Category Archives: Workout

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Habits of Healthy, Fit People

Being healthy and fit is so much more than being lean and weighing a certain number on the scale. In fact, I’d argue that being lean and weighing a certain number has very little to do with being healthy. Health and fitness is an inside job and the habits that healthy, fit people have are […]

3 Tricks for Faster Fat Loss

You want to lose fat.  You want to be comfortable wearing shorts and tank tops in the summer. You want to feel good in your skin and be confident in your body. You’ve tried the diets, the cleanses, the detoxes and the latest exercise fads.  You got results of course, but they didn’t last. One […]

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 […]

The one NEW thing you HAVEN’T been trying that will get you RESULTS!

Hey guys!  Dan Galanto is back with another killer guest post for us! Dan is a published author (check out his book HERE), he’s a fitness professional, an epidemiologist, a public speaker and he’s also my main squeeze ;o) In this article, Dan talks about one major distraction that lots of us focus on when […]

How Exercising Less Produces Better Fat Loss Results

Most people I work with buy personal/online training because they want to lose weight. Their thought is, if they could just find the workout routine that worked, they’d be all set.  Unfortunately, without changes to their diet, exercise usually results in only a modest amount of weight loss at best. Aside from making dietary changes, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, can improve your cardiovascular conditioning 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 […]

27 Fitness Pros #1 Fit Tip!

I pulled out the big guns for this one, guys!  I reached out to over 20 of my girls in the health and fitness industry to get their top fit tip and these ladies delivered! This article is featuring personal trainers, nutritionists, dieticians, life coaches, online coaches…I’m telling you.  This article is a big deal!  In this article my […]

4 Unconventional Tips to Help You Reach Any Goal

> Want to finally achieve your goals?  > Want to finally start seeing results from all your work in the gym?  > Want to feel safe around all food all the time?  > Want to change the way you think about yourself, your life and your relationships all day long? I think everyone can answer […]

Can you trust yourself to do the right thing?

We’re really good at talking ourselves out of doing the “right” thing when it comes to getting outside of our comfort zone. That’s why we order a pizza instead of cooking roasting chicken and veggies for dinner. That’s why we choose to watch another Friends re-run instead of working out for the 3rd time this week? […]

Top 3 Female Strength Training Myths BUSTED!

You can plug away on the treadmill for hours every week and never touch a dumbbell and yes, you can get smaller and lose some weight, but that lean, toned look is achieved by hitting the weights.  In order to look toned you have to lose the body fat that is covering your current muscle.  […]

6 Ways to Start Appreciating Your Body Today

Before we get to the blog, if you’re wanting to develop a better realationship with your body and improve your body image, sign up for my FREE 21-day Imperfectly Perfect Body Love Project guide. It is designed to help you cultivate the mindset that will help you get the physique results you’re chasing because lasting changes begin with your MINDSET. […]

So…You Want Abs? Part I

My favorite guy is back with another awesome post for us!  In case you missed Dan’s first two posts, you can find them here and here.  A little intro: Dan is an epidemiologist, strength & conditioning coach, just became an instructor at the National Personal Trainer Institute teaching future personal trainers the ins and outs of the job, loves […]

My Secrets to Staying Motivated & Consistent

The key to consistency is finding something you like doing.  I could stop there, but let’s keep going 🙂  Staying consistent and motivated for the long haul can be tough for so many of us. Let’s make it a little easier, shall we? I’ll start by embarrassing myself with a nice little story. Many moons ago, I was […]

When to Say “When”

The temperature has been dropping here in Boston and when I got to the gym yesterday my motivation was at zero.  Every Monday morning I teach spin then after work I usually go into the gym to lift.  When I got to the gym I was exhausted so I headed into the sauna to warm up and took an […]

The Best Exercises For Fat Loss (plus two workouts!)

Deadlifts Squats Lunges/Step-Ups Bench Press/Chest Press Pull-Ups/Chin-Ups If fat loss is your goal you need to focus on the heavy hitters.  The exercises listed above give you the most bang for your buck because they work multiple muscle groups at once. You’ll get much better results from hitting these exercises a few times a week rather […]