about us

Ubuntu Athletics  is founded, led & LIVED by Coach Laura Honzu. Ubuntu is an African philosophy translated to "I Am because We Are".  Our training programs & methodologies are established on the belief that we are stronger together, & lasting wellness comes from an synergy of mindset, lifestyle, & energy management fostered in a positive, uplifting, empowered environment!

 Ubuntu Athletics aspires to lead clients on a journey of fitness & wellness breakthroughs in a supportive, energetic, passionate environment. We foster & facilitate lasting lifestyle changes through proper coaching, workout progression, nutrition & supplementation guidance, & leadership through example. We believe everyone has an athlete inside of them, & should be empowered to realize their highest, healthiest potential! We not only coach each individual on healthy habits - nutrition, stress management, sleep, hydration, mobility, recovery, AND proper movement- but we also focus on positive mindset & motivation, & achieving optimal health by  making good choices inside & outside of the gym!

     It's not JUST about workouts or the food you eat, it’s also about who you surround yourself with & what you FOCUS on. Where do YOU want to be in 30, 60. 90... 365 days? How can we help you align your lifestyle choices get there?!! Where your mind goes, your energy flows. We are Stronger Together & committed to changing each other for the better!

The Founder & Goals Guru of Ubuntu Athletics is a 2000 graduate of Chippewa High School, a 2004 graduate of Mount Union College with a BS in Athletic Training, & a life-long, several sport athlete. She has over 10 years experience in Health, Wellness, & Fitness related fields, & has worked in many capacities from coaching High School sports, to leading fitness classes overseas for P&O Cruiselines, to creating & running Corporate Wellness programs, to public speaking on total wellness, & becoming the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Medina Hockey- to name a few!

Laura has worked locally with over 1000 clients & athletes throughout her career, helping them collectively lose over 3000 pounds, win a State Hockey Championship, find their optimal health, break through barriers to their success, & reach many of their personal health, wellness, & fitness goals.

Certifications & Experience:
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • NSCF Personal Trainer
  • BS in Athletic Training from Mount Union College​
​​​  • ​Minors in Exercise Science & Health​
  • Advocare Advisor​

At Ubuntu Athletics, we specialize in comprehensive training for "general physical preparedness". We want to make you better at LIFE, not just better at workouts! Each workout is designed to make clients well-rounded athletes, capable of any completing any task at any time, with good movement, less injury, & more energy!


1669 West 130th Street, Building 1, Hinckley, OH | 330.730.7388 | coach.honzu@gmail.com

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