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RevRide With Brandon

Catch all of Brandon's infectious energy with a new time slot - Thursday's at 6pm! He'll be takin' over for Rachel on RevBaby leave starting next week, 8/4. His only RevRide on the schedule, he'll get you revved to the max in 45 minutes, with tons of fun tunes, choreography and sweat. You love him for RevFit and Rev+TotalBody. Now catch him on a RevRide and your week will be complete! Get to know B, and the rest of the RevTeam here.

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Monday Motivators: Meet Sarah & Mary

BFFs and future sister-in-laws-to-be, Sarah & Mary are long overdue as this week's Monday Motivators! They take advantage of everything this city has to offer to stay fit, popping up at Rev classes a few times a week, fitness at Tony Walker & Co. and running with each other/their pups. Learn more about these beautiful besties below.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.

Sarah: I love this city we live in and everything it has to offer! I went to Canisius College and Buffalo State and just finished my 7th year teaching for Buffalo Public Schools. I am a dog rescue lover, especially my little Eloise who is turning 2 in August! My daytime workout consists of chasing kindergarten friends and really getting low into my squats to tie the kid's shoes 100 times a day. In the evening I love to decompress at a Rev class, go on a run or eat tacos from La Divina with Mary! My summer is spent with family and friends at Rushford Lake. I recently got engaged and am looking forward to getting married next summer.
Mary: Went to Medallie to become a vet tech. I love animals, the outdoors and a cold beer. Engaged to Sarah's brother!

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
S: Sweat. Motivated. Fun.
M: Sweaty, sore and challenged.

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
S: Once I get obsessed with a song I tend to start every run for a week with the same song. :0) Currently the song that really gets me motivated is JT - Can’t Stop the Feeling!
M: Arkells - A Little Rain

4. Is there a mantra that motivates you?
S: You are stronger then you think you are!
M: "Yes you can!" and  "Pain is only temporary."

5. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
S: In the morning I make a smoothie or avocado toast with an egg… and coffee! End my day with a good pup snuggle!
M: Taking my dog Luna for a walk after dinner.

6. Favorite move on the TRX?
S: Atomic Push Ups.
M: Hamstring Bridge.

7. What's the best thing about working out with your BFF?
S: We keep each other motivated and accountable for our workouts. Whether we are at a rev class, running, or walking the dogs it is also a fun time to catch up and chat! We love to (occasionally) justify our vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles if we know we have kept up with our workouts! Now my BFF is becoming my sister-in-law and we both will be sweating for out upcoming weddings together!
M: She motivates me to sign up for more classes and not cancel! Also a good car pooling buddy, we live 5 blocks away from each other. 

8. This or that?
S: Rosé or margaritas: Margaritas
S: Hip-hop, Pop, Oldies or EDM for spinning : Hip-hop
S: Tap backs or isolations: Isolations
M: Rosé all day!
M: Hip-hop
M: Isolations




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Monday's at RevCity With Lauren

Starting tonight, we're kickin' off Rach's RevBaby leave with the one and only Lauren! She's pickin' up BOTH Monday night classes for the next few weeks at RevCity. In addition to all of her regularly scheduled classes, she's your new go-to 6pm RevRide and 7pm Rev+TotalBody instructor on Monday nights. Keep your routine going and join her tonight - and the rest of the summer - in this hotter than hot class time slot! Get to know Lauren and the rest of the RevTeam here.

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Monday Motivator: Meet Ericka

Hey, hey Monday! Meet Ericka, this week's rock star Monday Motivator. Most days of the week she's doublin' up with a combo of Rev cycling and private training with our in-house personal trainer, David. And if she's not hitting up more than one workout at Rev in a day, she's spreading the fitness love around Buffalo, often with another ride at Saddle Cycling, or punching it out at KC's Fitness. We love that this girl always has her fitness a-game on!

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1. Tell us a little bit about your fitness journey.
Never-ending ... but in a very good way!  

2. Describe your best workout ever in three words.
Sweaty me-time.

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Sooo many to choose from but at this moment I'd say: 
1. This is what you came for - Calvin Harris/Rihanna (currently on repeat). 
2. You Don't Own Me - Grace/G-Eazy.

4. Is there a mantra that inspires you?
I don't really know if there is a Mantra - but definitely people. Although I always tend to keep to myself in classes and when I work out in general, I love the vibes from everyone in the classes and the instructors. I always find myself learning something new/different whether it's a new position or technique, or an awesome song/playlist (that I will always try to remember and then hunt down on Spotify). Every class is different and always so much fun but most importantly, they make the time fly by. Holla! :) 

5. What are two things you just can't start your day without?
Five minutes of lying in bed contemplating whether or not I REALLY need to get up "this early" and some loud music (to make sure I get up). 
 ** "this early" refers to any time that I just don't want to get up**

6. What's the healthiest thing in your fridge right now?
Truckloads of baby spinach. It's an obsession. 

7. What's your favorite way to spend a sunny, summer day?
Just gardening and relaxing in our backyard. I'm such a homebody.  

8. This or That:
Coffee or cold pressed juice: Ugh, I want to say (and have) coffee so badly but I've been cutting down so I guess I'll say pressed juice...for now...
Jeans or yoga pants: Yoga pants 100%
TRX or Spin: I'm a Spin girl for sure. (Although David is doing a fabulous job at introducing me to TRX ... it's a long learning process for me ... hahaha.)


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TRX Hustle & Flow

While we're all trying to cram in as much Rach-time as possible this week before she goes on RevBaby maternity leave, we'll be introducing the fantastic subs we have lined-up for the next month or so. 

Y'all know and love Kathleen, our soulful in-house yogi. She's taking a break from her usual Rev schedule to join us on Thursday nights (starting 7/21) from 7-8pm at RevCity with her signature TRX Hustle & Flow format.

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TRX Hustle & Flow
This class is the marriage of boot-camp and yoga: tone the body, soften the heart, tap into the values of the soul, challenge the breath and align the mind. We'll work through a series of soulful movements, high-impact cardio and yoga-inspired strengthening that will rev you up and chill you out before the sweetest of savasanas. Bring your yoga mat and optional sneakers, and leave your expectations at the door.

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Still can't get enough of Kath? Find her at Wilkeson Pointe at the Outer Harbor on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am. Classes are FREE. Bring a mat!

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Monday Motivators: Meet Molly

Hello, Monday! We're kickin' off this week bright and early, with another amazing motivator - Molly. She moved back to Buffalo a few years ago from Alaska (how cool)! Now that she's settled back into Buffalo, fitness is a priority. Catch her at the early morning classes, putting in a ton of hard work on both the bikes and TRX, all before the sun comes up.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
I was born in Buffalo, grew up in Fredonia, and moved to the mountains (the Adirondacks, then Vermont, then Alaska, as soon as I graduated high school). Three years ago, I moved from Alaska back to Buffalo, and have no plans to leave any time soon! I work as a civil litigation attorney at Colucci & Gallaher, P.C., and recently became engaged to a great guy (who also has no plans to leave Buffalo anytime soon). We live in the City with our three dogs, Hank, Beau and Betty.

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
Fun, sweaty challenge.

3. What song are you obsessed with right now?
Chainsmokers, Don't Let me Down.

4. Is there a mantra that motivates you?
A body in motion stays in motion.

5. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
Drink a giant glass (or two) of water first thing in the morning, and get moving. I try to end my day with anything but scrolling through my phone.

6. Favorite move on the TRX?
Anything but atomic push-ups.

7. This or that:
Tacos or pizza (hypothetically of course!): Pizza. Preferably, Aroma pizza.
Hip hop or EDM for spinning: Easy! Hip hop.
Tap backs or isolations: Tough one... but I think I have to go with isolations because I look less awkward doing them (at least I think I do).

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Backyard Body Blast: July 4th Weekend Workout #2

What a day to be outside! This quick backyard/water front workout is comin' at you courtesy of our very own instructor, Lauren. No equipment required. Just you, some sweet workout moves and your backyard, a local park or beach. Happy 4th of July! 

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5 minutes rounds. 10- 30 second moves.

Warmup:
30 seconds high knees
30 seconds jump squats
30 second switch lunge
30 seconds push-up jacks

Circuit 1- lower body
30 seconds squats (turn into jump squats for added fire in those legs)
30 seconds jumping jacks
30 seconds pulse lunge (right leg)
30 seconds pulse lunge (left leg)
30 seconds high knees
30 seconds burpees (feel free to add push-ups but we have these later)
30 seconds bridge (right leg up)
30 seconds bridge (left leg up)
30 seconds seal jacks
30 seconds butt kicks

Water break

Circuit 2- core
30 seconds oblique twists (hold your water bottle for added burn! Or maybe you have something heavier?..) ????
30 seconds superman swimmers
30 seconds in & outs
30 seconds bicycles ????
30 seconds high knees
30 seconds jump rope
30 seconds leg hover
30 seconds toe touches
30 seconds mountain climbers
30 seconds burpees with push-ups!

Water break

Circuit 3- upper body
30 seconds push-ups
30 seconds frog jumps
30 seconds plank shoulder taps
30 seconds tricep dips (use a bench for extra burn in the triceps)
30 seconds skaters
30 seconds jumping jacks
30 seconds side plank (right side) forearm or high plank. Added something extra like hip dips or leg raises! Buy stay consistent for both sides.
30 seconds side plank (left side)
30 seconds cross jacks
30 seconds mountain climbers

That wasn't enough? Repeat from the top and maybe add a plank hold for 1 minute and let the burn set in.

Cool down and stretch. Foam roll too!

As always, please be reminded with an unsupervised workout, Rev is not responsible for any injury. Please stay hydrated, safe and use your best judgement when doing any of our recommended community workouts.

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Stairs & Stripes Forever: July 4th Weekend Workout #1

Our stair workout from last July 4th proved to be a popular one! We're back with the latest and greatest edition - a little more cardio and double the tricep dips. Give it a try over at the Albright Knox Art Gallery staircase and let us know what you think. 

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As always, please be reminded with an unsupervised workout, Rev is not responsible for any injury. Please stay hydrated, safe and use your best judgement when doing any of our recommended community workouts.

Warm up:
1 loop around Hoyt Lake jogging or walking.

Circuit 1:
25 jumping jacks at base of stairs.

Squat jumps up stairs (2xs up & down). Squat & jump, propelling yourself to the next step up. Land in a squat and repeat up to the top. Jog back to the bottom.

25 jumping jacks at base of stairs.

High knees up stairs (2xs up & down). If stairs are too close together, skip a step as you step up. Jog back to bottom.

25 jumping jacks at base of stairs. 

Incline pushup X 15. Put your feet on the ground at base of steps. Put hands on the farthest step (or stone benches next to the steps) you can reach comfortably. 

Decline pushups X15. Put your feet 2-3 steps up off the ground with hands on the ground at base of stairs.

25 jumping jacks at base of stairs.

Stair SPRINT X3. Race up the stairs as fast as you can. Single or double steps. Jog back down.

Jog up & down stairs X2.

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Circuit 2:
Side lunge up stairs X2 (right side). With your right side facing the top of the stairs take a big step (1-2 steps up) up will your right leg leading. Drive off your right leg to lift up. Left leg follows. Repeat all the way to the top. Keep your butt low.

25 squats or squat jumps at base of stairs.

Side lunge up stairs X2 (left side). With left side facing the top of the stairs, same as above but left leg leads.

25 squats or squat jumps at base of stairs.

Tricep dips X25.

High plank with feet on bottom step and hands on ground at base of stairs. Count to 30. Rest and repeat one more time.

Tricep dips X25.

Stair SPRINT X2.

Jog up & down stairs X2.

Cool down: 1 loop around Hoyt Lake jogging or walking.

Now, throw on your fave RevGear, grab and water, your BFF and go get sweaty! (Posting pictures of you in Rev gear doing this workout encouraged!)