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...
Post Shred Blues?  We’ve got your fix.

Post Shred Blues? We’ve got your fix.

Alright revNATION, we hear you loud and clear!  Some of you have a bad case of the PSBs, and who can blame you?  We’d be lying if we said that we aren’t also pining for the days of sticker boards and crazy Shred-season energy. Revkor Shred runs 8 weeks long for a reason: so that healthy habits become a lifestyle.  Hanging on to that lifestyle though isn’t easy, but guess what?  You’re tough stuff, and you can do it. If you think you’re the only one who’s fallen off the Shred-rails, guess again.  Does this sound familiar? Wowieee!  I really crushed that Shred!  I’m feeling better than I’ve felt in YEARS.  I’m going to celebrate with poutine and a pitcher of beer.  Maybe I’ll see a movie this Saturday instead of Revving.  You know, it’s not that big of a deal to order the extra large popcorn at the movies.  I mean, corn is a WHOLE GRAIN.  Wow.  I’m feeling bloated, I think I’m going to skip revMIX this morning and watch Making a Murderer on Netflix in my track pants.   Just one episode.  Ok three - because really, this is important world news, it would be IRRESPONSIBLE not to know how this story plays out.  Know what goes really well with Netflix?  Pizza.  Oh geez.  Look what I’ve done with my results.  I let myself down - just when I was totally getting somewhere.  I’m such a colossal weenie. I can’t get anything right.  Booohoooooooooo. C’mon Revvers, it’s time to remember what we’re made of!  We’ve watched you sweat your way through hours of game-changing moves at the bands, there’s no...
This is where things get real.

This is where things get real.

The people who inspire and motivate us the most always have one thing in common: perseverance.  Why  do we have this misconception that some people get all the luck?  That some people’s roads are smoother and flow more easier because they were gifted with the talent good fortune to reach the loftiest of goals? Any accomplished artist will say - they do not roll out of bed every morning and paint a masterpiece.  They try and fail a zillion times before finding their flow.  Writers struggle for days, months, sometimes years, throwing away endless drafts before finally finding the voice of a story.  Think of elite athletes - how many time do they fall, lose, bleed before becoming a champion? What elevates people to extraordinary is resilience and focus.  We have to believe in our goals, see ourselves reaching them, and stop at nothing to get where we believe we deserve to go. Our Rebellion goals are no different. What motivates you to push through your challenge?  Most of us start with a focus on inches or pounds, or maybe the desire to fit into a goal outfit.  But doesn’t something else completely take over? When we push through the hardest moves in revMIX, uncovering the strength that has always been there, we fuel a fire deep inside that is about so much more than how we look in our clothes.  We all want to quit - hell - it’s a lot easier to drop to your knees than crushing out ten more seconds of mountain climbers.  But when we choose to persevere, we prove to ourselves that we are extraordinary.  Quitting is...
Revkor Holiday Shred STARTS November 8th!

Revkor Holiday Shred STARTS November 8th!

Revkor SHRED Season is here…get ready to rock on November 8th, 2015! If you participated in our last Revkor Shred challenge, then you know that lives were completely transformed. Together, let’s find our strongest, healthiest body as we get ready for the BEST YEAR OF OUR LIVES.  Why the best?  Because this is the year we feel more incredible than ever, inside and out. How does it work? The Revkor™ Shred is FREE.  You must be following us on our website, Facebook and Instagram to get all the news, motivation and updates.  You’ll get over 7 weeks of tips to keep you on track. What’s happening in-studio? You know how we roll!  Check in with your Revkor studio in person and on social media for updates on events, challenge boards, prizes, workshops and other encouragement along the way!  Nothing but 8 weeks of vibrant, high-energy, crazy-good times. How can I sign up? Check in with YOUR studio to find out how to sign up for the Revkor Shred!  Not close to a Revkor studio?  No problem!  You can follow our social media posts to eat clean and train mean with us from afar for 8 solid weeks of awesomeness! WHAT will I EAT? This is NOT a detox!  This Shred is  full of delicious food that you will LOVE prepping and eating. We’ll be sharing our favourite ways to clean up our eating for maximum health and vibrancy. We’ll work to eliminate: processed, packaged foods dairy (don’t get all crazy cheese fiends…more on this soon!) gluten refined sugar Reduce: booze (Yup…during the holidays!  We’re Revvers…we don’t mess around.)  caffeine (don’t panic, more on that...
Revkor: “Mind Blowing Awesomeness.”

Revkor: “Mind Blowing Awesomeness.”

Meet Karen, our final winner of the Revkor™ Summer Shred! Karen found Revkor™ at Moksha Yoga Cambridge and never looked back.  Probably the happiest MIXer we’ve ever seen, Karen beams during lunge-punches and Heismans – she loves her workout and you can see it! Strong since the day we met her, Karen wins for her super-awesome Shred results and the unstoppable positive energy she brings with her to class every single day.  Congrats Karen!  Here, she shares her LOVE/hate intro to revMIX and reminds all of us why we should push through and Rev it Up! How do I get across how much I LOVE my Revkor workouts?  A couple of words quickly come to mind….mind blowing awesomeness!  RevMIX classes are like nothing in fitness I have ever experienced.  I admit, it started as a love/hate relationship!  I continuously questioned “why in the %$&!” am I doing this to myself?!!!” Then the workout is over and you experience that euphoric “YES” I can do anything! That is how revMIX started for me.  7 weeks later I find myself setting personal goals in many of the sequences .  It has evolved from a mindset of just getting thru the workout to “c’mon Karen you can push yourself harder and do more reps or go faster” – you get the point!!  The instructors are super pumped and motivating and that certainly helps my workout to get “revved” up, the sweat pouring and heart rate going!!  I love it!! I equally love revYOGA and revSPORT. The stretch and strengthening I get from these classes is amazing and a a great complement to MIX and...