Mystery Revver Crushes the Bands!

Mystery Revver Crushes the Bands!

From undercover to Shred Star! In Cambridge, we’ve always had a Facebook group where Revvers could share recipes, laughs, and support.  Some time ago, our Facebook group suddenly stepped up its humour game. A mystery Revver had us all in stitches with her dry humour and hilarious observations.  Who was this super-clever band groupie?  We had no idea…her Facebook photo was a cartoon and her profile seemed to contain zero pictures of her actual self.  After a week or two, our whole crew was wondering – who is she? Finally the mystery Revver posted that she’d forgotten an umbrella after class, which I held hostage until she claimed it from me personally.  To my surprise, Amanda came to the desk to claim it - a seriously quiet and unforgettable person I had seen come in and out of the studio without a word for months.  Over the last year, a lot has changed.  Maybe we’ll let Amanda tell you her version of the story first: “So, a year ago I was fat, sad, and lifting weights in my basement. I had no friends, rarely went out, and could not have been more depressed. I couldn’t even do a squat so I was failing pretty hard at the weightlifting. I decided maybe some yoga would help me become more limber. After some research, I found a studio and accidentally ended up signing up for a revMIX class. I bumbled angrily through my first class (in the back corner) and the next week I went back for more. I mostly kept my head down, did my workout and went home.   After a few months...
Your revMIX secret weapon.  It’s not what you think.

Your revMIX secret weapon. It’s not what you think.

Want to CRUSH your Revkor high intensity workouts? Are you a revMIX junkie?  Our high intensity classes like revMIX 1, 2, 3 - and our latest killer sequence revFIX – are an obsession.  There is nothing like that feeling of challenging yourself to push out your best possible minute at the bands. If you’re new to Rev, you might be wondering how to get better at these classes.  Will those burpee climbers ever get easier? And Rev veterans know that while we always find progress, these classes are always one of the most challenging workouts going. We recently wrapped up our annual Revkor Holiday Shred, (WABAM!) and 8 weeks of hardcore Revving and super-clean eating turned more people than ever into revMIX and revFIX junkies!  You’d be hard-pressed to find a workout that delivers those kinds of rapid results in such a fun package. Want to seriously step up your game and challenge yourself to find the most killer planks, powerful jump lunges, and pushups that would make any athlete envy your strength? The answer might not be what you think. Revkor no-impact sequences are designed to help you develop unparalleled stability, mobility and deep power.  This is why so many elite athletes call our original sequences like revSPORT and revYOGA their secret weapon, helping them achieve top performance on the ice, the field, the ring… The controlled, focused movements help you isolate your muscle groups and build strength from a foundation of good form.  Unlike training with free weights and other less dynamic equipment, the constant tension on the resistance bands asks so much more from your body.  The focused pace of...
This is where things get real.

This is where things get real.

The people who inspire and motivate us the most always have one thing in common: perseverance.  Why  do we have this misconception that some people get all the luck?  That some people’s roads are smoother and flow more easier because they were gifted with the talent good fortune to reach the loftiest of goals? Any accomplished artist will say - they do not roll out of bed every morning and paint a masterpiece.  They try and fail a zillion times before finding their flow.  Writers struggle for days, months, sometimes years, throwing away endless drafts before finally finding the voice of a story.  Think of elite athletes - how many time do they fall, lose, bleed before becoming a champion? What elevates people to extraordinary is resilience and focus.  We have to believe in our goals, see ourselves reaching them, and stop at nothing to get where we believe we deserve to go. Our Rebellion goals are no different. What motivates you to push through your challenge?  Most of us start with a focus on inches or pounds, or maybe the desire to fit into a goal outfit.  But doesn’t something else completely take over? When we push through the hardest moves in revMIX, uncovering the strength that has always been there, we fuel a fire deep inside that is about so much more than how we look in our clothes.  We all want to quit - hell - it’s a lot easier to drop to your knees than crushing out ten more seconds of mountain climbers.  But when we choose to persevere, we prove to ourselves that we are extraordinary.  Quitting is...
Disappearing Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Disappearing Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

They’re re really that good. Fuel your craving for a Mexican feast with these guilt-free bad-boys!  Super easy, super clean, and awesome as left-overs. Makes the perfect, high protein, post-Rev workout muscle repair meal.   MAKE IT HAPPEN: Poach or grill 3 chicken breasts until cooked through. Let cool slightly, then put in a mixing bowl. Shred the chicken using two forks, pulling outward. Meanwhile… In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Add 1/2 diced red onion. 1 clove crushed garlic. Sautee till onion is soft and translucent. Add: 3 medium sized crushed tomatoes ( I pulled mine off the vine from the garden and zipped in the Vitamix) 1.5 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili minced chipotle pepper (optional) Let simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes…longer will dry the chicken out.   Serve on fresh lettuce leaves with shredded old cheddar, fresh guac, tomatoes, lime, and shredded cilantro!  Whatever floats your boat. Delish in corn tortillas or a sandwich too! Kids will love it.  Just TRY posting a photo…this sh*t disappears the moment it hits the plate. #eatclean  ...
A Revver’s Top 7 Reasons to Hit the Bands!

A Revver’s Top 7 Reasons to Hit the Bands!

Meet hardcore Cambridge Revver Louise. She’s mom to Thomas, 14, Matthew, 7 and Benjamin - just over 6 months.  This 38 year-old mama didn’t waste any time post-baby…we’re pretty sure the docs cut the cord and Louise jogged promptly to the bands! Revkor was just what Louise says she needed post baby-Benjamin.  “By week-2 of Revkor, I already felt my body strengthen.  I decided to take a leap and try revMIX, where I heard my instructor say ‘you can do anything for a minute’!   That motivating phrase is where I focus my thoughts.  Unless my body physically cannot go anymore, my new mantra is now this saying. Even though it’s just a few words of encouragement, for me it keeps my mind focused, knowing the harder I work I know I’ll see results. Guaranteed!” We’ve watched Louise become so strong and vibrant, from the inside-out. “I believe in myself more now than I ever have. And I know the physical part of me can do it as long as the mental part of me pushes through,” she shared. Whether you’re a new mom, new to working out, or just deciding to get active for the first time, Louise tells us why Revkor is her chosen workout for life!   A Revvers Top 7 Reasons to Hit the Bands! 1. Do things you never thought your body could! “With rev you can perform movements and positions with the aid of the bands. They give you leverage to move in a way you cannot, especially with plyometric movements.” 2. Anyone can do it. “My instructors gave me all the modifications I...
Revkor: Look incredible, FEEL unstoppable!

Revkor: Look incredible, FEEL unstoppable!

Meet Courtney, another winner of our Revkor™ Summer Shred.  There’s a whole bunch of things we love about Courtney and high on the list is what a shining example she is to people in their early twenties.  So many of us head off to school and fall right off the rails on the fast-food and beer train, at a time in life when we should be feeling young, vibrant, and up for anything.  Packing on pounds and losing muscle early in adulthood doesn’t feel good but so many people do it, and fall into a rhythm of unhealthy living.  Not this girl - she chose goodness. Courtney went off to travel this year for a couple months, enjoying sunshine and good times but ready to get back to the bands.  Lucky to have a seriously incredible Rev-mom (Lise won our 2014 Holiday Shred!), this Shred champ and her motivating sidekick tackled the challenge with unstoppable energy and the results are obvious.  We’re so proud of you Courtney!  You’ve chosen healthy, awesome and strong. YES! “I had a lot of people tell me that doing this challenge was ridiculous & pointless because “you don’t need to lose weight”.  Well, I may appear that way because of my natural body structure (thanks mom!) however I felt in no way thin, fit, or toned like I wanted to be. This two month shred helped me get back to proper eating habits, regular exercise, working muscles that hadn’t been worked in over two months and just overall feeling better about myself! Recently I’ve loved being able to see…. my abs. Yes that sounds...