Do You Dare To Take The Challenge?!?!

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We have the first week of October under our belts and that means 2 things:

1) You better have your Halloween idea all worked out because every store-bought costume will 100% be combed through already and

2) It is a good time to check in and see how you are doing in your REV October Challenge ;)

What a better way to kick off a new month than to challenge yourself to riding with us?! Pushing yourself to reach a new goal can really surprise you! Unveil that version of you we know is in there <3 Set goals, challenging goals, and reach them so that you are always pushing yourself, always growing and evolving.

So you have roughly weeks left to ride 10, 20, 25 (or more if you DARE) times! Also we will have prizes for you at the end of the finish line! Commit to finding a better you for you, or if not that then these awesome prizes…

10 Rides = 1 free ride
20 Rides = 5 pack
25 Rides = 1 month of unlimited rides

Once you have completed the challenge, email us HERE! 

So don’t let sweater season get you down!! Beach season will be here before you know it so keep yourself motivated and get that cute butt in the saddle :) See ya soon REVers!

<3 Click below to start the challenge and see what you are capable of <3

CHALLENGE YOURSELF!

Stop Stressin' Baby

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School is back in session! And while that means parties and friends it also means class, teachers and stress. Ease back into the school year by taking good care of yourself. This includes eating right, making time for fun and working out!

Working out can be a wonderful way of coping with the stressors of everyday life. From getting is the saddle with us to taking a yoga class to going on a hike with your best bud, any movement can help. Not only does it allow you time to meditate and reflect on the day/month/year It also is a natural source of generating endorphins triggering a positive feeling within the body, some say even similar to that of morphine.

We all know that stress can be brought about in any way, even with something positive. Proposal, promotion, marriage, even being in a loved one’s wedding - all amazing life events! But even the good stuff sometimes comes with stressful moments. So make sure you continually check in with yourself and take time to get right.

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Revolution is a wonderful place to let go of the day and sweat away your worries. Bring a friend, co-worker, family member or significant other to enjoy in the experience. Treat yourself afterwards and go shopping, grab a smoothie (or a drink if you really crushed class) Take time before or after class to chat with the Trainers and all of Rev staff. They are there to not only enhance your experience but also to share in your success! So after you have crushed your day/week/month, come and get in the saddle with us and feel as the stress melts away. Come in or sign up today and take on this school year with Greatness REVers!!!

Friends That Slay Together Stay Together

New to town? Want to meet new people? Just want a fitness buddy to help keep each other motivated? Group workouts are a great, healthy way of meeting new people and making friends! Obviously, we think REV is the perfect group fitness workout that will not only sculpt your ass but also allow you to meet equally awesome people ;) However, here are a few other options to mix it up and work into your week (when you’re not in the saddle with us!)

BOXING

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Ever had a day that made you want to punch someone in the face? Us too. Group boxing classes involve teaming up with another person for drills. So you can take out your aggression on a stranger or make a new friend! Hurricane Boxing is a spot on Folly road you should check out, before you take it out on that annoying girl in the office next to yours :)

ROCK CLIMBING

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Rock climbing is a great social sport because it requires constant communication. Start indoors, or on a wall, and eventually you might want to test your skills on the real deal in nature and what better way to do that than a trip with your new friends?! But first, practice. A great rock climbing gym isnt too far - check out Coastal Climbing Downtown to get started :)

RUNNING CLUBS

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Fall is here which means (hopefully) cooler weather which means back to running outdoors. No more fear of passing out from heat exhaustion :) Find a group that you can run with and they will definitely hold you accountable!! Click HERE for a list of top run clubs in Charleston and stop the excuses!

KICKBALL LEAGUE

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Most practices, games and championships end with a beer at any one of the absolutely awesome local breweries Charleston has to offer. Do you honestly need another reason?

Holy City Kickball is a local league that is easy to join! Their website says it all: “This was created to bring people people together in Charleston to have a good time. We focus on group events to socialize with other teams and of course play kickball!” Check them out and find out how to join HERE

CROSSFIT

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CrossFit is all about community and building each other up - whats better than that?! You share goals, achievements and fun with your fellow CrossFitters and help each other reach them together. Becoming the best you while enjoying time with friends is the best way to spend your free time!! Check out Holy City CrossFit to see where you can get started



Get out there and get mingling REVers! And bring your new friends to the saddle so we can approve ;)


New Month. New Specials!

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September starts tomorrow and with that comes the beginning of a new season! Fall means football, fireplaces and fabulous pricing specials at REV!! We have three Fall Pricing Package Specials that will get your heart rate pumping and ready to get that tush in the saddle!!

Want to try us out or need something to mix up your workout during the week? The 8 Rides Pass is perfect for you! 8 Rides Reoccurring (2x a week) at $160. Sprinkle in rides at REV throughout the week to keep your workout spicy and interesting :)

New to the area or never been to REV before and want to get in a great workout whenever works and as much as you want? The New Rider Unlimited package is the one! And at $99 for the month, its a steal!! This is limited to NEW Riders only. One time, One Month and not renewable. However this package allows you the time and flexibility to see if REV is the right fit for you!

Coming back to school from Summer vacation and need to get your routine back on track? We got just the pass for you - The Student Semester Pass! The Semester Pass is a 4 month unlimited rides pass allowing you plenty of time throughout the school year to de-stress and refocus :) And a great deal at $480!! Get it before it's gone!!

Come on in to talk to a REV instructor or go online to book your package!! Start your Fall off right with a fun and healthy new routine. See ya in the saddle yall!

SCCC Celebration Ride in Memory of Ashley Kron

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We all know and love Abbey, our fearless and hard working studio manager. As many of you know, she lost her twin sister in May of 2017 suddenly to a very rare form of Cervical Cancer called Neuroendocrine Small Cell Cervical Cancer. On Thursday, August 30th we will be having an early birthday celebration ride in honor of Ashley (September 1) for Small Cell Cervical Cancer.

Neuroendocrine Small Cell Cervical Cancer effects less than 1% of Cervical Cancer patients. Due to the rarity of the cancer the research is lacking. Therefore, they need all the funding they can get for clinical trials, research, treatments, tumor registries and much more. Help celebrate the life of Ashley with a rooftop ride at Uptown Social at either 4:30pm or 5:30pm with a Happy Hour to follow.

If you are unable to attend the rides, or wish to just participate in the Happy Hour feel free to do so. The Happy Hour is from 5:30pm-7:30pm with a $25 donation (if you do not attend the class) Wristband buys house drinks, beer, and wine for an hour. If you purchase a class, the Happy Hour will immediately follow your class from either 5:30pm-6:30pm or 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Classes will be taught by our rock-star instructors Katie Penta and Katie Blaylock!!

You can purchase your ride at anytime, however, sign ups will begin for the week Monday, August 27th at 12:00pm and it will be $25.

If you are unable to attend altogether but would like to donate to the cause you can donate at the link below. You can also make checks payable to MD Anderson and on the memo line write SCCC in Memory of Ashley. For more information on the ride, the charity or the cancer please email abbey@ride-rev.com


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To designate your gift in memory, click the third tab up top - Give in Memory of and write Ashley Kron.

We have the best clients at REV and we thank you for all you give back! With all of these events we are getting much closer to our goal. Thank you all for the tremendous support, help and love. It means the world to us!!! Be thankful each and every day for what you are able to do with your bodies. See you in the saddle :)

Instructor Spotlight - Tylor Willoughby

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Tylor Willoughby is a new REV instructor, but he is so much more!! He is a foodie, music buff, and "dolphin" from Louisiana who likes to Netflix and chill with his dog :) But don't let us spoil the fun, read on REVers....

REV: Where are you from originally? And how long have you lived in Charleston?

W: Originally from Louisiana, about an hour from New Orleans. I moved to Charleston April 1! 

REV: How did you hear about Revolution?

TW: Social media!

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REV: How long have you been a instructor at Revolution?

TW: I’ve been an instructor at Rev since June 2018!

REV: What made you want to become an Rev instructor?

TW: I wanted to become an instructor at Rev because I was ready for something different from my previous studio. I love the freedom we are given when making a playlist and choreographing the class. 

REV: It shows!! How long has physical fitness played an important role if your life?

TW: Physical fitness has honestly only played a role in my life for the past 6 years. Prior to that I was extremely overweight. My heaviest was 220 pounds (I am only 5’6”!)

REV: Way to reach your goals and treat your body right! Other than spin, what is your favorite (outdoor) workout?

TW: I love doing CrossFit and running - just slowly getting back into both of those. 

REV: Good for you! What is your favorite pre and post workout snack?

TW: I don’t have a “favorite” snack. Typically I don’t like to eat before I work out. And after, it’s just whatever is easiest for me to get my hands on! 

REV: Haha we can relate :) What is your favorite song to ance on the bik to?

TW: Oo this is a hard one. Indian Summer by Jai Wolf gives me all the feels and has such a great beat! 

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REV: Nice choice. If you could pick any theme for a ride, what would it be?

TW: I’ve been dying to do New Miley vs Old Miley and .... Lana Del Rey vs Lorde

 REV: Now that gave us the feels!! Please do that!! What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

TW: If it’s nice outside - go to the beach. If it isn’t - Netflix, video games and cuddling with my dog. 

REV: Samezies. What is your spirit animal ;)

TW: Dolphin! 

REV: Love that! What is your favorite restaurant in Charleston?

TW: Minero 

REV: BEST burrito in town! Favorite place you have traveled to?

TW: Lake Tahoe! So much outdoors stuff to do - it’s literally the perfect place. 

REV: Sucha good choice. Your style in 3 words or less?

TW: Athletic, casual, Lululemon 

REV: Nice! What is your workout mantra?

TW: Sweat like a pig to look like a fox!  

REV: Great one!! Thanks for answering our questions and letting us get to know you a little bit better! REVers, make sure you go visit Tylor at the studio and let him kick your butt into gear!!! See yall in the saddle ;)

Shopaholics Anonymous - New Retail You Just Have-To-Have

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It's that time of night. You are settling in. Getting cozy. Sweatpants are on. And maybe a little bored...

Time to peruse your favorite stores and see what items will be your next victims. Our favorite kind of Safari!!! We have just the thing to quench your thirst!

Wanna look fresh while you bust your ass in the saddle? Us too. New threads coming at you courtesy of Revolution...

Love midi-tanks? We got you. Love lettering that will SHINE under those pulsing lights in the studio while you sweat your tushy off? Ditto!! All of these fitted, sexy tanks will get you feeling right and in the mood to become the new-&-improved you - and all priced at $32.50 means you can snag a few ;) Get em while they're hot!!

REV Rider Spotlight - Rachel Chazen

We all agree that REV instructors inspire us to keep our butts moving. However, a REV Rider can motivate in a very different way. They are there with you in the trenches feeling all the pain (and glory) by your side. They are your teammates helping you push through the climb! Rachel Chazen is no exception.

Rachel inspires, advises and helps people for a living. So naturally, we wanted to get to know her a little bit better! And we were not disappointed ... Read on!

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REV: How long have you lived in Charleston and if you aren't from here where are you from originally?

RC: I grew up outside of Washington, DC in the suburbs of Maryland. I decided to move to Charleston 2 years ago to be closer to the beach and to further explore my favorite city- best thing I ever did!

REV: How did you find REV?

RC: At the start of the new year, I was looking to try new and different workouts to change up and incorporate into my routine. I found the REV groupon and purchased the 5 class package. I found myself looking forward to the classes and was disappointed when I had used the series. The REV workout was different than any workout I had done in the past (I'd never sweat so hard in my life!). Now that I am an active member, I continue to look forward to my REV workouts and challenge myself in different ways each time I come.

REV: That's awesome! How many times a week do you ride?

RC: I attend 3-5 classes per week. Working out before work helps me stay focused and alert throughout my day. I also try to mix in some REVival rides on the weekends when I can dedicate the full hour.

REV: What do you do for work and how are you able fit REV into your busy schedule?

RC: I am a Couple and Family Therapist working to help families improve relationship dynamics and behavior outcomes. I am able to fit REV into my schedule by attending the 6:15am classes before work as well as on the weekends. In my business, I try to promote balance and self-care. I take pride in knowing that with my workout routine, I am able to practice what I teach.

REV: That is so great! What got you hooked about this workout in particular?

RC: I love that each instructor brings different aspects to the ride. Their individual personalities push me to spin faster, add resistance, and challenge myself to work my hardest. When I feel like I have nothing left, they help me find a way to give a little more to the workout. The motivation from them, their song choices, and the positivism in the room keep me coming back.

REV: What is your favorite song to ride to?

RC: My favorite song to ride to is always changing. I look forward to theme rides because the song choices always include some of my favorites while also sampling some tracks I haven't heard before.

REV: Have you achieved any personal goals since you started riding? 

RC: Since starting REV, I have noticed that I am stronger, my endurance is better, and I am toned differently than before. My mood is better and I have more energy to bring into my day!

REV: We get it! What is your favorite post workout snack?

RC: After a workout, I typically grab something quick and easy like a hardboiled egg and fruit.

REV: When you are not riding, what is your favorite outdoor activity?

RC: My favorite outdoor Charleston activities include exploring The Battery and Waterfront Park and walking the Ravenel Bridge. I love that I can be active while taking in views of this amazing city!

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REV: The city is also known for its awesome culinary scene. What is your favorite (guilt free) Charleston restaurant?

RC: Stella's is my current favorite Charleston restaurant. The classic Greek salad and grilled octopus are amazing!

REV: Yummy!! Since you sound like you like to explore, where is the coolest trip you have taken?

RC: My favorite trip was to Israel. The history, culture, and beauty of the land make traveling there one the best experiences I have ever had!

 

Thanks so much Rachel! REVers, when you see Rachel around the studio, be sure to say hey! Thanks for the inspiration and insight into your life :) You rock girl!! See you all in the saddle #FYG

Instructor Spotlight - Lauren Wilder

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We know how much our REVers love their instructors. They push you, make you feel something, and inspire you! Basically, the best friend and therapist you could ask for :)

This week, we want to introduce you to Lauren Wilder. Dog Lover. Mountain biker. Avid hiker. Want to learn more about this Virginia-Born-Badass? Read on REVer...

REV: Where are you from originally? And how long have you lived in Charleston?

LAUREN: I am originally from Dallas, Texas, grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, went to college at the University of Colorado Boulder, and now I am here :)

REV: How long have you been a instructor at Revolution?

LAUREN: Just a month!

REV: What made you want to become an REV instructor?

LAUREN: I have been cycling for years. I have been road and mountain biking since I was a kid and started rhythm based cycling about 4 years ago.

REV: How long has physical fitness played an important role if your life?

LAUREN: Since I can remember! Soccer was my first love. Growing up, my dad was the team doctor for the MLS Soccer team FC Dallas. Throughout high school and my first years of college staying fit was just part of the job to be able to perform well on the field or in races. It wasn’t until my junior year of college that I received my personal training certification and really got into my own fitness goals outside of sports and performance.

REV: So cool! How did you find Revolution?

LAUREN: When I moved down to Charleston in March I met with the King street Lululemon assistant manager Hannah. I had previously worked for the company and knew I could trust their recommendations for studios! She told me about REV and I went and took Katie Penta’s class once I was moved in! Fell in love with the studio and the people immediately.

REV: We know the feeling. Katie Penta is everything. Other than spin, what is your favorite (outdoor) workout?

LAUREN: I love hiking! I went to school in Colorado and grew up in Virginia so I have always loved hiking in the mountains. Fresh air, soul cleansing, nature, animals, that’s my happy place.

REV: What is your favorite pre and post workout snack?

LAUREN: Pre would usually be something with peanut butter.. I love peanut butter more than anything!! Maybe a pb&j or apple with peanut butter. Post, I love my protein shakes I make at home. But when I’m on the go from studio to studio, I love my chocolate milk - perfect combo of carbs and protein for recovery!!. Throw my protein powder in there and I’m all set!

REV: What is your favorite song to dance on the bike to?

LAUREN: Touched by Whatsonot- the drops to this song make for a super fun and fast choreo-sequence

REV: Love!! If you could pick any theme for a ride, what would it be?

LAUREN: Early morning!! I love starting my day on the bike! I may enter the room drained and wishing I was in bed but after I always leave invigorated and sweaty. That sets the tone for a productive day with a good mindset :)

REV: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

LAUREN: I love playing with my dogs! I probably spend 2 hours everyday throwing the ball for them. Myah is a 1 year old black lab and Piper is a 7 year old lab/coon hound mix.

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REV: So cute!! If you had to choose, what is your spirit animal?

LAUREN: I would like to say lion but many people (especially in my triathlon days wearing a swim cap) say that I look like a prairie dog, and honestly I love prairie dogs! They are so cute and run really fast and they were all over the place in boulder! I loved watching them sprint around and pop up all over fields out of their holes.

REV: What is your favorite restaurant in Charleston (GUILT FREE!)?

LAUREN: OOh this is tough. I love 82 queen when i am going to drop some moolah but taco boy is one of my favorites. I love tacos, any Mexican food, GUAC!!!

REV: Haha! What is your favorite place you have traveled to?

LAUREN: My boyfriend and I went on a 3 month duck hunting trip this past fall and drove a camper from VA up to the upper peninsula of Michigan. We were away from people and the natural beauty of everything around us was amazing. The air smelled so crisp and cool.

REV: Your style in 4 words or less?

LAUREN: Athleisure 95%, pajamas 5%

REV: What is your workout mantra?

LAUREN: EARN YOUR SWEAT!!!!!

If you want to be inspired, be sure to check out Lauren's class schedule and join her in the saddle! Class times can be found on our website www.ride-rev.com

 Lauren and Charlotte her pig :)

Lauren and Charlotte her pig :)

It's 5 O Clock Somewhere

May 5th is almost here and you know what that means!? Cinco de Mayo!! And we have done all the legwork for you to find the best parties in town. From concerts and art festivals to bar crawls and delicious eats, we have got you covered. Get your Fiesta on!!!!

Trondossa Festival 

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Love festival season and just can't get enough? Come twirl around at Trondossa Music & Arts Festival from May 5-6 in Riverfront Park! Lineup includes Widespread Panic, Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price. Need we say more?? Gates will open at 1:30 PM on both nights. Get Tickets here!

Taco Boy Fiesta

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Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year, and Taco Boy is ready to Fiesta!! And we all know they have the best Margaritas and Tacos in town!!! DJ Trevor D. will be keeping you dancing ALL day, spinning tunes from 12pm-3pm and 5-9PM at Taco Boy downtown! 
No cover charge/tickets required :) Party on!

Cinco de Mayo on King Bar Crawl

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In honor of this momentous victory, this bar crawl will visit several of your favorite bars in the Upper King area while enjoying copious amounts of alcohol. Grab your sombrero, poncho, and as always your favorite bar crawl buddies and meet us at The Brick on Ann Street, as we pay homage to our neighbors to the south!

Featured Drinks:

$4 Altos Margaritas
$4 Absolut Cocktails
$4 Mexican Standoff Cocktails (Malibu, Absolut, Pineapple and OJ)
$3 Borracho Shots (Malibu, Pineapple, and Cranberry)
$3 Bud Lights
$4 Angry Orchard Rosé

Get Tickets Here

The 13th Annual Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival

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Carolina's Largest Cinco de Mayo Celebration!! Held at the Visitor's Center Bus Shed, you will be filled with authentic food, drinks, and dance exhibitions paired with music by Orquesta Mayor " Tribute to Puerto Rico"!

Sushi Blue will be this year's official after party venue for Cinco de Mayo Festival. 
For more information on what they have in store check out www.charlestoncinco.com
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Trident Literacy Association.www.tridentlit.org

Get your tickets here while they last!!

So get your butt in the studio and on the bike so you can enjoy this action packed weekend guilt free!! See ya in the saddle REVers!