April Lacoss is a true island girl! Raised on Amelia her entire life, she has much respect for the island’s history. She has deep roots here as both of her grandparents were born and raised on the island. One owned the Shrimping business and the other owned the Coca-Cola business. So growing up here on the island has been a beautiful blessing to April.To this day she enjoys the family business of deep sea fishing with her husband and children (the best charter boat Captain around!) April loves ALL things outdoor. Surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, mountain biking, biking around the island, running, hunting, skeet shooting, riding her 1999 Harley and above all else she is determined to stay healthy and fit.
Her love for fitness began as a young child watching her mother exercise everyday at CLUB 14 FITNESS when it was known as Amelia Wellness Center doing countless step aerobic classes and group fitness classes. She also worked out at home in front of a video or listening to a cassette player and even jogged on the beach. It was her mother who first inspired her and set the example. Growing up her aunt and uncle owned their own gym “Gymani Power Gym”‘in the small town of Morgan City, Louisiana. They were always competing or judging bodybuilding and fitness competitions. They were always exercising together and competing in races together as a family. “Growing up in a VERY COMPETITIVE and athletic family is what did it for me! They are my inspiration!” April was destined to teach and compete. She just recently took 1st place in her category and 1st overall in her 1st Figure Competition.
April would rather not workout alone. It’s much more fun with a friend or a group! She loves to run half marathons with friends, teaching Les Mills BODYPUMP or indoor cycling and personal training and is always looking for a fun new challenge.
April teaches because she truly loves helping other people feel good about themselves. She states, “The best part of teaching is when that one person comes up to me after a class or sends me a message saying just how much I have inspired them to start or continue this journey of health and fitness! That’s it!! That’s why I love doing what I do! It’s knowing that I really helped inspire someone! I will always strive to encourage and inspire others to live healthy and happy lives!”