Lara McGlashan


Lara McGlashan has more than 15 years of experience as an editorial freelance writer and editor. Her writing specializes in health, fitness, and nutrition.

She is currently the Fitness Editor for Oxygen Magazine. She has contributed to numerous publications, including Fitness, Self, Shape, MuscleMag, Men's Fitness, Ladies' Home Journal and Family Circle. Lara has also compiled numerous books, e-books, and direct marketing projects with celebrities, individuals, and corporations.

Most recently, she collaborated with New York City celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue on her book Body By Simone (HarperWave, 2014). She also co-authored Your Body, Your Life: The 12-Week Program to Optimum Physical, Mental & Emotional Fitness (Sterling, 2008) with celebrity trainer and television personality Kim Lyons, who was a trainer on NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser.

Lara is an ACE certified personal trainer and fitness consultant. Her sports background includes skiing, snowboarding, flying trapeze, yoga, competitive beach volleyball, dance, mountain biking, hiking, and running, to name a few endeavors. She is currently exploring the world of CrossFit in her home base of Connecticut, where she lives with her 2-year-old son, Alex.


  • A Woman's Guide To Setting "SMART" Goals

    Ambitious goals are a dime a dozen this time of year. Is your approach to yours setting you up to fail? Three successful women and athletes give you their hard-learned lessons!

  • Bikini-Body Workout: 4 Weeks To Your Best Body!

    Whether you're itching for summer or planning a vacation to the beach, you can get your body ready for bikini weather in four short weeks with this complete training, nutrition, and supplement guide!

  • 5 Ways To Perfect Your Post-Workout Protocol

    Once you leave the gym, your body shifts to muscle recovery and growth. Here's how to optimize recuperation, so you're ready to do it all over again.

  • Head-To-Toe Training In Under An Hour

    Short on time? Steal these expert-recommended workouts and train your whole body in just 60 minutes.

  • 6 Surefire Tips For A Successful Shred!

    With warm weather approaching, the call for an effective shred has never been stronger. Use these 6 tips to ensure you're six-pack-ready for summer!

  • Awesome Abdominal Workouts For Women!

    Raise your hand if you want better abs! These 8 moves combined into 5 routines add up to you building one awesome core.

  • 10 Ways To Maximize Your Energy

    Exercise is supposed to boost your energy levels, right? So is yours doing it? If not, improve your approach with these tips!

  • My Biggest Fitness Struggle, And How I Overcame It

    All types of athletes face personal challenges on their way to the top of their field. Here are 5 inspirational stories you can learn from on your way up!

  • A Woman's Guide To Setting "SMART" Goals

    Ambitious goals are a dime a dozen this time of year. Is your approach to yours setting you up to fail? Three successful women and athletes give you their hard-learned lessons!

  • Eat More Food To Lose More Weight!

    Losing weight isn't about skipping meals. Learn how to shed unwanted fat the right way, and eat more in the process.

  • 5 Shoulder Routines For 3-D Definition

    From deep in the forums come 5 routines, ranging from the reasonable to the terrifying. Your next shoulder day is locked and loaded!

  • 6 Fun And Effective Fat-Burning Workouts

    These 6 unique and creative fat-blasting workouts will help shred you up and keep you lean all year long.

  • 7 Foolproof Fat-Loss Strategies

    Eager to get lean? These 7 strategies from the elite athletes of Team Grenade will help you torch fat and conquer your fitness goals!

  • 6 Ways Fitness Improves Your Life

    The time has come to put random workouts aside! Get serious about fitness and reap benefits that will improve your entire life, from crushing your favorite sports to building instant confidence.

  • 8 Ways To Keep Your Summer Shred

    Make that summer body a year-round staple with these tips to stay lean for the long term.

  • 6 Leg Workouts To Supersize Your Lower Body!

    Your days of hiding your stems end here. These 6 jean-busting leg workouts from the forums are guaranteed to make you grow—if you're up to the challenge!

  • 6 HIIT Workouts You Have To Try

    Your excuses for not doing high-intensity interval cardio have all expired. One of these 6 workouts from the forums is a guaranteed fit for you, no matter how busy you are!

  • Your Workout For A Strong And Stacked Back

    Police chief Daniel Banks is a busy man, but he always makes time for the gym—and it shows! Try his heavy, high-volume back workout on for size.

  • Samantha Leete's Sculpted Arm Workout!

    Kiss that arm jiggle goodbye with this intense biceps and triceps workout from athlete Samantha Leete. It's time to win the arms race!

  • The 7-Day Total-Body Overhaul

    No need to wait until New Year's to start transforming your physique. The best way to crush your goals is to start now with this killer plan.