Laniel Crawford

Laniel Crawford was a high school All-State and All-American athlete in football and track. He was a student athlete at Duke University with both football and track scholarships. He lettered as a defensive back in 1974 and 1975. He graduated in 1976 with a BA in History and signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs, but left due to a knee injury. Laniel had 32 years experience in banking operations before he retired to open Momentum Personal Training in 2009. He brings great experience to this organization with his personal background growing up in low economic circumstances and being exposed to drugs, alcohol, prostitution, gangs, and more. He understands firsthand what it takes to be successful with little to no resources. Laniel was fortunate to have a coach that took interest in him that gave him guidance on being a successful student athlete. He enjoys sharing this knowledge and personal experiences with others in similar situations. He has trained athletes part-time for over 30 years, and has coached or provided assistance at the youth and high school levels in football, track, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and baseball. Laniel is President and secretary of Momentum Personal Training. He is a full-time trainer and the driving force behind Momentum’s athletic program and philosophy.