Tag Archives: exercise

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do you have a good relationship with food?

Food shouldn’t be the enemy.  Food shouldn’t be stressful.  But it can be for lots of us.  I know it used to be for me!  My thoughts revolved around food from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed and it was freaking exhausting.  I lived like that for years, obsessing […]

50 intentions you can set for 2017 that have nothing to do with weight loss.

I talk a lot about weight loss here.  That’s what I do and what I love to .  But I know that weight loss isn’t the end all be all for everyone. Plus with it being just before the new year, people are setting goals, resolutions and intentions in hopes that 2017 will be their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four Quick Ways to Debloat After Indulging

I got an SOS email the other day from one of my online clients who was panicked because the scale was up about six pounds after her vacation.  She was upset about potentially undoing all of her hard work and being right back to where she started almost 8 weeks ago. After doing some mindset damage […]

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.  […]

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 […]