Monday Motivator: Meet Shannon
What does #RevLife mean to you?
When I think of #RevLife, I think of strength, confidence and above all else, support. Rev is the most supportive and welcoming fitness community I’ve ever been a part of.
We all get in the zone in different ways. Where does your head go during a workout?
I try really hard to shut out my, “to do” list and focus on the task before me. It can be hard to live in the moment when you’re thinking about all the other things you need to do the moment you leave, but I try to remember that this time is about me, about my goals and that the rest of the world can wait just a little bit.
What’s your favorite class at Rev?
Obviously I’m a huge fan of Kathleen — she’s an awesome trainer, I can’t emphasis that enough! I also really love the RevRide classes. I always feel rejuvenated and ready to start my day when I leave a spin class at Rev.
What’s your favorite meal/snack to eat after a tough workout?
I really like peanut butter toast with honey and slices of banana. But if we’re talking about a real, hardcore snack when I’m looking to indulge, you can’t go wrong with mint chocolate chip gelato — delicious!!!!
If you have friends visiting from out of town how do you show the the perfect Buffalo day?
I’m a big history buff. In the city I would take them to the Darwin Martin House, then maybe a walking tour along Delaware Avenue.
Outside of the city I would probably take them up to Lewiston or Niagara on the Lake, it’s so beautiful and relaxing along the water.
What’s your favorite place to brunch in Buffalo?
Ohhhh that’s tough because I LOVE brunch, seriously I REALLY LOVE BRUNCH. I like the Howling Rooster ((although that’s technically Kenmore)). I also really like Kostas on Hertel.
Early bird or night owl?
Definitely early bird.
What’s your ideal rest day look like?
I love relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine. If you’re ever looking for a new book I would highly recommend joining Reese Witherspoon’s book club.
What’s your Favorite guilty pleasure song?
Flowers by Sweet Female Attitude. It’s a fun dance tune from the early 2000’s that always takes me back and brings a smile to my face.
If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island which 2 luxury items would you want to have?
A jet ski and some Margarita mix – ((obviously the margaritas would be for AFTER the jet ski))
Cats or Dogs?
Dogs — they are the best!
If you were to win $100 million today what’s the first you do?
I would fund the local SPCA’s into perpetuity and build a giant dog ranch with plenty of land.