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We are Jason and Lauren Pak and we co-own Achieve Fitness - a gym located in Somerville, MA. We've been coaches in the fitness industry for over a decade now, and we're excited to share our experience and knowledge with you in a Q+A format! It seems like anyone these days can add "fitness" or "coach" to their Instagram handle and tout themselves as a fitness expert on social media, which is why we decided to create this show to dispel myths and provide quality information to our listeners. We hope you enjoy our show!

Achieving Fitness Jason and Lauren Pak

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 189 Ratings

We are Jason and Lauren Pak and we co-own Achieve Fitness - a gym located in Somerville, MA. We've been coaches in the fitness industry for over a decade now, and we're excited to share our experience and knowledge with you in a Q+A format! It seems like anyone these days can add "fitness" or "coach" to their Instagram handle and tout themselves as a fitness expert on social media, which is why we decided to create this show to dispel myths and provide quality information to our listeners. We hope you enjoy our show!

    #AskAchieve 139: Our Thoughts on the Peloton Ad and Where to Start if You Have a Weight Loss Goal!

    #AskAchieve 139: Our Thoughts on the Peloton Ad and Where to Start if You Have a Weight Loss Goal!

    What's up, Achievers?! We hope you've had a wonderful week thus far!

    We kick this episode off with our thoughts on the new Peloton ad and all of the outrage associated with it (0:40).

    We then go into a really big topic about weight loss. Where do you start? Does it make you bulky? Should you count macros? There's just so much more to weight loss than a single blanket answer which is why we rarely even address it on the show even though so many of the questions we receive revolve around it. We did our best to really give complete and thoughtful answers here but that also led to a lot of drawn out dialogue to make sure we really thoroughly covered our bases. The last thing we want to do is say anything that could potentially be damaging and we want to be as mindful of that as possible! We hope you'll stick with us here! (7:35). For more tangible weight loss tips you can check out episode 75!

    We don't have a Stories That'll Make Your Heart Sing Segment because we totally forgot! We do talk a little bit about our renovations and our rebrand though at the end!

    We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. High fives and positive vibes!

    Jason and Lauren

    • 35 min
    #AskAchieve Ep. 138: How to Train Around a Groin Strain + How to Put Together a Balanced Strength Training Program!

    #AskAchieve Ep. 138: How to Train Around a Groin Strain + How to Put Together a Balanced Strength Training Program!

    What's up, Achievers?! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week last week!

    For the first topic, we cover how to train around a groin injury that incurred while sumo deadlifting (3:27).

    Next, we covered two questions in regards to strength training programming (10:12). Also, here's the link to the previous podcast we mentioned: https://achievingfitness.podiant.co/e/askachieve-101-how-to-put-together-a-strength-training-program-36fa7b2194738e/

    Finally, our Stories That Will Make Your Heart Sing Segment starts on (22:32).

    We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. High fives and positive vibes!

    Jason and Lauren

    • 24 min
    #AskAchieve 137: Sets and Reps for Fat Loss, The Best Uses for Isolation Machines, and Our Recommendations for How to Incorporate Isolation Exercises!

    #AskAchieve 137: Sets and Reps for Fat Loss, The Best Uses for Isolation Machines, and Our Recommendations for How to Incorporate Isolation Exercises!

    What's up, Achievers?! Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

    In our first question, we discuss what the "best" rep range for fat loss is (3:41).

    Then, we covered the best uses for isolation machines besides hypertrophy (16:43).

    Finally, we discussed the percentage of isolation vs compound movements we use when working with either a fat loss or hypertrophy goal oriented client.

    Our Stories that Will Make Your Heart Sing segment begins on (22:18) and the website we reference is https://www.uspsoperationsanta.com/letters.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. High fives and positive vibes!

    Jason and Lauren

    • 24 min
    #AskAchieve 136: The Importance of Inclusivity and All About Knee Pain!

    #AskAchieve 136: The Importance of Inclusivity and All About Knee Pain!

    What's up, Achievers?!

    In today's episode, we discuss the importance of inclusivity and not being exclusive or elitist in the fitness space (1:29).

    We then discuss strategies to stave off knee pain (9:15) especially when training for something performance related.

    We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. High fives and positive vibes!

    Jason and Lauren

    • 27 min
    #AskAchieve 135: How to Lose Weight "Slowly"!

    #AskAchieve 135: How to Lose Weight "Slowly"!

    What's up, Achievers?!

    We received a question from a student named Melissa from William Patterson University, who was writing a paper for one of her classes entitled "How to Lose Weight Slowly" hence the title of our podcast.

    Lauren and I decided to not chat in advance before this episode and decided to see what naturally came out through conversation. We thought it came out pretty well - we hope you enjoy it!

    We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. High fives and positive vibes!

    Jason and Lauren

    • 42 min
    #AskAchieve 134: Choosing Between Squats or Deadlifts, Things We've Changed Our Mind On, and How to Incorporate Progressive Overload while Injured!

    #AskAchieve 134: Choosing Between Squats or Deadlifts, Things We've Changed Our Mind On, and How to Incorporate Progressive Overload while Injured!

    What's up, Achievers?!

    In the first question, we discuss squats and deadlifts and which one each one of us would "choose" and why (4:37).

    Next, Lauren talks about one thing she's changed her mind on in health and fitness as we've gained more and more experience over the years (7:31).

    Finally, I talk about how to incorporate progressive overload into your program without necesaarily increasing weight (12:28).

    In our "Stories That Will Make Your Heart Sing Segment", Lauren goes over a feel good, Good Samaritan moement (18:22)!

    We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. High fives and positive vibes!

    Jason and Lauren

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

TheIronSwanson ,

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Highly recommend!! I have been following these guys for the past couple years and absolutely love their approach to fitness. They are apparoachable, and genuine in a fitness world that more often than not can be very intimidating. I have learned so much from them as a new fitness professional and I can’t wait to see what else they do.

Ramona Graham ,

Great podcast!

Great informative podcast! One of the few fitness IG accounts that provides really useful information regarding fitness.
I’m not nearly as well versed in fitness as these two, but always feel educated and encouraged after listening!!

icesweat ,

Grateful for all the Information!!

Just stumbled upon your podcast this week after following your Instagram page and I love it!! I feel like I get so much great information each episode. I love your warmth and positive vibes that you bring to the fitness scene. Can’t wait to listen to more. 🤗

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