, wants and accomplishments.

    I am so happy I found LaRue to help me reach my fitness goals. It's because of him I am happier and healthier these days. I most strongly recommend him to anyone who to achieve his/her goals the right way.

  • by nathan leslie on Oct 09, 2013

    LaRue is the best: friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable about fitness and training. He will push you and utilize routines and strategies to work with your goals (plus find some that you didn't even know existed). Highly, highly recommended.

  • by Tracey Price on Oct 09, 2013

    I have known LaRue for many yrs. He all about fitness. He it sleeps and drinks it! A double meaning; Fitness is an entire pkg. Its a well being of your daily life. Its not just doing laps or sprints or a one hour workout. He motivates you to think about a life style that you use all day long. Its a kind of fever. His positive energy radiates to everyone around him.

  • by Angela M on Aug 27, 2011

    I have been obese my entire life, and was over 100+ overweight when I began working with LaRue. I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. I had always believed that a professional trainer was more interested in working with professional athletes than overweight women. Plus, I had seen personal trainers at work in local gyms, and they just seemed robotic and cookie cutter in their approach. I was very fortunate to find LaRue. He was very respectful and made me feel very comfortable, which was greatly appreciated as I was already extremely self-conscious about my body. He carefully evaluated my fitness level and created a program that considered both my capabilities and limitations. The routines and programs he developed for me changed many times over the course of our partnership, as I steadily improved my fitness level and lost 92 pounds. Best of all, I had a lot of fun in the process, as LaRue has a natural ability to relate to people of all ages and walks of life; loves helping others to achieve their goals; and has an infectious positive energy that makes you WANT to succeed. Stop reading the reviews and give him a call!