FringeFam - Meet Lauren aka Meaty

by Steven Blahut
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My name is...


Lauren Pettineo (aka Lo or Meaty)

My role at Fringe Sport is... 


Inside sales rep (with specialty in full gym outfits)

My favorite thing about working for Fringe Sport...


helping our community live healthier and happier lifestyles. We have the best customers out there!

My training style is...


competitive crossfit . I've done some powerlfiting and strongman comps back in the days.

My strength/fitness level is...


advanced/elite . Top 60 Worldwide Crossfit athlete

My fitness/strength goals are...


One never truly shares what their doing behind closed doors ;). Generally my goal is to be the best athlete my body is physically capable of. I want to push it every day to see what it can do. I can always be faster & stronger. I can always work harder. The other things I work towards are just fun bonus that keep me in the game and focused. The grind is my favorite part...but I'm also pretty competitive & want to win!

I pull fitness/strength inspiration from...


my teammates, coach, family, friends

My favorite workout or exercise to do is...


any combo of barbell and gymnastics that's fast, short & dirty

My favorite piece(s) of equipment to use...


Fringe weightlifitng bar

My favorite place to workout is....


Oh man, that's tough. I cant pick just one. I have the luxury to be able to train at multiple places. Depending on my mood, I choose Crossfit Cedar Park, 2222 Tillman Training, Atomic Outpost or Fringe gym. When I'm home in Chicago, it's Crossfit Amplify all the way! I also love hitting the lap pool and track 1x/week as well.

My favorite way to make gains or workout routine is...


MAD Athlete's (Dave Tillman) "super strong" strength cycle (so hard but so effective). He turns athletes into freaks.

The piece of equipment or product I couldn't live without is...


Dumbbells...they're so versatile 

My favorite piece of equipment from Fringe Sport and why...

Fringe Sport weightlifitng bar. It's soo smooth & has a buttery spin. I PR on it all the time. It has the perfect knurl & whip for my needs. It's a weightlifter's dream!

What are your hobbies outside of Fringe Sport and working out?


I really enjoy laying out at the pool listening to country music to recharge my batteries. Listening to an inspirational podcast is up there on the list too. Honestly though, I love love to work & train. I will pick doing that over anything else. Sounds weird but true. I honestly love my job & I get to train hours every single day as I make that a huge priority in my life. I've made so many great connections and helped thousands of our customers lead a healthy & happy lifestyle. It means the world to me. I've been doing CF for 8 years & I still get excited to train every single day. I get excited to get better that day. I also get to hang out with other like minded people at the gym while lifting heavy things. It's the best feeling in the whole world! I wouldn't trade it for anything.


Steven Blahut
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