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Fitness doesn't have to be so elitist and exclusive! We're Jason and Lauren Pak, and together we co-own Achieve Fitness - a fitness facility just outside of Boston in Somerville, MA. What we've found over the last 13 years as fitness professionals is that people will stick to their fitness journeys way better if they actually feel like they belong.

So, instead of showing off, or body shaming, or preying on insecurities, the way the fitness industry tends to do, we're going to dive deep into topics in a way that makes you feel like you belong - because you do!

We believe that fitness is for anybody, everybody, and every body!

Sweat Out; Happiness In! Jason and Lauren Pak

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 197 Ratings

Fitness doesn't have to be so elitist and exclusive! We're Jason and Lauren Pak, and together we co-own Achieve Fitness - a fitness facility just outside of Boston in Somerville, MA. What we've found over the last 13 years as fitness professionals is that people will stick to their fitness journeys way better if they actually feel like they belong.

So, instead of showing off, or body shaming, or preying on insecurities, the way the fitness industry tends to do, we're going to dive deep into topics in a way that makes you feel like you belong - because you do!

We believe that fitness is for anybody, everybody, and every body!

    Tips to Modify Your Strength Workouts for Home!

    Tips to Modify Your Strength Workouts for Home!

    What's up, Achievers?! We know that a lot of you gyms may be closing down for a second time - many of you have reached out about how to modify your strength workouts to work at home, which is why we created this podcast for you all!

    In this episode, we go over some tips and strategies to start working out at home , what equipment to consider buying, where to get that equipment, and how to structure your workouts if you don't have any equipment at all and still get a challenging effect!

    Key Links:

    Wrist Mobility (the first half of this video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grl61Eym9go
    Our Equipment Recommendations: Perform Better, Rogue Fitness, Kettlebell Kings, TRX, PowerBlocks, Bowflex
    Our RISE and RISE Lite Program: https://shop.achievefitnessonline.com/products/rise-program
    Our RISE At-Home Program: https://www.achievefitnessonline.com/programs/rise-at-home

    We hope this episode provides some tangible information and advice for you all!

    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. Until next time, sweat out; happiness in!

    Jason and Lauren

    P.S. For a list of free resources as well as more information about our in-person and virtual training services, check out this link: https://www.achievefitnessboston.com/links!

    • 43 min
    How to Work Around Tendinitis and Acute Pain in the Gym!

    How to Work Around Tendinitis and Acute Pain in the Gym!

    What's up, Achievers?! This episode is all about those pesky overuse injuries and aches/pains that pop up and how to modify your program to work around them.

    Of course, consulting with a physical therapist is the first place to start - we can't understate how amazing it is to have a good medical professional in your corner who "gets it" and understands that functioning at a high level is important to you!

    We hope this episode provides some tangible information and advice for you all!

    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. Until next time, sweat out; happiness in!

    Jason and Lauren

    P.S. For a list of free resources as well as more information about our in-person and virtual training services, check out this link: https://www.achievefitnessboston.com/links!

    • 29 min
    Moving Away From A Weight Loss Mindset

    Moving Away From A Weight Loss Mindset

    What's up, Achievers?! In this episode, we discuss moving away from a weight loss mindset and shifting to more of a building strength/building muscle mindset.

    Lauren opens the show up with some of her personal story and struggles with body dysmorphia and then we transition to talking about the potential "cons" of having a weight loss mindset while discussing the "pros" of adopting more of a building strength mindset.

    This episode is quite free-flowing with a lot of different thoughts and tangents, but we wanted to make sure we touched on a wide variety of different adjacent topics.

    Lastly, we finish the show with some tangible action steps [20:57] you can take if you're more of a "structure" person!

    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. Until next time, sweat out; happiness in!

    Jason and Lauren

    P.S. For a list of free resources as well as more information about our in-person and virtual training services, check out this link: https://www.achievefitnessboston.com/links!

    • 33 min
    RPE and Why You Shouldn't Train to Failure

    RPE and Why You Shouldn't Train to Failure

    What's up, Achievers?!

    This episode is from a topic brought up by @shuqiiiella who wanted us to touch on understanding RPE and progressive overload as it pertains to a strength training program.

    Lauren and I dive deep on the merits of an RPE based system, why we recommend it for our members, and how it helps in the grand scheme of an overall program.

    We also touch on progressive overload and we believe in all the cliche's like "taking one step back to take two steps forward" and "trusting the process".

    If you strength train at all, this podcast will definitely be helpful in terms of how to set your ego aside and how to take a longer, more sustainable approach to your training!

    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. Until next time, sweat out; happiness in!

    Jason and Lauren

    P.S. Podcast listeners can still take $10 off of our new kettlebell video intensive, Power and Flow, by using the code "podcast10"! You can use this link to sign up: https://shop.achievefitnessonline.com/products/power

    • 25 min
    Fitness Doesn't Have A "Look!"

    Fitness Doesn't Have A "Look!"

    What's up, Achievers?!

    If you'd like a refreshing discussion regarding health and fitness, then this episode is for you!

    We talk about how fitness doesn't have a "look", the difference between health and fitness, why the content you consume via social media really matters, and why fitness is so much more than aesthetics and transformation pictures!

    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. Until next time, sweat out; happiness in!

    Jason and Lauren

    P.S. For a list of free resources as well as more information about our in-person and virtual training services, check out this link: https://www.achievefitnessboston.com/links!

    • 36 min
    Breaking Down the Kettlebell Swing | Deep Dive

    Breaking Down the Kettlebell Swing | Deep Dive

    What's up, Achievers?! New look, who dis?!

    We're back at it again, but with new artwork, a new intro, a new song, new everything! Well, of course, the same positive and encouraging vibes!

    We polled all of you on IG recently asking whether you would prefer a Q+A format or Deep Dives where we hone in on a singular topic, and the overwhelming majority of you chose the Deep Dive format so we're going to be prioritizing that!

    For this episode, we dive deep on kettlebells, their benefits, and a step-by-step breakdown of the swing!

    You can download the free PDF guide we reference here: http://www.achievefitnessonline.com/power

    If you'd like to jump ahead to the "meat" of the episode, you can goto [5:19]. If you'd like to jump ahead to the breakdown of the KB Swing, you can head here [12:16].

    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. Until next time, sweat out; happiness in!

    Jason and Lauren

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

Alyson Friedlander ,

Lauren & Jason feel like old friends!

I have been following Achieve Fitness on Instagram & recently learned they also have a podcast. I’ve been listening every week & now feel like Lauren and Jason are old friends. I am a personal trainer myself — thank you for the top notch information! 💜

PS- go Red Sox!

ParadoPower ,

Podcast for everyone!

Whether you’ve been into fitness your whole life, or you’re just getting started, this podcast has something for you! Thank you Jason and Lauren for always providing valuable content!

MelverineM ,

148. Episode comments

I really liked the reminder to base your own fitness goals around overall health and not just appearance. It’s so important to focus on stronger, mobile and stress free bodies as an overall fitness goal. No one will forever be the same clothing size or same weight their entire life, the body changes with the current experiences going on in your life. Great episode, thank you 🙌🏼

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