The REBEL Force

The REBEL Force

We decide. If we’re taking it back for life, then the REBEL Force becomes the most important superpower yet. It’s about always thinking for ourselves, and making decisions that are aligned with our values and our vision…not someone else’s. Build “REBEL Force” Muscle. It’s human nature to want to be handed the answers sometimes…we have a lot on our plates!  This is why we love having trainers, coaches, and mentors - we love benefitting from an expert.  But what happens when we stop questioning direction? When we no longer check in to make sure we’re operating in line with what we want?  Here are our favourite ways to check in and make sure we’re operating right from the gut. Rebel tricks: thinking for ourselves. QUESTION IT.  We make sure we’re to blindly believing advice by always asking the question “why?” GO WITH THE GUT. It rarely leads us astray. CURE THE DISEASE TO PLEASE: Taking action to impress or please someone else will ultimately always end poorly. HOMEWORK.  Doing the research means we’re empowered with knowledge. GRAIN OF SALT.  Every expert comes with their own biases…it’s up to us to use all the information available to us and make our own judgement calls. NO F@*KS!  People won’t always agree when we go against the stream and do what feels right for us.  A Rebel gives zero effs....
REBELLION: The Rebel.

REBELLION: The Rebel.

A whole new kind of hardcore. During the FINAL WEEK of the Rebellion, our Rebel truth is this: Starting now, we’re a brand new kind of hardcore..for life.  To continue on our journey to success, we need the guts, the grit, and the FIRE of a true Rebel - always.  To persevere, live fearlessly, embrace failure and BELIEVE in what sometimes seems impossible, this takes a true Rebel spirit, inside and out. The permanent Take-Back. Remember where is all started?  At the beginning of this 8 week journey, we decided to take our power back.  We decided to be driven by a PASSION for being strong and healthy, instead of being motivated by BS ideals. We’ve taken healthy living back, and go forward on our own terms.  Because we feel so strong and empowered, we don’t let guilt, fear, or food control us. Just because we’ve done the work doesn’t mean all the old tricks aren’t there.  We’re about to be inundated with New Year’s diets, detoxes, and bargain basement bootcamp deals all designed to make us feel like crap for enjoying the holidays…we have to keep taking it back. We don’t know about you, but we’re completely done with measuring our legs, weighing our lunch, and feeling guilty all the time, so let’s commit to letting old habits go permanently. Rebel tricks. We now have a huge arsenal of tools and superpowers…keep using them!  Book mark this page so you always have access to all the tools from your Rebellion Take-Back.  They’re yours for life. The Take-Back: The Get Force The Grind: The Grit Force The Zone: The One Force...
The BIG Force

The BIG Force

Don’t sweat the small stuff. If we’re in it for the long-haul, the BIG picture is what counts.  How can we let go of the small “failures” and bumps in the road and continue striving toward what we want? Build “BIG Force” Muscle. No one ever set out to make big things happen and had a journey of smooth sailing, right?  When we get better at expecting roadblocks, then we’re more likely to get where we need to go because we become resilient, kick-ass problem solvers. The ONE Force looked at ways to stay focused and connected to goals.  The BIG Force takes it one step farther, focusing on THE BIG PICTURE while not dwelling on all the twists, turns and sh!t piles it sometimes takes along the way. Rebel tricks. THE GOOD.  It’s human nature to focus on the negative. A zillion things could be going our way, yet we’ll focus on on what’s not right. Imagine you’re at the bands and you’ve done 40 minutes of Jump Squats and those last 20 seconds are a killer. By focusing on all we’ve already accomplished, we’re in a better state of mind to get where we want to go. If we say screw the Jump Squats, I’m gonna bail on the bands today in exchange for happy hour with my crew…well let’s focus on all the times we did make our workout.  Is one night off going to affect the BIG picture?  Want more? Go back to The GOOD Force. MEASURE IT. Sometimes we think we’ve failed, but based on whose criteria? A friend was on the road to football stardom, then he injured and couldn’t...
REBELLION: The Crew.

REBELLION: The Crew.

The ultimate Crew. If you’ve ever made big life-style shifts then you already know about this week’s Rebel truth: the people we let in have a major impact on our success.  This week we check in with how our Crew impacts our world and remember to use The BIG Force to stay focused on crushing. Yo mama. Sticking to super-clean eating is bound to piss people off, and this isn’t really that surprising.  Food is an expression of love, comfort, tradition, and culture, so it’s bound to get personal.  Saying no to your mom’s lasagna or your  Grandma’s Nanaimo Bars? Don’t expect a high-five…we’ve seen this sh!t get downright ugly.  Hopefully most of your crew are pumped for your goals, but things can get damaging when passive aggressive comments start rolling. Heard any of this from friends and family: What do you need to lose weight for? I think you’re becoming obsessed with yourself. You think you’re too good for my tuna casserole? You work out too much, you’re getting too muscular. Here - I made you a lettuce leaf. Can you eat that? Haters be like… Whenever we choose better for ourselves, people may not like it. This is not on us.  REPEAT! This is not our problem.  When our goals are authentic and we’re striving for what we really want for ourselves, it’s up to us to not be influenced by judgment and negativity.  We can’t change how others will react or treat us, we can only choose our response. Ask anyone who’s tried to make anything happen.  When you dream big people will say you’ll fail, that you don’t have...
The GOOD Force

The GOOD Force

The best coach. Imagine if someone else spoke to us - or treated us - the we do to ourselves?  Simple statements like “my bad knee”, “my weak back”; or “I’m not very strong”, “I don’t do cardio”…how does this affect our brain?  We need more from ourselves - we have to be our own best motivator. First, story time 😉 Erin here. I thought I had a pretty “bad” shoulder.  I’ve had a slew of breaks and tears along the way, but my left shoulder was my nemesis. Pre-Revkor, my yoga journey taught me how to modify movements to nurture and protect those “injuries”.  I would attend classes and move with great care, learning as much as I could about precise alignment and not pushing past perceived limits.  I was either encouraged to embrace my limitations through acceptance, or spend hours working on them with various blocks, straps, pillows and workshops. 10 years went by and I found myself feeling stuck, apathetic and incapable in my body. Where was my fire and fight?  When athletes are using prosthetics to finish record-breaking sprints; when veterans are rebuilding after huge trauma, I could hardly cry in my organic hemp flakes about my tricky shoulder.   Everyone has an injury, illness or mechanical issue within the body that limits them.  Everyone. I decided to get over myself and my shoulder, and everything changed. I stopped thinking of my shoulder as bad, and started thinking of it as badass.  My shoulder hadn’t failed me, my shoulder had adventures, and the rest of me is stronger now to help support that edgy, full-living mofo. Teamwork!  To get back to work and...
REBELLION: The Crush.

REBELLION: The Crush.

It’s now or never…this is GO-TIME. This Week’s Rebel truth gets right to the point: To get where we want to go, we have to get out of our own way. Why is our success sabotaged? Sometimes it feels like everything stands in the way of our goals.  The universe isn’t out to get us….life is hard. It’s never going to be easy.  Rebels get this and learn how to weather the storms.  We’ve come to believe that the greater the obstacle, the more badass the reward anyway, so let’s simply see road blocks as a wicked puzzle to solve so we can get to other side and say “HELL YES….I did it!” HOW TO CRUSH. No tricks here, just solid GRIT. TRY HARDER. Don’t allow I CAN’T dialogue into the day.  There is always an answer. THE GOOD FORCE: By focusing on our strengths, perceived weaknesses take a back-seat allowing positivity to rule. DON’T STOP.  Goal crushed? Keep improving.  Rebels set frequent benchmarks and creating a lifestyle of non-stop motivation, inspiration, and spirit that can’t be squashed. This is our week to go for it, no holds barred.  How we make it happen: We kill those workouts.  Arriving fuelled and going for it 110%. We don’t just sort of eat clean - results come with dedication…this week we crush food. Us first. We know we’re better in work and life when we’re healthy and strong. The GOOD Force - like we mean it. Zero self-deprecation - we own our awesomeness and make no apologies. The Crew – share and connect. Ready to rock? We know you...