United Rebel Nation

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A while back I asked all the fitness rebels to ANONYMOUSLY write 2 things down on 2 separate cards:

1) What’s the number one thing that holds you back from flying high? What’s your “domino…” the thing that if you knock THAT down, the rest will follow?

2) What’s the thing you are most PROUD of regarding taking care of yourself? What’s the thing you’ve really had to work at and have earned feeling good about?

I then took those cards and created… this. An open window to all of our souls that I’ll be damned if 95% of us can’t relate to most of them. These are real people taking on real life… and really winning! Life is a yin-yang… to know good you must also know bad.

We all know bad… What’s your answer?

– Rebel8

ZUMBA!!!!

Today marks the second time I have had to ask the wonderful trainers I have the pleasure of calling my co-workers and friends to substitute a couple Rebel boot camps while I head out to put the Rebellion on film.

Last time, I recorded this little number:

This time around I made a ZUMBA video with the help of Jessica LaVenter, Jamie Bywater, Kelly Moody, and David Moody! I’ll be doing a full write-up on Zumba and how it’s “exercise in disguise” (thanks Jess) but in the meantime… watch how much fun you’re missing :).

– Rebel8 

Vote On Best Chant!

Click on the rebel to see more sweet black light 8.0 photos!

Click on the rebel to see more sweet black light 8.0 photos!

This week marked the 8th edition of my black light boot camps. I run one every challenge, and I make it a point to add to the festivities every single time.

One of the ways I wanted to share our black light adventures with you was by taking a video of both the Warriors and Vigilantes pre-boot camp chant and have YOU THE PUBLIC vote!!

Simply put, I want you to watch both the videos and vote on which team was louder! Both teams did an AMAZING chant (my eardrums are still ringing) and I couldn’t be more proud.

Voting will be closed at 8PM on Friday night (the 15th). I will announce the vote totals at boot camp on Saturday morning. The winning team gets 5 additional points!

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May the odds be ever in your favor…

How Each Shirt is Made…

Over the course of this rebellion, I’ve made quite a few videos centered around the shirts, banners, and other rebel paraphernalia I make in my garage. Often times they are sped up or edited in a more “entertaining” way so you’re not just watching me make something in real time. 

This is not one of those times.

This video is the EXACT process that went into each one of your shirts, Rebels. Nothing is sped up or edited in any way. I had the Unicorn act as a fly on the wall and record how one of these rebel superhero uniforms is made start to finish.

The shirt being made here is David Moody’s. I chose his shirt to tape because… I just did :).

So if you want to see the forging of your superhero uniform and have a little extra time, press play!

– Rebel8

Dig for the stars…

Recently we here at Anytime Fitness off Santa Rosa Ave had the good fortune to host Greg Cordell and Geno Church of “Brains on Fire.” Brains on Fire is the company Anytime Fitness partnered up with to pave the way in leading this fitness rebellion. They specialize in leading movements, and they’re damn good at it!

During their visit, they got to witness one of our Rebel boot camps! OPERATION: Fitter for Winter was in full effect that day, and I got an e-mail this morning from the wonderful Greg Cordell sharing something I find to be pretty damn awesome.

Greg said his “heart smiled” when he saw me reach for the shovel before our workout. To see such a symbol wasn’t just endearing at face value, it had a bit more of a back story… Attached in the e-mail was a short children’s story written by Greg himself all about never giving up on your dreams and always pushing forward no matter the obstacle.

The center piece was digging…

As soon as I read the story, I was floored. One because… wel, read it. No explanation needed there. The second reason is because I’ve secretly been writing a children’s story myself about a mole by the name of Trinket who is tired of “the way things are” and finds out his ability to dig is more powerful than he realizes. It’s halway done. Greg, you have inspired me to finish the other half.

Thank you, Greg, for sharing such an amazing piece of literature that resonates with me more than you know. I asked to share it because I know I won’t be the only one… This is proof that this revolution is real.

Never stop digging…

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– Rebel8