I started really working out in 2010 because I was set on becoming a bodybuilder but I knew I wanted to also pursue Law Enforcement, so I had to pick one to focus on and I chose Law Enforcement.
I love working out because I want to stay in shape for my kids. I love coaching my kids and going to their events and staying healthy is a big key to do those things.
Working out at Revfit Gym is more than just a gym – it is one big family. The staff is great and makes everyone feel welcomed. The staff always have different competitions going on throughout the year to keep it interesting.
The people I have met at RevFit are amazing people, and it is a special bond because if I miss two days they will start asking where I’m at lol and the little things like that means a lot.
I want to give a big shoutout to everyone who is a part of Revfit Gym .. and no Mrs. Crystal I am not doing your spin class until I’m right with Jesus lol…
I am very thankful and grateful that you all chose me…#TeamXstablished #Colossal #RevfitGym
November of 2022 will make 7 years at RevFit! Prior to joining the gym, I had gone up and down 80 lbs and everywhere in between. It seemed like I was always dieting but never seeing results, gaining weight and becoming less active. Inspired by some RevFit members I worked with, I decided to join the gym. RevFit has given me the freedom of balance. It has given me a lifestyle of fitness that is priceless.
Since joining the gym, I’ve reached fitness goals I didn’t think possible like running 5ks and snow skiing. I can run around with my grand daughter and enjoy hiking, biking, and swimming. The last year has been extremely challenging for me, mentally and physically. Had I not had RevFit, there’s no way I could have pushed through. I’ve learned that your obstacles are the very reasons you must keep coming to the gym.
RevFit has taught me that no matter what, you’ve got to keep showing up. The daily motivation from our instructors is just what I need to start my day! The gym is my therapy and I’m so grateful to Crystal and Apphia, and all the staff for creating such a wonderful place in RevFit! ❤️
About 8 months ago at the end of 8th grade, I wanted to get active during the summer. I wanted to stop gaining excessive weight at the time, so my mom joined RevFit before me and decided to sign me up. Starting off, it was something new I was just trying to get used to it. During the summer, I found an interest in fitness and had the utmost dedication for the gym.
As I went through the end of the year and became very comfortable with the community I was around, it made me work harder and set new goals each week. While at RevFit, I have lost 20 pounds and 26 inches by November. From then to now in February, I have started to focus on gaining muscle and have about 4 inches back in muscle. Also in this time period, I developed a 6-pack.
In the past few months, my main goal has been a strong focus to encourage my family to live a healthier life and in turn to stop any generational health problems. Another goal is to show the people in my community at RevFit that it’s possible to meet all their goals. Lastly, it’s an honor to be recognized by my achievements by such great trainers and staff. I just want to thank y’all for the love and support.
My name is Briana and I have been a member at RevFit for almost a year. As long as I can remember I have struggled with my weight. I have tried many quick fixes, which resulted in me gaining the weight back plus more! I was under the impression that once I lost the weight it would not come back. I did not understand that it was a lifestyle change.
The last 4 years have been the hardest years to maintain my weight. After a traumatic loss I lost touch with myself. I found myself being uncomfortable in my own skin. Eventually I became uncomfortable enough to realize that I had to do something to change it. In the past 4 years I have joined 3 different gyms that I did not attend on a regular basis. I would get comfortable with the small change that I made, then I would fall back into my old habits.
In the beginning of 2021 I seen a Facebook post that said free bootcamp for a week. I read so many positive reviews and seen so many great testimonies. I thought to myself, let me try this out. Not to mention the fact that I was already paying another gym membership somewhere else that I was not attending on a consistent basis. My first day of bootcamp was soooo hard I did not return to the gym for a whole month.
A month later, I seen another post shared from REVFIT Facebook page that made me realize I had 2 gym memberships that I was not using. I went to their website and scheduled a spin class “because I wanted to try it out”. For some reason I thought this spin class would be soo much easier than bootcamp. I mean how hard can sitting on a bike be… If you know how Crystal & Apphia’s spin classes are then you know you will not just be “sitting on a bike”!!! Apphia took the time to modify the whole class just for me. During and after the class I shed a few tears. That was the very moment that I realized I needed to make a change with myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. It was the 1 on 1 support that drew me into this gym. It was the first time I felt noticed at any gym. REVFIT is like no other gym that I have ever been to. Everyone is welcoming and helpful. This is the first gym that I’ve been to where everyone is on the first name basis with greetings.
Thank you Apphia for being patient with me and seeing through me. You motivated me to want more for myself. Thank you for your lovely greetings in the morning as well. Thank you to my family and friends for being my support system. This year my goal is to be more consistent with this journey!!!
From the very second I was born, there was no getting around the fact that I was going to have to be a fighter all my life. I literally was born not breathing, so yeah, I’ve been fighting since day 1. I was bullied all of my childhood for being the weird, quiet, fat kid. I grew up with an alcoholic father who tortured us and blamed me for his downfall. All that, combined with growing up in a culture where most family get togethers revolved around food and me using food to also cope with my depression, led me down a dark path.
So, there I was. 24 years old in the doctor’s office, 300 pounds, and she told me I needed to be on blood pressure medicine. It scared me so much. So, I did what any “normal” person would do. For a 6 month period, I basically starved myself & lost 100 pounds. Looking back, I can finally admit I had an eating disorder and it was absolutely the wrong way to do it. As you would expect, I gained most of the weight back because I didn’t change my mind. I didn’t figure out why I was doing the things that I was doing.
5 years ago, my life completely changed. My family moved to a new house, so we could get a fresh start. As I was going to work one day, I realized that I now lived a minute away from a gym. I was curious, but it took me a month of driving by before I finally was brave enough to go inside.
I walked into RevFit Gym for my first bootcamp on September 6, 2016, and at the end of the camp when I was on the floor next to the toilet barely conscious, I said to myself, you let yourself get to is point, so it’s time to change, because you are never letting yourself get back to that point. This journey has been crazy at times. All the pain, blood, sweat, and tears, but it has absolutely changed my whole life.
I’ve lost about 68 pounds at the gym (all together around 127 pounds) & gained 20 pounds of muscle. Don’t get it twisted though. It’s not about what I have lost. I have gained so much more. I had a dead end job, I hated who I was, and I didn’t think I would make it past 30. Now, I’m 32, the happiest I’ve ever been, with a job I love (RevFit Manager & Spin Instructor), & most importantly, I’ve found my purpose in life. To be the beacon of hope that if I can literally go through hell & still survive, absolutely anyone can. You just have to believe, take the leap of faith, and always fight back.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey. To my family, I love y’all so much. It’s been a hard couple years, but I couldn’t do it without y’all. My crazy gym family, I don’t even care about my journey anymore. What I love is watching y’all succeed & transform your lives. My RevFit work family, I’m so grateful & constantly inspired by our trainers/instructors. Finally, thank you God for everything. The good & bad. Everything that has happened has molded & shaped me to the person I am today. I’m only human. We all fall. We all fail. The important thing is what you do after. Are you going to stay in the darkness of negativity or are you going to rise up like a phoenix & find your light?