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
4 Reasons Why Less is More When it Comes to Exercise (+ a free workout).
When it comes to exercise, more isn’t always better. Sure, sometimes it feels SO GOOD to be in the gym for an hour, lifting, spinning, HIITing, whatever your workout of choice is. But when time becomes an excuse for NOT getting that workout in, that’s a problem. And, truth be told, sometimes shorter workouts can actually be a lot more … 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
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
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
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
The 3 P’s of Fat Loss
If you’ve ready any of my past blogs about fat loss, you know that I’m not a fan of meal plans or diets that don’t come customized for an individual. I’m the kind of coach that gets to know my clients on a deep level because the only way I can actually help them long-term. I need to know their thought patterns, hang-ups and barriers … 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
Why resolutions and goals kinda suck and what you can do instead (plus a 2016 recap)
2016 was FREAKING SCARY but it was also pretty awesome. In a quick recap: I quit my full-time job and went part time so I could put more focus on my online biz I launched 5 online programs after never launching a single one before I wrote SUPER vulnerable blog posts sharing stuff I’ve never really told many people before (Breaking the Binge being example … Read More
How to Fail like a Bad Ass
There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of books out there on how to succeed in business, at weight loss, in life, as a parent, as a partner, as a coach, etc. Of all the “success books” I’ve read, the one spot where most seem to fall short is teaching us to handle it when things don’t go as planned because as we … Read More
Six Things to Look for in a Nutrition or Fitness Coach
It’s that time of year when all the nutrition/fitness/health/fat loss/diet/ body transformation coaches and trainers seem to come out of the woodwork. There are literally hundreds of posts on social media about coaches who can “finally get you the body of your dreams.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, that’s how online coaches market ourselves and get clients, myself included. Where we … Read More
6 Reasons Why HIIT Workouts Kick Ass
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way (some might say it’s *the* way) to boost your body’s fat burning ability and can increase lean muscle mass all the while making you look and feel like the baddest chick around. HIIT workouts produce more results in less time simply due to the nature of the workouts. One of the … Read More
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