Lauren Boggi

Forward-moving

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As the earth rotated around the sun on March 20th, the Spring Equinox marked the transition to a new season and the very welcoming equal balance of daylight and darkness. The seasonal shift invokes hope and a change in habits: fresh perspective, new rituals, a clean slate.

Speaking of new rituals, this week we’re incorporating outdoor walking into the weekly schedule. Walking (fast) in the fresh air is great for feeling strong, alive, connected, and forward-moving. I’ve been walking several times per week for the past couple of weeks and it’s been a real game changer in the way I feel, both mentally and physically.

Get inspired and make a playlist with your favorite music (or use ours) and keep proper walking form in mind: Stand tall, eyes forward, strike with the heel, roll through the foot, push off the toes, and squeeze the glutes.

3/25/19 Studio LB

Meet this week's new workouts: March Cardio and Sculpt mashups and LB Sport. It’s the final week of the month and we’re mashing it up (core-first), and incorporating two 30-45 minute outdoor walking sessions! This week’s Cardio mashup will land in the Studio tonight.

LB TV: This week we’re very briefly revisiting the importance of breathing properly.

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: Our March Cardio + Sculpt mashup includes our favorite sculpting of the month. This week’s Sculpt mashup is a 40-min. standing to grounded, no equipment workout. Use wrist weights or light/medium weight for a challenge) sculpting flow.

New Quick Burn Workouts: LB Sport is a 23-min no equipment, low impact cardio Quick Burn that hits everything in less than 25 minutes. Expect to kick into your fat burners, work your abs both standing and grounded, and exhaust the core and upper body.

Featured Music: SG Lewis, Clairo, Coldplay, Drake, Lykke Li, Snowprah, and Rex Orange County

We’re feeling it: Upper body (shoulders!), abs, and glutes.

Activewear by: Nike, Alo Yoga, Koral & Reebok

If you're new or returning from a hiatus, follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect through the Facebook Group or text us on the Studio LB hotline!

ACTIVATION: HARAMARA, SAYULITA

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It’s almost Activation time and we cannot wait to surf, spend time in the sun, and work with Lauren IRL at Haramara, Sayulita! Activation is: life-changing, a girl-cation, a time-out, a tone-up, a tune-in, and a time to be in your body. One thing we all agree on is that the results are profound.

We have two rooms available which can be single ($3450) or double ($2490) occupancy. Grab your girls and join us!

3/18 Studio LB

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Hey team, happy Spring! Meet this week's new workouts: Hero, Unnamed, Calm Aesthetic & Atomic.

LB TV: This week we’re talking about how you can eat well when you’re traveling for work.

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: 47-min. Unnamed is a cardio meets arms and upper mid-back sculpting workout. This week’s Sculpt, Hero is a 51-min. grounded to standing heavy weighted sculptor.

New Quick Burn Workouts: Atomic is a 28-min cardio abs workout that exhausts the core and upper body. Calm Aesthetic is a 18-min. balanced, total-body flow.

If you're new or returning from a hiatus, follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect through the Facebook Group or text us on the Studio LB hotline!

3/11 Studio LB

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Hey team LB, this week is total-body as usual, but there’s a whole lotta love for the love handles. Meet this week's new workouts: Roxanne, Luminary, Highline & Figure Four.

LB TV: Transitioning from vacation mode to home is never easy. This week I'm telling you how I get back on track after traveling.

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: 40-min. Roxanne is a fun, and easy to follow cardio meets classic, grounded weighted sculpting for the abs. This week’s Sculpt, Luminary is a 42-min. standing weighted sculpting combined with a grounded cheer-conditioning sequence.

New Quick Burn Workouts: Highline is a 22-min sculpting workout that moves from standing to grounded and fully exhausts the Quadratus Lumborum (muscles underneath the muffin top), deep core, and low back. The muffin top is mainly fat, but many different muscles—the low back, glutes, and ab muscles—attach underneath it, so targeting the abs alone is never enough. Strengthening all these muscles really pulls your whole waistline in. Figure Four is a 15-min. no equipment, total-body wonder. You’ll work everything in less than 20-minutes.

If you're new or returning from a hiatus, follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect with me through the Facebook Group or text me on the Studio LB hotline!

3/4 Studio LB

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Hey team LB, Happy March! I’m over here trying to warm things up a bit with a Spring dance. And, if that doesn’t do it, this week’s content should do the trick!

We’re kicking off the month with ease, but you can expect things to ramp up rather quickly. Meet this week's new workouts:  FanGirl, Heavy Rotation, The Minimalist & Soulmate. We’re kicking off the month with a fairly easy week but you can expect the content to ramp up rather quickly.

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: 43-min. FanGirl is a fun, and easy to follow cardio breakdown (with extra reps!) meets classic, med-heavy weight sculpting. This week’s Sculpt, Heavy Rotation is a 42-min. 3x3 sculpting workout that includes fun moves like, Plie Waist Rotations, Helicopter & Aeroplane. Strap on your wrist weights to really tone your arms.

New Quick Burn Workouts: The Minimalist is a 24-min. easy-to-follow Cardio + Sculpt workout that begins with classic sculpting. We love it because It’s perfect for all levels. Soulmate is a 18-min. no equipment standing abs workout (similar to Heavy Rotation) that targets the core while stretching out the back of the body. Wear wrist weights or use light weights (1-3 lbs.) to really increase the burn with this one.

If you're new or returning from a hiatus, follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect with me through the Facebook Group or text me on the Studio LB hotline!


2/25 Studio LB

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it’s our final week! Meet this week's new workouts: Cardio and Sculpt Mashups, Ariel and La Pêche

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: 49-min Feb. Cardio Mashup. This week’s Sculpt: 51-min Feb. Sculpt Mashup is a standing weighted sculpting workout. The cardio mashup contains advanced level transitions, so if you’re new I recommend 2/4 Cardio (Hella).

New Quick Burn Workouts: Ariel is a 17-min. grounded loop workout that builds on this months content. It’s great for all levels - Use a light loop to focus on the abs and use a heavier loop to really target the glutes. La Pêche is a 24-min grounded workout that transitions to standing (and that transition is where you’ll feel the magic!) that targets the low abs, hips, and glutes. Use ankle weights for a challenge, or no equipment at all to modify.

If you're new or returning from a hiatus, follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect with me through the Facebook Group or text me on the Studio LB hotline!


2/18 Studio LB

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Hey team! Meet this week's new workouts: Whatever Lola Wants, TSE (The Sculpt Edit), Rear View, and Type A. You’ll feel pops of new peppered in with our core basics.

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: 44-min. Whatever Lola Wants is a mash-up of your fave current moves (remember when I asked you what you wanted?). Have fun with this one! This week’s Sculpt: 41-min TSE (The Sculpt Edit) is a grounded and standing weighted sculpting workout that will work as hard as YOU do.

New Quick Burn Workouts: Rear View is a must-do 23-min. core bodyweight workout that stretches the hamstrings, opens the hips, and really lifts the booty. Type A is a 16-min. grounded loop workout that builds on last week’s Hourglass. You may see an advanced variation of this in the Studio this week ; )

If you're new or returning from a hiatus, follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect with me through the Facebook Group or text me on the Studio LB hotline!


5 Signs You Need Activation

A few signs that you need this trip of a lifetime…


You can’t remember the last time you had a girl’s trip.

Activation is a week of HIGH QUALITY girl time, and going away with other women is proven to be great for your health. Activation is a lot like your college days where you met new people, made new friends, let loose, and had fun!

When was the last time you got away with just the girls for a whole week? Or when was the last time you put yourself in a position to make a new group of friends? There’s nothing that creates instant bonds quite like laughing, sweating, exploring, breathing in mother nature’s beauty with women who lift you up.  Let’s face it, girl time isn’t just an excuse to have fun, it’s good for the soul and something you should try to make time for at least once or twice per year.


You want to become healthy, strong, and look amazing right before Summer.

Activations are literally that…they get the ball rolling and keep it going. It’s one week where it’s all about YOU. As women, most of us are guilty of regularly putting the needs of others before our own. However, at some point we all need to hit that reset button and spend a little time focusing on us, so that we can be our best for everyone else in our lives. Activation lets you do just that.

You’ll explore a new place, experience culture outside of the US, slow down, relax at the beach, become stronger, pamper yourself, try new things, and meet new people. Best of all, you can enjoy the sunset with your feet in the sand and a fresh coconut or cocktail in hand and not even have to think about cooking dinner since there’s a chef taking care of everything for you.


You need a Smartphone intervention.

Eyes up, babe! Has your screen time reached epic levels? Do your wrist and thumbs hurt? How many times a day do you check your phone, email, talk to Alexa, etc.? Probably multiple times per hour. A 2018 Neilsen audience report found that American adults spend more than 11 hours per day interacting with media, and most of that happens on our Smartphones.

No, you aren’t totally disconnected on Activation unless you desire to be. It’s more like we’re untethered and balanced. I like to think of it as creating healthy digital boundaries where there’s no FOMO. Really, it’s the ultimate freedom.


You haven’t felt pure Joy in a while.

You know…that heart-bursting joy? There’s nothing that beats slow food, slow living, and spending time in nature getting sandy, salty, and sweaty. Everyone always mentions how they love playing all day and getting aligned with their circadian rhythms and going to bed EXHAUSTED at 8:30PM.

Incorporating the ocean into your daily life, feeling the warm sun on your skin, breathing in the fresh jungle air… it truly gives you life.  That joy the main reason we escape the USA… it’s just not the same if you don’t leave your comfort zone. Spending time in nature stripped of the things you feel are life necessities is pure magic. It’s healing, inspiring, and refreshing. It may sound cliché, but it’s really as simple as the saying goes, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers.


You don’t feel like you are your best self.

Activations have a way of helping you find your inner goddess and truly love yourself.  It’s almost impossible to put into words and it’s really something that you have to experience to understand, but I’ll try my best to explain.

First off, it’s a week of working out and being pushed to new limits. You leave feeling infinitely stronger than you did before the trip and these results stay with you for the next 6+ months. Secondly, you spend that week letting go of schedules and the stress of your daily life, which allows the tension you normally carry melt away. On top of that, you’re surrounded by women who are there for the same reasons as you. There’s no competition, or catty-ness. Instead, it’s a week of having fun and lifting each other up. You leave with new friends, feeling completely empowered and accomplished. Finally, you come back super fit, sun-kissed and exploding with confidence ready to take on summer. You spend a week putting yourself first and it reminds you just how amazing YOU are.

2/11 Studio LB

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Hey Team LB! Say hello to this week's new workouts: Phenom, Circles, Hourglass & Triple L. Week two has us digging deeper into the core (specifically the abs, lats, inner thighs and glutes), and if you liked last week, I think that you'll love this week. Speaking of love, I LOVE getting to know so many of you!  If you're new, follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect with me by joining the Facebook Group or text me on the Studio LB hotline!

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: 49-min. Phenom & Sculpt: 49-min. Circles

New Quick Burn Workouts: Hourglass is an 18-min. grounded core workout & 25-min. Triple LB is a fresh heavy weight sculpt.


2/4 Studio Lb

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Hey Team LB! We're kicking off a new month with some serious core work. This week, you'll feel your waist tightening as we tax the abs in every workout. And, if you put the work in, you'll ABSolutely see visible changes by the weekend.

New Full-Length Workouts: Cardio: 40-min Hella, & 43-min Sculpt Full Circle

New Quick Burn Workouts: Feeling Myself is a 23-min. no equipment standing abs workout & Flash LB, a Cardio + Sculpt gem from October.

New? Follow our Quick Burn schedule below and connect with me by joining the Facebook Group or text me on the Studio LB hotline.


LB PROATS

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I'm have a full-fledge love affair with oatmeal. It's rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, is gluten-free, and with added protein, it keeps me going and going. In fact, proats have become one of my top training/nutrition secrets. I usually don't add sweetener to my food but you'll need it to counteract the protein powder in this recipe. I use monkfruit to sweeten my oats. Try not to use sugar or honey. Sugar contains no nutrients. It only makes you gain weight, contributes to tooth decay and raises your risk of heart disease and diabetes.  And although honey does contain nutrients, it's loaded with sugar and calories. I recommend replacing sugar with monkfruit or stevia. I prep and batch cook my oats on Sunday. This recipe makes 2-3 servings. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats (I use the good stuff - Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats)

  • 2 scoops of protein powder (I use Moon Juice Vanilla Mushroom protein)

  • 1 tsp. of Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener or Stevia 

  • cinnamon to taste 

  • handful of blueberries 

  • A drizzle of nut butter (I use Sunbutter b/c it's drizzle-able)

Directions

1. In a small pot, boil 2 cups of water and 1/4 tsp salt. Add oats, and cinnamon. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-20 minutes (depending on the consistency that you prefer), stirring occasionally. 

2. Add protein powder and Monkfruit or stevia during the last 2 minutes of cooking.  Stir. This prevents it from becoming thick and tacky. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes. 

3. Top with blueberries and a drizzle of nut butter. 

The LB App

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Have you tried the new Studio LB app yet?  Members can access my weekly programs, lifestyle content, and the full workout library from anywhere and everywhere. The app is available on the App Store for iPhones and iPads.  (Android is next on deck!).

Not a Studio LB member yet?  Download the app and sample a few of my favorite workouts. No credit card is required, simply download and navigate to the Open Access workouts.  To unlock what we're loving right now (The Weekly Program) become a Studio LB member.  

MOVING THE NEGATIVE

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Last week I started a little weekly column here called LIVING BETTER, where I'll share ways to help you stay inspired to live better, and healthier. 

Today I want to talk about using movement to break negative patterns and shift your mindset. The quickest and easiest way to upgrade your mood is to move.  You can literally move the negative out of your mind and body, because movement can chemically change how you feel.  Emotion is enhanced by motion, and movement can make you feel sexy, strong, beautiful and empowered (especially CCS).

How many times have you gotten up in the morning, sat up in bed and decided right then and there that you were in a bad mood, were totally unmotivated to do anything, or go anywhere, let alone workout.  It happens to all of us.  Just last week I had the worst PMS and I was procrastinating and angry at the world.  I don't think that I moved much for two days straight and then I went for a short walk, and momentum took over.  Later that same day I shot a full length Studio LB workout and felt 100% better. 

Breaking a negative pattern can be easy.  Here are three tips to help you take action and move the negative in a more positive direction: 

1. Movement Creates Movement.  When we're feeling negative or down, certain tasks seem impossible, right?  We tend to put things off (unloading the dishwasher, a 50-min. Studio LB workout), but if we just get started by taking that first step, it will have a snowball effect. Movement creates movement, and everything will fall into place.  

2. Motion Enhances Emotion.  On those days where you don’t feel like doing anything, try a short walk or one of my Quick-Burn workouts.  You can drastically change your mood and your mindset in just a few minutes.  

3. Call A Friend.  If you are feeling stuck, uninspired, you need an accountability partner (this is not a workout buddy)!  An accountability partner is someone that is depending on you as much as you are depending on them.  Who is your accountability partner?  It doesn't have to be in-person to be effective, it can be via phone, email, DM, FB group, or text!  

ACTIVATION: LITTLE CORN ISLAND

*Update:  We currently have TWO Ocean view Suite (can be dbl or single) available! 

Join us May 18-24th for our version of Spring Break!  Think bucket-list location, daily transformative workouts, soulful beach-side conversation with like-minded women, self-care coaching that will allow you to care for you, delicious fresh + local meals, followed by rest and adventures into town for reggae and happy hour. 

Just 89 days until we create some of that retreat magic at Yemaya, Little Corn Island!  Grab your girls and take $200 off your retreat for Presidents' Day.  Email Katie with any questions.  Payment plans are available.  

Presidents' Day Sale Price (per person): 
Ocean view Suite Dbl - $2,281
Ocean view Suite Private - $2,914
Ocean view Suite w/ Plunge Pool Dbl - $2,973
Ocean view Suite w/ " " Private - $3,775

Balance

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Ah, balance. The buzz word all over the gram. Those balance posts drive me nuts more than statement tees do.  Balance is everywhere and we’re all searching hard for it.  And we should be, because it’s super important. Without it, we can feel kinda anxious and lost.  

Balance (or, happiness, IMO) is really a very personal thing and it’s super interesting because it looks so very different for each of us.  It relates to our life, mind-set, and our lifestyle.  It's about making healthy choices and feeling good, but also allowing yourself the freedom to have fun and be flexible so you’re not hyper-obsessed about every workout and meal.  

Balance is the wellness homeostasis that we’re all striving for, right?  But do we even know what it means?  Figuring out what it means to YOU is step one.  Then, how do we sustain a lifestyle that is fun and makes us feel incredible (healthy) rather than guilty or anxiety-ridden?  I’m asked this question everyday, and I’m here to tell you that it’s totally 100% possible!

Just like it takes time to reach your fitness goals, balance definitely doesn't happen overnight.  And, sometimes you have to really forgo it to fully learn how to achieve it.  For example, If you’re goal-getting, trying to lose weight, or level-up and become your most fit…there’s not going to be much balance happening.  You cannot be downing burgers and beers on a weekly basis and achieve your goals.  BUT, if you can’t have a little wine and dark chocolate what’s the point, right?  

Everyday people ask me about what I do to stay fit (this thing called Studio LB), what I eat, and if I’m restrictive all the time.  Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m enforcing restrictions on myself, because I feel like I've found my balance.  I do try to maintain a healthy, low sugar diet, but if I’m craving something sweet I’ll indulge in some Nutella (on an apple), or a healthy thin crust pizza.  But not every night.  I do enjoy a glass of wine every night and that’s my non-negotiable.  If I want or need to kick it into high gear and become leaner, I’ll nix the wine and choose something with less sugar.  My diet is often 90/10 or 95/5, but, I’m prepared to sacrifice certain things because I truly love the way training and great nutrition make me feel and look.  Do I ever reach for the Potato chips?  Of course, maybe once a month, but I'm def not pining over them.  

So how do we do it?  With a little bit of mindfulness and awareness.  By being mindful and raising our awareness on the things that cause us to feel imbalanced, we can overcome what has thrown us off-balance. 

When it comes to creating more balance, I recommend making small changes  instead of enforcing restrictions.  Sounds like LB 100, right?  For example, choose vodka + La Croix over that glass of wine.  Try cooking in chicken broth instead of butter a few days a week.  Cook four nights a week instead of ordering takeout or eating out. Try to move a little more every day:  Walk to work instead of taking the train, take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Park on the far end of the parking lot so that you walk more during the day. When it comes to exercise, do what you love.  Bottom line is, If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t stick with it.

If you’re new to this, or are trying to achieve your balance, I always recommend starting with the 80/20 rule.  Make healthy choices 80% of the time and allow yourself the freedom to enjoy the things you crave 20% of the time.  And when you’re ready to take it to the next level, make the 20% the healthiest indulgent choices you possibly can.  

I'm here if you need me! 


Xx
Lauren

MY SMOOTHIE STORY

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I've always believed that diet is 80-90% of the fitness equation.  So much so, that I started a to-go healthy foods company (Lithe Foods) so that my clients could eat well and really feed their results. 

We sold lean, local and seasonal fare out of our fitness studios. I developed many recipes, did a lot of R & D, worked with great chefs, a nutritionist, and I also drank a shit-ton of cold-pressed juice.  For five years, juice was a part of my everyday (multiple times a day).  I loved it and truly believed in the power of juicing.  And, I still do.  But, everything in moderation, right? 

For many reasons (beyond juice) my body was very different back then.  And I weighed a lot more than I do now.  I can only imagine how many calories I was drinking per week!  I'm not at all anti-juice, but I strongly believe that the right vegetable blends are absolutely key.  Now, for me, low sugar, vegetable-based smoothies are what I'm drinking everyday for health.