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Monday Motivator: Meet Paige

Hooked on Rev after attending one bride ride, this week's Monday Motivator, Paige, has been busting her butt with us for almost a year now! A runner, TRXer and spinner, there's no workout this girl can't do. Read on to learn more about what drives this Kenmore native below.


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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
I grew up and still live in Kenmore, I'm a slightly obsessed, proud cat mom and dog sister (I do have a human sister too!). I graduated from Niagara University with a degree in Finance and now work in accounting at Avalon Document Services. I found Rev after going to Lauren's Bride Ride and love taking the different classes that are offered. In my free time, I love running (I'm currently training for a 15K in August), baking, reading, and binge watching TV shows - lately it's been Law and Order:SVU.

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
10 K Race.

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Does a Pandora station count? Rump Shaker Radio. My coworker introduced it to me, it's a mix of classic late 80's and 90's hip hop and rap.

4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
Water! I make sure to start drinking it early and keep hydrated throughout the day. I also try to start or end my day with a really good work out to get myself going in the morning, or wind down at the end of the day.

5. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​
Sprints - there's something really awesome about seeing how hard I can push myself.

​6​. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Cheesy Chick, but Lloyd's is a close second.

7. Favorite Buffalo Spring activity?
Going for exploring walks with my boyfriend Mike and my dog Jewell. We just start walking and turn or change direction whenever Jewell feels like it. We always end up in a different neighborhood, and get about 5 miles in.






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Monday Motivator: Meet Caitlin

When our friends are our clients, we make sure to not be the nominator - no bias allowed! Caitlin was picked to be this week's Monday Motivator soley because of her dedication (she's on a 12 day in a row Rev streak!). She's an amazing athlete and runner, getting into spin to go easy on her knees during the running off-season. Beyond that, Caitlin is hilarious, successful in her career, and a super-loyal friend. And dedicated to her healthy habits, she's also got a crazy sweet tooth to balance it all out.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
I live in the Elmwood Village with my husband Tim and our handsome son (dog) Duke. I work in sales at Dell Technologies. I really love running, drinking red wine, sleeping, and of course coming to Rev! Such a great workout.

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
Marathon, not easy!

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
I can't keep up with all of these new hips songs! I've been listening to Elton John a lot. Taylor Swift is obviously a fan favorite too.

4. How do you and your husband help each other stay motivated to workout?
We love going to dinner and indulging. Drinks and dessert, that's our motivation!

5. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
I honestly eat a donut every morning, but it keeps me in check through out the rest of the day. Ending my day with Revolution is such a stress relief. Love working out at the end of the day.

6. Favorite move on the TRX?
Just took my first TRX class recently, still getting those moves down!

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
I've never eaten from a food truck, I know, blasphemy. But if I had to pick one, the OG - Mister Softee.

8. Favorite Buffalo winter activity?
Sitting under a blanket watching Bravo and Lifetime! #basic

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Monday Motivator: Meet Rachael

We've got a major dose of good-feels comin' your way today, thanks to this week's rock star of a Monday Motivator. Meet Rachael! She's the definition of commitment - AM/PM, weekday/weeknight, TRX/Spin/Row and private training. She literally does it all - with tons of enthusiasm and a seriously infectious laugh. Read on to learn about this amazing RevGal.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.

I grew up in Buffalo, moved away for a while and then came back ... I'm so glad I did, I love this city! I work for a great local HR Consulting firm. I love volunteering for some favorite local nonprofits, going to concerts and music festivals, traveling, spending time outdoors in the spring/summer/fall, and hanging with family, friends, and my awesome dog Miles. I've always been active but my overall fitness had taken a nosedive over the past several years and I wasn't sticking with any kind of regular exercise. Wanting to reverse that, i tried a class at Rev and I quickly got hooked - the instructors, variety of classes and the overall vibe here are amazing. I can honestly say I look forward to Rev classes and I never thought I'd say that about going to a gym!

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
New personal best.

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
I love all kinds of different music but a few that have been in heavy rotation lately are Roll Up by Fitz & the Tantrums, Morocco by Moon Taxi, and Something To Believe In by Young the Giant

4. ​What helps you ​stay motivated to workout?
I feel so good when I get done with a class, so when I'm feeling like I want to stay in bed in the morning I just think about how great I'll feel afterwards and it gets me up and going.

5. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
I start most days with a big glass of water and a Rev class - best way to start the day! At night I try to drink chamomile tea, helps me get great sleep so I'm ready to go for those early morning classes.

6. Favorite move on the TRX?
Handstands! I also love atomic push ups, both moves make me feel really strong.

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Amy's Truck.

8. Favorite Buffalo winter activity?
Hibernation! Just kidding ... I like going down to Ellicottville in the winter, I also like ice skating, and this winter I want to try those ice bikes at canal side!

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Monday Motivators: Meet Catherine & Pat

Whatever your reason for staying fit, working out is better together! Take it from this week's Monday Motivators - Catherine and Pat. This fun, energetic couple gets their TRX on every Tuesday night - motivating each other to always take that extra rep or deeper angle. When they're not working out at Rev, they hit the pavement with their chocolate lab.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
We are both Buffalo natives. Pat went to college for engineering at Florida Tech where we he played golf. He now works downtown at an architecture and engineering firm called Carmina Wood Morris. I went to Syracuse University for my undergrad degree in accounting and came back home to get my Masters in accounting at UB. I lived in NYC right after grad school but moved back about 2 years ago and have been loving it ever since. I now work downtown at a private equity firm called Summer Street Capital Partners. Pat and I love our Rev workouts, but when we aren't getting our TRX on we are normally going for a run with our chocolate lab Winston.

2. Best workout ever in three words.
Sweaty & heart pounding!

3.What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Pat :
When a Fire Starts to Burn - Disclosure
One More Time - Daft Punk
Catherine: 
Party Up - DMX
The Worlds Greatest - R. Kelly
Clap Back - Ja Rule

4. How do you help each other stay motivated to workout?
It helps to have double the alarms set when trying to get up to work out in the am! We also both share a love for food and travel so we use those as motivation to stay healthy and fit.

5. Any healthy habits to start or end your day?
P: Workout in the morning, followed by a protein shake and healthy breakfast. Get a good stretch in before bed.
C: I normally start my day with a work out, lots of water and a healthy breakfast. I try not to eat dinner late and get lots of water in before bedtime.

6. Favorte move on the TRX?
P: Chest press.
C: Pikes. (It's a love hate relationship.)

7. Favorite Buffalo food truck?
Unanimous vote here- Lloyd's!

8. Favorite Buffalo winter activity?
P: Snowboarding or hockey.
C: Skiing.