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...
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...
The Weekend-Rebel Survival Guide!

The Weekend-Rebel Survival Guide!

Canadian’s love summer weekends. After all, our summer is like 5 seconds long.  Living healthy doesn’t mean we won’t revel in good times.  What does set us apart is that we’ll be among the few people who don’t feel like total sh!t Sunday night - who’s with us? THE HURDLES Knowing what our challenges will be before the weekend rolls up means we’re better prepared to crush. We asked Revvers for their top reasons for falling off the goal train: Peer Pressure: Kids aren’t the only ones who crumble…this was actually the top answer by a landslide.  “I feel lame having a soda water or a single cocktail when everyone else is indulging around the campfire. I don’t want to feel like the odd man out.”  Feel familiar? Temptation: If you’re cottage-bound, odds are friends and family will be firing up the barbecue and with cocktails flowing dock-side.  Hard to resist?  “My brother in law makes the world’s best ribs every May 24, I can’t imagine saying no.” Manners:  No one wants to feel like the annoying health fiend at the party, munching on carrot sticks and seed mix.  “It feels rude bringing my own meals when I’m a guest at someone’s cottage for the weekend.” THE STRATEGY   Get Real: We’re not here to tell you that you can let it rip all weekend long then press the Reset button Tuesday morning.  While it’s true that we can always choose a fresh start when we need one, part of being hardcore is making tough choices and going the extra mile.  We already know that success comes with hard work and dedication, there’s no getting...
Rise + CRUSH

Rise + CRUSH

THIS is how Rebels face a new day. In my mid 30s, I committed to Julia Cameron’s simple concept of Morning Pages: hand-writing 3 pages of random thoughts each morning.  It doesn’t matter what goes on those pages, what’s important for me is just getting some of the noise out of my mind so I can tackle the day with some focus.  As life became busier, this didn’t feel possible every day. While I still love this habit and can crush it a couple times weekly, what’s absolutely non-negotiable for me every morning is the Five Minute Journal. For me, some form of journalling and connecting with myself every morning is non-negotiable when it comes to keeping my sanity.  Morning Pages are tough, because mornings are bananas. For most people, the start of the day is filled with other people’s needs and a race with the clock, so finding time to sit for 15 minutes of journalling can seem self-indulgent and full-on impossible.  Lately, I’ve been using Tim Ferris’ book Tools of Titans to help me sit long enough to focus on my journalling.  I read a couple pages for inspo, then grab my pen. Tools of Titans is filled with success tips from zillions of brilliant super-champs Ferris has interviewed, along with his own reflections and gems. This morning my random flip opened the book to Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock’s feature, where he mentions a t-shirt given to him at an Avatar event.  The James Cameron quote on the shirt stopped me in my tracks: Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not...
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...