Laura Beth Kruger

Integrated Wellness Strategist

Helping You Elevate your Health and Performance

through a Comprehensive Wellness Approach.

Welcome! It is time to…

Prioritize your health,

stress less,

and feel better.

Quick Facts

Doctor of Educational Leadership: Adult and Higher Education (in progress)

Focus: Supporting Student-Athlete Psychological Well-Being

Master of Education: Health Education and Promotion

‘Masters Student Leadership and Service Award’ recipient

Bachelor of Science in Education: Health Education and Wellness

‘Undergraduate of the Year Award’ national recipient; American Association for Health Education

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

“Excellence in Teaching” award recipient

University of South Dakota 

Experienced educator

12+ years teaching in higher education, working with collegiate and post-collegiate athletes, working adults, and K-12 grade youth

Whatever the focus of your goal, it is key to have solid mental skills to reach and achieve your goal successfully. That’s what I do. I help you reach your goals with proven, tried & true strategies and techniques.


My Journey: The Big Picture

I have always been interested in health and wellness, growing up in Western New York.  Even my graduate and undergraduate academic/collegiate studies and national certifications are all centered on health and wellness, sport, health behavior, teaching and community education. I have a passion for this stuff. And to clarify, health and wellness is more than just exercise and nutrition. Through various accolades and growth, I am an effective, engaging educator- face to face and online- from large groups to individual chats. 


The Details

My Journey: Sport

While I have served as an athlete on structured sports/athletic teams, I have always been more interested in recreational sports. Today, I even use strategies and mental skills in pursuit towards my current personal goals.

On the other hand, my husband trained and participated in 3 Olympic Games- all while we were together. Over the course of 15+ years of training, I subsequently learned the aspects of supporting someone reach impressively high goals.

  • Read: My experience related to sport can be transferred to the athlete and to the athlete-supporter. 


More Details…

My Journey: Wellness

Several years ago, my husband and I decided to accept an exciting career opportunity. We moved our family almost 1,000 miles to the Midwest, nearby my husband’s hometown and old stomping grounds. Despite our collective excitement of a new adventure (whoo hoo!), I struggled with loneliness feeling distant from my family and friends. I had to put all my knowledge and experience to work for me (and for the benefit of my kids) to take care of my health and wellness.

  • Read: Performance through mental skills training isn’t limited to sport alone.

My Values & Beliefs

Health and wellness

Our wellness behaviors impact our health. While exercise and nutrition are important and valuable, there are many other instrumental aspects which allow us to elevate and thrive. 

Family, friends and community

We thrive and reach out goals faster, and more successfully, when we partner and collaborate with others. Family, friends, and a community of supporters are all important and each hold a different role.


I believe in the power of self-efficacy (believing you can do it) and self-confidence. Also, faith to trust the process and the role of a positive mindset through the journey.

My Approach

What makes someone stand out from the rest? Find what works best for them through application. My approach is streamlined into 3 “C’s”: Collaboration, communication, and content integration.

  1. Collaboration is about working together because we thrive when we partner together, feel supported, 
  2. Communication is so influential- whether in a physical or online space, or in one-on-one communication for individualized learning.
  3. Content integration means infusing real content and strategies into real world scenarios. This is the true application of my approach.

Based on my 15 years of experience and my outgoing personality, this approach has worked for my and those whom I serve. I’m looking forward to working with you!


Presentations and Publications


  • University of South Dakota
    • Wellness Center
    • Residence Life
    • Athletics Department
    • School of Education
  • Ashland University
    • Worksite Wellness programming
    • Freshman Living Learning Communities
    • Women’s conference
  • YMCA
  • Health Educators’ Institute of the Ohio Society for Public Health Education
  • National Student Recruitment Conference
  • Ohio Project Kaleidoscope Conference