Sweat Out; Happiness In!

By Jason and Lauren Pak

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 the last 13 years as fitness professionals is that people will stick to their fitness journeys way better if they actually feel like **they belong**. So, instead of showing off, or body shaming, or preying on insecurities, the way the fitness industry tends to do, we're going to dive deep into topics in a way that makes you feel like you belong - because you do! We believe that fitness is for anybody, everybody, and every body!

  1. 1.
    Our Thoughts on Peloton
  2. 2.
    The Number One Skill You Need to Possess In The Gym!
  3. 3.
    How to Get Your First Push-Up!
  4. 4.
    Organizing Your Workouts in a Sustainable Way!
  5. 5.
    The Story of Why We Closed Our Gym
  6. 6.
    A Different Approach to New Year's Resolutions!
  7. 7.
    Take Your Ego Out of the Equation!
  8. 8.
    How to Plan Your Workouts During Busy Times!
  1. 9.
    Combating Negative Self-Talk & A Follow-Up on Pull-Ups!
  2. 10.
    How to Get Your First Pull-Up!
  3. 11.
    Tips to Modify Your Strength Workouts for Home!
  4. 12.
    How to Work Around Tendinitis and Acute Pain in the Gym!
  5. 13.
    Moving Away From A Weight Loss Mindset
  6. 14.
    RPE and Why You Shouldn't Train to Failure
  7. 15.
    Fitness Doesn't Have A "Look!"
  8. 16.
    Breaking Down the Kettlebell Swing | Deep Dive
  9. 17.
    #AskAchieve 139: Our Thoughts on the Peloton Ad and Where to Start if You Have a Weight Loss Goal!
  10. 18.
    #AskAchieve Ep. 138: How to Train Around a Groin Strain + How to Put Together a Balanced Strength Training Program!
  11. 19.
    #AskAchieve 137: Sets and Reps for Fat Loss, The Best Uses for Isolation Machines, and Our Recommendations for How to Incorporate Isolation Exercises!
  12. 20.
    #AskAchieve 136: The Importance of Inclusivity and All About Knee Pain!
  13. 21.
    #AskAchieve 135: How to Lose Weight "Slowly"!
  14. 22.
    #AskAchieve 134: Choosing Between Squats or Deadlifts, Things We've Changed Our Mind On, and How to Incorporate Progressive Overload while Injured!
  15. 23.
    #AskAchieve 133: Pull Ups + Push Ups, Back Pain During Deadlifts, and Warm Up Sets!
  16. 24.
    #AskAchieve 132: How You Know if a Program is Appropriate for You, What "Core" Means, and The Best Triceps Exercises!
  17. 25.
    #AskAchieve Show Ep. 131: Coaches Bashing Other Coaches and Why Calories Burned Doesn't Tell the Whole Story!
  18. 26.
    #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!
  19. 27.
    #AskAchieve 129: Hamstring Tightness, Knees Over Toes, Tucking Hips at the Top of the Squat, and 2-A-Days!
  20. 28.
    #AskAchieve 128: Pushing Through Your Heels, Specialty Tools Like Maces and Clubs, How to Structure Workouts, and Our Thoughts on Constantly Dieting!
  21. 29.
    #AskAchieve 127: If We Could Only Do 3 Exercises, Difference Between Abs and Core, and Muscle Groups vs Movement Patterns!
  22. 30.
    #AskAchieve 126: Diastasis, Pull-Ups, and Quick and Easy Meal Prep!
  23. 31.
    #AskAchieve125: How Many Times You Should Squat Per Week, All the Hype Around Fasting, and Keeping Training Fun While Also Progressing in a Structured Manner!
  24. 32.
    #AskAchieve 124: Nutrition Advice and Healing Your Relationship with Food!
  25. 33.
    #AskAchieve 123: How to Correct Excessive Quad Dominance During Squatting, Our Thoughts on Protein Powder, and Butt Winking While Deadlifting!
  26. 34.
    #AskAchieve 122: AchieveOnline, Tips for Avoiding Workout Plateaus, the Best Ways to Mentally/Physically Prepare for Surgery, and If It's a Dealbreaker if Your Partner Isn't as Into Fitness as You!
  27. 35.
    #AskAchieve 121: How Often to Go for a 1 Rep Max, Lifting Weights with a Slipped Disc, and Lower Body Exercises for Runners!
  28. 36.
    #AskAchieve 120: How to Feel Less Intimidated at the Gym, How to Feel Your Glutes Better During Bridges and Squats, and How to Address Anterior Pelvic Tilt!
  29. 37.
    #AskAchieve 119: Knee Position During Squats, the Effectiveness of the Landmine Set-Up, and the Mind-Muscle Connection During the Bench Press and Overhead Press!
  30. 38.
    #AskAchieve 118: When to Incorporate HIIT Training, If You Should Write Your Own Workouts, and the Best Way to Deal with Exercise Pains!
  31. 39.
    #AskAchieve 117: How Many Sets/Reps We Recommend, Are Calories from Junk Food and "Healthy" Food the Same, and What You Should Eat Before a Workout!
  32. 40.
    #AskAchieve 116: How to Determine if an Exercise/Modality is Good For You, Pain During Single Leg Glute Bridges, and If Trap Bar Deadlifts Will Improve Your Conventional Deadlift!
  33. 41.
    AchieveMentors #5: How We Hire and Onboard Our Coaching Staff!
  34. 42.
    #AskAchieve 115: Proper Form for Back Extensions, Improving Your Push Up Strength, Preventing Shins Splints While Running, and the Difference Between Hook Grip and Mixed Grip for Deadlifts!
  35. 43.
    #AskAchieve 114: Squatting with a Natural Back Arch, Getting Back to Olympic Lifting After Pregnancy, and Improving Your Cat/Cow!
  36. 44.
    #AskAchieve 113: How to Politely Shut Down Unsolicited Advice in the Gym, Back Pain During Rows, Plyometrics for Beginners, and How to Make Healthy Food Choices 100% of the Time!
  37. 45.
    #AskAchieve 112: To Arch or Not to Arch During the Bench Press, Addressing Adductor Pain, The Difference Between the Leg Press and Squats, and How High Your Hips Should be During Deadlifts!
  38. 46.
    #AskAchieve 111: How to Load the Barbell Without Looking Silly, Exercises With the BOSU Ball, Explosive Movements, and Kettlebell Finishers!
  39. 47.
    #AskAchieve 110: Tight Hamstrings, Glute Activation, Wrist Strengthening, and Foot Supination During Squats/Deadlifts!
  40. 48.
    AchieveMentors #4: How We Onboard Our Members!
  41. 49.
    #AskAchieve 109: Best Frequency for Hypertrophy, How to Increase Push-Up Numbers, and Are Deadlifts Bad For Your Back?
  42. 50.
    #AskAchieve 108: Improving Lunge Stability, Transitioning from Traditional Strength Training to Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting, and How to Utilize Progressive Overload in Your Programs!

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