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Monday Motivators: Meet Claire

Yes, Mondays are inevitable ... where did the weekend go? We feel you. That's why these are MONDAY motivators and not Wednesday or Thursday motivators! Up this week is Claire, who has been earning this spot since we opened in December. As a teacher with an early class start, Claire can't usually make the 5:45am class. Here's where we want you to get your motivation today:she spent her summer sweating it out at the early class, almost EVERY damn day. This girl is as strong and kind as she is beautiful and we are lucky to have her!


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1. How long have you been part of the indoor cycling world? How about TRX?
I started spinning almost 10 years ago, but jumped from place to place until Rev, of course! TRX was new for me when Rev opened and I absolutely love it.

2. What goals has Rev helped you achieve?
I've been much better about getting more strength training in with TRX and Revolution helps me stay consistent with my workouts.

3. Fall is here! What's your favorite way to enjoy the season?
3. Fall is a very difficult time for teachers! Summer is officially over, so I try to be outside as much as possible until the weather really starts to turn.

4. Tell us a fun fact that we don't know about you.
I spent 4 months teaching 3rd grade in an all boys private school in Ireland and they were adorable. It was an awesome experience.

5. What song really gets you Revved up during spin & TRX classes?
I'm definitely a fan of hip hop, but anything with a good beat keeps me going!


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Monday Motivators: Meet Alicia

Alicia's coming in hot this week as our featured Monday Motivator. Always the first one to high-five and spread her motivating vibe around class, every class is a little better with Alicia's beautiful self there. Learn more about this rockin' lady in the Q&A below!

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1. How long have you been part of the indoor cycling world? How about TRX?
I've dabbled in indoor cycling, not getting totally Revved about it 'till recently here at Revolution … LOVE those tap-back push-ups! TRX and I however have a special bond. I have been hanging on the straps for three years now and haven't looked back. The strength and definition I have gained is priceless. (Those cute instructors here are no joke!)

2. What goals has Rev helped you achieve?
Not being totally exhausted after chasing down Lloyd Taco on Elmwood Avenue! If you know me you KNOW I sweat Lloyd. I'd also say being a happier me all around. The vibe here at Revolution is awesome. Step in after waking up on the wrong side of the bed or a hard day ... my day always turns around after a Rev stop.

3. Fall is almost here! What's your favorite way to enjoy the season?
I enjoy long walks in the woods with my dogs. I am also really looking forward to my newest hobby, archery, with all the fall beauty around.

4. Tell us a fun fact that we don't know about you.
I have a deep love for Orca Whales and a compassion for all animals to the point that I frequently catch and release indoor trapped insects into their natural environment throughout my daily activities. Last winter I may or may not have harbored a refugee ladybug successfully during the polar vortex! His name was Waldo.

5. What song gets you really revved up for a spin or TRX class?
A Sky Full of Stars, by Coldplay. I know when I hear this song it's cool down time and I just fished a kick butt workout, and I should feel proud of what my body and mind just pulled together! Xoxo



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Monday Motivators: Meet Pam

Jump-start your week with this week's super-star Monday Motivator, Pam. Her answers are direct and to the point - kind of how she takes her workouts! If you don't recognize her from Rev, you've likely seen her cruisin' around town on her bike. She's an avid outdoor rider (she left us in the dust at Ride for Roswell!), keeping fit and strong both indoors and out. Read on to learn more about Pam, and be sure to congratulate her on her Monday Motivator status when you see her in class.  

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1. How long have you been part of the indoor cycling world? How about TRX?
When I started at Revolution! Kettlebell and outdoor cycling were my go-to workouts before.

2. What goals has Rev helped you to achieve?
I just love how I feel. This has been the most consistent my workout regimen has been, thanks to Rev!

3. Fall is almost here! What's your favorite way to enjoy the weather?
Riding outside, of course!
 
4. Tell us a fun fact that we don't know about you.
I manage a restaurant, I spend part of that time in the kitchen, cooking some awesome soups!
 
5. What song really gets you Revved up during spin & TRX classes?
I love Howlin' For You, by the Black Keys.



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Monday Motivators: Elizabeth & Vivien

Happy Labor Day, Buffalo! We've got a double dose of Monday Motivator coming at you this week, with the lovely Elizabeth and Vivien. These pals are dedicated to everything they do - whether they're training for road races together, studying late into the night for their UB dental program, or crushing some major moves on the TRX. And while their life routine may seem a little intimidating, they are two of the sweetest, smiliest ladies around. Look for them in classes this week and catch some of their crazy-contagious positive energy!


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1. How long have you been part of the indoor cycling world? How about TRX?

E: I went to my first spin class in high school, but I didn’t become a regular until Rev. My first pair of spin shoes will be making their debut next week! As for TRX, I tried it during Rev’s soft opening, and it’s been an awesome way to incorporate in a strength-training component.
V: Cycling since 2012, TRX since 2013. I love the addition of the exercise balls on the bikes. Even if I’m not in a combo spin/TRX class, I can still work the upper body.


2.  What goals has Rev helped you to achieve?

E: I’m super involved with outreach at UB Dental, and Rev has helped me to link volunteerism and exercise--two things I love to spend my time on! At the RevCommunity event at the Ronald McDonald House (that I did with Viv and two of my classmates), we directly engaged with an awesome community organization. Since then, I’ve incorporated Ronald McDonald into the calendar of outreach events that dental students participate in--we’ve helped with their “Cooks for Kids” program and will be participating in a clean-up there next weekend.
V: Rev has been instrumental in keeping me on top of my health goals, supplementing running and strength training at home. Rev helps me “sharpen the saw” - mentally and physically. It’s important for me to balance a healthy lifestyle no matter how busy dental school gets.


3. Fall is almost here! What's your favorite way to enjoy the weather?

E: With a good book! I can’t Erik Larson’s new book about the Lusitania (accompanied by matcha tea and one of Viv’s zucchini brownies #hint).
V: The fall harvest. I joined a local farm share this year, and so far I’ve been getting a lot of delicious zucchini. This means I have to make zucchini brownies #squashgoals.


4. Tell us a fun fact that we don't know about you.

E: I love hiking and camping, and I went “Galactic Backpacking” in Tikal, Guatemala (a site where footage from Star Wars was filmed).
V: When I first started driving, my brother taught me how to drift on ice/snow (as a safety maneuver!). This skill has served me well driving in the Buffalo winter.


5. What song really gets you Revved up during spin & TRX classes?

E: The music was on-point at the Boy Bands vs. Pop Tarts spin--I’ve never had so much fun tapping back than to Hanson.  (But I will also make a suggestion for some Shaggy.)
V: It was really the best playlist. Another time “Ignition” came on during a Friday PM class and I had to sing along. One of my college housemates used to play that song every weekend, and jam along with her ukulele.


6. How do you keep each other motivated to work out?

E/V: We train for Buffalo half-marathons and night skiing in icy/windy conditions!