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Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTR, NTP, CPT is the founder of her brand and practice Thrive Wellness & Recovery. As an Occupational Therapist, Nutritionist, and Fitness Professional, Dr. Lauryn is passionate about bringing preventative healthcare to society through lifestyle redesign, real-foods nutrition, functional movement, and mindset coaching. She earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her Nutrition Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association. In addition, Dr. Lauryn is a Certified Fitness Professional and trainer and professional Journalist of 15+ years (BA Journalism, University of Texas-Austin). She currently lives in Austin, Texas, and works with girls and women all over the world to achieve their life, nutrition, fitness and health goals.


Dr. Lauryn launched Thrive Wellness & Recovery in 2015, and has become a source of inspiration and resource for education in the holistic nutrition, fitness and recovery communities. Lauryn’s down-to-earth approach, clinical expertise and human-experience make her relatable amidst various healthcare providers. As a professional journalist in her former career, she still loves informing the masses through the power of the written word. She specializes in simplifying otherwise “complicated” health and nutrition information, and empowering others with the tools they need to thrive in their own lives—physically, mentally and emotionally. Her fun, no-nonsense teaching style shine through her weekly posts.


I am available for motivational, as well as educational, talks and workshops in a variety of settings, including: schools, churches and youth groups, college campuses and sororities, treatment centers, healthcare practices, after-school programs, gyms, Girl Scouts and more. I bring an inspirational message of my breakthrough in overcoming life’s worst, in order to experience life’s best, as well as a variety of other topics.

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ABC News: March 28, 2014

Austin Fit Magazine: Regular Contributor 2015-present

Box Life Magazine: Contributor 2012-2015

Box Life Women: Regular Contributor 2015

Breaking Muscle:

Central Athlete: 2015 Regular Contributor

CBN (700 Club): ;

CBS News: May 2, 2014

Christian Post May 6, 2014

Guideposts: August 2014,

New York Post: Nov. 10, 2015

PaleoMag (regular contributor, 2015-present): A few clips of articles I’ve written: Base Culture, The Dirt, Microwaves Safe or Not? (pg. 10-11) July 16, 2012

WOD Talk: Regular Contributor

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