Loaded Dates

Loaded Dates

Loaded Dates We’ve all been on one of those dates where we’re sitting across from that person we had high hopes for. It all sounded like a perfect match until you find out they’re in between jobs, sleeping on their grandma’s couch, and spent the last hour giving you way TMI about their last three exes. Well this is a way more satisfying kind of loaded date. If you crave chocolate and sweet treats like we do, you’re gonna love a night in with a hot tea, Netflix, and a few of these bad-boys. Recipe and photo courtesy of Lavinia Todor.   Ingredients: Medjool dates Favorite nut butter Almonds, whole Toppers: Chocolate puffed quinoa Chia seeds Toasted almonds Toasted coconut Strawberries Directions: Cut the dates lengthwise and remove the pit. Then fill them with a little nut butter and the toppings of your choice. Get creative - post below and tell us your favourites! WABAM!  Sweet craving,...
Because something has to change.

Because something has to change.

All we did was google: “fitness magazine covers”. We actually pay people to tell us this sh!t. Even if we don’t buy these kinds of magazines, these messages still scream at us in the market line-up, on highway billboards, and worst of all, where we work out. Marketers need us to feel too old, too fat, and too skinny. We drank the juice, too. For years, WE were buying the same old crap for ourselves. Why? Because we’re born and raised in the fitness industry, where body-shaming was born.  Want proof? Just check out these unfathomable gym ads.  We all fall prey to the cycle of guilt, and we knew we had to do something to change it. It’s always been about taking the power back. This is why Rebellion was born: so we could band together to end the cycle. Listen, there is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, or to look and feel better. What needs to change is who decides how we feel about ourselves, and who decides what we do about it. There is one mother of a difference between striving for a healthy body weight, versus trying to sculpt a huge round butt and a 23 inch waist, just to be validated by Instagram likes.  Right? These messages affect all of us. If you have kids - hell, if you even know a kid - you should care about this A LOT. These are the messages kids and teens are seeing on social media every day. Who do they look up to? YOU. You’re their mom, dad, cool aunt, teacher, mentor, coach. Our...
How to stop.

How to stop.

When being strong means doing nothing at all. Twice each year we launch an 8 week challenge in our studios.  With the Rebellion, there’s no goal outfit, or tracking of pounds and inches, and certainly no going hungry.  Instead, we follow an 8 step coaching process designed to help us think more positively, set goals more effectively, and create healthy habits that can sustain us far beyond the 8 weeks. Most of us don’t realize how conditioned we’ve been to have a love-hate relationship with food and fitness, two things which should bring us so much joy! Here’s the hardest part. We might think that the most demanding part of a challenge like this is being diligent about meal prep, learning how to do some pretty tough fitness moves, or staying the course over a girl’s weekend or trip south. It’s not. There’s one thing that so many of our new Rebels struggle with, but our returning challengers even more.  Once we’ve created this gutsy, unstoppable Rebel lifestyle, what happens when we need to STOP? Sometimes real life happens, right?  Sometimes it’s something simple that slows us down, like a cold or an achy knee from an old injury. And sometimes it’s not simple one bit.  Real life includes losses, divorces, ups and downs with health, or attending to someone else’s needs. These things can throw us right off our game, so it’s vital that we remember this: We’re creating a healthy life.  Our bodies and our wellbeing need to be with us for the long-haul.  Sometimes the healthiest thing we can do is stop to heal, rest, and...
HP Curl Fries + Egg Breakkie!

HP Curl Fries + Egg Breakkie!

HP Curl Fries + Egg Breakkie You’ve gotta be a Korboarder to get it ;). Give your guns the dream recovery breakfast!  WABAM. Recipe and photo from Lavinia Todor MAKE IT HAPPEN Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp sea salt ⅛ tsp garlic powder ⅛ tsp onion powder Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Use spiralizer to create the sweet potato curls (you can often buy sweet potato noodles in the produce section now! Booyah!) Mix together seasoning ingredients in large bowl and toss with sweet potato. Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake for  about 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip, then place back in the oven for 15 minutes, or until they start to become crispy in places. Serve with a fried fresh egg - we love a duck egg!  Load the plate up with fresh chopped veggies and WABAM! A killer weekend breakfast after a hard-core morning...
Taking back meal prep!

Taking back meal prep!

Tackling the kitchen like we mean it. If setting yourself up for success in the kitchen feels like a grind, you need to read this.  We’re way more likely to crush something when we feel great about it! Revvers always tell us that they continue to work out at the bands because they love it.  Instead of dreading workouts, you actually found a workout you love - a place to come sweat that’s fun and lifts you up.  So how can we bring that same feeling to our kitchens? Here are our top ways to LOVE and crush meal prep. We’re sharing these because we know that when you LOVE to do something, it’s far easier to turn it into a habit that sticks, and healthy habits are what it’s all about. Take it Back!  Just like the first step of the Rebellion, take back meal prep! Planning meals shouldn’t feel like an obligation, and we should never feel like we’re dieting.  Preparing food is one of the most simple, fundamentally enjoyable things we can do.  Let’s put all the positivity we’ve got into it and LOVE that we’re taking time to nourish ourselves! Crank the tunes!  There’s nothing we love more than a killer playlist at the bands, and it’s no different in the kitchen!  Turn it up and enjoy the process. Plan.  Knowing exactly what you want to make in advance, shopping for ingredients, and being prepared makes it all come together easily.  be sure to have enough clean jars and containers on hand to store all your stuff! Be real.  There’s no need to make elaborate...