Lauren Brakes’ Inspiring Journey: From Cancer Survivor to Fitness Warrior at Bulldog Gym

At Bulldog Gym, we celebrate the strength and resilience of our members who have overcome incredible challenges on their journey to health and wellness. One such story of determination and transformation is that of Lauren Brakes, who not only fought cancer but also discovered a newfound love for fitness and self-care. In this blog post, we’ll share Lauren’s inspiring journey and how joining Bulldog Gym played a pivotal role in her personal transformation.

Lauren’s Story: Facing and Overcoming Cancer:

In June 2021, at just 29 years old, Lauren received the devastating news that she had cancer. She bravely faced the challenge, underwent surgery to remove the cancer, and began her journey towards healing, both physically and emotionally. After battling depression and sadness, she decided to take control of her health and focus on her well-being for the sake of her two beautiful daughters.

Lauren started by adopting a healthier diet and incorporating regular exercise into her routine, walking 3.5 miles at least 4-5 times a week. Unfortunately, in February 2022, her cancer returned, and she underwent a full hysterectomy in April. Despite the surgery’s complications, Lauren emerged cancer-free and more determined than ever to continue her weight loss journey.

Achieving a 100-Pound Weight Loss Milestone:

By September 2022, Lauren had lost an impressive 100 pounds through her dedication to healthy eating and exercise. To further her fitness goals and build muscle, she decided to join Bulldog Gym, where she found the support, encouragement, and resources she needed to continue her transformative journey.

Bulldog Gym: A Catalyst for Lauren’s Fitness Success:

Since joining Bulldog Gym, Lauren has lost another 26 pounds and has discovered self-love, confidence, and a passion for working out. With access to a wide variety of equipment, classes, and expert trainers, she has been able to continue her fitness journey, building muscle and improving her overall health.


Lauren’s story is a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit and the incredible transformations that can result from dedication, resilience, and a supportive fitness community. At Bulldog Gym, we are proud to have played a role in Lauren’s journey and look forward to helping many more members overcome their own challenges and achieve their health and fitness goals. If you’re ready to embark on your own transformative journey, join us at Bulldog Gym and discover the support and resources you need to succeed.