February 10, 2017

When I was 18 years old, I went on my first “diet.” Up until this point in my life I had always been naturally thin and had never even thought about what I ate. I certainly didn’t have a healthy diet - I hated most vegetables and ate my fair share of buffalo chicken te...

January 29, 2017

Yesterday, my co-ed flag football team won the championship!! We went undefeated in the regular season and then pulled out the championship win in epic comeback style after being down by two touchdowns going into the second half!

But the reason this post is titled, "Gir...

January 26, 2017

"She's doing that for attention."

"She probably doesn't eat."

"She has good genetics."

These were just a few of the sentences that would go through my head daily. If I saw a female in the fitness industry demonstrating an exercise in just a sports bra, I immediately judge...

January 25, 2017

I spent a lot of my life hating my body. Every glimpse in the mirror was a reminder of how much of a failure I was for not meeting the elusive standard that I had set for myself. I lived in constant fear of judgement and a sense that nobody would ever take me seriously...

January 23, 2017

The body positive movement receives a lot of criticism. People say things like, "it's not okay to promote being fat" or, "if you're a trainer and you promote being fat, you're part of the problem."


The problem is that people are confused about what the body positive...

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Lauren Pak

Sharing my life experiences in strength, discovery, and self-love.

My mission in life is to help people find their confidence.

I am the co-owner of Achieve Fitness in Somerville, MA alongside my amazing husband, Jason Pak. We opened Achieve in 2013 and have since been named one of Men's Fitness' top gyms in America. I love everything about owning a gym and I put my heart and soul into it, however I feel that I can only reach so many people within our four walls. This blog will be my way of sharing my experiences with more people, in hopes that my message brings comfort and confidence to my readers no matter their geographical location!

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I have a reputation for smiling a lot, encouraging people to get outside their comfort zone, and taking too many pictures of my dog...


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Have you ever watched a video of people laughing, and found yourself smiling and laughing too, even