H2O

Drinking enough water is so essential. Our bodies are made up primarily of water, and drinking enough during the day is necessary for our bodies to carry out their normal daily functions. However, many people struggle with getting enough water during the day, and then lose even more water when they hit up their Crossfit, hot yoga, […]

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Kettlebell Core Workout

Working with kettlebells has huge advantages, one of which being that they work multiple muscle groups at one time, offering you more ‘bang’ for your exercise buck. Because kettlebells have the ability to truly strength the entire body, our core or ab-based workouts are a little different than your run-of-the-mill crunches. Check out this awesome […]

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Goal Setting

As a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, weight lifting competitor and fitness enthusiast, I’ve learned the importance of setting strength and movement-based goals. Without something specific to strive for, people tend to get bored and become disinterested in their workouts. Setting a goal (and then accomplishing said goal) makes your time in the gym (or […]

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Building Healthy Habits: It’s a Lifestyle

Being healthy is an extremely broad term, and there are several different ways to measure health. Without going into anything like body weight, muscle mass, or related topics, being healthy begins with taking care of yourself to ensure that you feel your best. Beyond the major medical health check points (normal blood pressure, healthy cholesterol levels, standard […]

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PreWorkout Meal: What’s Right for Me?

If you search online for the best preworkout meal, chances are you’ll be bombarded with tons of different options. Do you pick something high in carbs or high in fat? Is it better to have a protein shake or a piece of toast with peanut butter? How much should I eat? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t […]

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How to Prepare for an Obstacle Course Race

I completely my first Tough Mudder (and first obstacle course race ever) on Halloween, and it was fantastic! I came into the race having certain expectations and was blown away by what I thought was easy, what I found challenging, and how I felt before, during and after the race. (Here’s a photo of me […]

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5 Stretches For Every Day Aches

Regardless of what kind of job you have, how active you are, or what your day to day routine looks like, stretching and moving the body is so important to help keep you limber and keep aches and pains away. Here are five of my favorite go-to stretches to help loosen up the entire body. […]

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10 Minute High Intensity Workout

If you’re short on time (who isn’t these days), you want a workout that is quick, effective and will work multiple muscle groups in a short amount of time. Check out this 10 minute workout that will get your heart rate up, get the body moving, and leave you feeling even more awesome than when […]

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Reflections on a Kettlebell Sport Meet

While kettlebells are a great tool to help build muscle, lose body fat, move better and just overall feel awesome, working with kettlebells also offers you the opportunity to compete. Yesterday, I went to a BOLT kettlebell competition at KOR Strength & Conditioning in San Diego, and I had a couple takeaways that really apply […]

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Welcome!

Hi there! My name is Lauren, and I am a USAKL Certified Kettlebell Trainer based in Long Beach, CA. I have been working with kettlebells since October 2014, and I love and specialize in kettlebell lifting & unconventional training. I’m also a huge bacon lover. Stay tuned for great updates on training, nutrition, recovery, and more! […]

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