October 2022’s Member of the Month: Meet Marvin Taylor!

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  1. No, that’s not my address. It was my weight in June 2005. Lying sick in the hospital in Summer 2005, the doctors told me to prepare to die. I felt trapped in my own body, but there was a small glimmer of hope that God would somehow rescue me. 

From 2005 to 2019, I was in and out of the hospital with many doctor visits. Congestive Heart Failure, A-Fib, Hypertension – just to name a few of my conditions. I tried making changes through the years, only to lose and regain. In 2019, true help finally began to be revealed to me. My Pastor was teaching about the God Kind of Health from 3 John 1:2, and I knew it was for me. I realized that if I would cooperate with what God says to do with my body and what He says to put in my body, I could experience Health. I had a choice to make. I had to become responsible for what I was eating. 

In December of 2019, I set out to make major changes. I was referred to a doctor that treats beyond prescription. He believes food should be our medicine. He taught me how to make conscious food choices. On my first visit to him, I had come down over the year to 558 pounds. I began to follow his plan, and the scale began to change. In 2022, I noticed my scale began to stall in the upper 400’s. I knew exactly what was missing; “Movement.” 

While surfing social media, my wife came across RevFit. When we visited, I thought “Man these people are CRAZY!!” Turns out it was the CRAZY I needed!! It didn’t take me long to see that RevFit is truly a family of people who really did care about me as a person and would help me reach my health and fitness goal. One of my fears was getting on that spin bike and being laughed at by others. That never happened. Every Instructor and every person spinning has always encouraged me. 

When I joined RevFit, I weighed 468 pounds; within 3 months of Spin, I have lost 41 pounds and continue to lose. My desire is to be able to run a 5k without having to stop. I also want to be able to go to the store to shop for clothes and not be forced to go to DXL because no other store has clothes to fit me. I realize through these years I have the final say about My Health and well-being, and I have the Power to Change it!!

MEMBER OF THE MONTH: HAYLEY DOMINGUE

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September 2022’s Member of the Month: Meet Hayley Domingue!

 

      I’ve struggled with my weight for years, I would lose weight going on some kind of a fad diet then would stop and gain it all back and then some. When I joined Revfit 5 years ago I started doing spin almost everyday and lost quite a bit of weight. Eventually I started eating right and instead of making it a short term diet, I made it a lifestyle change. After losing weight with spin I started doing some of the group classes and loved it. I wanted to get into the gym and lift weights/workout on my own but I was terrified. Once I joined boot camp, I became comfortable with machines and weights and actually started gaining muscle and loved it. It made me realize that lifting doesn’t make you “bulky” and that gaining weight can also be a good thing! The accountability and support of my boot camp sisters and trainer is the reason I’m still doing it to this day and enjoying every bit of it. I’m so happy that the gym became a part of my everyday routine/life and that’s what really keeps me going.

 

 

Member of the Month Brooke Krause

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August’s Member of the Month: Meet Brooke Krause!

188. One hundred eighty-eight pounds. This is a number I will never forget. This is the number that will always remind me of why I live this lifestyle now. After joining RevFit in May of 2019 just taking spin and body pump classes, I took the leap and joined the Holiday Hustle Challenge in November 2019. When I stepped on the scale for the first time in the gym, 188.8 was the number that came up. I remember thinking, “how did I get here?”

I’ve always been the heavier set girl in the group and family. I’ve struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life – and let’s be honest- and still do. I knew in that moment, I needed to make a change 44and hoped this would be it. I lost 10+lbs in the first month and found a new love of working out, so I signed that 6 month contract in January 2020.

The first time Kristan measured me, she asked “how are you feeling about this?” I said, “I’m excited but I’m terrified.” I knew this was going to be hard, but I knew this was what I needed. I lost about 40-45lbs and hit “goal” for the first time in March 2020 when I was about 6-8 weeks pregnant with my son.

I remember Crystal playing Wake the Giant (not knowing I was pregnant at the time) for my “spin goal party” (which was virtual because of COVID). Ever since then, I knew I had to wake that giant inside and tackle this pregnancy journey head on. I made every workout. I lifted the same weight or heavier. I “ate the paper” as they say. I got on the spin bike as much as I could. I took up running because the gym was closed for the pandemic. I didn’t let it stop me and my pursuit of living a healthy lifestyle, before, during and after pregnancy.

November 20, 2020 was my due date; I celebrated with bootcamp and a spin party riding shotgun. Little did I know, my journey was far from over. As soon as I was released, I got back to the gym, but only as a general member. After a few months of classes and some results, I knew I needed the accountability again. I rejoined bootcamp in July 2021 and was back to my initial goal within a few months. I kept to the process and lost another 20lbs for a total of 62lbs gone during round 2. What was next?

I told my trainer “I think I want to teach spin” to which she responded “about time.” She knew my journey wasn’t over, as most of our trainers do. I fell in love with spin all over again during this process. I remember how humbled I was after the first class I taught. I hope I can pour into our members daily and walk with them in whatever part of their journey they are on. This gym is truly a community – a family. No matter the season of life you are in, the goals you are trying to reach for yourself, there is someone who has been in your shoes before. There is always someone there to walk with you.

Member of the Month Rylee Prejean

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Hi! My name is Rylee Prejean. I am 16 years old and an upcoming junior at Opelousas Senior High. RevFit Gym has changed my life tremendously from the first day I entered the building. I was introduced to RevFit through an associate, but I made the decision to join when my mom and I had a conversation about my health issues. From a young age, I’ve had problems with Uveitis in my eye, Narcolepsy, & Sleep Apnea. I am taking 9 medications which includes a steroid pill. It caused me to gain weight and other health issues. Between my mom, doctors, & myself, I needed to make a change. RevFit was the answer I was looking for. My start weight was 253.20 and I currently weigh in at 209. I feel confident, lighter, and amazing. This journey has taught me structure, discipline, and consistency. This is the best decision I’ve made for me!

 

 

 

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