LAUREN Boggi's AT-HOME TRAINING STORY

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Some of my earliest childhood memories are of my mom and I exercising in our basement.   Everyday she would head down the steps to break a sweat and I would follow her.  If I close my eyes and focus I can still recall the smell of the room, feel the cool humidity in the air and the way the thick striped exercise mat felt against my back.  After a few minutes of stretching, These Dreams would quickly become interrupted by Jane Fonda opening with, "Are you ready for a workout!?"

From the time I was six until about nine, I would mostly watch, and make my mom laugh by repeating every word of Jane's Original Workout, Tamilee Webb's Buns of Steel and all of the Aerobisize videos (obsessed), while she pushed herself to the absolute limit.  By the time I was fifteen, I was down there on my own and that's when my love affair with fitness really began to take shape. 

Fast forward to the summer before my freshman year of college.  I received an invite to tryout for the SEC Division 1A University of South Carolina coed cheer team (and would win a full scholarship if I made it).  I had six weeks to get into the best shape of my life.  I needed: The body, serious athletic endurance, a six minute mile, a back handspring, a back tuck, stellar jumps, to stunt really well as a flyer (I was always a base) and dance really, really well.  Sure, I was far better than most, but I needed to be better than 600 or so other young athletes from the south who had spent their entire lives training for this and working at a much higher level than I had for the past ten years in the northeast. 

So I did what I knew always worked.  I headed down to my basement studio and sweat my ass off everyday.  I danced, did circuit training, lifted weights, and did exercise videos.  I measured myself, and studied my movements in the mirror in my sports bra and underwear.  As I gained strength and confidence, I watched lean muscle take the place of fat.  I never once thought that what I was doing was inferior, less effective, or an "at-home exercise program."  I was training, and I was training HARD. 

Back then fitness studios didn't exist and gyms were filled with "weird" weight lifters and cheesy group step classes.  Home was where I broke a sweat; where I could focus on me and work as hard as I possibly could without anyone watching. 

Even long after my cheer career ended, and I ran fitness studios (Lithe Method) for eleven years, I never stopped training at home.  In fact, I worked out entirely at home throughout my pregnancy and about three quarters of my workouts were at home while I operated Lithe. 

I'm a fitness expert and I love a really great studio experience, but there are many advantages to sweating at home.  The hardest part is getting started.  You really don't need to go anywhere or pay a lot of money to get an amazing, top-notch workout. 

Why I created Studio LB Streaming: 

Home = habit
You're already there.  You can create consistency and habit without going anywhere.  There's a real honest truth to training at home.  It's you against you.  You're stripped of excuses, so the only thing that's stopping you is YOU.  Find your strength and become stronger than your strongest excuse. 

Studio LB Streaming = quality over quantity
Studio LB Streaming gives you two new 50-minute workouts every week.  My expert programming is indispensable for achieving an athletes body and is next to impossible to imitate or achieve in a studio setting (I tried for years). 

I'm a big believer in quality over quantity.  I train you rather than have you be in charge of programming your weekly workouts.  Why?  Because you'll end up doing what you like vs. what you really need and may create muscle imbalances.  Many people think that they want access to hundreds of workouts all the time vs. two new workouts each week, but the reality is, most people will become comfortable and do the same three workouts on repeat.

Home = fits your life
Group exercise is fun and can be performative for some, but 99% of people tend to hold back in a group setting without even realizing it.  They often hide out in the back row (trainer can't see you), workout in layers of baggy clothing (same, and you can't see you), rarely look at themselves in a mirror (zero connection), or grunt (break through and push it!).  Studios certainly have a more social quality than your home can offer, but hear me loud and clear... Being social does not make your workout effective. Often, the opposite is true! 

Home = freedom
In a group setting, your time spent resting or doing is largely determined by what I call the middle (other people) in class as is your choice of exercises. Unless you're taking a private session, your instructor is also teaching to the middle.  At home, you're free to work at your level without group water breaks.  And, you can take Studio LB wherever you go. 

Home = the results you truly desire
To get the results you really want, fitness must not be taken lightly.  Most studio members are not in that mindset.  They focus on the fun, social aspects of exercising with other people, rather than focusing on their own body and the effectiveness of the workout. 

Home = safe space
When you're in your home, magic can happen if you allow it to.  You're in your safest space, so push yourself as hard and as much as you want to.  Nobody is watching.  I think that you'll find that it leads to your most productive workout.

Xx
Lauren

Lauren Boggi ACTIVATION Tulum

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Sometimes the best way to recharge is to get out and get moving.  Change doesn't happen by accident.  We worked hard and played hard:  10 Activation workouts (including over 20 miles walked/run/biked), a Temezcal session, sunsets, coconuts, waterfront views, amazing food, and plenty of R & R is how we get there.  

Our group of 12 came from DC., Houston, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City.  Nine of the 12 people who went to Tulum chose to be measured and lost over 50" combined in 5 days, and all increased strength and endurance. 

So many people think that you have to deprive yourself to see the results and actually the opposite is true.  You have to feed your body to achieve change.  We enjoy three meals, two snacks, desert and wine every day, so there's no deprivation.  Can't wait to share their results and tell you where we're off to next. 

LAUREN BOGGI ACTIVE WORKOUTS 5/15/17

Workout 1 is a fun yet intense multi-directional cardio + light weight lower body blast.  It will test your athleticism and just a heads up, our quads and glutes were sore for days.

Workout 2 features my classic core conditioning mat-work.  This low-impact, beginner friendly, versatile workout yields a high return by changing your muscular structure. 

LAUREN BOGGI ACTIVE LIVE IN NYC + PHILLY 5/20/17 - 5/23/17

Train together.  Flex your confidence to crush this week's workout 1, LIVE.  Every rep gives you the confidence to push yourself and change what you're capable of.  That confidence follows you home, gets you up the next day, and gives you the power to go longer and stronger with Studio LB.  Bring your mat, H20 and get your ticket here.

NYC
Sat., 5.20 @8:30AM w/ Lisa Borres (Tribeca)

PHILLY
Sat., 5.20 @8:30AM w/ Kalika Fail (Fairmount)
Tues., 5.23 @6AM w/ Sophie Oh (Ardmore)

*Studio LB streamers, your Studio LB email address is the promo code. 
*Tickets can be refunded up to 24 hrs prior to LIVE via Ticketfly. 

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Welcome to lauren boggi active's Studio LB

Streamers, welcome to Studio LB!  I'm thrilled that so many of you have joined the community and I'm here to help you achieve your goals.  To help you get started, I offer all paying members a complimentary 10-minute, Orientation Chat via Skype, where you and I can talk about your goals, and perfect your at-home set up to give you an edge.  If you are interested, email us and we’ll get your session scheduled. 

As a Studio LB member, you'll receive eight, 50-minute workouts each month.  Each video will be available to you for 14 days.  You’ll see the best results if you do each new workout 2-3x times per week.  The first time you meet each workout, focus on familiarizing yourself with the choreography by laying the tracks in your brain.  Then, once you know the choreography, sharpen your motions, perfect your form and lift heavier (if you're able) during the second run through.  If you commit to the program and push yourself, you will begin to feel stronger in two weeks, and you will see amazing results within just 30 days.  

You don't need much to get started.  Grab your mat, light weights (I recommend 2-3 lb. weights), moderate weights (5-8 lb weights) and heavy weights (8-12 lbs).  Some people like to challenge with 1-2 lb. ankle weights.  I also recommend that track your progress by snapping a before picture of yourself in your bikini or sports bra and leggings so that you can see your progression throughout the month. 

LB

crispy chicken bites

Looking for a new under 500 calorie dinner to make that everyone will adore?  These Crispy Chicken Bites are a part of my 5-Day Kick-Off menu, but I make them almost every week.  They're healthy, light and so good.  This recipe takes 15 minutes to prep, and it’s very easy to make.  Serving size: 5 bites with 2 cups of green salad.  Tonight I subbed in brown rice.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts weighing about 6 oz. each
  • 1-cup oat bran
  • 1-cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp. coarsely ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup coarsely ground almonds
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1-cup water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large egg white, beaten

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking pan w/parchment paper or coat lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1.5” nugget-sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a large container with a tightly fitting lid. Shake well. This is your coating mixture
  4.  Combine water & egg in a medium bowl. Dip each piece in the water/egg white mixture. Then dip each piece in the coating mixture. Make sure each piece is well coated.
  5. Place on the baking sheet. When all of your chicken has been coated and your baking sheet is full, place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

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Hey!  My name is Lauren Boggi and I’m a fitness expert and fitness artist, athlete, celebrity trainer, and creator of the Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting technique.  

I am a cheerleader and an athlete.  I cheered my way to the collegiate level, Division 1A in the SEC at the University of South Carolina.  Cheer is by far the most underrated sport and workout out there (yes, it’s a sport!).  I'm also known as a pioneer of boutique fitness, and for the last decade I built and ran an incredibly successful studio-based beast of a fitness brand in Philadelphia, which was based on the spirit of cheerleading.  

Cheer evokes powerful change.  Inspiring and connecting people through movement is my passion, and creating fun and effective fitness content is my gift.  In 2015, a friend persuaded me to launch into tech by tapping into the powerful social media channel of Instagram with a fitness challenge.  The Build A Peach challenge was an epic hit and people from all over the world joined in to break a sweat and motivate each other. 

In January 2016, SELF Magazine and Active.com named @LaurenBoggi one of the top Instagram fitness channels to follow.  Within a few months people craved more than a 15-second clip, and Lauren Boggi Active was born.  

Where are we going?  Everywhere.  Join in online 24-7 at virtual Studio LB, get fit IRL with LB Active LIVE, and wander the globe with us.  I’m excited to break out of studio walls, activate the world, motivate people to branch out of their comfort zones, to find their strength, and be in charge of their future. 

Follow me.  I'll be talking fitness, beauty, health and wellness, style, sexuality, music, mom life, travel and culture on this channel.  

LB