Happy Memorial Day RevTeam - today's motivator is a Rev early morning staple - she took her first 5:45am class the day of our grand opening on January 2nd, and hasn't looked back (or slept in) since! Mairghread (it rhymes with "Parade," which she thankfully explained to us on day one!), regularly spins those long legs of hers like crazy over on Bike 18 and then dominates over on the TRX. Her team spirit doesn't just end there, Mairghread has been to all of our other events, she's crafted with us, volunteered with us, joined us for our collaboration events with Saddle and Love in Motion, and even came to our Ride for Roswell fundraiser WITH LARYNGITIS. So I think we can all agree that this girl is very worthy of the term "Motivator!"
1. What inspires you? In fitness and in life?
Friends and family have always been a huge inspiration for me. Seeing them do their best and expect the same from me keeps me going. It also helps having like-minded friends who will text me to go to that yoga or spin class I don't want to go to because I'm tired.
2. What is your favorite song to spin to?
Because I spin in the mornings, anything rock and roll is a much needed wake up call. I like songs with a great beat during a spin class. They help keep me focused and my legs moving. But I also love anything random and different thrown in, just to mix it up. Lately, Colleen has had The Ataris' cover of "Summer of 69" on rotation, which is super fun.
3. Favorite class at Rev & why?
I really enjoy the Spin/TRX classes. They are such a fantastic combo of cardio and strength training, and I love that each class concentrates on a different area of the body. It makes it easy to see your progress. The only un-fun part is going to work after a really tough arm or core workout and having to reach for the phone.
4. Favorite post workout fuel/snack
Since my big workouts are usually in the morning, I'll have a protein bar or make a protein shake. But sometimes, I treat myself to a caramel macchiato from Spot.
5. Favorite way to rev back up after a long work (and workout) week?
Sundays are my favorite days to relax. I like to sleep in, do some yoga, and hang out with my family. And now that it's nice out, Soccer Sundays are starting again!
We all need some motivation after a three day weekend, so take this and run with it. Spinning, TRX, yoga and more - Mairghread leads a healthy life and is a great example!