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Monday Motivators: Meet Ryan & Crystal

Mid-summer Monday Motivation comin' at ya with Ryan and Crystal this week! This adorable couple is majorly dedicated to sweatin' for their wedding. And even though the big day is a year out, they're still committed to rockin' their TRX and cycle workouts. Can never be too prepared! Read on to learn all about this fun duo.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
Ryan has been a Lead Salesforce Developer at Huron Consulting Group for about 4 years and Crystal is a Helpdesk Technician at Liaison International. We started going to Revolution Buffalo to get in shape for our wedding in August 2018. We have a puppy named Tucker who has way too much energy for us but we love him anyways.

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
Crystal: Exhilarating. Exhausting. Encouraging
Ryan: Exhausting. Painful. Ow.

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Crystal: Perfect by Ed Sheeran and anything else by him. 
Ryan: Something Just Like This by the Chainsmokers and Coldplay

​4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
Crystal: I'm trying to drink a glass of water at the start of my day and right before I go to sleep.
Ryan: I have been trying to drink a glass of water when I wake up and before I go to bed to make sure I stay hydrated. I've been trying to keep my water cup at work full and taking the stairs. 

5. Any indulgences you just can't live without?
Crystal: Peanut Butter!!!
Ryan: Andes mint chocolates.

6. How do you help each other stay motivated?
Crystal: Ryan is new to working out but his body is meant to be like a body builder and I'm very impressed on how quickly he's developing muscles and super proud of him. 
Ryan: Crystal has always gone to the gym several times a week and seeing her being so consistent has really helped me push myself to go to more classes. Also having someone forcing you to get out of bed for that 7am Spin class really helps. 

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Crystal: I don't know a lot of food trucks, but I hear there's a french fry food truck. 
Ryan: Lloyds.

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Monday Motivators: Meet Bri

Silly, smart and just plain sassy, we're feelin' all the love for this week's Monday Motivator. Recognize this gal? She's Bri, the mastermind behind one of our fave local boutiques, Modern Nostalgia! Bri works hard at everything she does, from crushing hills and rackin' up miles on the rower at Rev, to ruling the fashion world at her store. Check out what makes her tick, below.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
I'm a mom, fur mom, store owner, obsessed with my family, friends, and business

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
Every workout is the BEST workout ever!!! I love love to workout ... clearly a workout whore and not picky ahahah.

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Huge classic rock fan ... I'm obsessed with the Allman brothers band right, not RIP Gregg. Also Zepplin, Going to California … my go to run song right now. Oh yea at the store we have even been listing to a ton of the Grateful Dead.

4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
Does working out at Rev count? I don't think chugging coffee does?!?!

5. Any indulgences you just can't live without?
Pizza rolls and nachos for sure! I think they are more a way of life, survival.

6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​
Depending on my mood ... happy - tap it back all day. Stressed - give me a mother f***en mountain. Deep thought kinda days - Ill take a cadence ride.

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Anyone that serves French Fries.

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Monday Motivators: Kate & Kathleen of Love In Motion Yoga

Hey Monday! We're comin' at ya stretchy and strong this week with our favorite yoga duo: Kath and Kate from Love in Motion Yoga! These crazy-silly, super-dedicated and all-about-the-balance besties are serious movement junkies. And two of the most generous peeps you'll meet in the B-lo. Every Friday 5:30pm class at their studio is donation based - how awesome is that? Get to know these rad chicas on the blog below - and then get to their studio to experience their practice and personalities for yourself!

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself. 
Kate: A movement junkie, cardio queen who loves to run, spin and sweat it out any way she can. Yoga is the thing that keeps me grounded and balanced through all the insanity that life brings, in and out of the gym.
Kath: I’m an investigator of all things related to movement. The nittier and grittier the details, the BETTER! I love anatomy and biomechanics and anything that makes most folks fall asleep. What brings me back to any and all workouts is the MUSIC! I love a good ol’, sweaty, dramatic cathartic experience on a bike, mat or anywhere else.   

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words. 
Kate: Intense, sweaty, bliss.
Kath: Cathartic, creative, intelligent.  

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Kate: River by Leon Bridges.
Kath: Green Light by. (I also love River haha.)

​4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day? 
Kate: Coffee to start and wine to end ;) Haha, but if we need to be actually healthy about it, I love a little lavender oil on my wrists and temples before bed. Makes for some fabulous sleeping.
Kath: Meditation in the morning and reading before bed. Coffee and wine  fit quite nicely into the equation as well.  

5. How do you help keep each other motivated to work out? 
Kate: The bigger thing that we motivate each other with is reminding one another how important self-care is. We're both really great at grinding out a tough workout and always wanting bigger and better and MORE, so the best thing we do for one another is remind the other person to really listen to what our bodies need, and give each other permission to take a day and freaking CHILL.
Kath: What she said with the addition of me constantly reminding her that NO is a part of self care. She reminds me (the homebody) that being social can actually be therapy.  

6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​ 
Kate: There's nothing like a muddy, gritty climb to an epic song to close your eyes to, dig in and work that shit OUT.
Kath: I Love me some jumps — 2 count, 2nd to 3rd. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE when Coll plays Proud Mary. Did I mention how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!?

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without? 
Kate: Ru's Pierogi, obvs.
Kath: Lloyd

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Monday Motivator: Meet Maureen

We owe a huge congrats to this week's Monday Motivator, Maureen. She got married this past FRIDAY - wooohoo! We're hopin' she's enjoying some well-deserved R&R this week. Not only is she a Rev machine, she's on the Rev+BarreCentric package, sweating with our friends over at barre a few times a week too. Read on to hear her story, and be sure to congratulate this new bride next time you see her on the bikes! 

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
I am a first grade teacher in North Tonawanda. Teaching is exhausting, but also very rewarding! My kiddos make me laugh every day with the silly things they say and do. I am always amazed at how much my kiddos learn and grow in a year! I recently got engaged on Christmas Eve and I am getting married 7-7-17! There is still so much to do! 

I have always enjoyed working out but started to get bored with going to the gym so I was looking for something new and found Revolution. I started with coming once a week to the Monday morning class and then decided to try a couple other classes during the week and I am not hooked! I love ending my day with a great spin workout so I am now coming 3-4 times a week. I have found every class to be fun and I love how the instructors are always pushing us to do our best. Thanks for making class so much fun!

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words. 
Pushed beyond limits!

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?  
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Down Marian Hill - Wild Horses Rolling Stones

​4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
BARRE class in the morning and Revolution class in the evening. :-)

5. Any indulgences you just can't live without?
Chocolate, gelato, wine, coffee!!

6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​
Tap backs and push ups! 

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Sweet Melody's.

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Meet The All New RevFit: RevFit Cardio & RevFit Strength

Rev’s signature workout, RevFit has been divided into two separate, but equally awesome formats. RevFit Strength and RevFit Cardio. This evolved programming thoughtfully pairs complementary disciplines (strength and cardio) to give you well-rounded workout options throughout the week. We recommend you attend two classes from each discipline per week (four classes total) for the best results. No class is ever the same, but it’s always an amazing workout.

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RevFit Strength

45 minutes of straight up, down and dirty strength training. You’ll sweat through three signature stations, utilizing the TRX, dumbbells and an assortment of medicine balls, bands, kettle bells, plates, and body weight moves to strengthen and lengthen all around. Think arms, abs, chest, back butt and legs. It’s the total package. This work out is the perfect complement to anyone already Indo-Rowing or cycling multiple times per week.
 

RevFit Cardio
45 or 60 minutes of interval strength training with a strategic focus on getting your heart rate up! You’ll travel through three signature stations, utilizing our Water Rowers, TRX, and a variety of dumbbells, plates and or kettle bells. You’ll build and lengthen key muscle groups and burn serious calories as you tackle rowing intervals and the (occasional) burpee! Try this class if you want to sneak in cardio, without even realizing it’s happening. Because, cardio is hardio.

NEW Schedule:
Monday 7am (Lex) – RevFit Strength 45
Monday 5pm (David) – RevFit Cardio 45
Tuesday noon (Lex) - RevFit Strength 45
Wednesday 6pm (Brandon) – RevFit Cardio 45
Thursday noon (Lex) - RevFit Cardio 45
Thursday 5pm (Lindsay) – RevFit Strength 45
Friday 8:30am (Lex) RevFit Strength 45
Friday noon (David) – RevFit Cardio 45
Saturday 8am (Brandon) – RevFit Cardio 60 

Book a class and let us know what you think!


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Monday Motivators: Meet Paige and Marienne

Today we're all about the stars, stripes and sweat with this mom and daughter Monday Motivator duo! Paige and Marienne have an amazing relationship, and it's pretty awesome to see that play out at the gym, too. From the TRX to the spin bikes, they keep each other laughing and pushing - almost every single morning. Take it from these gals - and grab your bestie and get to class. It's always better sweating together!

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
MM: I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. I've been married to my husband, Bob, for 29 years and we work together at our family business, Colgate Industries. I'm so proud of my son, Liam who is a marine and currently deployed in the Pacific. I'm also so excited that my daughter, Paige, is going to UB grad school - 3 more years of working out together! I also have the cutest pug ever, Jack. Life is good!
PM: I'm a Buffalo girl born and raised! I just graduated undergrad at Loyola University Maryland and I'm excited to be back home in Buffalo and starting at UB in the fall to get my masters in communicative disorders and sciences (aka speech pathology). When I'm not in school I love traveling to new places, working out (especially at Rev), spending time with friends and family and snuggling with my pug Jack.
 
2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
MM: Workout with Paige.
PM: Workout with Mom 
 
3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
MM: I'm obsessed with Mumford & sons - especially during a challenging hill on the bike!
PM: It's an old song but I can't stop listening to Sunday Candy by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment because it's just such a catchy, feel good song for summer!

​4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
MM: I start my day with black coffee and Rev. I've always liked working out in the morning best.
PM: I try to stick to the basics like getting around eight hours of sleep every night and drinking lots of water. My mom always keeps a pitcher of water infused with cucumbers, lemons or fruits which makes it a little bit easier to get to my goal each day.

5. How do you help keep each other motivated to work out?
MM: I just love finding things to do with Paige so Rev is great for us and she always makes me laugh which makes a hard workout so much easier!

PM: My mom signs me up for all my classes at Rev so that gives me no choice but to workout hahah. But for real my mom has one of the strongest work ethics I've ever seen, especially when it comes to her fitness, so I really just try to keep up with her everyday.

6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​
MM: Isolations!
PM: I love a little bit of everything but I have to say isolations are my favorite! 

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
MM & PM: Tuk tea! We can't pick out favorite food truck because there are too many good ones, but Tuk Tea goes with everything and is refreshing and delicious. :)