REV Instructor Spotlight - Katie Blaylock

Katie Blaylock is a spitfire and if you have ever taken her classes you would agree! She knows how to motivate you even when it’s 7 AM. But we wanted to learn even more about her so we decided to feature her in our next REV Instructor Spotlight! Read on for more info on what pushes Katie…

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REV: Where are you from originally?

KB: Winston Salem NC

REV: When did you move to Charleston?

KB: About 10 years ago!!

REV: How did you hear about Revolution?

KB: When Revolution was being built, the owner of oblique magazine invited me to come to the first round of tryouts!!

REV: What made you decide to become an instructor?

KB: I taught spin in San Diego and MUSC, I just wanted to teach more and the style of revolution was amazing!!!

REV: What is your favorite song to climb/sprint to?

KB: Everyone knows I’m the “climbing” instructor...Infinite by Notaker

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

KB: Climbing Mt Everest!!! Haha

REV: Do you have a favorite pre/post workout snack?

KB: Since I’m the 7am instructor... COFFEE with oat milk!!!

REV: What is the best advice you can give to a first time rider?

KB: Just pedal and dance!!! It takes about 3 classes to understand what the heck is going on!!!

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REV: What keeps you motivated and focused on staying healthy when you are exhausted with everyday life?

KB: Life gets so “busy” but the mornings I teach... I’ve got 45 minutes to challenge my riders and encourage them to take on the day!! 

REV: When you are in a rush, what is your favorite HEALTHY snack option on the go?

KB: I’m a creature of habit and green smoothies are my jam!!

REV: If you could cycle through any country, which would it be and why?

KB: Australia!! Never been and always have wanted to visit and if it’s on a bike... let’s gooo!!!!

REV: During your free time, what do you enjoy doing?

KB: Surfing, working out and spending time with my nephews!!!

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REV: So cute!!! <3 What is the toughest physical challenge you have ever personally faced and how did you overcome it?

KB: I broke my back playing soccer in high school and was told I might never walk again...a back brace, rehab and willpower... I played college soccer!!!

REV: Damn girl. Good for you!! When you cheat, what is your favorite "bad" food?

KB: KRISPY KREME once a week!!! 2 glazed and 1 sour cream!!!

REV: haha thats awesome! Charleston is such a culinary hub. What is your favorite place in Charleston to eat?? Name one healthier choice and one when ya just don’t give a damn :)

KB: Healthy...OKU!!!!  And rarebit MOSCOW MULES baby!!!!

Thanks Katie for giving us a peak at the woman behind the badass instructor we all know and love! You are always an inspiration on the bike and you keep us pushing our limits :) See you in the saddle everyone!!