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Lauren Martin

Lauren Martin

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Lauren Martin is a NESTA certified personal trainer, Bodypump and spinning instructor. She holds a BA in Graphic Design and MA in Art Education and is the author of the blog Me and the Mountains. Lauren resides in Broomfield, Colorado with her husband and two Golden Retrievers.


Recent Posts

Work Out in the Water! 5 Hot New Reasons to Make a Splash

8 April 2014, 1:15 pm

We all know that swimming is a great, low-impact, full-body workout. But it’s not the only way to get in shape in the water. Over the last few years, traditional strength training, cardio workouts, and even yoga have taken to the water to deliver a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and effective at [...]


The 5 Fitness Events You Should Attend this Summer

1 April 2014, 12:14 pm

When you’ve been stuck in the same fitness routine for a while, finding some inspiration can be just the ticket to shake things up. Let’s face it: when we get bored we’re much more likely to quit. Changing things up could make you more likely to stick with exercise, whether it’s trying out a new [...]


Jillian Michaels Teaches You to “Maximize Your Life”

25 March 2014, 4:12 pm

Everyone knows Jillian Michaels as the butt-kicking, brutally honest trainer on “The Biggest Loser” who can help contestants shed hundreds of pounds. She has a no-nonsense approach to exercise and healthy eating—which she’s written best-selling books about—but she’s really known for getting to the root of why so many of us are overweight and tackling the psychological issues around [...]


The Cheapskates Guide To Joining a Gym

12 March 2014, 12:50 pm

We all know that there are many ways that you can get in shape for free. Riding your bike outside, going for a run, or even doing a bodyweight workout at home don’t cost a thing. But these are all at-home workouts and lets face it—exercising at home doesn’t work for everyone. There are a [...]


I Tried It: Snowshoeing

4 March 2014, 12:51 pm

If you want to get a heart-pumping cardio workout while enjoying a beautiful, snowy, and peaceful landscape, give snowshoeing a try. My love for hiking got me interested in snowshoeing initially—even with the best hiking boots, it’s not always easy to get around when the ground is covered in snow. With snowshoes I’ve easily walked [...]


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