Laura Bowman, Trainer,
Ladies Class Head Trainer
Hannah, Graduate, Club President and Fighter
Over the years Laura has been my role model. I consider it a pleasure and privilege to train and learn from this amazing woman. She has led by example and because of that has pushed me to overcome the limits I put on myself in my own mind. She has taught me that a loss is not a loss when there is a lesson. That a win is not a win-unless you perform at your best. Laura was influential in teaching me that respect must be earned through blood sweat and the occasional tear. She showed me that just because you are a girl doesn’t mean that you can keep doing girly push ups! She has proved time and time again that technique trumps fitness and strength!
Wendy, Post Graduate Student, Suriname
Very skilled lady. Inspiring for other women. She knows how to keep training and pushing yourself fun and interesting. She is a motivated, strong, outgoing and amazing teacher. Once you start training with Laura, you will never want to stop!!
Rachela Shanahan, Under Graduate Student
Laura is the kind of person who motivates you to be better than even you thought you could be. She’s a patient trainer who’ll take the time to work with you in order to get your technique right. She knows how to interact with people in order to make training just that bit more fun and interesting. Laura’s also there when you need her to be, ready to lend a hand.
Being our most decorated fighter at the moment, Laura has evolved from one of our most proficient fighters to also become one of our most respected trainers. Laura is our head trainer for the FUMTC Ladies. She has walked the walk, now Laura talks the talk, with proof of doing what she teaches, you soon come to understand Laura knows what she is on about, having real life experiences in the ring and multiple trips to Thailand to learn the Art of Muay Thai. Laura is filled with knowledge and passion, which you can recognise in her teaching and the respect that she has gained from the ladies and the greater club alike.
Has loads of experience as a fighter/trainer, she is encouraging and makes you feel welcome from day one. She breaks things down so that the beginners and even the more experienced guys can understand proper technique.
I started training with Laura 9 months ago as part of then Flinders Muay Thai Women's group, and 9 months on I am still loving training with her. Whether in the women's class or at regular training, Laura has a great ability to explain and break down technique, to get me to push harder and further each week, all while having a fantastic time! Laura is an accomplished fighter having trained under Alan for many years. She is a technique task master, but is also immensely patient. I'll be stoked if one day I can be half as good as her!