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...
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...