LEGIT craving crushers.

LEGIT craving crushers.

BS-free ways to eat what we should. Advice like “get more sleep” and “build willpower”, are great nuggets of wisdom but we dare you to tell us these things when we’re craving a salty, chocolatey treat. Here are our top ways to give a craving the finger: Brush your teeth. If you’re like us, you crave something sweet seconds after a meal. We asked ourselves WHY and wondered….could this just be a desire to cleanse the palate?  We’ve found that brushing teeth works in about 75% of post-meal chocolate cravings….that’s big! Lemon Water.  Similar to the above theory…we tried having a glass of H20 with a squeeze of fresh lemon after a meal or during that afternoon slump. The lemon cleanses the palate, the water hydrates…coffee or treat craving averted most of the time! Splurge Prep.  Because we know we have a sweet tooth and a salt obsession, we try to set ourselves up for success by using our Sunday night to prep one treat that covers both categories, so we have a healthier options all week long. There’s nothing wrong with a super-clean occasional treat, and it’s a hell of a lot better than diving for junk food. Clean splurge recipes all over this blog! Beat the Booze Factor.  Drinking can sabotage our results by messing with our blood sugar, interrupting sleep, reducing clarity and the list goes on. We’re not saying don’t indulge, but remember a drink is a splurge. If you know you’re having cocktails, stock the fridge with hydration and healthy options and commit to not having a milkshake and bacon cheeseburger for breakfast. Savour it.  We love to try treats...
REBELLION: The Take-Back

REBELLION: The Take-Back

Week One: We take it back. Here’s a single truth we cannot change: The biggest successes in the world are born out of passion.   This, Rebels, is why we have to start our 8 Week Take-Back by - you guessed it - taking the power back. Have you ever noticed?  Typically when we try to do things for the wrong reason or go against our gut, we fail.  Can you think back to any examples of this in your own life?  We sure as hell know we can. There are so many things in life we do because we feel we have to, and most times this is what leads us astray.  And when we do follow our passion, people tell us we’re crazy or that we’ll fail - with big and small things.  Any of these sound familiar? “You can’t actually make a living as an artist.” “You won’t look good with short hair.” “Why would you want to run a marathon?” “Don’t get the special, you always order the steak.” “You’d have to be crazy to give up that job.” Here’s the thing, and we’ll scream it in all-caps to help make this point oh-so clear: THE COOLEST SH*T IN THE WORLD HAPPENS WHEN WE SAY EFF THAT, I’M TRUSTING MY GUT AND GOING FOR IT. What does this have to do with workouts and meals? EVERYTHING.  What’s our driver for launching into this 8 Week Take-Back?  If numbers on a scale or a goal outfit are our answer, then we might have to dig deeper.  Why?  Because we won’t succeed unless we’re INSANELY PASSIONATE about our path and...
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....
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...
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...