Getting real about good eats.

Getting real about good eats.

This spring, we’ve dropped “Eat clean” from our credo. The short story is:  We want to get real about the vital role food plays in our wellbeing. Food is as important as fitness (if not MORE!). Real food rocks…especially veggies. Most of us need to up our intake. The term “eating clean” implies some foods are “dirty” or wrong, and maybe it’s time to get real about that, too. But there is a little more to the story. Since the beginning, Ange and I believed that a healthy lifestyle starts in the kitchen. We developed our company’s credo to help our members understand that a healthy lifestyle is about more than crushing the bands: Work out. Eat clean. Live fully. As the years went on, something about eating clean wasn’t feeling right. Over-the-top voices like Food Babe had us believing that “if you can’t pronounce it, it’s poison.” I won’t pretend we weren’t on-board with this concept, and am embarrassed that - based on this thinking - the graphic in this post would take bananas off the table as a “chemical-free food”. While detoxes and cleanses continued to soar in popularity, the science community was speaking up.  One day, my buddy Alex Cibiri of Element CrossFit posted this article featuring the headline, “Clean Eating is Useless”.  It hit my guts like a bowl of (delicious) chemical-laden mac and cheese.  I’d been feeling for months that we needed to ditch “Eat Clean”, but this article highlighted reasons we couldn’t ignore.  Based on the ways marketers were selling the concept, clean-eating started to to imply a food lifestyle that can be perceived...
A Rebel’s Reality Check

A Rebel’s Reality Check

Should we get real about what’s standing in our way? If we’re taking it back, there’s no holds barred! How can we get out of our own way to find amped up results and the healthy lifestyle we want? A Rebel’s Reality Check. We’re throwin’ down the top eight ways we stand in the way of our own goal-crushing, and we’re willing to bet some of these hit home with you too. Ready to face it head-on, together? Success Sabotage: Face it head-on. 1. I can eat what I want because I work out like a machine! Maybe you can, pizza-monster!  But for most, this isn’t the case. There’s no dodging the impact of healthy, balanced meals. The sooner we get really real about the HUGE role food plays in our health, the sooner we’ll see and feel the results we’re looking for.  We can do all the workouts we want, but for most people with the average metabolism, food plays a bigger role in determining our weight, plain and simple. Food is everything! 2. I deserve it. It’s been a long day. We didn’t have an afternoon snack, and maybe we missed dinner altogether, racing around with errands or last minute work projects. After a day like that, don’t we deserve a big glass of wine with a huge bowl of extra-cheesy lasagna and garlic bread?  Actually, we deserve food that will nourish us, and a workout to help get the blood flowing!  Don’t fall into the indulgent trap, it’s a vicious cycle that’s tough to break. Odds are you’re tackling this one right now - use your Rev Crew...
Because something has to change.

Because something has to change.

All we did was google: “fitness magazine covers”.   We actually pay people to tell us this sh!t. Even if we don’t buy these kinds of magazines, these messages still scream at us in the market line-up, on highway billboards, and worst of all, where we work out. Marketers need us to feel too old, too fat, and too skinny.  They need us to believe we don’t know how to eat, that we’re missing a BIG SECRET, and that we can’t make any choices for ourselves. If we dislike ourselves just enough, we’ll buy what they’re selling. We drank the juice, too. For years, WE were buying the same old crap for ourselves. Why? Because we’re born and raised in the fitness industry, where body-shaming was born.  Want proof? Just check out these unfathomable gym ads.  We all fall prey to the cycle of guilt, and we knew we had to do something to change it. It’s always been about taking the power back. This is why Rebellion was born: so we could band together to end the cycle. Listen, there is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight. Maintaining a healthy percentage of body fat is key to overall health; everyone knows that.  And there’s nothing wrong with wanting to change your appearance. We all have to do what feels right for us. What needs to change is who decides how we feel about ourselves, and who decides what we do about it. And because we get slammed with this BS on the regular, we have to check in ALL THE TIME to make sure we’ve empowered ourselves...
Up your game with Korboard.

Up your game with Korboard.

What Members are saying about Korboard. We believe it’s our job to keep reinventing our workout, delivering the most robust and dynamic fitness experience possible. This is why we were so pumped to add Korboard to our roster of novel programming in 2017.  If you’re a Revver, you know we love keeping you on your toes but when it comes to Korboard, you’re the ones surprising us.  Your results have blown our minds.  We could tell you all about the huge transformations we’ve seen, but we’re gonna let some of our hardcore Korboarders give you their full low-down. Jessica: As a hockey player, my body is used to moving in the same ways all the time. The Korboard’s cross-training benefits have been a huge wake-up call for my whole body, and my game.  Not only am I stronger in brand new ways, I have explosive strength in my legs, hips, and core like never before, which keeps me feeling motivated to work harder on my upper body strength, something I’ve always been lacking in the past (but building big-time with Revkor!). Tiffany: Korboard pushes you to your limit physically and mentally.  As a former athlete, this serious burn is something I missed.  There is something so humbling about being pushed to failure during your workout; it builds this fire in your gut that drives you to keep coming back to the board to improve.  I’ve noticed increased physical strength in big ways, but it’s the mental strength that has made a huge difference in my daily life.  Korboard has been a complete game changer for me. Meagan I’m not an...
FREE REVKOR this weekend!

FREE REVKOR this weekend!

Find out why this is everyone’s workout. This weekend, official Revkor studios are hosting FREE classes at a studio-wide open house!  We know it takes courage to try something new…and what better time of year to make something BIG happen for yourself? This is why we’re making it easier than ever to try the workout that’s been a huge game-changer for thousands of band-lovers of all ages and all levels of fitness.  You can do this!  You must register and book online to secure your spot. Click below for your studio. WEEKEND FLASH SALE: Our Intro Month pass will be ON SALE this weekend only online and in-studio!  Use promo code FALLRESET to get $10 off, valid ONLY Thursday September 7th to Monday September 11 at midnight. Register for your free class now: Revkor London Revkor Cambridge Revkor Temiskaming Shores Want to know more about the workout?  Click here!  Our blog is also jammed with recipes, tips and happenings that keep our crew motivated all year long. See you at the bands this...
Why we love to crush Mondays.

Why we love to crush Mondays.

Mondays with mad potential! Here’s why we think Mondays have magic when it comes to creating the lifestyle we want. A week of goal-crushing. If we want the most from our workouts, they have to be habit instead of chance.  Instead of squeezing it in when there’s time (because let’s be serious…there’s always something else we could think of doing), scheduling a start-of-the-week workout makes us way more likely to make fitness - and goal-crushing in general - a priority all week long. The slippery slope factor. Have an intense weekend of BBQs and cocktails?  Cheers to that - weekends are for good times! Postponing a return to workouts makes us more likely to talk ourselves out of fitness all week long…”I’ll get back there next week when I’ve eaten a little better/feel less bloated/have more energy…” Sound familiar?  We love nipping it in the bud and locking that Monday workout in, guilt-free and ready to rock. Bring on the week! Feel-good endorphins from crushing a Monday workout give us a more positive outlook on the day and week ahead. Who doesn’t want a healthy dose of unstoppable hell-ya on a Monday? #WABAM Kitchen crushing. Starting the week strong also makes us WAY more likely to start the week food-prepped and eating well. The ultimate re-do! No matter what last week was like, Monday is the best time to say f*ck it and start from scratch.        ...