A blog about health and fitness by the trainers at Lean Body Lifestyles

Amazing Summertime Treats You Need to Try. Like, Yesterday.

Just because you want to put healthy food into your body doesn't mean you don't get to enjoy delicious summertime treats too! I promise these recipes are as good (or better!) than anything you'll find in the store and they're... Continue Reading →

We’re Hiring!

Hi all, We're excited to announce that we are hiring a part-time personal trainer for our Tacoma studio! If you or anyone you know is a certified personal trainer, please check out the job description here. If Fitness for Life... Continue Reading →

The 5 Best Places for Inexpensive (but Cute!) Workout Wear

Because we wear workout clothes all day every day we've become experts on where to find reasonably-priced, cute, comfortable, non-transparent workout clothes. Because we love ya we're sharing our favorite places to shop for threads to wear to the gym/studio/yoga... Continue Reading →

18,057 Results

18,057 results. That's the number you get if you go to Amazon and search for "exercise DVD." There's something advertised as a Zumba "system" right there at the top. Another little something called PiYo, which I assume is some hybrid... Continue Reading →

That Time I Exercised Less & Got Stronger

Yep. It's true. I exercised for less time, at a lower intensity for two months. And I feel better. I sleep better. I'm fitter. I'm stronger. I can feel muscles I haven't felt in years. My knees don't hurt.¬†Everything changed... Continue Reading →


Hi all! In case you missed anything this month, here's what we talked about on the blog in June... Don't wait one more minute to treat your body with love and kindness.¬† The importance of a change of pace. Our... Continue Reading →

At War With Vegetables

I want to love vegetables. I really, really do. Fruit, I love. Fruit is, has been and will always be, my friend. But vegetables? Vegetables are a challenge. I'm better than I used to be, but it takes effort. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Crunches Are a Pain in My Neck & Other Truths

Raise your hand if you dread crunches. Anyone? Everyone? If you were here, you'd see me with both hands in the air, jumping up and down and saying, "ooh, I do, I do!" Do I do them? Sometimes. Do I... Continue Reading →

Get That Bikini Body By Summer

We're fast approaching the season of bathing suits, tank tops, shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops. Of weekends at the beach, days at the pool, barbecues. Of drinks with little umbrellas, of sunglasses and sunscreen. Oh yeah, and endless articles about how... Continue Reading →

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