"She was kind, knowledgeable, motivating and had such a magnetic energy about her. With her spirit, personality and professionalism she is certainly in the right business!
Coach LaLa V.
La Nieciá Vicknair, aka “Coach Lala V.,” the owner of Thrive Health Lab (Los Angeles) is a Howard University Cum Laude Alum, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Nike Well Collective Trainer, Corrective Exercise and Nutrition Specialist. Her focus on fitness and community building led her to establish a boutique fitness center in an underserved area of predominantly Black residents near South LA for 7 years.
La Niecia’ is following a purpose-driven path to create sustainable, safe and heart-centered spaces for the people in her community. As a long time resident of Ladera Heights, Coach LaLa has witnessed the downturn of the health and wellness of her neighboring community due to a lack of resources and accessibility to educational and empowering fitness-focused services.
Starting with her own family, La Niecia’ built outdoor exercise classes, trained clients one on one and partnered with local schools, businesses and organizations to serve the community a healthy dose of uplifting experiences. After the loss of her father, La’ Niecia set herself on this path of leadership in the health and fitness arena.
Coach LaLa has a passion to serve those in need of compassionate, comprehensive training and support as they pursue a healthier lifestyle.
Thrive Health Lab has been recognized by the LA Times, Black Enterprise and the Washington Post for the phenomenal impact it’s created in the community. Coach LaLa continues to educate and empower her community through a sense of social responsibility and personal commitment. La’ Niecia is following her heart and continues her dedication to improving the lives of others through her work.
NIKE WELL COLLECTIVE TRAINER
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Coach Lala, the owner, is smart, funny, passionate and truly knows fitness. She takes her business seriously, knows how to lead and motivate her staff and her clients, and is an inspiration. If you're looking for somewhere to get a tough work out, be inspired, reach your fitness goals, and leave feeling good about yourself, you have to check out
ANNIE, YELP REVIEW
Lala, the owner is amazing and she has an incredible vision for health and fitness in the community. I have personally trained with her and she is no joke in pushing you to the next level but with a smile. Fantastic energy! Her classes are always fun but challenging and don't make the mistake of thinking she can't see you taking breaks, she literally has eyes in the back of her head! She gets to know all of her clients by name making the experience that much more personal!
TIFFANY, YELP REVIEW
I participated in virtual personal training with Coach LaLa. She is the ultimate guide and coach. She ensured that I focused on my nutrition, in addition to, working out. Her videos and overall demeanor made pushing through the workouts a breeze!
KARMEN, YELP REVIEW
Thrive Health Lab specializes in small group training and holistic approaches to everything related to health, wellness, mindfulness, and movement. Apart from our classes, we host a variety of developmental workshops, community events, and aim to educate the community on proper training through corrective exercise. Essentially, we meet you where you are. There is a place for everyone, and most importantly, there is a community supporting your goals along the way.