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The 21 Day Squat Challenge - Registration now open

 Welcome to the 7th Annual 21 Day Squat Challenge!

And yes it's totally Free!



The Challenge will be short and sweet each day for 21 days! 

This is why it works sooooo well!

If this is your first, second, third, fourth or fifth Squat Challenge, WELCOME!

If this is your first time joining the 21 Day Squat Challenge, WELCOME! You are about to enter the best FREE challenge of your lifetime. You are in the perfect place!  Once you sign up and the challenge begins on January 1st, I will load an instructional video to squat along side you in the comfort of your home. You get to choose the squat of your choice, or change it up whenever you want! Don't know how to squat? Don't worry, check out some of the squat videos below. It is also a nice refresher to see what to expect with the 21 Day Squat Challenge. Did I mention it is also FREE?

Want an extra bonus along with the physical and emotional benefits of a squat challenge? I will have many prizes along the way for those who participate and share on social media, including a Grand Prize of a year's access to Lauren's Playground! So let's get prepped for squatting!  

And for the first time EVER!!!  THIS YEAR WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL LEVEL UP - VIP SQUAT SEPARATE ADD ON GROUP - If you are looking for:

* Special Access to a LIVE "Find YOUR Squat Class" with PERSONALIZED Attention - this alone is more than worth the price of admission. Times and days TBA

* Extra Support

* Additional Accountability 

* Daily Text Reminders and Access if you're in U.S. or Canada 

* Several Additional Live Q&A's and to make sure each week you're practicing the squat for you!

* Put some skin in the game with $2 per day to show up in the level up VIP Squat Group. This will be a BETA group, since it's our first time around, so this is why you get ALL of this over the course of 21 days, for such a steal. 

If you want to grab a spot in the VIP SQUAT CHALLENGE GROUP - you can go here. Spots are limited due to the personalized attention you will be receiving.

Sign up for the FREE challenge here, even if you plan on joining the VIP SQUAT EXPERIENCE. 

So you want MORE support and all that's mentioned above, grab your spot here



Why Squat? Squats are one of the most beneficial exercises to practice. I could sit here and tell you how squatting makes you stronger, more conditioned, firms your legs and butt, improves digestion, increases energy and mood, but I'm sure you know the endless amount of benefits.

Do you plan on doing more than the Squat Challenge? Hundreds of people in Lauren's Playground will be doing programs like Upper Body Bliss and the Tushy Toning Transformation in conjunction with the 21 Day Squat Challenge. The RESET and RENEW  program in Lauren's Playground coincides well with the Squat Challenge as well. If you're not a member yet, don't worry... you will have a chance to join when we open in January

Still contemplating? Check out the following testimonial from a past participant:


What did you like about the squat challenge?

Probably THE single best experience I've ever had in my "fitness" life. Have always been a "loner" - no gym, no "workout buddies" - simply going out to my shed or working out in my little computer room. I HAVE to stay fit because I'm a full-time, 2nd shift blue-collar worker in a manual-labor-intensive job, with no "retirement" in the cards. But I was flagging - workouts were becoming infrequent and stale. Little mind-game things were messing with me, too: "What's the point? Nobody CARES whether you workout or not - everyone thinks you're a foolish idiot for even TRYING at your age!" (I'm 64). 

But something about Lauren's Squat Challenge called to me and I started it - and once I DID start it, I was hooked. Here were people who had the same mindset I did when I first started - they were happy, THRILLED to take this on. Their enthusiasm and energy were contagious. And THAT'S what kept me here and in the game - the people. I could relate to just about everything they had to say - recognize every level they were at - had been there at some point in my own experience. Decided from the very first day on the FB Group that I was NEVER going to stint them on encouragement and praise, because it's in damned short supply out here in the real world, no matter how much it's desperately needed and deserved. In the course of doing that, I'd find MYSELF becoming excited about the whole "fitness" thing again - ten short minutes of reading/responding to posts would have ME ready to jump up and start doing squats! 

Can you imagine? The sharing of little "life moments", the faltering and the set-backs due to illness or injury, the humor, the camaraderie - I had fallen into the single best group of human beings I had ever "met". Every single one striving - daily! - to improve their strength, their health and, collaterally, the lives of themselves and their family. The sheer positive energy of it was incredible - my strength was their strength and vice-versa (the way it SHOULD be in RL). I did my level best to bring everyone out in the open, to have them come out into the light so that they could SHINE, as they rightfully should. I have never been prouder or more happy to have been associated with ANY group of people in my life - and I'm looking forward to whatever OTHER "Challenges" are in store. The timing and load increments were perfect for this - everyone got to start out with what they were comfortable with and progress to what they wanted to - many surprised themselves and what a joy to behold THAT was. The "Ah-ha!" moments when many discovered hitherto unknown strength that hadn't been there before. 

Does it GET any better than that? I think not. EVERYONE pitched in and urged each other on - paid TRUE compliments where they were deserved, helped and gave guidance when needed or just simply let someone know they were rooting for them when they were down (and God Bless every single one of you who did so, because I'm sure it meant the world to the recipients - and me). 

Never hide your light under the bushel, people. Your progress is thrilling to everyone when you're making progress, whether it be with 5KG or 50! It's NOT the weight, or the amount of sets it takes to do the reps - it's YOU. In there slugging away consistently. We ALL glory in your journey and your progress, so never hide it because you think it doesn't measure up. It DOES. Thank you for this Lauren Brooks. A LOT of us really needed this - on many levels. And thank you AGAIN for doing the work WITH us (many of the online "guru's" DON'T). I respect that. Waiting for that next "Challenge". Hope I didn't bore anyone to death. Steven Peter Yevchak Sr. 







You can pick which kind of squats you'd like to start the challenge with:

Body Weight Squats

Goblet Squats

Bottoms Up Squats

Double Front Squats

I will cover all of this in the upcoming Squat Videos you'll receive each day! Don't you worry!


Want to share your progress? Enter for daily prizes and a year's access to Lauren's Playground? Then do the following:

  1.  Share and tag your friends to challenge them to get them involved.
  2.  Hashtag #21daysofsquats and #laurenbrooksfitness so we can find you. 
  3. Tell us when you do your squats on Facebook or Instagram. Tag and hashtag so we can find you! Check out our Facebook challenge group for the easiest way to participate and get involved.
  4. Find us on Facebook to share with your friends, family and colleagues. 

If you're not sure how to properly perform a squat please view any of these video below.  






LET'S SQUAT - Bodyweight or Kettlebell Goblet Squats







My Personal Results With The Past Squat Challenge


I started the Challenge with a 44lb kettlebell. It felt challenging, but look at my progress in this video of the last day I tested (3 weeks later)




How do you hoist a heavy kettlebell up to do a Kettlebell Front Squat?


Getting the Bell in Position





Don't take my word for it, see what people have said about the past Squat Challenges below:


  • Tempest Sharp: i loved it for a couple reasons, gained strength, totally motivated by a few people in particular, and i loved checking in.. i'm hoping for a sld, on the next one ha ha ha
  • Denice Harlow Johnson: Doing a manageable challenge on FB was fun I must say. I was definitely inspired by these folks. My legs got a bit stronger I'm sure.
  • Jill Singer: For me, next time I'll take the total squats of the week and average them for an "every other day" workout so my body has a chance to rest.
  • Husna Lapidus: For me it was the accountability and the motivation from all the other squat challenge participants. It was easy enough to not be daunting but enough of a challenge to feel worthwhile.
  • Angela Clark: 21 days is a sweet spot that gave me an extra push/challenge to my existing training. I really focused on my form. This challenge was Totally achievable for anyone at any level! Especially when motivated by such a fantastic group!
  • Sarah Post: Fun! Engaging! Good length and very tangible progress!
  • Deanna Russo Terzo: LOVED IT! Ready for next one:)
  • Olivia Fenion: Loved it as it kept me motivated and seeing everyone else participating just spurred me on so I didn't give up! smile emoticon Didn't manage to post on all days but kept up, and it also made me want to do more exercise around it. Usually I would have a couple of days off in a week, but the challenge kept me going every day! smile emoticon
  • Iris Guadian: I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this challenge. I don't typically participate in these kinds of exercise challenges, but I decided to try yours because it's you. I can actually do a proper goblet squat now. Before I would only go halfway for various reasons. My body is noticeably stronger and that's transferring over to my other workouts.
  • Lily Hennessey: I really enjoyed it! It was short and sweet, both in the amount of time spent per day and the overall length of the challenge. I liked that I could use weights that worked best for me and was inspired by the progress and weights used by the rest of the group. And most of all, it was fun and not like anything else out there!
  • Martha Miller: I myself prefer a rest day here and there, but I looked at it as a challenge – much like a bike tour I would do, where I don't ride every day at home but then challenge myself by doing so on the tour. It was fun and motivating, and I enjoyed keeping accountable on here and seeing other people be successful too!
  • Lindsey Dunn: Glad I did it! Didn't post for unrelated reasons, but the extra squats each day were a nice addition to be slam 2. I didn't mind the no rest days since it isn't too difficult to just do a few squats each day.
  • Danielle Fox: Being 23 weeks pregnant I know I need to keep moving. I need to have a strong core and mobility in my hips. This squat challenge has forced me to focus on form and foundation while performing deep squats. I have been able to increase my weight without sacrificing proper form. I have also increased mobility through my hips and down into my Achilles. This challenge has been awesome!!!!!!
  • Tasha Olson: I haven’t done one of these challenges before and I’m blown away on how rewarding and fun this experience has been. It has kept me accountable (especially with the encouragement of the Facebook group), gained strength and increased my flexibility.
  • Tricia Berg Layde: This has been great and tons of fun. I enjoyed it more being part if the Facebook
  • Debbie Fisher: Really enjoyed it! (Have to finish today...tonight.) I did get tired but really was motivated and inspired by the group posts. I do feel stronger in my legs and can see more muscles. Definitely feeling the heaving swings in my abs that I did along with the squats. 21 days is very doable.
  • Kimberly Matteson Hagler: I really enjoyed it! I didn't "officially" enter but started and posted here occasionally. I haven't been training in awhile and it was a great way to ease back into it. I feel now I'm ready to actually start training again and remembering how effective it can be with not a lot of time (as a mom of 3 busy kids and hubs).
  • Charly Noyes: It's been fun!! And I feel so much stronger overall! Definitely pushed me to my heaviest squatting weight thus far in my journey! And the accountability has been a huge help!
  • Emily Wakefield: Being part of the #laurenbrooksfitness #21daysofsquatschallenge has been an amazing experience. Not only did it motivate me to try and do something everyday but it gave me something to be accountable to
  • Aimee Neumann Stefanski: It's always fun to start off the new year with a fitness challenge. Kept me motivated and was fun to not only encourage other fellow squatters but be encouraged as well. I think we have a great group here and it was a blast! Pushed me to get a heavier bell which I've been needing to do for a long time! Can't wait for the next challenge!!
  • Hilary Girvin Bell: Loved it!!! Need more bells wink emoticon def kept me accountable. Will post day 21 later today xo
  • Tammi Rippeon: Love the accountability and the ability to meet new people that share similar interests. Love that the challenge focused on increasing weight - have seen a lot of challenges where the reps seem unrealistic. Was able to focus on form! My quads are on fire today! Would love to do another challenge and receive tips on form, nutrition, etc! Cheers everyone!
  • Charmaine Hanshaw: Far and away the mental aspect turned out to be huge for me - gave me back my gumption. I've loved being a part of this group so much, encouraging people and receiving encouragement and sharing a laugh or two along the way. 
  • Carrie Ann Regnier: I really liked doing this challange! It was something that I was sure that I could do and follow through with it! I really like the group that we have going here! It is so nice to get feed back and inspiration from women who have common interests 
  • Cindy Williams: It has been just what I needed to jumpstart a much needed consistent workout routine. I started with body weight squats and am so glad that I did- taking my time getting the form down.
  • Heather Sand: I loved being part of this challenge. It pushed me to do something all the way and took my hatred of squats and turned it into something manageable.I love seeing my co-participants posts and it motivated me to get my challenge done for the day no matter how I felt or how busy I was! Thank you for hosting!
  • Kim Stanley: I totally agree with everyone thus far. This has been especially good for me in the accountability area. I love how versatile this challenge has been with how it can be tailored to fit anyone's fitness level and needs. It has helped me make better food choices as well. I now just walk on past the Peanut Butter Butterfingers without stopping!
  • Eileen Ken Laughlin: I really enjoyed this challenge. Some days were more of a challenge than others, but it was such a manageable and attainable goal each day, I couldn't not do them. Surprised myself A) that I stuck with it and B) the weight I was worried about (16kg) 
  • Erin Burton: I thought it was so fantastic!!! We had an amazing group of people who helped each other get through it!
  • Janelle Erdman Ramberger: I enjoyed the challenge very much! I love pushing myself to see what I'm capable of! This challenge was was just the right amount of work. Some days felt easy, but then til the end of each week, I knew it was a challenge! I know I'm stronger today than I was 3 weeks ago!
  • Tempest Sharp: ok and a additional thought on this. One reason its ink this was so easy to stay with. The schedule, as in you didn't add "said" reps each day, each week, we started over, so it was a break, so to speak, even though yes, some of us went up some or alot in weight, by starting the weeks new with lower reps it was easier to obtain a heavier weight goal... way to set up a good schedule.
  • Thinkon These: What an amazing challenge! My legs feel so much stronger. After slacking during the holidays, I was dreading picking up where I left off. This was just the boost I needed to get back on track. The accountability makes a huge difference, too. Thank you Lauren Brooks.. and you too, Todd Graham!!!
  • Gemina Kaeha: This challenge was awesome with no dread factor at all. Even on days that I didn't feel great I was able to accomplish the challenge training and it always re-energized me. This was a great add on to other training sessions or even great on rest days. And I love love love all the support and people in this group!! Thanks Lauren for putting it all together. And congrats to everyone who did the challenge!
  • Tracy Watson: I have loved this challenge. I was just starting to workout some again after a back injury when you posted it. So many other squat challenges looked dreadful to me. I had no desire to build up to a reps in the 200s like most of the others.
  • Melissa Szurovy: I loved the simplicity and that it was at each persons own pace. I never felt (too) bad if I had to miss a day, catch up or finish a day late.
  • Leslie Reid-Green I am really glad I did this. On days when I got no other activity I still did my squats. I am thinking of starting it again on February 1st.



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