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Achieving Fitness is hosted by Jason and Lauren Pak, who co-own a gym together in Somerville, Massachusetts. They have been fitness coaches for over a decade now and are committed to bringing inclusivity and positive vibes to the fitness space!

Achieving Fitness is hosted by Jason and Lauren Pak, who co-own a gym together in Somerville, Massachusetts. They have been fitness coaches for over a decade now and are committed to bringing inclusivity and positive vibes to the fitness space!
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Achieving Fitness is hosted by Jason and Lauren Pak, who co-own a gym together in Somerville, Massachusetts. They have been fitness coaches for over a decade now and are committed to bringing inclusivity and positive vibes to the fitness space!

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English

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Episodes

#AskAchieve 23: Barefoot Training, Improving Ankle Mobility, How to Gain Mass/Lean Muscle, and What We're Learning!

2/21/2018
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What's up, Achievers?! This episde is jam packed with answers! We address why suddenly everyone seems to be barefoot training and what the benefits to minimal footwear are while lifting. We also cover whether or not you can lift the same muscle group multiple days in a row. We also discuss how to GAIN weight and lean muscle mass.Lastly, we address a question that asks what we're learning on a daily basis! Thank you so much for all of your questions! Please DM us more @achievefitnessboston on...

Duration:00:27:48

#AskAchieve 22: All About Fat Loss!

2/19/2018
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What's up Achievers?! In this episode we cover ALL things fat loss! We broke it up into a few different sections: 1) What foods you should be looking to consume and why you shouldn't eliminate certain foods entirely even if theyre "bad" for you. 2) Anxiety around food, portion control, and strategies to understand and manage hunger cues. 3) Energy balance, and the concept of "Calories In; Calories Out" Let us know if you have any questions! Also, here is the link to our nutrition e-book....

Duration:00:32:51

#AskAchieve 21: Leg Extensions & Lat Pulldown Machines, Kettlebell Training for Tall People, and How to Write Beginner Strength Programs!

2/14/2018
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What's up, Achievers?! In this episode, we discuss machine training - specifically the leg extension and lat pulldown machine. We also go over how to train taller individuals to perform kettlebell exercises. We also cover how to write a program for beginners, and the difference between a beginner to fitness and a beginner to barbell training. We hope this episode helps you out! We'd really appreciate a review on iTunes if it did - pretty please! Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

Duration:00:24:30

#AskAchieve 20: All About Back Pain!

2/12/2018
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What's up, Achievers?! In this episode we take a deep dive into all things back pain! We go over breathing drills, mobility drills, low level core exercises, as well as high level performance exercises, and what considerations you should be making if you have back pain. We hope these tips help to mitigate some of the issues you might be facing! As always, we recommend seeing a PT or Chiro to make sure there isn't a more severe underlying reason causing the pain. Until next time, Peace, Love,...

Duration:00:33:30

#AskAchieve 19: Addressing Imbalances in the Squat, Rest Weeks and Deloading, and How to Improve Wrist Mobility!

2/7/2018
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What's up, Achievers?! In this episode, we discuss how bands can help improve your squat pattern - especially if you find yourself shifting to one side. We also go over what rest and deload weeks are, and who should utilize them. Lastly, we address a question concerning a broken wrist and how to go about improving wrist mobility. We hope you found this episode helpful! Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

Duration:00:15:08

#AskAchieve 18: Tom Brady's "Pliability" Training, How Many Calories You Need in a Day, and How to Start Offering Online Coaching!

2/5/2018
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What's up, Achievers?! This episode is chock full of information on all things TB12 Method, calorie counting, and online coaching advice! We discuss exactly what Tom Brady is referring to by "pliability", how many calories you need in a day depending on your goal and activity level, and how you should go about offering online coaching if you're a fitness coach. We hope this podcast helped you out! If it did, we'd really, really, really appreciate a review on itunes! It would help us out so...

Duration:00:20:55

#AskAchieve 17: Our Top 3 Certifications, How to Know Your Fitness Level, and How to Increase Your Bench Press!

1/31/2018
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Our first double episode week! In this episode of the #AskAchieve Show we announce our first every Summer internship! We also go over our top three certifications for personal trainers outside of their baseline CPT. We discuss how you can gauge your fitness level as well as how we would take someones bench press from 255 to 265lbs! We hope you enjoy the show! If you have a spare minute or two to leave us a review on iTunes, we'd be super grateful! Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

Duration:00:25:30

#AskAchieveShow 16: Strength Training for Women and Improving Posture, Your Overhead Squat, and Hamstring Flexibility!

1/29/2018
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In this episode, we discuss why we switched up the name of our show. We also go over our recommendations in terms of strength training for women. We also answer three flexibility related questions in regards to improving posture, overhead squatting, as well as hamstring flexibility. We hope you enjoy the show! Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

Duration:00:20:32

Ep.15: Our Favorite Small Biz Apps, Strength Training for Runners and Breakdancers, and "Giving It All Away" on Instagram!

1/24/2018
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What's up, Achievers?! We're back with episode 15 and it is packed with a lot of answers to your awesome questions! In the first one, we delve into our favorite small business apps. We also go over training recommendations for runners as well as breakdancers. Lastly, we discuss "giving away the farm" on Instagram in terms of our content and why other professionals shouldn't feel like it'll negatively impact their business.

Duration:00:19:08

Ep.14: The Best Training Shoes, How to Work Around a Shoulder Injury, and How to Optimize Your Time in the Gym!

1/17/2018
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In this episode, we cover the best shoes to train in. We cover brands like Strike Movement, Pedestal Footwear, Converse, and Vivo Barefoot and explain why we prefer a more minimalist shoe. We also discuss how to work around a shoulder injury at the gym as well as how to optimize your time at a gym if you only have 2 days a week to work out for about 30 minutes at a time. We hope you enjoy the show! Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

Duration:00:16:05

Ep.13: Opening a Fitness Studio and Social Media in the Fitness Industry!

1/10/2018
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In this episode, we discuss two key concepts you need to think about before opening a fitness facility/yoga studio/etc. We also cover two different questions pertaining to social media and how fitness coaches should be using the platform! We hope you enjoy the show, and until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

Duration:00:24:14

Ep.12: Anterior Knee Pain, The Best Supplements for Performance, and Cracking/Clicking Joints While Lifting!

1/3/2018
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In this episode, we cover what to do when you're experiencing anterior knee pain. We also discuss the best supplements to take for performance and recovery. We also cover our recommendations for cracking/clicking/"rice crispies" joints. If this episode was helpful for you at all, we'd really appreciate a review on iTunes! Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

Duration:00:16:48

Ep.11: Getting Back on Track After the Holidays, Cardio Training, Convincing People of the Value of Your Gym, and Questions to Ask When Choosing a New Gym!

12/27/2017
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In this episode we cover four questions! In the first one, we talk about specific strategies to use to get back on track after the holidays. We also discuss what we do for aerobic and cardiovascular training for our members. We also answer how to convince people the value of your fitness facility when they come in expecting a standard, low-cost gym. Lastly, we go into detail on what questions you should be asking when looking for a new gym! Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!

Duration:00:26:53

Ep.10: Our Assessment Protocol, Best 3-Day Split, and How to Find a Mentor!

12/20/2017
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In this episode, we cover our assessment protocol for new members and how we’ve modified our process over the years. We also discuss how to put together a 3-day per week training split, and how to go about finding a mentor as a new trainer in the industry! Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!

Duration:00:18:47

Ep.8: Training Around Sciatica, Tips for Building an Instagram Following, and How to Address Flat Feet

12/6/2017
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In this episode, we discuss how we'd approach training with low back pain and sciatica. We also cover our recommendations on how to build an Instagram following. Finally, we address some strategies to help strengthen your feet. Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!

Duration:00:18:09

Ep.7: The StrongFirst Certification, How to Achieve Your First Pull-Up, and Dealing with Running Related Injuries

11/29/2017
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What's Up, Achievers?! In this episode, we discuss all things StrongFirst related! From the training leading up to it, to the certification itself and the community behind it, we dive deep into why we love the organization and what it stands for. We also talk about the system we use for our members to reach their first pull-up. Finally, we talk about how to manage and deal with running related injuries. Until next time - peace, love, and muscles!

Duration:00:20:40

Ep.6: How to Workout After Sickness, If Kettlebell Swings are Dangerous for Your Back, and Our Dreams for Achieve for the Next Five Years!

11/22/2017
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In this episode, Jason and Lauren discuss exactly how they would recommend going about training after an illness - the answer really depends on if you're competing in either Powerlifting or Olympic Weightlifting, or if you're training for general health, fitness, and life. They also address a Tim Ferris podcast with Charles Poliquin, who states that Kettlebell swings are bad for your back. Finally, as they approach their fifth year anniversary, they discuss their hopes and dreams for the...

Duration:00:20:06

Ep.5: How Weight Loss Impacts Your Metabolism, How to Train Your Calves, and Grand Opening Strategies for Gym Owners

11/15/2017
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In this episode, Jason and Lauren discuss how weight loss impacts your metabolism as well as thoughts on how to manage this situation. They also cover how to optimally train your calves in the most balanced way possible. Finally, they cover the same strategies to sell memberships they used when opening Achieve Fitness 5 years ago, and what they'd recommend to someone opening a gym for the first time. Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!

Duration:00:19:58

Ep.4: Lower Back Pain During Exercises, Group Exercise Class Recommendations, and How We Started a Successful Business at a Young Age

11/1/2017
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In this episode of Achieving Fitness, Lauren and Jason discuss some training and business questions. They answer how to go about addressing lower back pain during exercises like squats and overhead pressing. They also cover exactly how to know when one should go up in weight on an exercise while in a group class setting. Lastly, they discuss how they started a successful business at a young age! We hope you enjoy the show and until next time - peace, love, and muscles!

Duration:00:15:40

Ep.3: Training Around Bilateral Knee Pain, Workout Considerations During Pregnancy, and Recovery for Optimal Performance

10/23/2017
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In the third episode of Achieving Fitness, Jason and Lauren take a deep dive into how to train around knee pain, specific workout considerations during each trimester of a pregnancy, and guidelines for active recovery workouts!

Duration:00:22:27

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