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

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

Why You Haven’t Lost the Weight Yet & How to Get Started ASAP

Starting and stopping sucks. Starting a diet, only to feel like you failed a few weeks in, having a little pity party, then start a diet again…It’s no way to live, really, but so many of us (myself included) have lived that way for far too long. So what can we do about it? We can get better at planning … 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

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

You Don’t Have to Love Your Body

There’s a huuuuge body positivity movement going on in the world right now and it seems to be all about self-acceptance and finding self-worth no matter what your body does, or doesn’t, look like. But I’d argue that reducing body love and body positivity down to only what our body looks like is missing the big picture, because how hard … 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

Want Extreme Fat Loss Results? Do this…

ex·treme- ikˈstrēm adjective 1. reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.   I can’t tell you how many times clients have told me “I just feel like I need to do something extreme to get results.” And in some ways, maybe they’re right. Meaning, if they want rapid fat loss and quick results, extreme is the way to go. The … 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 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

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 not only doable, but they’re … Read More

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 of your goals for 2017 … 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

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 we have a goal of … 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

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

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, 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 due to the nature of … Read More

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 girls talk about all things … Read More