Monday Motivator: Meet Jennifer
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m from Buffalo and graduated from Canisius College in 2012 with an English and Classics degree. I spend my days as an analyst for Fidelis Care, but at night I can be found at Rev (!) or lounging in my North Buffalo apartment with my boyfriend and my cat Rogelio.
What does #RevLife mean to you?
I had actually never participated in group fitness until my first class at Rev! I was a runner in college, but after a few years at my desk job I pretty much fell off the wagon.
I think that the most difficult part of of a workout is just showing up, so I feel like Rev’s community of group fitness is helping me get back in shape: if you don’t show up, you miss out! The positivity and excitement at Rev keeps me motivated and booking those classes!
We all get in the zone in different ways. Where does your head go during a workout?
I try to get really meditative! I stare at the candle and try to feel zen (which is kind of weird but it works).
What’s your favorite class at Rev?
I love Rev Rhythm, particularly the themed rides! I’ll set my alarm and wake up at midnight to sign up for Tommy’s Broadway or Teen Angst rides. It would be really crazy if those classes were like two hours long (haha, just kidding…unless…?)
What’s your favorite meal/snack to eat after a tough workout?
Usually an iced coffee or a peanut butter banana smoothie. Or both
If you have friends visiting from out of town how do you show the the perfect Buffalo day?
We would probably take a tour of some of the breweries in the city and the surrounding area, and then end up at Bar Bill for wings. Pretty basic but always fun!
What’s your favorite place to brunch in Buffalo?
If I’m feeling healthy I’m going to Perks on Connecticut Street, if I’m feeling Carb-y I’ll go to Berthas on Hertel.
Early bird or night owl?
Early bird! I wake up at 5:30 every day so I need to get my beauty rest.
What’s your ideal rest day look like?
Wake up late, walk somewhere on Hertel for breakfast, then take a post breakfast nap. I would read on the porch for a while then meet some friends at Mes Que to split a bottle of wine!
What’s your Favorite guilty pleasure song?
According to my Spotify ”year end review“ I really love …Glee 🙁 I am very guilty and embarrassed about this. Rachel Berry just gets me!!!!
If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island which 2 luxury items would you want to have?
I would need a tv so I can binge watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and my moisturizer so that I don’t look TOO grizzled when I get rescued.
Cats or Dogs?
I am a recent cat convert… I adopted a Himalayan / Ragdoll mix and he is very, very cute.
If you were to win $100 million today what’s the first you do?
Pay off all of our student loans and then buy a haunted Victorian mansion.