Winter is Coming...

Which means family, friends and celebrations galore!! And while that’s all good and dandy, if you aren’t careful the Holidays can undo all the hard work you have done the rest of the year…sh*tty right? We are here to help!

We aren’t Mom and Dad, we know you are going to drink! But with that in mind, we all know how fattening alcohol can be. We got your guilt-free guide for enjoying healthy Holiday libations ;) Responsibly, of course

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

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Yes, half the fun of the Moscow Mule is the super cute copper mug you get to put it in. But with this recipe for Apple Cider Moscow Mule from Sugar and Charm it will be double the fun!!!

Ingredients
2 ounces ginger flavored vodka (but plain will work too)
2 ounces apple cider (we love homemade!)
1 small lime wedge, juiced
Ginger beer to top off, to taste
Cinnamon to sprinkle

Directions: In a copper mug, add the vodka, apple cider, and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, sprinkle cinnamon over the ice, and top off with ginger beer. Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Pomegranate Mojito

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This recipe for a Pomegranate Mojito from Peanut Butter and Peppers basically looks like Christmas in a glass!! And with the champagne, it’ll taste like a party too! And if that wasn’t enough, this recipe uses lighter ingredients that keep it low-cal and low-sugar. Done and Done!

Ingredients
1/3 cup light pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 ounce rum
1/4 teaspoon Stevia or sugar
1/2 cup champagne
Pomegranate seeds

Directions: In a glass, add pomegranate juice, lime juice, rum, and sugar. Mix well. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top it off with champagne and pomegranate seeds

Good Ole' Bloody Mary

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Everyone loves “The B” from Real Housewives of New York CIty, so you’ll really love her version this classic recipe with a Skinnygirl twist!!! Not to mention, the Bloody Mary is already one of the healthiest cocktails you can drink so you are already starting ahead!! (It delivers roughly 22 milligrams of lycophene, an antioxidant that may improve heart health! Drink On REVers!!)

Ingredients
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Cucumber Vodka
2 parts low-sodium tomato juice
Splash of fresh lemon juice

Directions: Squeeze of fresh lime juice, dash of Worcestershire sauce (to taste), dash of hot sauce, sprinkle of celery salt. Garnish with lime, cucumber, and celery stalk.

Rosemary Gin Fizz

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This crisp Winter beverage, the Rosemary Gin Fizz from Cookie and Kate, is one of the quickest and cleanest beverages you'll enjoy this time of year! Trust us…

Ingredients
3 sprigs rosemary
1 small lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 ounces gin
3 ounces club soda

Directions: In a small drinking glass, muddle the fresh rosemary, lemon juice, and honey. Fill the glass with ice, then pour with gin and top with club soda.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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Every woman’s favorite four words. Give your favorite beverage(s) a heart-healthy upgrade with Imma Eat That's Red Wine Chocolate.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks

Directions: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and chocolate chips. Whisk until chocolate is melted into milk and you have thick, creamy chocolate milk. Pour in red wine and heat until everything is hot.

Alo, is it me you're looking for?

We know Cyber Monday just ended and you might be all shopped out…but that only applies to buying gifts for other people, right?

In the Rev Studio we have just received a new shipment of delicious athleisure pieces by Alo!

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Alo makes gorgeous, soft, trendy pieces that can go from your workout to brunch in a snap, without compromising cuteness :) Not to mention, they are eco-conscious! They are 100% sweatshop free and have a certification from WRAP, which verifies that their factories and offices operate in the most ethical and humane ways possible. Pretty cool right? So you can not only look good in your new Alo gear, but feel good too!!

You can mix and match pieces not only with each other, but they also pair really nicely with street clothes. Come check out the new goods and get yours before they are gone! These pieces will definitely up your closet game ;) Check with a friendly Rev staff member for pricing. See ya’ll in the saddle!!

Rider Spotlight - Meagan Pastorchik

Meagan Pastorchik is one badass little lady. She has a career, a kid and somehow manages to still have a life!! Not to mention a rockin’ body!! And how did she get so fit within a year of having her beautiful little girl? Read on…Prepare to be inspired!!

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REV: How did you hear about Revolution? 

MP: I heard about Revolution through Kyle, an instructor. I also knew of Revolution from just being from Charleston!


REV: What was your motivation to get back in shape after the baby?

MP: My biggest motivation to get back into shape was wanting to get my confidence back after having Penelope. I was a new, single mom and my life had changed so fast so drastically. I was scared no one would want me with the situation I had and wasn't sure if my friends would still stick around. Ultimately I wanted to have something to focus on to not stress. And when you're not stressed it's easier to be confident in whatever situation your life is in.

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REV: What was the biggest struggle when it came to getting back to your goal weight?

MP: The biggest struggle is understanding that it doesn't happen overnight and that I wasn't going to get back to the pre-baby weight with one workout. It would take time, and dedication to see the results that I wanted. 


REV: What about Revolution made you stick with it when the going got tough?

MP: HONESTLY, Kyle is the reason why I stuck with it....I knew he was who I wanted to be with, so I wanted to keep up with it for him. Other than that, I stuck with it because at the end of the day I know how I wanted to look and feel after the baby. I wanted to feel confident in my own skin, which is extremely hard to do after having a baby. 

REV: What is your favorite song that comes on during your ride? What gets your blood pumping!

MP: My FAVORITE song is WOW by Tiesto! Just listen to it, and you'll love it too!


REV: How much weight did you gain with the pregnancy and how much did you lose since? 

MP: I gained 59 pounds from my first doctors appointment, to the day I gave birth. I've lost about 65 pounds since she was born over the past 11 months. It wasn't a short and easy journey! It took a lot of time and hours to get where I wanted to be. 

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REV: Wow!!! Thats amazing! What was your goal weight to get back to and how long did it take you to get there?

MP: After the baby, I don't recall ever having a specific goal weight. And I'm a big believer is not having a goal number weight. I just new how I wanted to look and feel in clothes after, and that's what I worked towards. People get so caught up on a weight they want to reach and obsess over it, instead of how they feel when they look at themselves in the mirror. I probably didn't even step on a scale until about 6 months after having a baby! 


REV: Did you have a support system during this time that helped motivate you?

MP: YES! Having support makes a huge difference in my opinion. Whether it's from a friend, boyfriend, family member etc. it was important for me to have support. Kyle always pushed me in the early mornings when I was "too tired" or being lazy to make time for it. He always told me "you're beautiful just they way you are, at this moment" and that was great to hear even before I lost all the weight. If you don't have a boyfriend or friend to workout with, go to a workout studio, and socialize. It's a great place to meet people working towards the same goal and lifestyle you are. If anyone ever needs a workout partner, message me on Instagram and ill go with you!! 

REV: Are you dieting along with this workout and if so what is your new favorite new mommy-on-the-go snack?

MP: To be honest, I do not diet much. And I wish I had some magic meal plan to offer for advice. I just ate what made me feel good. If I wanted pizza, I ate it. If I wanted a salad, I ate that too. I pretty much listened to my body and ate that way. I've never done crazy diets because I knew I would never stick to them. And I felt that If I did a crash diet and lost weight, the moment you stop and eat the way you used to, your body gains it all right back. Consistency is key when it comes to food I think.


REV: With your schedule changing so much, how do you make time now for working out being a brand new mom?

MP: I don't give myself another option. Everyone in life, especially MOMS, need to make time for themselves. If I didn't make time for me, my sanity, and my health to be and feel my best....how can I expect to be the best I could be for my child? Everyone is busy..I work full-time and raise my daughter and I make time. I may not like waking up at 4:30 am to drive to drop Penelope off at a babysitter, to make a 6:15 am spin class before work..but I just do it. Even if I'm exhausted. And every time after my workout I feel 10x more awake, alert and ready to start my day.

REV: I would say you are an inspiration to women around you struggling w the same issue - what is the best advice or insight you can give women going through the same thing as you?

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MP: "If you want something, you will find a way. If don't, you'll find an excuse". And take it one day at a time. Have a goal in mind for yourself for that day only. Like today I'm going to eat this way, take this workout and make it an accomplishment each day. Next thing you realize is that a few months have gone by and you see results!

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!!