“My strength didn’t come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up every time I was knocked down.” Unknown
Every day wasn’t perfect, every food choice wasn’t healthy and every decision wasn’t right. But it is SOOOO REWARDING seeing the results of being consistent.
297.2/170lbs dress size 24 to a 8
Morgan’s story: 7 months ago I decided to take my life back. I decided I was done feeling sorry for myself. I was done listening to everyone else. I was done with trying to please everyone around me and losing myself more and more. I was done with being depressed all of the time. I was done with being treated less than I was worth. I decided that I was going to put myself first and truly find myself! It was one thing to think it, so I decided to walk into RevFit Gym with my head held high and I signed a contract to join bootcamp with Candice Gaspard Abney. I had done bootcamp before, I’ve gone through almost all of the trainers there (past and present) but this time I knew it would be different. I wasn’t scared. I put everything in God’s hands and was determined to live out God’s will for my life! I said yes to myself and no to everything that didn’t fill my cup with peace. Yes I lost a good bit of people in my life, but I have gained so much more. I gained a new and profound relationship with God and myself (which is the biggest blessing I could have asked for)! I gained true happiness!
Moral of the story is ... “nothing changes if nothing changes”. You have to step out of your own comfort zone and dive head first in. You have to put in the work to achieve what you want (this goes for ALL parts of life, not just weight loss).
Now I know that “yes I will” fall, but I have the tools to get right back up and rise to new levels!
After gaining 30 pounds during the pregnancy of her son 5 years ago, NICOLE DUHON tried different quick-fix workout plans and diets to no avail. Finally, she started shed losing the pounds by Adopting healthy sustainable habits, spinning on the spin bike 4x/week, participating in outdoor activities including 5k runs, and cooking for herself more to control carb intake. "I'm a new person and I feel better both on the inside and about my outside!!” The commitment to consistency has allowed her to maintain her healthy weight for 6 months now.”
This INCREDIBLE woman hit goal this am! She’s lost 90 pounds all together!!!!!!!!!!
She’s had one other trainer before Trainer Kristan and then switched to us!!!!!! It takes a village to hit goal!!!!
She shows us to not ever give up! We may not hit goal our first time, when we keep going and standing after every fall goal is inevitable!
This is not by our doing but hers! She committed to plan and stayed consistent!!!!!!
We couldn’t be more proud of all her hard work, discipline, and determination! Thank you for trusting us! It’s truly an honor to walk this journey with you!
Crystal Ferguson is the definition of the Come Back kid!
See she started back in July 2017 and kicked butt and lost 80 POUNDS! In early 2019 she left bootcamp and struggled BUT she didn’t stay there! She picked herself back up and walked back into bootcamp because she knew it’s what she needed!
Since August she has lost 27 pounds and 25 inches! She hit her goal and is the LOWEST weight she’s been!
She shows us all that it can be done.
You can fall and you can get back up and come back STRONGER than before!!!
Crystal I am SO So PROUD of you and I don’t tell you that enough! Congrats and I know you will continue to get stronger and keep kicking butt!
Member of the Month: JeNae Britton
Here's her story!
I've always been heavy since birth. My heaviest was 392. I had weight loss surgery in 2013 and got down to 215 pounds. I was comfortable at that weight; I would occasionally go workout here and there to Planet Fitness, but I would see these Facebook post and hear people talk about Crystalized Training/Revfit Gym. I always wanted to go see what it was about but I felt I wasn’t in shape. I still ate bad. Yes, I had lost the weight, but I wasn't ready.
I always had an excuse when people invited me until I decided to go to a spin class with Jamie Landry and I DIED!!!! BUT I enjoyed it, so I said I am going to join when the next promotion comes. So it did! It was the challenge, and we also had a weight loss challenge at work. I think it was in July; my weigh in at work was 211. I chose Bootcamp with Gabby, and I was spinning in the mornings! I was doing 2 times a day, and I fell in love with this gym❤
When the challenge was over, I signed up for a regular membership. I’m a wife, mom of 3, I enrolled back in school at UL, and I work a full time job. In spite of all of this, I make sure I make time for myself to get to the gym, and my husband makes this happen for me. I started running in the morning with my Level Up Sistas and now I'm in the Holiday Hustle. I swear I never ran non-stop in my life!! And I do it every time I run. I'm slow, lol, but they push me and everyone is so encouraging. So since I been here, I've lost a total of 33 pounds!!!!!! I'm now 178 (whoop whoop)…. I have a new goal of 150 and I'm coming for it!!!!!!!
Congrats to Crystal!! She has reached her goal for a 2nd time! She reached her goal last October. Then had to take a break for the Mardi Gras season. When she came back she was a little over 20’lbs up from her goal. Well she has lost it all and has lost even more inches than from her 1st goal!! She is down a total of 58 lbs and 63”!! But she has learned so so much more this time!! This time she will do her best to make all of her bootcamps while still functioning for king cake season. So say a prayer for her now🤣💪😘 Posted is her 1st pic ever, pic when she came back, goal pic.
Congrats to Shalanda!! She reached her goal Friday and has lost 40 lbs and 41”!! Shalonda is super quiet but a super hard worker!! She shows up, sends her food, gets her spin in and it definitely shows!! Each bootcamp I see a little more love for exercising shine through!! She is such an encourager and brings so much to our 9 am!! And if she can’t make 9 am she will show up to one of my other times to make sure she doesn’t miss a workout!! Shalanda I’m super proud of you!! Now to learn to maintain it and keep it off!!! Her story coming soon!!
Huge day for my sweet Morgan Brown she hit GOALLLLLLLLL 🎉 31 lbs down and over 35 inches gone. She started Bootcamp with a goal to go “all in” and she never veered from her vision. She is a great team player, leader, and a motivator in her 445 Bootcamp. She’s an amazing friend, she loves kids & has an extra special place in her heart for kids with special needs and will make an amazing teacher one day soon. Her confidence has grown enough to step out with her own business as a Limelife beauty consultant and her smile has returned. I couldn’t be happier to be part of seeing this change come to fruition. Morgan I love you like a sister. I’m So proud of you ❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Today this absolutely amazing woman reached her goal!!! Heather has lost 85 lbs and 84.75” but has gained so much more in the long run!! I remember Heathers first day so clear!! She worked so hard and left in tears. So concerned she couldn’t do it but I kept telling her ...your 1st bootcamp is the hardest. Each day you walk through those doors you get stronger. And in 10 months and 1 week she has reached her goal!! Heather is the definition of determination and perseverance! Along the road she would have so many reasons she couldn’t but she didn’t ever stop! Everyday she showed up and worked hard...even when her hip was bothering her so much!! Heather it has been an absolute honor to walk this journey with you!! Look at that smile when she saw she reached it!! Beaming! Thank you for trusting me. Here is her story... it’s a must read!
January 7, 2019 I walked into RevFit thinking this was my last resort. If I don’t do it this time, I won’t ever get it done. I’ve tried and failed, failed and tried, and tried again but nothing seemed to work. But, when I walked into the gym that day, I felt at peace because the people were so welcoming and they didn’t even know me. I signed up for bootcamp, not knowing what I was getting myself into. I just knew I needed help and I needed it fast. I was depressed and stressed and felt as if I was at the end of my rope. My first bootcamp experience was filled with lots of anxiety because I saw others at their best, but I was at my worse. Not realizing they had traveled down the same road to get where I am today. All I could see was that I couldn’t keep up, I couldn’t run around the parking lot, I caused everyone to have to work harder because they’d always have to come back to get me (NO ONE AT REVFIT GETS LEFT BEHIND!!!!) but I never gave up! I kept showing up and I started seeing results! My scale started moving in the right direction, I started getting stronger, and I began to gain confidence!
My trainer, Sandra, gave me the tools I needed to be successful, but it was up to me to stay disciplined and focused on my goals!!! She provided the support and encouragement that I needed to make it this far!!!! I can’t thank her enough for investing in me!!!! When I wanted to give up and throw in the towel because I didn’t think my goal was attainable, she pushed me even harder because she saw in me something that I didn’t see in myself!
My bootcamp Sisters are the best!!!! We push each other to go harder and we get stronger together!!!!!
Never in my life did I think I’d be able to run, buuuuttt I ran my 1st 5k in September and Sandra was by my side every step of the way!!!!! She even picked up another “bootcamper” along the race route because her trainer had left her behind! I assured her that she could finish the race with us because My Trainer would NEVER leave me to finish the race alone!!! I am also now a part of a wonderful running group at the gym, Level Up Sistas, and our group is awesome!!! Every woman in our group is so encouraging and supportive and always there whenever anyone of us is in need!!!
Crystal and Apphia came toward the latter part of my journey and provided tough love and much needed encouragement to get me over that hump that felt like a mountain in my journey and I am ever so grateful for them!
Since joining the gym, I have become the role model that my girls needed to see that they too can live a healthy and fit lifestyle! They are now members of the RevFit family and progressing toward the goals they have set for themselves.
I can’t thank all of those that have helped me to get to GOAL enough!
Since joining RevFit, I have gained an extended family and made friendships that will last a lifetime!