LAUREN'S FAVORITE REBOUNDERS FOR YOUR BUDGET

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I LOVE rebounding, and I’m super excited to offer my rebounding workouts beginning at the end of January!  Rebounding is super fun and provides major health benefits from boosting balance, digestion, lymphatic drainage and immune function.  Rebounding is also more than twice as effective as running without extra stress on the ankles and knees. 

Rebounding is unique since it uses the forces of acceleration and deceleration and can work on every cell in the body.  When you bounce, acceleration occurs as you bounce up, then a split-second weightless pause at the peak, a deceleration at an increased G-force on the way down, then impact to the rebounder, and you repeat. 

In general, the more springs a rebounder has, the better it tends to be. However, the better a rebounder is, the more you’ll pay. Regardless of your budget, I don’t believe that you need to spend more than $250 on an at-home rebounder.  And you don’t need a bungee rebounder…don’t believe the hype.  Springs work just fine.  Over the last ten years I’ve used many brands and can recommend a great one for almost every budget.

Here’s what to look for:   

Comfort: Like a car, all rebounders have a different feel.  Some will feel great jumping barefoot, and with some you’ll want to save your soles and wear shoes.  If you prefer jumping with sneakers, you’ll be able to spend less.  But, if you’re planning on jumping 15 minutes daily, a couple times a week, or a few times a month and you prefer working barefoot, you might want to spring for a comfier one.

Bounce: You’ll sink into some rebounders and they’ll give you a lot more bounce, while others will be firm and give you barely any bounce at all.  Bounce has nothing to do with quality, it really all depends on the type of workout you want.  If it’s for cardio (LB rebounder workouts for sure!) then choose a bouncier one; if it’s mainly for lymphatic drainage, get a tighter one and stay low.  Low bouncing is easier and you won’t get as tired.

Frame Quality: If you get a rebounder with a lousy frame, it will wear over a short period of time.  If you’re going to be using it heavily, get one that can withstand some bouncing.  Some rebounders fold up for easy storage, so if you’re tight on space, keep that in mind. Personally I’m not a fan of the foldable ones.  Some take two people to fold and lock into place, and god forbid your finger gets caught in there.  They sorta scare me, but I’m also scared of bees so…

Here are my top four rebounder picks in three price ranges.  Honestly, I don't love any rebounder in the $100-$150 range, most have straight legs so they walk away from you as you jump and most tend to be pretty noisy. 

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1.  Jumpsport Model 250 ($249).  I have this one at home and it's top of the line.  I love it b/c the frame is sturdy and slightly smaller, it's super lightweight, and the arched legs keep it still on the ground during the highest of jumps.  You can also adjust the firmness and tension which is awesome.  The 250 gives you freedom of movement because you can jump on those padded petals, so there's a lot more surface area. This one will last you for life - even with heavy usage. 

2.  Jumpsport Model 220  ($229) Just like the model 250, but the 220 gives you less jumping area without the petals but still provides a LOT of bounce and all the bells and whistles. 

3.  Ancheer Rebounder  ($62-$78) These models are sturdy and one folds up twice, but all are firm with a low bounce.  If you prefer staying low or are tall and have low ceilings these are a great option.

4. Stamina Folding Rebounder ($31.89) This quiet little rebounder comes in chic colors and folds up if you're looking to save space.  It's very reasonably priced but is a starter model so I'm guessing this will last you six months to one year if you're planning on jumping one hour daily/5x a week.  This one is a great option if you're looking to jump in and then upgrade in time. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Happy 2018!  I just got back to LA – I had a great two-week break back east visiting family and friends.  I’ve personally never really been one to get wrapped up in the whole new years thing, but I was so freaking thrilled to welcome a new year– 2017 was full of loss, introspection, and a lot of change. 

This time last year I knew that 2017 would be my toughest year ever – but at the same time, I didn't realize that it was also going to be the most wonderful gift.  One year ago today, I had just filed for bankruptcy, was shutting down three separate studios/businesses, was angry AF at how unjust things were, and was wondering where I’d land. 

I kept my head down/high, but it wasn’t until June that the smoke finally cleared.  Then July arrived, and everything changed, literally overnight.  We found out that the startup that Jordan was involved in was moving to LA, and he was also offered an opportunity to be VP of Creative & Branding at Petco - and just like that we moved to LA in September.  Have you seen the talking dog commercials?  That’s Jordan's work. : )   

If you’ve followed a few of my posts here, you know that with all the loss and change came a lot of personal growth and freedom.  The hurdles of 2017 became amazing life lessons for me:  I’ve learned that I can once again trust my gut.  I’ve learned to slow down and relax.  I’ve learned not to force things and believe that everything will unfold at the right time.  Most importantly, I’ve learned that my artistic work has nothing to do with my self worth.  And, I hate saying this as much as I hate the word blessed, but I’ve learned that I am enough.  

There have also been a few surprises:  I have quickly fallen in love with the soulful (yes, it is soulful!) Los Angeles – it has such a different feel from the east coast.  A lot of people say that it’s superficial and fake, but I haven’t had that experience at all.  It sounds cheesy and maybe it’s the timing (or the sun), but I feel like I’ve reconnected with my soul here in LA. 

I have always been grateful for my practice and LB Active (especially in 2017), but I’ve fallen in love with Studio LB as a business, which, I never in a million years thought would happen.  I’m really excited to grow it, to work with people again, and not to be so wrapped up in operations; I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to be at ground level doing what I love...with each of you. 

Which brings me to each of you.  I challenge you to not necessarily make a resolution, but to make your change.  Just do it.  Fall in love with yourself and do whatever it takes to make YOU happy this year.  2018 is all wrapped up in promise for all of us, and I hope that this post is arriving at the right time and fuels the fire for all the exciting moments and that are in store this year. 

And in spirit of the new year, blog comments are now turned ON.

Xx, Lauren  

LAUREN'S CINNAMON CHIA PUDDING

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In search of a chia pudding that was a bit more decadent, without being too thick, this recipe is my favorite.  Don't leave out the cinnamon, it makes it next level. 

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, raw, and refined sugar-free and IT IS AWESOME because you can throw it together in just a couple minutes before bed and feel good about yourself in the morning.  I prefer to make this the night before so it has time to thicken up.

Makes: 4 servings,  Prep: 5 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons canned coconut milk (I use the cream off the top)
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 6 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 6-8 hefty pinches/shakes cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Whisk almond milk, coconut milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes and then whisk again to prevent clumping.
  2. Cover and put in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  3. Stir, then portion into bowls and add your toppings (fruit, nuts, cinnamon, etc.)  Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

STUFFED Peppers with Quinoa & Smoked Almond Romesco

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A few weeks ago I had Romesco sauce and I immediately thought I had to make a healthier version at home.  Romesco sauce—a roasted red pepper and almond spread originating in the Catalonia area of Spain— is my current favorite go-to sauce for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.  This Romesco sauce recipe is gluten-free, contains no bread, and is delicious on just about anything.  Mars likes it on chicken, Jordan loves it on french bread, and I've been putting it on everything

Make your quinoa, prep fresh bell peppers and Romesco sauce on Sunday and enjoy all week long.  Cook quinoa according to package.  Wash, remove seeds and cores and slice peppers in half.  Stuff with quinoa (approx 1 tablespoon per 1/2 pepper), then top with 1 tablespoon of Romesco sauce. 

Smoked Almond Romesco Sauce (Makes 2 cups)

Ingredients
    •    1 large tomato
    •    4 cloves garlic
    •    1/2 cup almonds (unsalted & unroasted)
    •    2 medium red bell peppers
    •    1/4 cup olive oil
    •    2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or lemon juice
    •    1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    •    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
    •    Salt and pepper to taste (usually a few pinches)

Directions
Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line a baking pan with foil.  Arrange almonds, garlic, and tomato on baking sheet and place in the oven. Roast almonds until fragrant, about 10 minutes.

Remove almonds and continue roasting garlic and tomato until soft, about 15-20 minutes more. Remove from oven, let cool slightly and peel garlic.  If you purchase pre-peeled garlic, it's easier. 

While the almonds, garlic and tomato are roasting in the oven, roast peppers over an open flame until the skins are blackened. Set peppers aside and let sit until cool for 15 minutes, then remove charred skin, seeds, and cores.

Place tomato, almonds, peppers, olive oil, sherry, paprika, salt, and pepper in your Vitamix or food processor. Purée until smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and cayenne pepper as needed.

Place in and airtight container and place in the refrigerator until cool. Store refrigerated up to 5 days, or freeze.  Enjoy!

LAUREN BOGGI'S BASIC COLLARD WRAP

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Whether you're crunched for time, can't bring anything to the dinner table (literally, not figuratively), are trying to ditch the bread, or can't eat another salad...collard greens to the rescue!  I've always turned to collard greens when preparing healthy "sandwiches" for myself and others; they were a favorite offering in my healthy, to-go foods line. 

Substitute collards for bread or your traditional wrap, and you'll most likely feel lighter, healthier, and became leaner. I've watched people lose 10-20 lbs. from simply making the swap.  Anything you have in your fridge can be wrapped inside and made into an easy, to-go meal. 

Whatever I end up putting inside, I like to start with a great base that will hold the ingredients together, marry the flavors, and give the wrap some heft, like hummus or smashed avocado; hummus adding protein and avocado giving you some healthy fat for brain power.

Then, I'll layer in some crunchy veggies for texture and I always add a little quinoa (2 tablespoons) and nutritional yeast for a little protein.  I love the creaminess, the crunch, and the subtle texture from the veggies and quinoa.

There are so many ways you can stuff these things, so have fun creating your own combos.  Some of my favorites are steak and mushroom, chicken and pesto or chicken and peanut sauce, avocado and quinoa, tuna salad, chickpea salad, egg salad, turkey & cheese, the list goes on and on. 

 

BASIC COLLARD WRAP

Servings:  4  
Ingredients:
    •    4 collard leaves
    •    1/2 cup hummus, divided
    •    1/2 cup cooked quinoa, divided
    •    veggies for topping (cucumber, pepper, carrot, tomato, etc.)


Instructions:
Rinse and dry your collard leaves, then cut off the large stem at the bottom.  You can also shave off the thicker part that goes up into the leaf so it’s easier to wrap.  Lay collard down stem side up. Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus in the center of each leaf, then top with 2 tablespoons of quinoa and desired veggies.  To wrap, turn the collard so the stem and hummus-veggie pile is perpendicular to your body. Fold in the sides, fold the side closest to you over the veggies, then continue rolling until everything is nice and snug inside.  Slice in half on the diagonal, or eat as is. 

HOW I GOT HERE

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I’ve always been a healthy, "clean" eater, but over the past few years I had noticed that my stomach would often hurt after a meal.  I chalked it up to stress or a possible gluten sensitivity.  Or, maybe I was just stuffing my face.  What I did know for sure was that my health was taking second place to an ever-growing list of professional and personal demands.

Then, in the fall of 2016, I had a severe auto-immune reaction to a Sweetgreen salad (SG, it's not you, it's me!). This particular salad was a triple threat: farro, quinoa, and tofu, along with a soy-based dressing.  I remember that I ate it on a Friday.  By that night, my stomach was six-months pregnant bloated, and my entire GI tract was painful to the touch.  I was in bed with a slight fever, chills and body aches.  It took me four full days to feel better, and I haven’t eaten tofu or farro since. 

After my company shut down in December 2016, I really went through it and completely fell off my healthy eating routine.  Initially, I was barely eating, and then when I did eat, I ate unhealthily and drank too much wine at night.  In February, my friend and co-worker, Katie (you often see her in the Studio LB videos) had just come back from two weeks in Panama followed by a wedding in Israel; three straight weeks filled with pasta, late nights out and lots of grilled cheese.  I overheard Katie talking to her sister about doing Whole30 for one month.  I decided that it wouldn’t hurt for me to check it out and join in. 

I looked into the program and noticed there were a lot of rules (and also a lot of bad press).  It’s designed to help you identify foods that have an adverse effect on your body. In order to identify these foods, you must first eliminate them for 30 days to get your body to its "purest" state, or blank slate.  So, no dairy, no sugar, no alcohol, no grains no legumes, including black beans, garbanzos, kidney or soy, and no additives like MSG.  Instead, the focus is: Meat, seafood, eggs, veggies, healthy fats like avocado, or olive oil, and low glycemic fruits like berries and apples. 

Not a problem!  I knew that I could easily do it my way since I eliminated dairy years ago and eat pretty clean, 80/20.  At the time, three “No’s” were not happening for me:  1.  Wine…because I was going through some sh*t, so I allowed myself 6 oz. per day.  2. Lentils, and garbanzo beans…because they are not processed, and they are my staple healthy, veggie proteins.  3.  Brown rice and quinoa…because I’m a big fan of rice (it has fueled 10+ Activations and killer transformations) and I know that 2 tablespoons of quinoa is my sweet spot.  Personally, I just cannot eat animal protein every day.  So I knew that I was going into this modified so that it would work for me.  What I was doing became the "Lauren Plan," and Katie and her sister did Whole30. 

Week 1: "All Set!" With my fridge stocked to photo-shoot perfection, I started out strong with full breakfasts, beautiful lunches, and awesome dinners. The first three days were great and I felt more energized.

Days four through seven were more difficult for me.  I don’t really ever deny myself what my body wants (within reason) but I really wanted to stick to my plan.  I packed tea and plenty of fresh fruit, nuts and crudité on days when the struggle was really real, and I called Katie whenever I was tempted to cheat.  On day seven my abs were popping like they hadn't in years and at that moment I was ALL IN.

Week 2: “Who dat!?”  On day 10, I felt like this was my new normal and I was never going back.  I was excited, and my energy was through the roof.  My mood swings and bellyaches were gone for good (except for that time I ate too many tubers), I was down four pounds (bonus!), and I was sleeping SO much better.

Week 3: “French fries?  Um, more veggies please!” By week three, I felt like the OG me.  I was awake and alert, early mornings became easy and I had absolutely no desire to eat crap or cheat.  And, I was telling everyone.  When I believe in something, I spread the gospel something fierce.  Like, everyone I knew HAD TO DO THIS. 

Week 4: “It’s over?  I’m never stopping.” I was happy my 30 days were almost over, because I was really excited to reintroduce some dark chocolate, and a little something in my coffee, but I also felt so freaking fantastic that I didn’t want it to end.  My insides felt so perfect and healthy that I was committed to this way of eating.

These guidelines and the official Eat with LB meal plan (coming in 2018) are influenced by Whole30 but it’s absolutely not Whole30. 

I incorporate these guidelines in my daily life. Since April 2017, I’ve stuck with this plan, adopting a 90/10 rule where I mostly follow the plan unless I am out with friends or have a special event. Currently, I’ve lost a total of 14 pounds without really trying or going hungry.   

My plan has changed my relationship with food for the better.  My metabolism is like never before, and I don’t miss sugar.  I look forward to prepping, planning and cooking for myself and I love knowing what fuel my body really needs for energy and peak athletic performance. 

I hope you commit to this and fall in love with real, whole foods and cooking as much as I have.  Find what really works for you, and what is a non-negotiable to go without (don’t say pizza).  Also, I highly recommend doing this with a buddy.  Now it’s a way of life for me, but I don’t know if I could have completed my second week without being able to lean on Katie.  

Check in, I'll be posting recipes, tricks and tips for you. 

You can do it! 

xx, Lauren

 

LAUREN BOGGI'S FALL CHALLENGE

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I've always had a major love for autumn and its promise of new beginnings.  Over the last eight months I've gone through a real personal transformation and I’m excited to share some of my favorite workouts, rituals, tips and tricks with you in the form of a 22-day challenge

I want you to follow along with me!  You'll feel good, look great, have energy, and be happy.  We all know too well what the holiday season can do to our health and the best way to beat it is to get ahead before Thanksgiving. 

If you commit to my plan and do this along with me, I promise that you'll feel brand-new and go into the holiday season strong, fit, lean, and confident. 

The Details

  • 22 days
  • Wed., Nov, 1st - Wed., Nov, 22nd

The Challenge

  • Complete Studio LB Workout 1 (2x per week)
  • Complete Studio LB Workout 2 (2x per week)
  • LB Extra Strength: Complete my 10-20 minute workout (2x per week)
  • Take a rest day (1x per week)
  • Follow my nutrition guidelines to get your best results (This is the only way you'll see major results in 22 days).

BRAND-NEW

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Let me preface this by saying, please excuse the mess.  This is my bedroom in my new home in Los Angeles.  My husband was involved in a start-up that moved to LA over the summer, and around the same time he was offered an incredible opportunity in California which officially (and very quickly) brought us to the west coast in September.  Yep, that is my mattress on the floor, all college-like.  That is my actual bed on the floor right next to it.  Oh, and the TV, too.  Totally on the floor.  Moving is no joke. 

I was casually taking a selfie in this gorgeous outfit that was generously gifted to me and when I posted it to Instagram Stories I received an influx of messages asking what I was doing differently, what has changed, etc., so I figured it was time to share with all of you. 

A lot has changed.  Many of you know that I had built a crazy successful brand from nothing, worked my tail off for 11 years and then had to stomach filing for bankruptcy in an incredibly public way, due to a bad real estate transaction. 

It’s really tough to talk about without referencing everyone who was involved (legal counsel, and financial) and their role in it.  And, I had an enormous responsibility in it because I put my john hancock on that lease.  My company abruptly closing three days before Christmas was something that I didn’t see coming, because I was told by my attorneys that we would settle, that these things take years, and that the worst case scenario would never happen because any landlord would much rather settle for some money vs. no money.  But, in the end he got nothing.  He didn't want the money, he wanted to see me burn.  And boy, did I.  Like, a freaking inferno, baby.  You know, I don't like to do anything small (half joking!). 

I cried, and then felt a huge sense of relief, because six years of hell was finally over.  I'll go into more details and lessons learned another time (in the book), but my business was pure blood, sweat and tears.  It was half of my twenties and my entire thirties. I'll always be incredibly proud of what I built, but during the last few years of it I was completely - and very unhealthily - trapped within it.  Always waiting for a response and trying to settle (he was running from the law), so that we could get back into growth mode, and see it reach its full potential.  The closure was devastating.  Vendors were affected by it, employees were affected, my entire family was affected.  Everyone lost money, myself included (obviously).  But, business is business and I believe that karma will handle it all.  And, now freedom feels really good, and almost a year later, I am ME again. 

Anyway, you would think that after many years of experience in the fitness, health and wellness realm that I would be a health guru, but I’m not.  Wait, let me correct that.  I wasn't.  Sure, I knew a ton about fitness, food, health and the body (even had a Huffington Post column 'bout it that I will eventually get back to at some point), but since sh*t hit the fan nine months ago, I've learned a whole lot more.  I've officially gone pro in a major way. 

Yes, I do look different.  I've gone through a real personal transformation.  I've not only shed a lot of anger and stress, but I'm now stronger and healthier on the inside.  I've also lost eight to ten pounds.  I wasn't much of a believer before, but now I know for certain that cortisol and stress play a serious role in weight loss.  So does sleep.  And, whatever you're holding onto emotionally will 100 percent prohibit you from reaching your full potential, so let that sh*t go! 

I have a lot to talk about, but first and foremost, I’m excited to share some of my favorite workouts, rituals, tips and tricks with you in the form of a 22-day challenge.  I want you to follow along with me.  You'll feel good, look great, have energy, and be happy.  We all know too well what the holiday season can do to our health and the best way to beat it is to get ahead before Thanksgiving. 

Speaking of this challenge, I want you to be inspired to take part in this challenge with ME for YOU, not for a prize, or a tank top.  This is all about embracing autumn, new beginnings, and entering the holiday season armed and ready, with intention.  I'll post more details soon and I hope you'll join me on November 1st!  

xx, LB

LAUREN BOGGI'S EASY SOUCHILI

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As soon as the weather changes my slow cooker comes out of hiding.  Not a soup, not yet a chili, this delicious and easy recipe can be made in 10 minutes and then cooks overnight or while you’re at work.  My boys love it with a french baguette. 

As long as you go light on the toppings (I'm talking about the cheese and sour cream) this is a low-fat, cholesterol-free, low-calorie source of iron, dietary fiber, potassium and protein meal. 

Ingredients:
    •    6 cups chicken broth
    •    1-1.5 lb uncooked chicken breasts
    •    2, 15-oz cans cannellini or great northern beans, drained
    •    1.5 cups salsa verde
    •    2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    •    Toppings: jalapeño, cilantro, shredded cheese, avocado, green onion, Greek yogurt or sour cream

Cook in slow cooker on low setting for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours until chicken is cooked through and shreds easily.  Add the beans during the last half hour of cooking. I like to shred the chicken and then serve with avocado, cilantro, yogurt and a sprinkle of cheese.

 

LAUREN BOGGI'S CHIA PUDDING

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I hadn't made chia pudding in like, forever, but recently friends of mine served it for brunch and I immediately missed it.  And, in the days following the great physical and mental trial that is moving house, there are only two types of eating to do: getting take out for every meal, or getting busy in your new kitchen. 

Chia pudding is easy to whip up, plus it makes the perfect stool (sorry, but it's true!).  

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, raw, and refined sugar-free and IT IS AWESOME because you can throw it together in just a couple minutes before bed and feel good about yourself in the morning.  I prefer to make this the night before so it has time to thicken up.

Makes: 4-6 servings,  Prep: 5 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or pure maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Whisk almond milk, chia seeds, and sweetener together in a large bowl.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes and then whisk again to prevent clumping.
  2. Cover and put in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  3. Stir, then portion into bowls and add your toppings (fruit, nuts, cinnamon, etc.)  Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

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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