The Secret to Success in 8 Weeks?

The Secret to Success in 8 Weeks?

You already know the answer. We’re a whole thing.  We want what we want and we want it now.  When we can shop, hail a cab, and plan world travel in a few simple clicks; it’s no wonder we want a quick fix for everything.  Not to mention, they’ve been telling us for years we can have it all if only we just buy whatever their magic secret is. From blenders to hair products to real estate…isn’t that what they want us to believe? For four years our Revvers’ have shared stories with us about their past attempts at quick fixes.  From cleanses and detoxes to bars and shakes; from 21-day slim-downs to cucumber diets, we’ve heard it all. Not to mention, weigh-ins and measuring just work to deepen self-loathing and make us feel objectified.  Seriously…aren’t we more than the circumference of our upper arm? When it comes to the big stuff, the secret is that there is no secret. It’s human nature to think everyone else’s blessing were showered upon them without any effort.  From the outside looking in, the people who have it all seem to just - have it all. But hold up a second - we know better than this, right? Oprah, Steve Jobs, that guy at the bands who can crush aaallllll the Fighter Kicks, do we really think they were just chillin’ on their Playstation with a pizza pocket when one day badassery came knocking at their door? Hell no. We used to call our 8 Week Challenge the Revkor Shred.  Catchy, right?  Sounds super fitnessy; gives you visions of ripped abs and sweat.  Which is exactly why we evolved....
“Get strong; crush your goals.”

“Get strong; crush your goals.”

Holiday Shred 2016 Revver Natalie… On how she balances it all AND shreds the bands, the waves, and CRUSHES life in general. Why did the bands feel different for you?  Why did the workout stick? Immediately following my first few Rev workouts, I could feel my muscles reacting.  I was the typical beginner, concentrating on clipping my bands on properly and using the right resistance for each sequence.  What I quickly realized was how much stronger I felt – and that feeling increased with each class.  RevMix classes became my favourite and I would start to challenge myself to improve my strength – adding more reps to my donkey push-ups, getting lower on my squats, pushing through those mountain climbers at an increasingly faster pace.  I could see results after only a few weeks and outside of the studio, I would find myself running up stairs and carrying even more heavy grocery bags without struggling.  I just felt strong!   Was there ever a time when fitness was not part of your life?  What changed? I played sports all of my life but have never been a fan of the gym.  After I had my two boys, I struggled with finding time for exercise.  I felt guilty leaving them and in my spare time I would clean the house and cook meals, trying to be the ‘perfect’ mom.  I was tired and trying to live up to unrealistic goals.  I was travelling regularly for work, away from home 3-4 days a week.  My husband, who has always made time for staying fit, helped me realize that in order to...