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.


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.

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!


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. :)


Monday Motivator: Meet Sarah & Colleen

Catch some crazy-good Monday Motivator vibes from besties Sarah and Colleen. They keep each other accountable for working out - and brunching it out  - after! Pretty much inseparable, they sweat together, bike to work together and even carpool to Rev together. Find out why sweating together really is better, in their fun Q&A below.

1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
Colleen: I moved to Buffalo from Ann Arbor, Michigan just about 2 years ago to work for Campus Labs. That’s where I met Sarah! Not only is she a great friend and motivator, she is an exceptional Buffalo ambassador. I am happy to call Elmwood home and love to cook and try new recipes in my tiny apartment. Over the past years I have grown to love this city and becoming a part of the Rev community has definitely played an important role in that. I love this positive, supportive community of folks who work their butts off!
Sarah: I’m a Syracuse native, but have long considered Buffalo home – I am over-the-top in love with this city. I live on the west side with my husband and our pit bull, where we’re painstakingly renovating a 117-year-old home (we haven’t had a fully functioning kitchen for almost two years!). As a former college athlete, I’ve struggled with fitness since graduation, since it was no longer scheduled or done as part of a team, but Rev has certainly fixed that problem. The last six months have been so much more enjoyable and successful than anything else I’ve done, so huge props to Colleen for suggesting we "give it a try!"

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
Colleen: Maxed-out and sweaty.
Sarah: Sweating. To. NSYNC. (I’ve been loving the boy band classes!)

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Colleen: I love Latin pop and reggaetón in the summer. Right now there is a lot of Chantaje by Shakira ft. Maluma, and Hasta el Amanecer by Nicky Jam in my life.
Sarah: Colleen is way hipper than I am – I have no idea what any of that is. Honest answer? I practically have Harry Styles’ new album on repeat at work.  I’m also super obsessed with Bruno Mars.

4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
Colleen: If I’m not just barely rolling out of bed before Sarah picks me up for a morning Rev class, I start my day by turning on NPR, drinking a big glass of water and making a pour over. In the evenings I am a chamomile tea addict.
Sarah: Rev on many mornings! Colleen and I often bike into the office, which is always a nice way to start and end the work day. 

5. How do you help keep each other motivated to work out?
Colleen: I’m not going to lie, there are moments when we’re on our way home from work and say “Man, what if we just stopped and did happy hour downtown instead of working out?” However, in the end we always show up and hold each other accountable because we know how good it feels after a class. We know we can still make time for patio drinks and Sunday bloody marys after we get our classes in.
Sarah: A gentle reminder about the bloody marys we’ll be consuming that weekend usually does the trick. Having a workout buddy, in general, does the job for me. If I know Colleen is waiting for me to pick her up for class, then that means I have to peel myself out of bed and get there! 

6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?
Colleen: I’m really learning to love hills. "Resistance is your friend," as Lauren would say!
Sarah: Tap back/pushups, for sure. It definitely taps into my competitive side – I refuse to fall behind the instructor!

 7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Colleen: Lloyd is of course a classic. I also like O.G. Woodfire – it’s hard to beat a good pizza.
Sarah: I had a meal from Lomo Lomo that changed my life. Also a huge fan of the veggie dog from Frank and the fish tacos from Lloyd.


Monday Motivator: Meet Jess

Meet this week's Monday Motivator - Jess! A Buffalo babe through and through, she's obsessed with donuts, her adorable pup Tony, and Rev! Catch her sweatin' up a storm on the bikes, or pushing through some major strength moves on the TRX multiple times a week. She keeps her routine balanced ... maybe that's so she can enjoy all the tacos, pierogi and donuts mentioned below! (We feel ya girl!)


1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
Born on the East Side; where all the Polish people used to reside. Raised in Cheektowaga; where all the Polish people eventually moved to. Rented in Elmwood/Allentown (during/after college) for about 9 years and currently living in North Buffalo with my 2 boyfriends (one is a tad furrier).

Many people think they have seen me before which is more than likely true. (You probably saw me slaving at Urban Outfitters or drinking at The Pink – I have moved on from both, sadly). My fitness journey actually began once I quit my retail job and I also picked up a hobby of calligraphy (@hand_and_ink) – shameless plug, get at me RevBrides!

2.Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
Kanye's Workout Plan

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
(Don't hate -- the album is SO good!)
Joywave – It’s a Trip
Future Islands – Ran
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE
Honorable mention: all things Chance (the Rapper)

4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
Cuddling and kissing the love of my life.  His name is Tony, he's French, and he walks on 4 legs. (Ok, my obsession could be slightly unhealthy but the love isn’t!) Oh, and lemon water every morning.

5. Any indulgences you just can't live without?
DOUGHNUTS – if you tell me you ‘donut’ like them, you are lying (to me or yourself).

6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Lloyds – tacos are life.
Ru’s Pierogi is a close runner up (I am 100% Polish and pierogies are pretty much the Polish taco).


Monday Motivators: Meet Erin

This adorable new mom (with another on the way!) is giving us alll the Monday Motivator feels. Erin balances a delicate ecosystem that is her 8-month old, full time job in law enforcement, awesome hubby and baby-to-be, with fitness goals that have her getting her sweat on 4x/week. Find out how she does it all below.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
I have an 8 month old son, Jack, and another little one on the way in November. I work in law enforcement which keeps me on my toes. My husband and I both work full-time so it's very important to us to make sure we plan out our workout schedules well in advance. I try to get to Rev four times a week, but sometimes Jack (and life) doesn't allow for it!

2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
TRX and Tots! The added 20+lbs from my son was a total game changer.

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
You really want to know?  I'm an old soul and lately cannot stop listening to John Denver (I blame the pregnancy hormones).

​4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
I start and end my day with Jack who is always watching so I make sure to eat healthy and stay active.  Jack is now eating solid foods so it's important to my husband and I to incorporate fruits and vegetables into his routine as well as our own.

5. Any indulgences you just can't live without?
All things Bravo. And I am a true crime addict! Not only do I work in the field but you can usually find me with my office door shut, listening to the "My Favorite Murder" podcast.

6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​
I love a good hill! There is no better feeling than reaching the top.

7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
I am dying to try the Healthy Scratch.


Monday Motivator: Meet Emily

It's a rainy start to the week, so let's channel our own inner-Californian and learn more about today's Monday Motivator, Emily. She moved all the way across the country to attend nursing school in Buffalo. She's adjusted very well to her new surroundings here with the help of her nursing school friends, Lululemon and of course, the ever-welcoming clients at Rev.

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.

I was raised in San Diego, CA for majority of my life, but was interestingly enough born in Toronto, ON. After finishing up my first degree at the University of Arizona, I moved to Buffalo, NY to attend nursing school at D'Youville College and have been here for a little over a year now. I moved alone and knew no one before my move, but have come to love Buffalo enough to call it home and have met friends I would consider family. I work as a nurse assistant at Sister's of Charity Hospital and also work at lululemon athletica, which originally introduced rev to me! I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful community at rev that has such a positive impact on me both mentally and physically. Colleen, Amanda, and all of the rev community has welcomed me with open arms and has made my across the country transition, so much easier.

2. Describe your best workout in three words. 

Confidence. Empowering. Enlightened.

Exercise gives me a sense of accomplishment and allows me to see the lengths at what my body can go to. It gives me strength in all aspects of my life.   
3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?

I am such a sucker for any EDM or tropical house music, especially in the gym. My main baes are Flume and Kygo, but that totally varies. You'll find me occasionally Shazaming some of the girls’ music during rev classes because they play the BEST music! Currently I'm obsessed with Fire (Paris Blohm Remix) by 3LAU, Neonheart, & Paris Blohm and Your Shirt by Chelsea Cutler.

4. Any healthy habits to start your day?
Generally the first thing I do when I wake up is make my bed, light up my diffuser in my room, make a cup of tea, pack up my bag for rev, and head on over for an early morning spin class (love me some 5:45am spin). After spin I go straight to work at the hospital.

5. Any indulgences you can't live without?

At the end of the day and right before bed, squeezing in some Netflix time is essential (& maybe some Halotop too).

6. Favorite workout on the bike? Sprints, hills, isolations or tap backs?

Call me crazy but my favorite workout on the bike are sprints. Although at the end of the workout, I have a love for all of them. 

7. Favorite Buffalo food truck?
Okay so I still have not been to any food truck Tuesday events (currently on summer 2017 bucket list), but I have been to Llyods, which was amazing, and I've been dying to try The Healthy Scratch.


Monday Motivator: Meet Blair

We hope that along with enjoying the kick-off of summer, you've all been taking some time to reflect on all of those have given their lives for our country so that we can continue ours. We'd also like to introduce you to today's Monday Motivator Blair. This legal assistant had a major hang up regarding trying out a group fitness class but thanks to her BFF, she jumped in and hasn't looked back. We're so happy we get to be part of her fitness revolution!


1. Give us a quick background on yourself.

I am 26 and a legal assistant at a small law firm. I am from Clarence, but I moved away for college in Indiana and work in Chicago for a few years. I joined Rev after trying the Thursday TRX with one of my best friends. I'm so glad she introduced me to the class. I love the workout and I look forward to it every week.

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

Full body workout

3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?

Play That Song - Train
How Far I'll Go - Moana Soundtrack
Away Away - Moana Soundtrack
I highly recommend seeing Moana, you'll love the songs too!

4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?

I start the day with two eggs and a cup of black coffee to wake up. I end my day with a glass of water at dinner.

5. Any indulgences you just can't live without?

Chocolate and candy!

6. Favorite workout on the bikes - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?

I would say sprints, but since I come for the TRX classes, my favorite moves are standing hip drops and tricep extensions.

7. Favorite Buffalo Food Truck.

The Cheesy Chick makes amazing mac & cheese and grilled cheeses!


Monday Motivators: Meet Alyssa

Before this girl is even out the door, she's got some majorly enviable healthy habits. (Vinyasa, meditation, dry brushing and cold showers anyone?) Meet Alyssa, this week's hard-working, health-conscious, Kunis-loving Monday Motovator!

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1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
I grew up in Buffalo, and moved back two years ago after living in Boston and Los Angeles, where I studied and worked in "art" and fashion. I'm currently enrolled at D'Youville College, pursuing a career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I work as an activities aide with Alzheimer's patients.

2. Describe your best workout ever in three words:
Actually. Dead. Afterwards.

3. What songs are you obsessed with right now? 
"Slide", by Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean and "Told You I'd Be With the Guys", by Cherry Glazerr.

4. Any healthy habits to start or end your day?
I do 3 or 5 vinyasas every morning, followed by ten minutes of meditation, then I dry brush and take a cold(ish) shower. I try to meditate again in the early afternoon, and again before bed.

5. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?​
Isolations !!!!!

6. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
I've never been to a food truck in Buffalo, actually. I like to cook/ assemble salads, but my love for Kuni's is pure and true.


Monday Motivators Mother's Day Edition: Meet Alisha & Mama J

Anyone that has seen Alisha & Pat (fondly known as Mama J) together in class can see that they have a really strong mother-daughter relationship. But this Mothers Day, we feel it's important to share just how strong their bond is. Trust us, we've known them for 15 years - we've had a long time to watch the dynamic! From milestone surprise birthday parties for Mama J, to nights spent out and in together, these two are there for each other no matter what. When Mama J had a heart attack a year and half ago, Alisha was her tireless and dedicated support. We will never forget the feeling the day she came back to Rev for her first class, such a huge victory!

Read on for all the details, including what TRX move Alisha has to hold for 60 seconds as a Mother's Day gift.

PS, we may have asked some leading questions in order for you all to hear about the delicious monstrosity that is Alisha's Doritos with melted cheese/banana peppers ... 


1. Give us some detail on your fitness journey:
Alisha: I grew up playing a few different sports, mainly basketball and soccer. I cheered in high school and college as well. When college ended, I needed to find something to keep me active. I started spinning about 10 years ago and then picked up TRX to mix up my routine. Even though I DREAD running, I completed my first (and forever last) half marathon and Buffalo Relay in memory of my cousin.
Mama J: Alisha and I used to go to spinning a few times a week downtown at the BAC. I like taking my bike out when the weather is nice, too. When Rachel, Amanda, and Colleen opened Rev, I started going there. I had a heart attack about 18 months ago and it's very scary to get back to working out. You don't know how your body will react. But it feels great to be back on the bike!

2. What is your perfect mother/daughter date?
Spin, shop, walk our pup Hercules, and lunch at Olive Garden..soup, salad, breadsticks anyone? We've been doing the same thing for years.

3. What's her weirdest healthy habit?
A: In the cold weather she would walk around the garage to make her Fitbit steps for the day.
Mama J: Alisha meal preps obsessively during the week.

4. ​Favorite healthy meal?
A: Sushi from Kumo or egg whites and baked sweet potatoes.
Mama J: Chopped salad from Cheesecake Factory or an Olive Garden light fare chicken dish with breaded zucchini .

5. Favorite UNhealthy meal?​
A: Doritos, cheese, and banana peppers. Heat all three up together and you'll be surprised by the end result.
Mama J: I love French fries and Imperial pizza

​6. Who is the ringleader when it comes to signing up for class?
A: Definitely me. I set an alarm to make sure I get into class.
Mama J: Alisha. She reminds me to sign up.

7. What is your favorite song to spin to?
A: Right now I would say Yellow Claw, "City on Lockdown" or "Believer" by Major Lazer
Mama J: Anything fun and upbeat.

8. Tell us one fun fact about yourself:
A: I've been to Cuba!
Mama J: I live on the waterfront and there is always something fun going on. I love to participate in the many local activities.

In honor of Mother's Day, what's one TRX move you'd make Alisha do for 60 seconds straight?​
Mama J: Planks or push ups. Alisha hates both!

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