The long weekend is ahead (although I kinda feel like life has been one long weekend lately, haha!), and I know keeping to your fitness routine is important to you. So, I wanted to give you a quick, no-equipment-required workout you can do before you start hitting the BBQs and hitting that cooler filled with ice cold beer (every party … Read More
3 Ways to Tighten Up For Summer- But also, let’s chill on the “Summer Body” talk….K?
You see them every year…the memes about summer bodies. I mean, they really are cute and funny…but also…can we take the freaking pressure off?! And listen, I’m not here to tell you that you are wrong if you wanna drop a few pounds before you head to the beach. But here’s the truth — and it might be a little … Read More
5 Strength Training Moves I’m Loving Right Now
I’m always intentional when I’m creating a workout for my virtual classes. For every ‘push’ exercise, there’s a pull (most of the time, two pulls). For every squat, there’s a hinge. For every curl, there’s….more curls ???? We’ll get to that in a sec… Having a balanced workout program and routine is so important. You don’t want to be sitting … Read More
5 Ways to Make Quarantine Just a LITTLE Bit Better
The world is an absolute dumpster fire right now. Like…what is actually going on? You might be feeling a little confused, a lot anxious, and really uncertain about your job, your income, the health of yourself and your loved ones, and your sanity. Cuz for most of people, their schedules and lives have been flipped upside down – and that’s … Read More
3 Fitness Myths That Need to Die.
It’s easy to fall into the trap: A your friend passes along an exercise tip or you read something in a magazine and figure it must be true. And sometimes they’re spot on. But sometimes….they’re just straight up false and often times dangerous. Read on this learn about 3 top fitness myths that need to die! 1. Soreness is a … Read More
Tired of Feeling Like Crap About Yourself? Read This.
Are you sick of feeling like crap? Sick of comparing yourself to other people? Sick of self-sabotaging and not feeling good about YOU? If yes, keep reading (or if you prefer video, click here)! When women come to me and say they want to lose weight or they want to drop a pants size, the underlying goal- or the TRUE … Read More
5 Ways to Keep Your Resolution This Year
New Year’s resolutions are a funny thing, aren’t they? When we set them they feel like the most important goal we’ve ever set and our motivation is really, really high. Then, inevitably, life gets in the way, throws a wrench in our plan, and eventually we give up. You promise yourself “I’ll try again when I’m not so busy and … Read More
Why I love being “Casually Fit”
I’m what I like to call Casually Fit. Here’s what I mean by that: I don’t put any stress on myself to eat a certain way, look a certain way, or exercise a certain way. Sure, I might have moments where I’m like “damn…did I really eat that whole box of Mac & Cheese?” but those moments are rare and … Read More
5 Ways to Thrive During the Holidays
The holidays are such a fun time of year. Lots of good food, travel, family, friends…egg nog ???? What’s not to love? I’ll tell you what… A crappy diet, lack of exercise, too much “cheer,” and too little sleep. And you know I’m alllllllll about #treatyoself, but that combo can do some serious damage to our overall well-being- not just … Read More
4 Simple Ways to Have a Healthier Summer!
Summer means lots of unstructured time, vacations, weekends away, cocktails on the patio, BBQs, kids (if you have them) are home and you’re shuttling them all around town- it’s so easy to let our healthy habits fly out the window. I want to help you keep your healthy habits on point so you can cruise through Summer feeling incredible and … Read More
????️♀️3 Tips to Get Your Workout In Even When You’re Too Tired!????♀️
Even though exercise is so good for us, it’s really easy to make excuses to skip a workout. The top three most common excuses I hear (and sometimes use myself, hah!) are: I’m too tired, I’m too busy, and I’m not motivated. Below are 3 tips on how to get your workout in no matter how tired/busy/unmotivated you are: 1. Remember … Read More
4 Ways to Bust Through a Plateau
It can be SO frustrating when we’re kinda just cruising along, getting some great weight loss results, then suddenly… it stops. Plateaus can be the worst, but, they can be a totally normal part of the weight loss process. So if you’re someone whose weight hasn’t budged in a few weeks and you’re like WTF?!?!?! I have a few tips … Read More
No gym? No problem!
Nine times out of 10 when a new client signs up with me, they want: Weight loss More energy More confidence Improved strength More happiness More tone and an overall healthier lifestyle And guess what helps my clients achieve each and every one of those things? Exercise. On of my favorite a-ha moments that my clients have is realizing that they don’t have … Read More
Calling all PERFECTIONISTS!
“I’m a perfectionist.” “I’m an all or nothing kind of person.” “I’m either on track 100% of off track. There’s no in between.” Sound familiar? They probably do- they certainly do to 2012 me!- and these are the exact thoughts that are keeping you stuck. I cringe when people say “I’m a perfectionist!” because identifying as such sets us up … Read More
Sacrifices + Fat Loss. The 4 things you need to do if you want lasting fat loss.
To a lot of people, fat loss means cutting out carbs, spending hours in the kitchen prepping food, working out everyday, and running all the miles, but when it comes down to it, FAT LOSS IS SO FREAKING SIMPLE. And, it doesn’t have to suck. It can be really enjoyable, you can do all your favorite things, you can eat … Read More
My Top 5 “Most Bang for Your Buck” Exercises
You know you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get results… You know that short bursts of exercise can actually be more beneficial than those 60+ minute workouts that are so 2013… You know that if you want to get tight and toned you have to lift weights… But you might not know where to start! What … Read More
When Exercise and Dieting Became My Full-time Job
I’ve been in the nutrition and fitness industry since 2007. I started off getting my degree in Nutrition from Keene State College. I clearly remember on time in particular where we had to fill out paperwork so we could find things like our BMI, Ideal Body Weight and all that stuff. As I was filling out my paper, I glanced … Read More
Want to be a part of the 8% who DO reach their resolutions? Do this.
I read an article on Forbes.com which said only 8% of people reach their New Year’s Resolutions. That means 92% of people don’t. 92%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So what does that 8% know that the 92% doesn’t, especially when it come to fat loss? Probably a few things, IMO. 1. The 8% take small, truly manageable, baby steps. Majorly overhauling our lifestyle is pretty … Read More
3 Crucial Things You Need to Stay Motivated!
I get emails like this all the time: “Hey Lauren, I’m still struggling with motivation to work out. Yesterday I didn’t go to the gym for no reason at all! I’m not sure how to get out of this funk. Any tips?” And lemme tell you, I feel this so hard! I’ve been through my own struggle to get my butt … Read More
Ladies Who Lift: Fueled Physique Edition
Just a reminder that STRENGTH SCHOOL is open for enrollment for one more week! The program kicks off on Monday, October 9th, so grab your spot right now by clicking the button below! I’ve trained and coached literally hundreds of women over the past ten year in the fitness industry. The majority of those women did not want to strength train- they … Read More
You Want to Get Lean & Strong & Feel Incredible? Do this (and I’ll tell you why).
I’ve been a personal trainer for 10 years and in allllll those years I can remember only a handful who told me they weren’t scared to lift weights and they weren’t afraid of the weight room. On the flipside, I can’t even count how many women have come to train with me and tell me the exact opposite. They’re afraid to start lifting … Read More
You Are NOT What You Eat.
“You are what you eat.” The saying has been around forever and it’s not the saying itself that I have a problem with, it’s how we use it. Like when you’re standing in line at Dunkin Donuts and you hear this convo between two friends: Girl #1: “I really wants a chocolate donut” Girl #2: Scoffs and says “Well…you are … Read More
Healthy Lifestyle Revamp Part 2: Fitness Shake Up
Did you miss Part 1 of this series? Check out how to revamp your nutrition and kitchen to reach your health and fat loss goals plus two free downloads HERE. ******************** Would you believe me if I told you that all you really need to improve your fitness levels and change your body was 20-25 minutes of exercis 5 days per … Read More
How to Change Your Body Without Losing Your Mind
If you prefer video, watch below for a recorded version of this blog. If you’re more of a reader, keep scrollin’! There’s a huge shift happening in the fitness industry right now. There are more and more people jumping on the “love yourself and your body just as you are” bandwagon, and while I love that (and have a free … Read More
What Does it Take to Get Toned?
I’ve been a personal trainer for almost 10 years and I’ve talked to literally hundreds of women who want to tone their arms/legs/abs/every other body part. I love when women say this to me because while they might not know it, what they’re actually saying is they want to build some muscle (yay!) as well as lose fat. Because being … Read More
3 Tips for Getting Better Results in Less Time
You want amazing results but you don’t want to spend forever in the gym, right? Well I have good news for you ? Gone are the days of jogging on the treadmill in the “fat burning zone” for an hour. Gone are the days of lifting for 90 minutes to get some definition and strength. Gone are the days where a … Read More
5 Dangerous Effects of Quick Fix Diets
Last week I was chatting with my client who wants to get leaner, tighten up and lose a bit of fat. Cool. Nothing new and nothing I’m not used to hearing. What sort of surprised me, though, was her saying “I mean, I’m 32 years old. I’m probably going to have to do something pretty radical if I want to … Read More
When Your Routine Gets Thrown Off, It Doesn’t Mean Your Goals Go Out the Window
Vacations, sick days, having friends in town, snow days, office/holidy/birthday parties, eating out. All these things can throw off our normal routines. We’re creatures of habit. We’re comfortable sticking to our usual routine, taking our usual classes at the gym, eating our own food, sleeping in our own bed, waking up, starting our day and running on a schedule. When … Read More
3 things you need to lose weight that the diet industry can’t sell you
How much money have you spent on diets and meal plans throughout your life? How often have you been disappointed by the lack of results, especially long-term results? Maybe more importantly, how much time and stress has dieting cost you? The diet industry is a billion dollar industry for a reason. There are hundreds of thousands of … Read More
Want to lose arm fat and belly jiggle? Do this.
You want to lose the spare tire around your stomach and you want to lose the bat wings you’ve suddenly developed on the back of your arms. You know…that extra stuff that hangs over your jeans and that jiggle that keeps waving long after you’ve stopped? I feel you. The stomach and upper arms are just two of the spots … Read More
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