About Norm Blandel
- B.A. Psychology (Lewis & Clark College, 2013)
- B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Minor in Chemistry (Northern Arizona Univ. 2017)
- A.C.E. Certified personal trainer
- A.C.E. Certified Functional Training Specialist
- A.C.E. Certified Sports Exercise Specialist.
Layla was born and raised in Ashland, OR (AHS class of ‘09). Since spending the past 10 years in Portland, OR, NYC, and Flagstaff, AZ, she is excited to be back ‘home’ where she can serve her community of Southern Oregon.
Having grown up playing most sports (including being the only girl on the flag football team), enduring a fair share of injuries was part of the package. She learned first-hand the importance of practicing proper form to prevent future injuries and how to rehab back to performance-ready health.
She has spent her adult years studying and working in both the physical fitness/medical fields and truly believes that what she does in the physical fitness niche IS preventative healthcare.
With a versatility that ranges from competitive athletes to rehabilitation patients and everyday people who need to improve their balance and joint stability, her expertise in functional training has allowed her to work with a wide range of clients (varying in both age and fitness levels). As a Functional Training Specialist, she has learned to help people move more efficiently, prevent injury, improve their balance and flexibility, build strength, and improve their overall quality of life.
As a Sports Exercise Specialist, she designs her golf-specific programs to help athletes with a wide range of abilities reach their specific sports-performance goals. (ACEfitness.com)