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Last Minute Fitness Gift Guide and Holiday Class Schedule

Looking for some super easy, but life changing last minute gift options?  Well look no more.  Here are 3 easy instant options you can choose from.  GIFT IDEAS 1. INSTANT FITNESS VIDEO DOWNLOADS  50% off  on All Available INSTANT Downloads HERE Code : Holiday2023 2.  YEAR ACCESS PASS TO LAUREN'S PLAYGROUND YEAR PLAYGROUND GIFT PASS HERE Best Online Kettlebell Fitness Workouts / Programs and Community around! You will receive an email with an access code and Welcome Letter, within 24 hours of receipt, where you can forward this to your loved one or we can send it directly them.  They can begin getting access to Lauren's Playground as soon as Dec 31st, 2023.  **Access code will expire after 1 year of first use. If you want it to be an automatic renewal, please email to set you up for an auto renewal. 3. GIFT CERTIFICATE You will receive an email with the name and amount on the PDF that you can print out on stock paper or sent it to them via email.  Increment

What Fitness Aspirations Do You Have?

Listen up. If I can get strong and my hundreds and hundreds of students can. Many starting at rock bottom, now at the top of their game…. YOU CAN TOO!!!!   Leave a comment or question or your goal below. If you’re too shy send me a DM. Reminder… I was a super late bloomer. I was NOT a gymnast, as I’ve been asked many times lately. I actually laugh because I didn’t begin discovering true strength, until I dove in to Kettlebell training in my 20’s. Despite multiple pregnancies and C sections, I didn’t let that stop me from safely moving forward. I didn’t have a nanny, family near by to help with the kids, I ran my own business, and have been through many set backs in my life, that stopped me dead in the tracks with training. It wasn’t this seamless upward progression. I had to start over again more times than I’d like to admit. Truth??? The basics have SAVED me. The basics allowed me to have mental/physical life set backs and restart without overwhelm. Just in the last few years, I

Calling All My Squat Haters

Would you say you're the kind of person that is allergic to just hearing the word "Squat"? Or are you jumping  up for joy excited to get your Squat on? No matter which kind of "squatter" you are, you should know the ideal squat will look different on each individual and at different times of their life. Some people view squats as the ultimate booty lifter and strengthener. While some look at it as an insurance policy to make sure they can continue to get on and off the toilet, without calling for help. Whichever reason you choose to show up and squat, I get it is a personal decision. I think we can all agree that when squatting CORRECTLY and PAIN FREE, they can be a very helpful addition to any fitness program and any aging body. If you WANT to squat, but feel like you CAN'T because of various pains in your either during or after squatting or just all the time, you will want to take a look at these 2 very short video clips I made for you. If you ROCK at squ

My New Favorite Workout Format

My New Favorite  Workout Format   Pop the sound on to hear the super easy instructions of how to plug and play your 2 exercises of choice. Super excited about this new training format I’ve been playing with! It’s SO SIMPLE but holy cow it works really well! This is a 20 Minute work out and you’re resting most of the time. Don’t get too cocky though… It creeps up on you and it’s super effective. Every Minute on The Minute you will alternate between doing 3 reps of your super challenging exercise and then for the next minute perform 3 reps of your easier to medium exercise. You will do this every minute on the minute for 20 minutes. I chose 3 False Grip Pull Ups and alternated that with 3 Double Kettlebell Front Squats. A few ideas for you Push Ups & Double Kettlebell Deadlifts Pull Ups & Goblet Squats Double Kettlebell Presses & Split Squats (will take up more time) Even if you can’t get 3 reps of your challenging exercise by the end, keep going and do 1 or 2 if you

Live Kettlebell Fitness Classes with so much more than a Kettlebell

Try this intermediate strength, conditioning and mobility class out.  We have classes both live in person and on Zoom 4 days per week week. These are recorded and filmed in the Raw so you'll get all the fun behind the scenes, the laughs, the mistakes, the good stuff, in these sessions.  Playground members get access to these once a week or a recording of several per month. Premium OTEF members get access to every single one and most of the recordings.  Here's one we just did today! I uploaded this in to our FEATURED WORKOUT . Normally there's a fee to get access to our featured workouts , but go ahead and log in for free to do this workout while it's still available.  Free Code: loyalsubscriber If you love these, we upload them all the time, plus if you're a member you can show up live via Zoom or in person.   Feel free to email for details.  If you're a program kinda person, right now we have Tushy Toning Transformation being feature

A Deadly Car Accident Turns Into a Miraculous Recovery

Care flighted to a Trauma One Hospital where Dionne, highlighted member of Lauren's Playground, was in a horrific deadly car accident. They are lucky to be alive. Please read her story and if you feel at all compelled, here is a GoFundMe page set up to help her with expenses.  Hi Lauren, My spouse and I had flown to AZ to visit her mother on 9/2. We were there less than an hour when we got T-boned by a truck that ran a red ligh t.  Luckily, all of us survived. I've attached pictures just so you can see how amazing that is.   I was care flighted to a Trauma One Hospital and spent 6 days in ICU and 9 days on the Ortho floor recovering. I had a l acerated spleen, liver, and pancreas; fractured L4 disc; and, multiple broken ribs . They did emergency surgery to fix the lacerations when I first got there. While I was there I had to have another procedure to put a Stent in my pancreas because it was leaking enzymes . I still will have to have another procedure to get that removed. 

Meet 85 year old Kettlebell Coach - Wally Chute

Next time you're thinking you may be too old to commit to a training program or get started, I want you to think about Wally Chute, an active Kettlebell coach and lucky for me, a loyal subscriber to my newsletter/ articles. I figured it was time I highlight Wally for you all, to give you a little inspiration, to show you what you can accomplish and how powerful this well rounded training really is.  Then when you're done reading about Mr. Chute, check out a few announcements below! I always welcome feedback and comments. Thanks for reading!  Meet Wally: My name is Wally Chute, a certified 85 year old “kettlebell/bodyweight hybrid” instructor where, in earlier years, I taught  various other classes such as TBC (Total Body Conditioning), Boot camp, and a Medicine Ball class I assembled, where I filled our ballroom with participants (Fun, but still something missing) As soon as the kettlebell gained momentum after Pavel’s introduction around 2001, I knew I could be on to something

Playground LITE

Introducing Playground LITE! A lighter monthly version of the incredible Lauren's Playground. Instead of access to many all level programs at the same time, you will get access to one effective Playground program every 4-6 weeks.  I am also opening LITE + a Weekly live option as you can see in the comparison check list.  Check out the details below! Due to receiving many emails from people asking me when Lauren's Playground registration is open again, we only open twice a year, I polled the community to see if people would be interested in a lighter version, while they wait. Or maybe a lighter version is easier on your finances and provides less choices.  I bring you  join LITE here join LITE + WEEKLY LIVE HERE What LP members had to say about  me offering a LITE version right now to the public.  Playground membership was the best thing I ever did!! I think a Lite option for those who want/need it would be an awesome way to access the programs!!!  Nikki Y. Completely life chang

Summer Fit Reboot - 21 Day Challenge and Program

Just in...... Enjoy Summer Fit ReBoot! A beautiful and balanced Strength, Conditioning, and Mobility 21 Day Program that will only be available for July and August. This program is designed for you to carve out around 20 minutes per day, once in a while 30 min, and to repeat for 2 months in a row (if you choose) with a 7 day break in between, to work on other skills. In addition to the supportive community that will be doing this starting July 11th and again in August.... You will get access to Follow along Workout Videos such as  Warm Up with a Daily Get Up  SFR Workout 1 - Strength Focused  SFR Workout 2 - Strength Focused SFR Workout 3 - Metabolic Conditioning  SFR Mobility & Abs Weekly Program Guides 3 Printable Weekly Easy To Use Program GuideS with the extra little detail AND a place for notes. Printable 21 Day Calendar Overview for checking each day off SIGN UP HERE and get started this Monday.  Take $10 off before the challenge starts with Code : reboot10 We of

Member Spotlight - Cathy, 57 years old, mom of 2, Full Body Transformation Story!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Meet Cathy Schlaht Began her training at 54 years old!  Left - Before Discovering Playground Strength       Right - After, consistency,  and 30+ pounds lighter A few words from Cathy Schlaht “I cannot believe how much I have transformed and how I know I can continue to gain strength and sculpt. You have the formula! No matter where someone is starting from, they will gain strength. Losing weight is a side effect and the amount you lose will depend on how many small changes you are willing to make. I never lifted weights, never strength trained in my life, never belonged to a gym. If I can attain these changes everyone can!! Lauren will meet you where you are and help you if you have pain or lack of mobility. This is her magic!! If you are ready to transform your mind and body, join us. You will feel supported by the community in Lauren’s Playground and we have the most caring, grounded and inspiring coach!!” Watch her video here!  Cathy, a dentist and a mother of 2, b

52 yrs old and is Stronger Now Than Ever Before

Meet 52 yr old, Dionne, and member of Lauren’s Playground ! Dionne is 52 in 2 days and feels stronger than she ever has in her whole life. She started liking training again, after hating it during her basketball days, when she went to grad school and took up running and weights.  Dione says: “My main focus had always been cardio up to this point. I completed two half marathons & then decided never again. I wanted to move on to challenging myself to get strong & lean, not just lean. I've been using your workouts since your 1st DVD and have never looked back. They give me a great workout whenever I need it. Once I joined the Playground, however, things took off ,  doing different types of strength exercises (e.g., TX trainer,  battle ropes) to supplement my kettlebell training, and t he power of group support was all new. I didn’t realize I was suppose to be going up in weight. All this has changed and I'm benefiting from doing/having all three. I feel strong an

Featuring Melanie, Mother of 2, Transformed her body with Smart Kettlebell Training and Donna, grandmother, 63 years young stronger than ever before!

Time to be inspired by 2 incredible women! If you want to be on board with the transformative smart workout sessions and community, you won't want to miss this. Today is the day! Meet Melanie, mother of 2 boys, she has been training with programs inside Lauren's Playground and in person for 2 years! Melanie is an avid fitness guru. In fact, she was a personal trainer for 8 years. She spent her days doing cardio classes, sometimes 2 HIIT sessions a day, training for marathons, and tracking her food religiously. Despite her incredible hard work ethic, she could not do a pull up, push up, and still carried around 15-20 extra pounds.  Melanie was frustrated as you can imagine, working so hard, restricting herself, , yet still not getting any where. Well... That is over. Watch her story here! Melanie, it has been an honor to be your strength coach, watch you completely transform your entire body from head to toe, your mind, and way of life.  To see you have the freedom to be relaxe

Training Smarter versus Harder

Just pondering on how lucky I feel to have found “smart” training, versus “hard” training. My body, along with most of my clients bodies, have responded VERY well… to the point that people stop them all the time and ask them how they look so strong and young! Yeah none of us have to kill ourselves in our sessions. In fact half the time we don’t even get sore. We have energy all day for the rest of the stuff we need to handle in life.  In all honesty  I don’t do “cardio”. I don’t track my food. I train in a Zen mode a few times a week and have a very minimalistic approach. Like VERY minimal!  I do put sleep as a priority in my life which is a big part of how one responds.  People assume I workout all day long. When in fact I barely train.  My days are spent training others, designing programs, raising kids, keeping a house hold together, and taking care of my 400+ members in Lauren’s Playground and On The Edge Fitness. I also now have time for friend meet ups, fun activities, and creati