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Lauren Cubellis, MS, RDN, LD

Cofounder | CEO | Dietitian

Since 2014, Lauren has been coaching individuals of all ages and varying athletic abilities. With a diverse background in many areas of fitness including bodybuilding, CrossFit, powerlifting, and Olympic weightlifting - Lauren loves to incorporate variety into Verve's programs.

Lauren is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Master's graduate of The Ohio State University. As a RDN, Lauren strives to rid the fitness industry of harmful fad-diet trends, and to promote science-backed and sustainable nutrition methods that support long-term health and well-being.

Joe Lasko, CSCS

Strength Coach

Joe received his degree in exercise physiology from James Madison while interning  for 3 years with the strength & conditioning staff. After graduating, he came to Columbus, Ohio for mentorship under Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell, where he managed volume statistics on some of the strongest men and women in the world. Joe spent more than a decade at Westside Barbell helping to develop countless professional athletes, tactical operators, and coaches to better apply the Westside Conjugate training system.

Additionally, Joe has assisted in preparing various podium-placing individuals and teams for the CrossFit Games. He has traveled on behalf of both CrossFit and Westside Barbell to deliver seminars, as well as consult for various sports organizations and athletes.

At the close of the 2010’s, Joe got the opportunity to work for the Department of Defense, taking part in a specialty project which embraced his knowledge of absolute strength. Soon after coming aboard, he was promoted to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach on Fort Knox. Currently, Joe trains multiple pro and semi-pro athletes, CrossFit Games individuals, and mentors coaches and athletes in here Columbus.

Isaac Edmondson

Coach | Trainer

Isaac is a Certified Personal Trainer currently pursuing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University. Before starting Physcial Therapy school, Isaac graduated with his Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Akron in 2023. For his senior capstone project, he integrated engineering principles with fitness by designing new hand cooling technology to reduce recovery time and improve performance. Isaac is dedicated to utilizing the most up-to-date scientific research in his fitness career.

After having his own shoulder labrum repair surgery, Isaac discovered his passion for the science of health, recovery, and longevity. He believes that exercise is the "best medicine" and is excited to have the opportunity to share his knowledge with others. In his free time, Isaac enjoys trail running, mountain biking, reading, and keeping up with his fantasy football league.

Roo Cotter


After working for several years as a personal trainer and gym manager, Roo is excited to be expanding her involvement within the health and wellness space by stepping into a coaching role for the Verve community. 

Roo grew up playing multiple sports, but fell in love with pre-season lifting and conditioning which eventually led to her desire to teach similar classes throughout college. Overtime, Roo's passion led her to earn her StrongFirst Level 1 and Level 2 Kettlebell certifications, as well as completing her 200-hour yoga certification. In addition to expanding her knowledge professionally, Roo has also completed several half-marathons and triathalons. Her vast and varied experiences support her belief that intertwining training modalities creates the best foundation for better movement and longevitiy.


Announcing our Sports Nutrition Partnership with The Hathaway Brown School!