Leonard LaGarde III is a holistic health coach and massage therapist that has been teaching professionally for five years. Leonard entered the military at the age of 21 and was soon part of an elite group as an Airborne Ranger. The lifestyle of a Ranger was to go hard all day everyday and this began to take a toll on his body. He developed many injuries including a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus. As a young man at the age of twenty five years of age he had endured time in Afghanistan had a major knee injury, back pain, and a host of other injuries that could have easily cascaded out of control. Depression and frustration set in as this was the first time in his life that he was unable to run and move. This was a great gift as it sparked a fire to begin to learn how bodies function and to explore the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of healing.
Spending a year post surgery studying the human form and discovering his passion Leonard began at Grand Valley State University studying Clinical Exercise Science. This degree he begin to study and complete Certifications that would help him view health and healing from a completly different view. Paul Chek, Gray Cook, Gary Gray, Michael Boyle, and Scott Sonnon became his mentors, studying them and their methods. Leonard spent immense time studying anatomy physiology, diet and nutrition, emotional health and spirituality. Applying the holistic model to his personal life he became passioniate about teaching others to heal and reclaim the freedom we were all born to enjoy through movement. Learning and teaching holistic health is Leonards passion.