Client Feature

December Member Feature: Shannon

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Shannon has been a dedicated Reviver for the past 6 months and her story is an inspiring one.  Shannon is a fitness fanatic but suffered a devastating back injury that took her out of training for nearly a year. Since finding Revive, she's gotten back on her feet and is feeling strong again. 

Her journey started with some personal training at Revive to rehab her back where she then graduated to taking classes.  Our low impact, HIIT format was the perfect fit for Shannon as she could push herself without worrying about re-injury.  The rest is history...

Tell me about your journey in health and fitness - how and when did it begin? Were you always active? Or did you start later in life?

I started getting into fitness at the age of 20. I was pretty overweight in my late teens. I decided that i wanted to make a change so I joined a gym and my fitness journey began. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with it and I haven’t stopped since!

I heard you suffered an injury.  Could you tell us more about that and why you chose Revive?

I had a horrible back injury last winter. I had to stop all fitness, which is devastating to an active person.. I would drive past revive all the time and i was curious what it was all about. So I researched it and thought to myself, this place sounds amazing and is exactly this kind of training my body needs when I am able to move again. I stopped by finally in the summer and met Mike. I started with some one on one sessions with him just to regain some strength and correct movements that I had been doing incorrect. Mike was absolutely fantastic. after working with him it didn’t take long until he said the most exciting words to me “ I feel you are ready to do the revive classes” It was music to my ears and I have been coming ever since! I just absolutely LOVE it!!

Have you noticed any changes in your health, body, or mindset since you started coming to Revive?

Absolutely! I feel much stronger all over especially my core. I have realized that fitness does not have to be high impact and you don’t need to beat yourself up to get you into great shape. Revive to me is an all over challenging fitness regimen with loving kindness for your body. Its absolutely perfect and I am so happy that I found it!

What is your favourite exercise?

KB Cleans!

Least favourite?

Thrusters

Describe Revive in one word?

Exhilarating! 

September Member Feature: Natasha + Catherine

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We have so many amazing couples and families who come to Revive together (or separately!) - it's always so inspiring to see family members setting great examples for each other and committing to a healthy lifestyle together!

This month we are featuring Natasha & Catherine, a mother-daughter duo who you would never guess could be mother and daughter, but who have been working out together 2-3 times/week since June! You may have even met Catherine's son/Natasha's brother Brad in the studio, too! We sat down with them to find out what inspires them.

Tell me about your journey in health and fitness - how and when did it begin? Were you always active? Or did you start later in life?

Natasha - I was super late to the game - I cut gym all the time because I hated it so much, and was cut from every team. I really seriously started working out in 2010 because my husband had really high cholesterol, so first we cleaned up our eating, and then we both started working out. We each lost 55 lbs, and I got hooked.
Editor’s note - anyone who has been in a class with Natasha knows that she is a total powerhouse! Hard to believe she wasn’t a natural in her youth!

Catherine - I was always more into sports, more of a tomboy growing up, in track and baseball teams, but never kept it up. Then life happened - I got married and had kids, and dealt with some major health issues. I couldn’t find my groove, and then Natasha brought me back to Revive in June and it got me hooked again.
Natasha: I actually thought you would drop dead in that first class!
Editor’s note: Catherine did not drop dead! She was back two days later and has been a regular, super-strong member and example ever since! 

Why is it important for you to be active, healthy, and mobile?

C: Well, Natasha inspires me. But as I get older, I see people even in their 60s and they look - well - old! As I get older, I want to be able to be healthy - for my husband, my kids, and my grandkids.
N: My dad had a heart attack, Mom had her sickness, everywhere around me were warning signs and examples. Healthier people just seem to stay healthier.

Have you noticed any changes in your health, body, or mindset since you started coming to Revive?

N: I joined in April, had been traveling and was ready for a change. I didn’t think I would like the format at first but I loved it - I got hooked!
C: I love the smallness of it, the boutiqueness of it, someone telling me what to do, the variety, and the teachers.
N: It’s amazing how varied the classes are - they don’t get old.

What is your favourite exercise?

N: Push-ups - I just feel so strong
C: Anything on TRX

Least favourite?

C: burpees
N: rowing

Best pump-up song?

N: Anything I can sing along to in my head - 80s is great! Nothing too angry.
C: Agreed - I love Michael Jackson!

Later this same, day, Natasha sent a follow-up email...

I wanted to say something today but I got all flustered and never mentioned it! One of the things that I love so much about Revive is all of the instructors. In all other gyms that I have attended, there is always at least one class that I never seem to make it to because for one reason or another, I do not like the instructor. Not the case at Revive! I have taken a class from every instructor there and have loved everyone. It is such a great group of knowledgeable, warm and energetic instructors (and the rest of the staff as well!). It really is a pleasure to come into the Studio. 

Thank you!

Natasha

Thank YOU - Natasha & Catherine! You are a joy to have around and an inspiration to us all :)