About Me

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Welcome to my blog: a place you can come for a weight training workout, meal idea, motivation, tips and tricks. My goal is to provide you with all the tools to get fit and lean, making it one less thing for you to think.

Most importantly, the difference you will find here is that I focus on results from the inside out, feeling even better than you look and about finding that healthy balance in your life.


I started this blog in 2012 as a college student studying biology (working towards becoming a dentist – more on that later!). I simply shared my daily workouts with friends and thanks to the power of the internet, my little blog was able to reach women all over the world.


I began working out regularly in high school and I was definitely a cardio bunny at first mostly because I didn’t know how to workout any differently. My then boyfriend, now husband, Anthony is who I can thank for getting me hooked on weight lifting. Now, I’m obsessed.

I love the way weight training improved my entire self. Physically, I feel so accomplished after a workout and enjoy looking in the mirror and seeing muscle definition.

My physical strength has transpired into inner strength, which I believe is the best result. I’ve found that life is about feeling good and being happy, which is something this lifestyle has given me.

Through healthy living, I’ve learned a lot about myself and gained so much confidence and courage.

In 2014, I gave up my seat in dental school to pursue my dream of creating a health and happiness brand that would inspire and empower others to look better, feel better and lead lives they love.

That’s exactly what I do now. I combine my Bachelors of Science and my decade of personal and professional health and fitness experience to help others get in their best shape physically and mentally through a variety of programs.

I specialize in helping women achieve a fit and lean body through weight training and ultimately boosting their self-confidence and overall happiness.

I live in Houston, Texas with my hilarious husband, Anthony and our precious baby boy, Leo. We are your every day family who enjoying leading a healthy, happy lifestyle.

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  • Unknown
    May 26, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    OMG! you are prefect, looking great! I am so happy I found your blog 🙂

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 5:42 AM

      Thank you so much for the support!!! Happy you like girl


  • eatsofagirldiscovering
    May 31, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Hi girl!! I love your blog! I follow you on IG too! I am really looking to get into lifting. Right now I do both running and lifting and its not really working out! I was wondering how long your workouts usually are? And how much cardio I should do? Thanks so much!

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 5:46 AM


      Thanks for the support and the nice comments 🙂

      My workouts are usually right around 45 minutes (weight training and cardio)
      Also, cardio amounts really depend on person to person and how they react to it. Some people can get away with doing very little and others need a lot more. Personally, I like to do cardio 3-4 days a week. I switch it up between HIIT and steady state cardio to keep my body guessing!


  • Anonymous
    June 6, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    I need those highlighter yellow green shoes!

    • Anonymous
      June 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      …and jacket!!!

  • Jenna K
    June 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    i look at your blog daily you are such an inspiration to me! i love how you post workouts because i am also looking to switch mine up. I just started weight training seriously in December and so far am loving the results..i would love to be a part of the fitness industry one day. thank you again youre amazing!

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

      Thank you very much for the kind comments and I am thankful that I can help you!


  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2013 at 4:13 AM

    Im glad I found your blog! So inspirational! Would love some more recipes and at home workouts. Just had our second child in Feb. and Im 10 pounds away from my goal!! I cant afford to join a gym, and we are slowly going to try to turn our garage into a gym.(fingers crossed) I like to think Im good with the workout part its just the eating right part Im not so good at.

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM

      Thanks so much for the kind words. Congrats on the child and I hope you are loving the new updates when it comes to "home workouts" on the site!

      Thanks again doll 🙂


  • Sara D.
    July 23, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Hello! I just started following you on bloglovin' and sent you an E-mail!
    Thanks for blogging!

    -Sara D.

  • Heather Wilson
    August 15, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    So excited I found your blog today! I love it!!!

    : ) Adding you to my bloglovin!

    • Fitness Barbie
      August 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      AW! Thank you – I'm glad you love it!

  • Christal
    August 17, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    There was a post on your blog and I can't seem to find it now. I tried the search field but to no avail. You posted a workout rotation and mentioned to always stick to it so if you had to skip a day, you would just go to the next body part in the rotation. Does that ring a bell at all? Can you point me to that post or let me know what the rotation is? I thought there were 5 strength days, 1 cardio + abs day and one rest day… or maybe it was 4 strength, 2 cardio + abs, and one rest day…

    • Fitness Barbie
      August 18, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      I think I know what you may have in mind. I believe this was regarding my workout "split" which is basically just my rotation of muscle groups. I use what I call a rolling rotation, so I don't make Monday legs just in case I don't get to the gym on Monday, then I would just pick up with legs on Tue.

      I no longer use this split, but this may be what you were thinking??


    • Christal
      August 19, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      I think that's it – thanks a bunch!

  • Samantha
    August 17, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    I love your blog and your fitness journey! How much would you charge to do personal online fitness training (meal plan and workouts)?

    • Fitness Barbie
      August 18, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      I currently do not offer personal online training/meal plans; instead, I do my dollar a day program where you can download expanded versions of the free workouts I share and they include training tips. My weekly meal plans for $3 are a great place to look as well!

  • Natalie Keaton
    August 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Your blog is amazing and SO inspiring! So glad I found it!!

    • Fitness Barbie
      August 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      Aw thank you Natalie! Glad it can help you!

  • Anonymous
    August 23, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Can i just ask how tall you are? Do you think it is possible to get as long and lean with a very short frame?

    • Fitness Barbie
      August 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      Absolutely – I'm 5'7'' but height is by no means a limiting factor on leanness; body fat can be decreased to the same point on two different individuals (short or tall)!

  • Anonymous
    August 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Loving the blog
    Can you discuss what supplements (type not necessarily brand) you use, when you use them and the benefits they give?

    • Fitness Barbie
      September 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      Yes, that will be an upcoming video blog!

  • Anonymous
    August 29, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    YOU ARE THE CUTEST EVER!!! i have been following you for about 3 months now and i LOVE your blog and instagram! you are so happy and motivating! i look up to you so much! you are a doll! i hope i can be just like you! i was also wondering about supplements! pre workout? post workout? what is the best protein to use to lean out? thank you so much!! cant wait to hear from you!!

    • Fitness Barbie
      September 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      Aw thank you love; I'm lucky to be a part of your journey. My supplement guide will most likely be an upcoming video blog!

  • Megan
    August 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Just found your blog today and I LOVE it. Sometimes I just can't come up with something for the gym so I wing it in the weights area – I am excited to have a bunch of new work outs on hand. Plus you look amazing!! Curves because of muscle = the best kind to have!

    • Fitness Barbie
      September 7, 2013 at 5:52 PM

      Hi, Megan,
      Aw I totally agree! I'm happy you love the blog – feel free to comment/ask questions on anything. I enjoy hearing from y'all 🙂


  • Nadia magdy
    September 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    plz can you guide me to what to train and work on what if i want to loose weight (10kilos)plz help

    • Fitness Barbie
      September 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      Hi Nadia,
      All my workouts promote fat loss; best bet is a combination of weight training and cardio, such as how I set up my workouts! Diet is CRUCIAL! You can find my weekly meal plans and all daily workouts on my blog to help you out!


  • Jill Block
    September 20, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Hi! My name is Jill….I was wondering how tall are you? You look amazing! Great inspiration site!!!

    • Fitness Barbie
      September 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Hi Jill, I am 5'7" – thank you for your sweet words!


  • Anonymous
    September 27, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    Hi. I just started following your blog and tried downloading a meal plan. I saved it to my desktop but every time I tried to look at it, I had to download it again. Now it says that I have no more downloads left. Is this how it's supposed to work or am I doing something wrong? Do we not have it permanently once we purchase?

  • Tricia Coniglio
    October 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Hi, my name is Tricia and I just came across your blog. I must say that I am highly impressed with your physical fitness at your age. I know age has nothing to do with it but most 22 yr old girls do not have the amazing muscle content that you do. I read your blog and see you began working out when you were 15 yrs old and I know it takes years to build muscle. So good for you for starting so young and sticking with it!

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 5:55 AM

      Hey girl!
      Thanks so much for all the support and I appreciate the sweet comments!


  • Alexandra Manning
    October 5, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    I am really enjoying following your blog and the downloads! Do you have a Contact Page? The one on here does not work… I am curious about your workout splits. Specifically, how to incorporate FitnessBarbie with a chest/shoulder/tri, back/bi, legs/abs rotation!

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 5:57 AM

      Thanks girl!

      Msg me on fb at fitnessbarbie-laurengleisberg


  • Karen L
    October 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    You're so super adorable! I believe we both have the same theory; When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good you look good! Weights & clean foods are the way to feeling sexy ! 🙂

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      That's great!

      Thanks for all the support girl!!!


  • Anonymous
    October 23, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    I have a couple of questions for you.. or anyone who sees this post really. I was wondering how you put so much variation into your workouts? . Like one day is chest and triceps and the next is back and biceps and the next is legs. How often is it ok to substitute in circuits? I am more of a cardio person and using my own body weight so I feel more apt to do that then actually weight train but I am trying to start getting into weight training and I wasn't sure what was appropriate.

  • Anonymous
    November 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    can you make me a workout programme for bigger glutes and legs !! im trying to gain weight hate being skinny lol thanks liz

  • Anonymous
    November 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I was wondering if you have any tips for marathon training? I am training for my first marathon and am looking at good food ideas and strength training tip!

    Thanks so much

  • Lauren Masiero
    November 25, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    I purchased you meal plan and work out plan but am unable to access it.

    Please help! 🙂


    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 6:01 AM

      Hey girl!

      I would double check the email attached to you paypal account because that is where it is sent too.

      If you are still having issues please reach out to me on fb.

  • Mercedez Deziree Armendariz
    November 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    how much do you charge for personal workout plans? I am very active but recently I have been slipping and not finding that motivation. A recent visit to my doctor showed my sodium is high again and all the bad stuff is borderling at the max and my proteins, and such are pretty low. I have a bad metabolism so i gain weight fairly easily. What can I do and do you do personal help?

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 6:04 AM

      Hey girl,

      sorry to hear about your resent doctor visit. I do not do personal diets and to be honest I think the best thing for you would be to see a nutritionists because they will be able to help you get your levels back in check.

      Best of luck girly and keep me updated!


  • Our creation
    December 3, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    I can't email you? I have questions because I have had many fitness trainers and all my plans seem cookie cutter so I want to know more, about how you determine the right about of macros

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 6:07 AM


      Reach out to me on facebook at fitnessbarbie-laurengleisberg and I will help you out with some of your questions!


  • Adyson Banks
    January 13, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    How do I get started I do not even know where to start?!

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM

      Hey Adyson,

      To be honest girl, I would check out my E-book that I just released a few days ago. It is an at home workout plan with diets, training tips, supplement advice, grocery lists and so much more. See the tab on my main home page that says shop ebooks to read all about it!!!

      Thank you for the interest and reaching out to me girl!


  • Anonymous
    January 14, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Lauren! hello! I just found your blog! Im so excited to start a new way of life.. finally I am find, soul & spirit ready.. I have an 8 week plan.. I run the los angeles marathon on March 9, so I want full body transformation so I can wear my running skirt again, lol! How do I subscribe to your blog? I hope to get daily emails or info daily.. is it set up that way? I also, checked out your daily workouts, but there are many that I have no idea how they are done… is there a video I can follow until I feel comfortable to hit the gym and do them? Thanks for all your help!! YOu are so amazing!!!!

    • Fitness Barbie
      January 24, 2014 at 6:13 AM

      Hey girl!

      Please send me a msg on my facebook account and I can help you out with most of your questions. Thank you for your support and I am happy to have helped!!


  • jonelle crichton
    January 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Hey Lauren,

    I have a question – I bought your meal plan and work out log.

    1) does the meal plan and work outs change every week?
    2) do you do cardio after every weight lifting session if its not included in the day?


  • Fitness Barbie
    January 24, 2014 at 6:16 AM

    Hey Jonelle!

    Yes, the meal plans and workouts both change every week. Very rarely will I ever repeat a recipe on my meal plans and same with the workouts. I believe in switching it up and keeping everything new and refreshing!

    Personally, I do cardio 3-4 days a week for 20-30 minutes a time. Usually it is post workout but on my day off from weight lifting I will always fit one of the cardio workouts in. I hope this helps and thanks so much for the support girl!


  • Lacie Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    I bought this week's menu plan and am soooo excited to try it. I love your blog…very inspiring and helpful. I'd love to know what you think of weight loss products like herbalife or advocare….do you see any merit to them? I lost 30lbs last year by making exercise a priority, but I still have about 65 to go. I know food is what's going to make the difference. Do you think some supplement would help, or just rely on healthy eating?

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  • Caitlyn
    February 7, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I just stumbled upon your blog last night! I am so inspired. You look incredible and I am striving for a similar physique. I am a runner, just like you. I am having a hard time though switching out too much running for also incorporating weight training. I saw a previous comment that your work outs are around 45 minutes including both cardio and weight training. I wasn't sure if you had a weekly schedule that would show what type of cardio and weights you will do for that day and the amount of cardio in advance? I would love to start creating a schedule for myself. I participate in a class called "Body Pump" twice a week and I try to do some weights after I finish my cardio, but it is always hard without a schedule. Anyway, sorry for the long post!

  • Sabrina Ambrosio
    February 10, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Love you recipes

  • M torres
    February 19, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    I have a question if i buy the combo can you custamize a work out to build mass in thighs and butt. My goal is to have a bigger buttom and legs.

  • Brandy Still
    February 19, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Do you go tanning? and what is your secret for inner thigh?

  • Anonymous
    February 26, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Great positive vibes and awesome fitness!
    Love ya.
    Where are you located. I would like to discuss working together to empower women in getting fit. shyscape@hotmail.com

  • Crystal Holland
    March 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Your blog is awesome! Keep working hard and inspiring others!

  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Just want to say you look great. I love seeing women with great bodies that dont feel the need to get huge fake boobs. You are a great inspiration to me. Thank you for all your wonderful posts!!!

  • Anonymous
    March 21, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    Can you please an an RSS feed to your blog? I would love to get your daily/weekly posts in my RSS feed!

  • Anonymous
    April 16, 2014 at 5:26 AM

    What is the fastest way to lose my lil pouch i have. I hve three kids and i want to lose it really bad

  • Anonymous
    April 16, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    I love your blog!!! It inspires me to be healthy….How do you stop yourself from eating bad food?? I have such a hard time giving into Iced coffees and fast food..Also most of my friends don't eat healthy and they always order pizza or go out and eat and I have such a hard time saying no to that kind of stuff

  • Madison Drumm
    April 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    what are some good workouts to get rid of love handles? No matter how hard I try they won't go away.

  • Anonymous
    May 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I lifted a lot when I was in high school, and then after any working out I did was all cardio. Now I'm trying to get back into lifting, and I know how to lift, but struggle with coming up with what areas to workout on what days. What would you suggest?

  • Anonymous
    May 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Do you have any recommendations for waking up in the early morning for workouts before work? How to get in that habit?

  • Anonymous
    May 29, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    I just found your blog and read through it, and I really like it! I had a couple questions though. I saw that you're really big on cardio. I have been doing cross-fit since the last week in March, and I know that it takes awhile to see results. I have never been bad at eating decent but have recently gotten into real healthy eating. I have seen results when it comes to toning and shaping muscle, but I am worried I might not be doing enough to actually lose fat. I do cross-fit 5-6 times a week. I get my heart rate up for at least 30 minutes a day, but we use weights pretty much every day. Do you think the cross-fit and healthy eating will help me lose what I want to lose or should I add more cardio?

  • Anonymous
    June 9, 2014 at 5:26 AM

    Do most of your dollar day workouts require gym equipment? I've been looking at some of them (i.e., cable curls) that require equipment other than dumbbells. I know you have an ebook with exercises for home though!

  • Samantha Mascott
    July 9, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Hi Lauren! Thanks so much for your blog and especially your recipes! I appreciate it!

    I've recently found my way back to the gym and I'm loving it. I was hoping you could give me some tips. No matter what level of shape I've gotten in to I haven't been able to get rid of my little belly pooch. I've always had this little line under my pooch and haven't been able to get rid of it or the pooch. Any help? Thanks so much!


  • Brittany Jones
    July 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Hey, Lauren.
    I was wondering, how did you get your instagram, FB, pinterest on your page?

  • Anonymous
    July 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Hey i cam across your blog on bloglovin.com and I think that your blog is amazing! I'm a seventeen year old girl from Holland and I want to add weight training in my 'at home'routine because 'toning'of pilates workouts is not enough anymore for the stubborn lower belly fat.

    I also do kettlebell workouts with a 8 kg kettlebell and I was wondering if this is a good for fat loss and muscle building?
    Can a get a good workout with two adjustable weights of 5 – 10 kg each? I don't have a good gym near me so I have to buy weights and they are pretty expensive in Holland.

    Keep up the good work! Your blog is the most detailed on this area i've ever seen!

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    August 30, 2014 at 11:07 PM

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  • Lindsey Gallant
    September 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    You have an amazing blog i am so happy i found you. After my first baby i am struggling to lose the weight. I am hoping your blog will give me some ideas on workouts as well as meal plans to enable me to lose the 30lbs and get "Me" back. 🙂

  • Vanessa
    September 19, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    I follow you on Instagram for such a long time now and you are the most inspiring and open-hearted girl I know there. Thank you for being that positive and motivating (:
    I'm so glad I found you and your blog! (:

  • Nicole M
    September 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    You have such a fabulous body! I love seeing ladies who lift weights but are still so slim. You go girl!

  • Laur15
    October 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    starting to follow your journey to begin my new life style! thank you so much for sharing so much information about fitness and clean eating! xoxo

  • Anonymous
    October 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Did you get your results you have currently just from the workouts you post here ? Do you have a timeline you can post of photos on here over how long it too you to achieve your toned body? I always look daily at your blog for motivation! Looking forward to reading more!

  • Anonymous
    December 24, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    I absolutely adore your blog! I've kind of become a fitness freak these last 25 days before Christmas 🙂 but am having trouble with how exactly to eat healthy. I've heard that you should eat like 6 meals a day, but is that true? I don't really want to follow a meal plan, but was wondering what your thoughts were on what to and what not to eat. Any suggestions?

  • sunday pitts
    March 3, 2015 at 5:46 AM

    Ive been following your blog and I am so excited to start the 30 day 30 min challenge- I purchased today 🙂
    I wanted to ask, do you have a section/ebook with your AB workouts? Your abs are killer but I can't find anything pertaining to only that. Thank for being such an inspiration 🙂

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    May 11, 2015 at 1:39 PM

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  • Anonymous
    June 7, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Just found you and joined you! I'm kind of a "Barbie girl" too 🙂 I'm looking to define more muscles and shred what is on my body that I don't need. I'm so excited about this journey!!!

  • Sapna Kapoor
    June 22, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    i need a health coach seriously..
    i put some weight now these days..

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  • Sapna Kapoor
    July 1, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    I do believe all of the ideas you've offered to your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for newbies. May you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

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  • Jade Graham
    July 9, 2015 at 1:09 AM

    I definitely began my journey as a cardio bunny…
    …mostly because I didn't know how to navigate the weight room lol. Lauren

  • Celine
    August 31, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Hello girl! You r pretty awesome!