Mission Statement:
GYM Laird Strength and Conditioning strives to optimize both the health and performance of its clients through intelligent training, quality nutrition and adequate rest and recovery.


Jim Laird


Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997.  He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector.  He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB.  Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters, The Miss Fits. You can read about their experiences and successes, including state and national records at their blog, www.themissfits.com.

As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Jim has a reputation for two things: getting more results from less work, and getting his clients both strong and healthy.  Jim’s motto of “Training Smarter, Not Harder” has earned him the respect and recommendation of numerous orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.

Lucy Hendricks

Lucy-Hendricks-photoLucy Hendricks, NASM, is a graduate of the Lexington Healing Arts Academy Personal Training program and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  She is a bright, young coach who, at the age of 21, has already had the opportunity to study underneath great coaches and physical therapists like Jim Laird, Mike Robertson, and Bill Hartman.  Most recently, Lucy has earned her certification as a Restorative Breathing Coach.

Lucy’s journey into personal training and her passion for helping clients started with an internship with Jim Laird three years ago, and she hasn’t looked back since.   For the last two years, she’s been an integral part of the GYM Laird Strength and Conditioning team, working with hundreds of clients each week, making a huge impact in all of their lives.  Lucy is very passionate about helping clients look better and feel better through good movement and sound nutrition, and is excited to continue expanding her knowledge in the years to come.