The Essentials Workshop - Kettlebell Training, Body weight training and MELT Method.

"My experience was nothing short of amazing! I’ve been following you for several years and worked with you in distant sessions, so there was NO WAY I was going to miss the opportunity to meet and learn from you in person.

I am constantly amazed and impressed at how genuine you are and the amount of knowledge and experience you are so willing to share. Even though it was a long, packed day, I came away energized and with so many immediately applicable tips, cues, corrections and information. I even had a few “a-ha” moments with my own technique. There is nothing like having the eyes of a master on you to raise the level of your own skill.

You have been hugely instrumental in my growth as a kettlebell enthusiast all the way through now to being a Kettlebell coach. It was an honor and dream for me to get to share space with you. Denice and Beth can attest to that as I didn’t stop talking about it all weekend :-)

All in all, that honestly was one of the highlights of my entire life. I look forward to the day I get to work with you again.

With many thanks and all my respect and admiration,"



Lauren will teach you how to take care of your body with the key foundation kettlebell and body weight exercises she personally uses, for herself and students, of all ages/fitness levels.

Spend a day, in a safe and welcoming environment, learning the ins and outs of the most efficient and effective, no fluff, kettlebell and bodyweight exercises.

Learn the most cutting edge and results driven techniques to practice with optimal form.

Receive a take home manual only available to workshop attendants. 

Refine your own techniques and leave with your form improved.

Learn the common mistakes within each exercise. 

Learn how to correct common mistakes whether for yourself or for your most uncoordinated student.

Discover the most appropriate progressions and modifications that are simple and down right work. 

Learn appropriate progressions and modifications for each fundamental exercise we cover.

Be prepared to take some notes.

Discuss various program designs for an individual or a group. 

 Learn how to take care of your connective tissue and become your own hands off body worker. You will have the power to increase your grip strength in minutes, more rooting in your feet for balance and strength, and faster recovery with simple global techniques of MELT Soft roller, Hand & Foot treatments. 

MELT has been known to help and not limited to the following issues:

- Plantar fasciitis
- Headaches
- Stiff neck
- Insomnia
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Hip instability
- Balance 
- Mobility restrictions
- Limited range of motion
- Arthritis
- Pain in hands and feet
- Midback pain and stiffness
- Stiff ankles

Spend time with other like minded people who have the same goal in mind while having FUN!


If you want Lauren to come to your area please contact her here to set up a 1 or 2 day event. 

Receive a Certificate of Completion 

Date: November 11th, 2017

Where: Encinitas (North San Diego area) - Exact address will be given after registration

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

More details will be added in this course group. 


Lauren's Playground or Winner Circle Member Early Bird: $339 
ask for code by emailing here 
Non-member Early Bird Price: $399
Non-member After Oct 25th Price: $499 (if there are spots left)

Playground and Winner Circle Member Discount - Code/Link in given in the group. If you want to become a member it's not too late. Here's the link to join. Basically it pays for itself with the discount for a couple of months. 

Member Price After Oct 25th: $425

*Unfortunately we will not be able to offer transfers or refunds for this event due to limited spots.

Some of the exercises covered but not limited to this list are...

Kettlebell Deadlifts
Single Leg Deadlifts and variations
Kettlebell Swings and variations
Kettlebell Cleans
Goblet Squats
Safe Lunge Variations
Floor Press
Rows and variations
Push-ups and variations
Get Ups and variations
Snatch/High Pull
MELT Hand & Foot techniques
Balance drills for optimal rooting 
Muscle Activation drills 
Mobility and openers.

Note: we will not spend half of the day on one exercise. After working with almost every body type and type of learner for the past 19 years, we will cover only the most effective ways to hone your skills in the above exercises. If you have a limitation or an injury we will cover modifications and the best path for you. Most of your students and friends come with a history of limitations or exercises that are harmful or just not necessary. It doesn't make you or your student a bad person if you are unable to press weight over head properly. At least 25% of the people I've seen have no business going over head with heavy weight. There are plenty of ways to work on moving in that direction while practicing other skills. We will discuss the optimal path for these individuals. 

This workshop is open to all fitness levels, including instructors or instructors in training who want to sharpen their coaching skills and put only the necessary tools in their toolbox. 


"Lauren, thanks again for the opportunity to train and meet other ladies with the love of kettlebell!! 

I loved that the workshop was paired off and I got to work with different people through out the day.  It was also an opportunity to meet and talk and see how different bodies work.  They were our mirrors for the day!

The essentials are basic, but much needed to have a grounded foundation with all the different exercises.  

Also, loved how you kept MELT in the background.  I am still feeling the benefits of doing this 3 times a week!  No more achy legs for me!

Thanks again!  God bless!"

❤ A. Mahar

"I can't thank you enough for coming across the country to meet with your students on the East Coast. It was so incredible to spend a full day learning from you! Your knowledge of kettlebells and understanding of body movements is amazing and I was so impressed with your ability to assess things so quickly and offer feedback that could be incorporated effortlessly with immediate improvements. You definitely have a gift, which I already knew from all of our phone consults, but to see you working in your element was very special. It was so nice to spend the day with people that have the same interest and to finally put the faces and names together. We live thousands of miles away from you and this past weekend would not have been possible if you weren't willing to share a bit of yourself with all of us. Thank you so much for being you"

P. Reagan

"I really enjoyed the workshop. You really made it a welcoming environment and suitable for all body types and skill levels. I like how you incorporated some teaching tips, as it gave a new spin on movements that would have been "review" for many of us. Learning the half-snatch was very cool, and I also appreciated seeing the modified DL in person as it doesn't come across quite as clearly on video. I loved the MELT movements, too! I'm noticing some changes in my flexibility already, and I'm surprised that it's made me feel looser in areas of my neck that I didn't even notice were there before."

H. Lapidus

"After attending the NC workshop, I have to say if I had the money and was not injured, I would come to CA to attend it again! I hope you do one next year again (on the east coast)! You are the best Lauren Brooks! This workshop far exceeded my expectations!

The workshop was amazing! Not only did I learn from you, I also learned from all the other participants. It was a true collaboration under your leadership. Even though I have been using kettlebells for years, I learned so much in just a few hours. I will definitely come to another workshop in the future!"

L. Brodie

"First off I want to extend a big big thank you for coming all the way to my neck of the woods to train us east coasters. :) Attending one of your workshops and learning from you personally has been on my bucket list for a very long time. The workshop was everything I wanted and more. I have been using your videos for about 7 years now (and the playground for several months now- which I LOVE) and I have always wanted to have you check my form in person to be sure I am getting the most out of my workouts. Honestly, recently due to a lot of stress I haven't been prioritizing my self care and the last few months are the first time in a very long time that I have not been training much at all. Ever since I found your videos years ago, I have been passionate about using and exploring kettlebells. Having fallen off of my training, I came to the workshop humbled and excited to learn from the perspective of a beginner. I learned so much from your workshop and my excitement and passion for training is refueled- which is HUGE! I am so excited, in particular, to get back to Single Leg Deadlifts. I learned I have been doing them wrong for years now and I can't wait to see the results of doing them correctly! Lol. Thank you so much for doing the work you do. You are super inspiring and your work has been a huge part of my personal development. :)

S. Gold


Kettlebell Cardio Classes with Lauren Brooks & Alex Verdugo Filmed Live

We are offering 3 heart pounding, sweat dripping, Kettlebell Cardio classes all around 45 minutes filmed live. The first 2 are more intense and the 3rd live class is designed more for Beginners.

Get unlimited Access to all 3 of these 45 minute classes for only $29.00. Visit here to enter


Members of Lauren's Playground get Free Access here

To learn more about Alex Verdugo and his coaching visit him at or
Email Alex at

Go to Lauren's streaming page here
Lauren Brooks's Main Webpage here
Join Lauren's Playground here


MELT Intro Workshop - Get out and stay out of Chronic pain!

Due to popular demand after our workshop yesterday, we will be having an encore this Sunday August 13th from 10:30-12. Intro to MELT with the Soft roller and soft ball treatments. If you want to repeat the course you can come back for $10 off. Learn how to eliminate stuck stress and become your own "hands off bodyworker".

NOT LOCAL? NEVER FEAR... Start with the Melt Method book, find a local MELT instructor or go full force with the entire MELT Bundle here. In person is the bomb but the books and DVD's are the next best thing. I also offer Skype/Facetime sessions as well if you'd like some feedback after you get your MELT balls or roller.

NOT LOCAL? NEVER FEAR... Start with the Melt Method book, find a local MELT instructor or go full force with the entire MELT Bundle. In person is the bomb but the books and DVD's are the next best thing. I also offer Skype/Facetime sessions as well if you'd like some feedback after you get your MELT balls or roller. 

I'm so excited to incorporate this approach in to our practice here at On The Edge Fitness. The global hydrating effect that MELT has on your body is priceless. No amount of massage, eating right or exercise will give you the connective tissue hydration that your body is begging for, like these MELT treatments!  Get started now!

Sign up below

 Members Sign Up here | Non-members Sign up here  address will be provided after sign 

Spots are limited because we only have a set amount of rollers. Please bring a yoga mat and I will provide you with a roller and a soft ball if you don't already have your own, to use during the workshop. 


Kettlebell Basics - Quick Tips

Cliff notes for basic kettlebell drills.




Before I head out to my MELT Instructor training I felt the need to go over the Single Leg Deadlift. I admit it has a bad rap at times. When done incorrectly with load that you're not ready for, it's one of the easiest lifts to hurt yourself with. So I get it! But when done beautifully, it's the best butt lifter, butt strengthener and butt tightener in the entire arsenal of lifts IMO. # The beauty of this lift is you can still feel the glute power without bells. Practice this lift with zero bells first. Get the movement pattern down! Then begin to hold the bottom deep hinge position for 5-10 seconds each reps. Even without bells you'll feel your lovely rear chime in!  # This is one of the exercise I'll be getting very deep in to during my upcoming workshop. We also cover this quite extensively in Lauren's Playground classes.  # I've gotten the most uncoordinated students to be able to master this wonderful lift. Give it a try with your body weight even holding on to something. Or try and take this lovely lift to a deeper level #sundayfunday #laurensplayground #laurenbrooksfitness #kettlebellworkouts #kettlebells #fitness #buttbuilder #glutes
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The infamous Kettlebell Clean. I've demonstrated painfully some of the most common mistakes you'll see for this somewhat technical exercise. 😫 # You'll see the proper clean broken down a few times 😬😊 which should be able to help guide you very well! # If any of the incorrect cleans look familiar to you, really slow it down and begin with finding the rack position. The place where the bell ends up. Get comfortable with it. Walk around with the bell. You should be able to wiggle your fingers and feel comfortable. I always recommend starting from the top and working backwards. # For more detailed instruction check out my YouTube page kbellqueen and join Lauren's Playground online gym. Off to MELT day 2 I go! #happymonday #kettlebells #kettlebellclean #laurenbrooksfitness #laurensplayground
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Sexy Strength | Luscious & Lean Kettlebell Workout Videos are here!!

TWO BRAND NEW WORKOUT VIDEOS are now ready to order!

Bringing you Luscious & Lean or/and Sexy Strength Kettlebell Workout Videos available in DVD format or Download/Streaming. 

Designed for ALL LEVELS


 Reviews are starting to come in from the streaming/download combos. DVD's ship early june

Martha Miller Just did Luscious and Lean ... great workout in which I used no more than 14kg!! This one hits every muscle for sure. Loved it!

Kimberly Reed-Tomlin I got the streaming combo & have done all of Lucious & Lean except section 3, which I'm gonna try later today. I absolutely love it, especially the balance work combo in section 1! Lauren, you rock & I love your flower headband!! Where did you find it? It's adorable on you.

IF YOU PREFER STREAMING AND DOWNLOADING YOUR VIDEOS GET YOUR COPY (copies) IN OUR DOWNLOAD/STREAMING STORE NOW! note: most people are ordering the combination package because the price is too good not to order it. 



It's time to focus on balance, stability, power, and conditioning while developing a luscious and lean body using kettlebells. This program is designed for all levels and provides modifications along with step by step coaching throughout the entire workout. Experienced students will enjoy more advanced options such as deck squats, single leg clean to presses, and more.
  • The 50 Minutes Get Strong Kettlebell
  • Includes a Warm Up and Cool Down
  • Step by Step Instruction


  • Easy navigation features 
  • Workout divided up in to sections for convenience or play workout continuously 
  • Level: All levels and Beginner friendly 
  • DVD Running time: 56 minutes 



Embracing pure strength doesn't just change the shape and power of your muscles. It creates a deep empowerment in your everyday life. This workout, designed for all levels, will bring you the inner sexy power that creates confidence both inside and out. 


  • DVD Running time: 51 minutes
  • Easy navigation features 
  • Workout divided up in to sections for convenience or play workout continuously 
  • Level: All levels and Beginners welcomed.

Pre-order your DVD or dvd's now. Get both titles for a deep discount here or Grab THE DVD YOU WANT here.

prefer streaming and downloading YOUR VIDEOS? get your copy in our download/streaming store NOW!



5 Reasons You Should Learn How To Use Kettlebells

5 more reasons why you need to incorporate kettlebell training in to your life. I recently had the pleasure of contributing an article to the ISSA (International Sports Science Association) blog, which is backed up by scientific research of how Kettlebell training can be life changing. If you're interested in the article, you can read it here or just click on the link below. 

As always, for ways to begin your kettlebell journey you can check out our most basic Kettlebell DVD's or join Lauren's Playground

SPRING SALE - 50% off all Kettlebell DVD's, Streaming, Downloads and Ebook Programs

Happy Spring!!! Take 50% off on the most popular Kettlebell Fitness programs in the world. 

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Having Trouble With Your Kettlebell Clean?

Having Trouble With Your Kettlebell Clean?

Part 1 & 2 now available on this blog post

Cleaning up your Kettlebell Clean - Part 1 

I remember like it was yesterday! 13 years ago I was trying to master the Kettlebell Clean. The instruction was to stand in front of the bell, reach back to the floor, thrust your hips forward and spear your hand through the bell, with hardly any arm usage. Well let me tell you what this resulted in, beautiful black and blue bruises all over my arms. I wasn't the only one! This was pre facebook and well before instagram. With blogging being the leading way to connect with others using kettlebells at the time, boy did I see some photos of battle wounds from people attempting cleans and snatches. This definitely wasn't the best marketing tool to get people involved in using kettlebells.

After months of practice and finally understanding that you have to really create a nice rotation with the bell and your arm as if you're raveling the bell up, never a flip, and then unraveling on the way down, something clicked. Not only for me but for thousand when I came out with this super old video filmed 12 years ago. Do I do it this way now? Not completely, but I still follow some of these principles. This video alone, so I've been told by many, is helped minimize the banging of the clean.

12 year old Kettlebell Clean video

In this first video posted in this blog, the brand new one, I quickly cover how to Clean your kettlebell by starting from the top position to create a relationship with the ending position. I also discuss intensity behind the movement so you can match your hip thrust power to the size of your bell as well as bringing it up in a calm way to minimize any banging. We are getting in to the nitty gritty.

I'll be posting Part 2 over the next few days. To be sure you don't miss any announcement or free access to our featured workouts, nutrition tips and programs be sure to join our community. I promise I won't be annoying and send you a million emails trying to push stuff down your face. That's just not me! Just motivation and information that will enhance your life. Join our community here! You won't be sorry. 

Cleaning up your Kettlebell Clean - Part 2


What an Outdoor Kettlebell Gym Looks Like... Welcome to On The Edge Fitness and Lauren's Playground

COME ON IN.... Take a quick virtual tour of my backyard...

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Come on in to my backyard playground gym. Not local? Get free access to some of our popular workouts in minutes. Sign up here and receive FREE access to our Featured video workouts in minutes.

For hours and hours of our written programs and videos online check out Lauren's Playground or any of our videos.

If you're local drop us a line and we will fill you in with the deets on how to train with us at

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TODAY we are adding a new beach workout in Lauren's Playground in "The Shredder" section. Look out for this later today. It will be a 15-20 minute combo workout using both kettlebells and bodyweight. Pardon my moaning during this one. My quads were killing me! Someone asked for a burner and I like to give people what they asked for. :)  We are also adding a Shred and Burn ab workout as well in this section today! Try the playground out and if you don't like it, cancel in 7 days with a full return on your investment. 

By the way, I'm going to Asheville, North Carolina in August or September to put on a Kettlebell/Bodyweight/MELT (connective tissue hydration)/Mind/Body Workshop. I haven't locked down the exact dates yet. This will be a fun filled workshop utilizing well rounded applicable fitness concepts and modalities to achieve real results. No fluff or fillers! More details on this to come. 

We will also be holding a workshop like this here in San Diego and have been asked to go to Washington as well.

p.s. Today I just opened up registration for our 4th Winner Circle group. Spots go quickly. Here is a discount link for $100 off. Learn more here. Starts May 1st!