Why we love to crush Mondays.

Why we love to crush Mondays.

Mondays with mad potential! Here’s why we think Mondays have magic when it comes to creating the lifestyle we want. A week of goal-crushing. If we want the most from our workouts, they have to be habit instead of chance.  Instead of squeezing it in when there’s time (because let’s be serious…there’s always something else we could think of doing), scheduling a start-of-the-week workout makes us way more likely to make fitness - and goal-crushing in general - a priority all week long. The slippery slope factor. Have an intense weekend of BBQs and cocktails?  Cheers to that - weekends are for good times! Postponing a return to workouts makes us more likely to talk ourselves out of fitness all week long…”I’ll get back there next week when I’ve eaten a little better/feel less bloated/have more energy…” Sound familiar?  We love nipping it in the bud and locking that Monday workout in, guilt-free and ready to rock. Bring on the week! Feel-good endorphins from crushing a Monday workout give us a more positive outlook on the day and week ahead. Who doesn’t want a healthy dose of unstoppable hell-ya on a Monday? #WABAM Kitchen crushing. Starting the week strong also makes us WAY more likely to start the week food-prepped and eating well. The ultimate re-do! No matter what last week was like, Monday is the best time to say f*ck it and start from scratch.        ...
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...
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....
Get ready!  This is no diet.

Get ready! This is no diet.

Ready to Shred? Keep it simple.  It’s about using common sense to: eat clean, commit to workouts, and have a little fun in between so that the whole thing feels like a lifestyle you can keep! Stay tuned to your inbox. If you’re new to Shred, you may be wondering what’s next.  EVERY SUNDAY you’ll receive an email right to your inbox.  These emails are designed to set the stage for a focused and successful week ahead and feature recipes, goal-setting motivation, live-fully inspiration and more.  You will want to read these emails thoroughly…it will be a lot of content so try not to read it when you’re rushed.  Make yourself a tea and put your feet up for 15 minutes, going through the weekly content and maybe writing down some of your reflections on the past week and setting goals for the week to come. Shred-ify your kitchen! The number one thing you can do to set yourself up for Shred-crushing!  Click here for all the ways you can get your fridge and pantry ready to support your goals. Read our blog. There are loads of tips on our blog - click here!  If you want to get a head start, dig in.  From recipes to workout tips to full-living motivation, you’ll find lots of inspiration!  Spend your next coffee break reading through and getting prepped! Take “before” photos. SO many people finish Shred and regret not taking photos along the way. So often Shredders tell us they didn’t realize their incredible progress until they saw their photos side by side.  Take photos before you begin and continue taking them along...
Your revMIX secret weapon.  It’s not what you think.

Your revMIX secret weapon. It’s not what you think.

Want to CRUSH your Revkor high intensity workouts? Are you a revMIX junkie?  Our high intensity classes like revMIX 1, 2, 3 - and our latest killer sequence revFIX – are an obsession.  There is nothing like that feeling of challenging yourself to push out your best possible minute at the bands. If you’re new to Rev, you might be wondering how to get better at these classes.  Will those burpee climbers ever get easier? And Rev veterans know that while we always find progress, these classes are always one of the most challenging workouts going. We recently wrapped up our annual Revkor Holiday Shred, (WABAM!) and 8 weeks of hardcore Revving and super-clean eating turned more people than ever into revMIX and revFIX junkies!  You’d be hard-pressed to find a workout that delivers those kinds of rapid results in such a fun package. Want to seriously step up your game and challenge yourself to find the most killer planks, powerful jump lunges, and pushups that would make any athlete envy your strength? The answer might not be what you think. Revkor no-impact sequences are designed to help you develop unparalleled stability, mobility and deep power.  This is why so many elite athletes call our original sequences like revSPORT and revYOGA their secret weapon, helping them achieve top performance on the ice, the field, the ring… The controlled, focused movements help you isolate your muscle groups and build strength from a foundation of good form.  Unlike training with free weights and other less dynamic equipment, the constant tension on the resistance bands asks so much more from your body.  The focused pace of...