Lynds-spiration…3 years of crushing!

Lynds-spiration…3 years of crushing!

  “Revkor immediately changed my perspective on exercise and my health.  I finally found a workout I enjoy, PLUS I see and feel the benefits every day.  I had no idea I could feel as great as I do.  Pain no longer gets in the way of my life.  I feel stronger and in better shape than I have in my entire life.” Meet Lyndsay, original Revver and one of two top winners from the 2015 Revkor Holiday Shred.   My Revkor journey began 3 years ago when my mom and I walked into a little studio in London.  Little did I know, my life would be changed forever. When I was 17, I hurt my back working in a grocery store.  At 19, I was finally diagnosed with degenerative disks in my upper back and neck.  They told me that my 19 year old disks were in the condition of a healthy 60 year old’s, and I was informed that disability would worsen with age.  The doctors said there was nothing they could do, but that I could control how quickly the injury worsened. It was recommended that I give up my dream to teach (which I did not) and stay away from any high impact activities.  I was even told that I would probably have to get a breast reduction later in life.  As such a young woman, I was horrified.  Eventually, I just accepted that I would have chronic pain for the rest of my life and there was nothing I could do about it.  The pain just became a way of life and I found ways...
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...
Chantal – Real Rev Strong!

Chantal – Real Rev Strong!

Shred Star Chantal! “Revkor was a beautiful discovery – I could build muscle during an enjoyable class without touching a weight!” One of the things we love most about Shred is sharing stories to help change the way we think of each others’ journeys.  It would be easy to meet Chantal and think it comes easy.  Strong, always smiling and ready with something kind to say, she’s one of those people who just makes you feel happy when you’re around her. But being strong hasn’t come without setbacks and struggles. Always a lover of life, Chantal has always loved staying active, being outside, and making the most of every day. “I started running when I was 20 and never looked back. I quickly got into distance running,  participating in Marathons on a regular basis. I was never one for the gym, however pushed myself to start going a few years back, realizing that muscle was very important to support myself when running.” Chantal says she never fully enjoyed weight lifting and felt it was more of a chore. “Revkor was a beautiful discovery – I could build muscle during an enjoyable class without touching a weight!” Naturally active, Chantal rides horses, snowboards, and loves being outdoors with her family.  A while back, she suffered a setback with a snowboarding injury, and raves about how the bands helped her move through her knee recovery. “I completely tore my meniscus and partially tore my MCL.  The torn pieces of meniscus were lodged behind my kneecap for months, limiting mobility until I went for surgery.  Due to a month of no use, I lost...
RevLIFE Results

RevLIFE Results

Have you ever met someone who makes you happy just by existing?  Meet the next winner from our Revkor™ Summer Shred!  Our very own Madeline is a grad from our January 2015 Certification program.  A natural teacher and motivator, this little spitfire kind of blows us away with her awesomeness. We chose Madeline as one of three RevLIFE winners not only because of her incredible Shred commitment, but also because of the rocking example she is to people in their early twenties.  Her commitment to living healthy and inspiring others to do the same is just one of many ways this being is a natural leader and inspiration. While Maddy was already in killer shape when the challenge started, you can’t deny how strong she looks now!  Congrats Madeline!  You are such an important part of revNATION and our London Market Studio! “My clean eating journey started with certification at the end of January. If I was promoting clean eating to our members I better practice what I preach. I wasn’t ignorant I was just lazy. For the shred I kicked it up tenfold; I wanted to challenge myself and really see what my body could do. It was hard to get into classes  because everyone was going hard core for this shred, so my results were going to be dependant on how I ate. From the beginning I knew this would be the hardest part for me. Clean eating is a big mental challenge. I became the household grocery shopper; I ate consistently throughout the day and I rarely left the house without multiple healthy snacks. This lifestyle is truly all about balance, I pressed the Revkor Reset a couple of times and still ended up with results I am super proud of. I came out of this...
revSTAR Results!

revSTAR Results!

Meet Revkor™ Shred second prize winner, Kathryn! In the past 2 plus years, Kathryn has probably stepped up to the bands more than any other member.  A staple at our founding studio in London, Kathryn is a major fixture in the Rev community in so many ways.  We actually call her our Rev-Police, (aka Rev Popo!!) because she helps keep our creative and dream-chasing company in check!  Always there helping new students and adjusting bands, our London Market studio simply wouldn’t be the same without her. Seeing Kathryn’s transformation brings tears to our eyes (ok who are we kidding, full-out bawling!). Stories like these are a shining example of why we’ve incorporated clean-eating into the Rev culture.  So many unstoppable people bring their whole hearts into workouts then find themselves disappointed with their lack of results.  Add a little clean-eating and BOOM!  Members uncover the strength and definition they’ve had all along. Kathryn is the second prize winner of our 2015 Revkor™ Summer Shred, and her results speak for themselves.  But she also wins for being such an integral part of revNATION.  Congrats Popo…we love you!  You inspire so many! Two years ago I had no idea how much of an impact this workout was going to have on my life.   Two years ago I tried my first class with a friend who was my main motivator for working out.  I had never found a workout that I could stick to for longer than a few months but luckily, I had that friend beside me motivating me to keep going and somehow, after that first hump of getting used to the movements...