June 2022’s Member of the Month: Meet Lesley Angelle!

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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! ❤️

May 2022’s Member of the Month: Meet Ashley Shelvin!

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Since my teenage years, I’ve battled with an eating addiction. I was battling this addiction whether I was happy, sad, or bored; it became part of my life, and I didn’t know how to battle with it. After graduating from High School, I unexpectedly became pregnant and dropped out of college after 2 weeks of starting to take care of my baby girl. My life went from partying to working as I went into full time Mommy Mode.
Fast forward 6 years later. I was a mother of 3 children, so all of my time and energy went to them. By 2014 I was 290 pounds, blood pressure ALWAYS High, and I was battling a deep depression. I started walking and cut back on some unhealthy foods and lost about 65 pounds. I was looking and feeling great but still battled depression and didn’t know how to cope with things going on in my life. Because I couldn’t cope, the weight came right back on and before I knew it my scale said 351 pounds.
In December of 2020, I went in my doctor’s office for a routine checkup and was almost sent to the hospital due to my blood pressure being at stroke level. As I sat waiting for the nurse to recheck it after an hour, my doctor sat next to me and said, “Ashley you’re a single mother and from what you’ve told me about your children I can tell you love them dearly, but you are going to kill yourself if you don’t change your eating and lose weight.” From The compassion and fear in her eyes, I could tell this was serious and the thought of my children losing me because of something I could control scared me to my core. That’s when I decided I had to make a change. I cut back on sodas and dropped 13 pounds in 3 weeks so this was a start for me.
The next month I decided to inquire about joining a gym and I remembered how a friend of mine lost alot of weight at RevFit. I walked into Revfit Gym scared out of my mind from expectations of being judged and looked down on because I didn’t see many people who looked like me. Instead, I was greeted with smiles, waves, Hello’s and it was comforting. I met with Candice who told me about her journey and her reason for becoming a trainer, followed by members sharing their journeys with me and I was instantly inspired! The one thing I prayed about before leaving my car was asking God to allow me to feel his presence when I walked in, and immediately God showed up!!!! I left feeling uplifted and inspired to start my journey!!
Today I am doing things that I never imagined I’d be doing….like running!!! I am off ALL blood pressure meds and I am currently down 131 pounds since that visit with my doctor and I feel GREAT. I told my kids I feel better than I ever felt in my life!!! Two years ago I saw the disappointment in my son’s face when he came to get me to play soccer for the Parents Vs. Kids game and I physically couldn’t do it due to my knee injuries and weight. Today not only am I running with him kicking the ball, but my reflexes are quicker than his.( Yes I’m bragging..lol) I can keep up with my children and my children are finally eating Fruits and Vegetables!!!!
For 16 years, all I ever considered myself to be was a Mother. While my kids are the best gifts God has granted me with, I got lost in being just that. I’m one who finds true joy in helping others but always felt I wasn’t worthy or deserving to helping and loving myself. This journey is not just about losing the weight but realizing I am worthy of giving myself the same love and treatment I give to others. I’m loving me so much throughout this journey. For over a year now, I’ve been waking up before the chickens (literally) and mentally and physically doing something for me…and I love it!!! I find it to be therapeutic. Especially Spin!!!
The Trainers, Instructors and Members at RevFit are Truly Amazing. They motivate you, fill you with encouraging words, and really love what they do! I am and will forever be thankful for RevFit. Definitely no place like this Gym!!! Hearing from people how I inspired them amazes me and makes me feel so honored and knowing this is what keeps my pushing!!!!

April 2022’s Member of the Month: Meet Kandice Guidry!

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Throughout my life I’ve always considered myself to be “active.” I played sports, coached youth baseball, and did CrossFit training. I thought that I was doing everything that I could do to live a generally healthy life. It wasn’t until I gave birth to my last son and was going through my divorce that I noticed how life had changed. My seemingly small indulges had turned into out-of-control habits. Eating, partying, and let’s not even speak about my drinking. Over the course of a year, I gained around 60 pounds, weighing in at 40 pounds short of 300. What still surprises me today is that I still hadn’t realized how bad off I was. It wasn’t until I began having unexplained health issues.
My first surgery came only 7 days after my 2nd son was born. That surgery was so extensive that I was required to have a nurse come and care for it. I was physically unable to walk and was limited to the amount of care that I could give to my newborn. Eight months later, a 2nd extensive surgery and a 3rd was suggested a few months later. I couldn’t take it anymore. At my consultation I was told that I had Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). My only question to him was “How do I control it?” He suggested that I lose and maintain a healthy weight. Later that night, I ran across a Facebook post from a friend. It was her standing over a mountain of clothes that she was giving away due to weight loss and at the end of her post was #Revfit. That is when life changed for me. I walked through the doors of Rev in November of 2017, unsure and embarrassed, but knowing that I had to “lose weight.” Under the direction of Candice and Sandra, I lost the 60 pounds I initially set my 1st goal to be. But that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted more. I switched to Crystal and Apphia in the summer of 2021 allowing me to lose an additional 37 pounds while adding on healthy weight.
This journey is hard!! And honestly for me, it wasn’t the workouts. It was my unhealthy relationship with food and alcohol. And still after all these years, some days I want to give up and fall back into the habits that never truly go away. It is what I stand to lose that keeps me showing up.
Over the years at Rev, I’ve become a certified BodyPump and Crazy Spin instructor. I also teach Tabata and L.A.B. Every day that I walk into the gym, it’s not just for me. I try my best to challenge and encourage the people around me, and if I can reach one, my job is being done. The statement that sticks in my mind the most is, “This journey is not just for you, you have to take someone with you” -Apphia. Four years ago, I walked into Rev with the intent on losing weight, but what I have gained will never amount the number of pounds that I have lost.

March 2022’s Member of the Month: Bakari Savoy!

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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.

February’s Member of the Month: Meet Briana Rene

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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!!!

January 2022’s Member of the Month: Meet AJ Meaux!

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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?

 


Holiday Hustle Special

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We have had so much fun the last 21 days watching you all step up to the challenge and work so hard! The energy you all have brought has been electric in the gym!
We don’t want you stop here though! So now that the momentum is going, we want to offer you a special price so that you can keep working on your goals!
Beginning tomorrow, all participants of our Holiday Hustle will be able to get
⭐️FREE REGISTRATION
and!
⭐️$50 OFF JANUARY fees
So come in and lets get you jumpstarted on your New Years resolutions…offer good until January 8th!

December’s Member of the Month: Meet Sean Polk

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I wanted to make a change in my life and focus more on my health and overall well-being. As a high schooler, I tend to struggle with anxiety and finding my voice in different situations. I was becoming emotionally and physically drained and ready for a change.

One afternoon, my Mom encouraged me to try the youth boot camp program offered at RevFit. As a member, she has had positive results and is always trying to encourage our family to follow in her footsteps. After the first week, I was hooked. Joining this program in March 2021 was the best decision I could’ve made for myself.

Under the guidance of all of my trainers, I’ve managed to lose a total of 42 pounds and 47 inches. I’ve become disciplined and consistent with my food choices and workouts.
It wasn’t easy by far, but each day, through the constant support I received from my fellow boot campers and trainers, I reached my goal and gained more confidence in myself. Through training, I have developed a new love for running and plan to pursue that at my school. I look forward to what the future has in store as I continue to reach the new goals I set for myself.

November 2021’s Member of the Month: Thefany Savoy!

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All my life I have always taken care of everyone around me, making sure they were fine and always putting myself on the back burner.

One day I woke up and told myself, “Everyone in your life is taken care of but you and you need to be selfish for once and focus on yourself.” I decided to join RevFit July 6, 2016 as a general member; my results were okay but not what I wanted for myself. I decided to step it up a notch and joined bootcamp with Candice, January 2017 and never looked back since. She helped push me beyond the limits I thought I had for myself. I learned how to discipline my mind and body in order for me to reach my goal(s). I met my goal weight of 162 lbs on October 3, 2017, and I knew there was no stopping from there.

Since then I have ran multiple 5k’s, 10k’s and half a marathon. I’ve learned that dedication and commitment will push you past the limits you “think” you can handle. My family and friends have been my biggest supporters, and I am forever indebted to them.

July of 2016, I let go of putting myself last and finally put myself, first and said hello to Me.

Here is a little advice to anyone struggling: It’s okay to be selfish and focus on YOU for once, the minute you take a chance on yourself, your life will change forever.

Fall Launch Event

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Our FALL LAUNCH event is COMING…OCTOBER 30th!!!

Our annual event includes:

💪 New Bodypump Choreography
🚴 Fun, themed SPIN classes
🦸‍♀️ COSTUME Contests
🥳 DOORPRIZES
💥 VENDORS
🩸 BLOOD DRIVE
💵 SIGN-UP SPECIALSSSS
and LOTS of fun!!!

🏋️This year we will also include a SQUAT-OFF event that will conclude our SQUATOBER challenge. This event will be open to ANYone to enter and show us THEIR STRONG! More details will be posted on our event page so be on the lookout!

Make plans to spend your morning with us on Oct. 30th! We guarantee to make you sweat, to push your limits and smile while you are doing it!
Lets finish this year STRONG!!!!!🦸‍♂️ SEE you THERE!

CREATING A COMMUNITY OF STRONG, FIT, CONFIDENT, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
INSIDE AND OUT LIVING A LIFE THEY LOVE IN A BODY THEY LOVE.

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