Sweat Out; Happiness In!

Fitness doesn't have to be so elitist and exclusive! We're Jason and Lauren Pak, and together we co-own Achieve Fitness - a fitness facility just outside of Boston in Somerville, MA. What we've found over ...more

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September 12, 2019 00:25:09
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#AskAchieve Show Ep. 131: Coaches Bashing Other Coaches and Why Calories Burned Doesn't Tell the Whole Story!

What's up, Achievers?! Hope you all had a wonderful couple weeks! In the first topic, we go over one of the more common mistakes that we see at the gym (3:27). Next, we went over why we choose not to talk about exercises that will help someone get "ripped" or "lean" (7:45). From there, we talked about why all coaches regardless of whether or not they do olympic lifting or powerlifting or gymnastics or calisthenics or kettlebells or sandbags or sports performance etc should all strive to respect and learn from one another (10:48). Lastly, we talk about why exercises that "burn" the most calories might be misleading you (15:20). Our Stories That Will Make Your Heart Sing segment involved a young boy and the University of Tennessee (22:27)! We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. High fives and positive vibes! Jason and Lauren ...

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August 29, 2019 00:26:31
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#AskAchieve 130: Why We Don't Meal Prep, Why Some Days in the Gym Feels Better than Others, The Over-Obsession with Neutral, and How Everything Works as Long as it Works for YOU!

What's up, Achievers?! One of our favorite episodes to date thus far and we address a wide variety of topics in this one :) We first address why we, unlike a lot of fitness professionals, don't choose to meal prep. (2:12) Then, we talk about an Instagram post we posted last week about how some days during your training feel great and why some might not feel quite as great and how to trust the process throughout those ups and downs (7:29). Afterwards, we discussed the concept of "neutral" and how we think there might a bit of an "obsession" around it in the age of social media (12:53). Finally we talked about why all diets "work" to a certain degree, which is why one isn't better than another, and why you need to find the one that works for you! (17:12) Our new "Stories That Will Make Your Heart Sing" segment starts at: (23:54) We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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August 16, 2019 00:21:09
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#AskAchieve 129: Hamstring Tightness, Knees Over Toes, Tucking Hips at the Top of the Squat, and 2-A-Days!

What's up, Achievers?! We've got a good episode for you all today filled with some mythbusting! Our first topic was addressing what might be happening if your hamstrings are "always tight" (2:50). After that, we covered why you might find that a lot of fitness professionals really, aggressively tuck the hips under at the top of their squat (6:20). Next, we went over "knees over toes" - where it came from and if it has any validity (9:12). Lastly, we went over whether or not we recommend 2-a-days (12:40). Our Stories That'll Make Your Heart Sing Segment starts on 18:58! We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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135

August 09, 2019 00:22:03
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#AskAchieve 128: Pushing Through Your Heels, Specialty Tools Like Maces and Clubs, How to Structure Workouts, and Our Thoughts on Constantly Dieting!

What's up, Achievers?! Slightly different format for you all today along with a special segment at the end! In our first topic, we go over whether or not you should push through your heels or your whole foot (4:09). Next, we went over how specialty tools like maces, clubs, sandbags, and kettlebells should be incorporated into your program (7:03) Then, we go over why we like to start with heavier, compound movements earlier on in our workouts and more isolated movements later on in our workouts (10:57) Finally, we talk about the concept of constantly in some sort of cutting/massing diet (14:12). Our last special segment starts on 18:26. We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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134

August 01, 2019 00:21:02
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#AskAchieve 127: If We Could Only Do 3 Exercises, Difference Between Abs and Core, and Muscle Groups vs Movement Patterns!

What's up, Achievers?! We're back with another podcast! In the first question, we talk about the three exercises that we each would choose if we could only do 3 exercises for the rest of our lives (2:21). Next, we talk about the difference between having "visible abs" and a "strong core" (10:21). Lastly, we talk about how to build a strength program and how we choose between body parts or movement patterns (14:12). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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July 26, 2019 00:42:52
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#AskAchieve 126: Diastasis, Pull-Ups, and Quick and Easy Meal Prep!

What's up, Achievers?! It's been a minute! In this episode, we explain why we took a brief hiatus as well as why we decided to lease a dedicated podcast/video studio. We apologize in advance for some of our audio issues - it'll get better! We just need to get used to the acoustics of the space and possibly pick up some new equipment. In the first question, we go over how to train your core if you have diastasis recti (4:21) Next, we go over some tips on how to improve your pull-up game (19:32). Finally, we went over how we do meal prep in a quick and easy way (26:05)! We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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