7 episodes

Welcome to Reasonably Fit! This podcast brings a sense of grounded realism to an industry that is dominated by extremes. Right now, fitness is made out to be this all-or-nothing, highly intense, and somewhat elitist endeavor. But contrary to what social media will have you believe, most people aren't trying to become figure competitors or powerlifters or bodybuilders. Most people are looking to have fitness seamlessly fit into their lives, without taking over their lives. And that's where we come in! We've been trainers for over 14 years and we've worked with thousands of people just like you. People who want to be able to run and chase their kids around without having to stop and catch their breath. People who want to be able to say YES to road races and hikes and adventures. People who want to feel strong and confident and independent in any situation. People who want to be reasonably fit. In this podcast we will deep dive into topics that most people face on their fitness journeys such as how to get (and stay) motivated for your workouts, and mistakes in the gym that are keeping you from reaching your goals. We can't wait to bring you sensible, realistic, tangible advice to help you feel your very best!

Reasonably Fit Jason and Lauren Pak

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

Welcome to Reasonably Fit! This podcast brings a sense of grounded realism to an industry that is dominated by extremes. Right now, fitness is made out to be this all-or-nothing, highly intense, and somewhat elitist endeavor. But contrary to what social media will have you believe, most people aren't trying to become figure competitors or powerlifters or bodybuilders. Most people are looking to have fitness seamlessly fit into their lives, without taking over their lives. And that's where we come in! We've been trainers for over 14 years and we've worked with thousands of people just like you. People who want to be able to run and chase their kids around without having to stop and catch their breath. People who want to be able to say YES to road races and hikes and adventures. People who want to feel strong and confident and independent in any situation. People who want to be reasonably fit. In this podcast we will deep dive into topics that most people face on their fitness journeys such as how to get (and stay) motivated for your workouts, and mistakes in the gym that are keeping you from reaching your goals. We can't wait to bring you sensible, realistic, tangible advice to help you feel your very best!

    Combat Summer Fitness Marketing With These 4 Strategies!

    Combat Summer Fitness Marketing With These 4 Strategies!

    "Do this bikini body workout before it's too late." "Get shredded for summer," "Lose 10lbs for a rockin' beach bod." You know the drill. As soon as the weather starts to turn, fitness companies start trying to scare you into believing you’re not good enough and you need x/y/z program or diet or product in order to be worthy of enjoying yourself at the beach.

    It's all garbage! But today we want to give you more than just our opinion on the matter, and actually provide some strategies for how you can start combatting this type of marketing so that you don't fall victim to their tactics.

    In summary, here are the 4 strategies we outline:
     Diversify the images you're seeing by following accounts that celebrate bodies like yours Find workout communities that focus on aspects of fitness outside of appearance Shop from companies who showcase body diversity in their models Create a mantra that brings you back to reality when the negative thought spirals try to take you down
    Links:
    RISE ProgramFree Downloads: jasonandlaurenpak.com/free-resources
    Follow Us:
    Reasonably Fit Podcast IG: @reasonablyfitpodJason and Lauren IG: @jasonandlaurenpakTikTok: @jasonandlaurenpak

    • 33 min
    What Does "Being Fit" Look Like?

    What Does "Being Fit" Look Like?

    Does being fit have a look? When we're shown the same types of images over and over again whenever fitness is being marketed, we start to believe that in order to be considered fit, we have to look a certain way. In today's episode we break down what "being fit" actually means, and whether or not the way you look has anything to do with how "fit" you are.

    Links:
    RISE ProgramFree Downloads: jasonandlaurenpak.com/free-resources
    Follow Us:
    Reasonably Fit Podcast IG: @reasonablyfitpodJason and Lauren IG: @jasonandlaurenpakTikTok: @jasonandlaurenpak

    • 46 min
    How To Overcome "Gymtimidation"

    How To Overcome "Gymtimidation"

    Whether you're new to working out or just don't feel super comfortable in the gym setting, today's episode will give you the tools to overcome your "gymtimidation" and increase your confidence in the gym!
    Links:
    RISE ProgramFree Resources: jasonandlaurenpak.com/free-resources
    Follow Us:
    Reasonably Fit Podcast IG: @reasonablyfitpodJason and Lauren IG: @jasonandlaurenpakTikTok: @jasonandlaurenpak

    • 50 min
    What I Eat In A Day Videos: Helpful or Harmful?

    What I Eat In A Day Videos: Helpful or Harmful?

    "What I eat in a day" videos -  you've probably seen them. Fitness influencers sharing a perfectly curated day of what they eat in attempts to "inspire" or educate their followers on nutrition. But are these types of posts actually helpful, or can they be harmful for the people consuming the information? Coming into this discussion, Lauren had very strong opinions, only to find out that Jason had a different perspective on it. And then through a quick Instagram poll we developed an even broader perspective on how people feel about the topic. 

    Things get vulnerable and messy, but we share it all and come together in the end with an evolved opinion while respecting each other's truths.

    Follow Us:
    Reasonably Fit Podcast IG: @reasonablyfitpodJason and Lauren IG: @jasonandlaurenpakTikTok: @jasonandlaurenpakLinks:
    RISE ProgramFree Resources: jasonandlaurenpak.com/free-resourcesResources:
    If you're struggling with disordered eating, help is available! NEDA has a helpline you can contact for support, resources, and treatment options.

    • 52 min
    Top 5 Mistakes You're Making In The Gym

    Top 5 Mistakes You're Making In The Gym

    You can't do fitness "wrong" and all movement is good movement, but there are some common mistakes that could be holding you back from making progress or reaching the goals you've set for yourself. In this episode we break down the top 5 mistakes we see people making in the gym, and provide tangible takeaways so that you can either make some positive changes or avoid those mistakes altogether!

    The episode starts with a 5 minute conversation about whether it's better to be the oldest kid in the class or the youngest, and has nothing to do with the rest of the episode but is a small glimpse into who we are as humans and how we navigate situations as parents. Feel free to skip ahead if you just want to get straight to the information :)

    Follow Us:
    Reasonably Fit Podcast IG: @reasonablyfitpodJason and Lauren IG: @jasonandlaurenpakTikTok: @jasonandlaurenpakLinks:
    RISE ProgramOur Website: jasonandlaurenpak.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How To Get Motivated For Your Workouts

    How To Get Motivated For Your Workouts

    In our first official episode we dive right into a question we get asked all the time, "how do I get motivated to workout?" After some conversation around what it even means for someone to "be motivated" we provide our top four solutions for anyone who is feeling a lack of motivation to exercise. Toward the end we mention a solution that we actually left off the original list (goal setting) and offer a new way of looking at goals and their relationship to motivation.

    Follow:
    Reasonably Fit Podcast IG: @reasonablyfitpodJason and Lauren IG: @jasonandlaurenpakWebsite: jasonandlaurenpak.com

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

mathhater98 ,

Helpful and real!!

Love this show. I stumbled upon them by accident and then couldn’t stop listening!!! Great advice and very down to earth. It’s refreshing to hear from people who make this part of their everyday life, but not a “in your face, I’m a gym rat” type way. Not sure if they makes sense😂 but 10/10 recommend!!!!

ERF38163937 ,

Balance!

Each episode so far has been so helpful in having a balanced perspective of fitness. They obviously recognize the importance of health, but provide helpful and tangible insight into how this practically looks for people in all walks of life!

KPinnick ,

The Best

All of these podcast resonated with me thus far. A very refreshing take on fitness and how to make it fit into your life without being all consuming. Side note- their Rise program is also awesome, 10/10 recommend

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