REBEL Classes + Personal Training
The REBEL Workout offers group classes or one-on-one training we'll push your limits, test your strength, and build mental toughness. Featuring REBEL HIIT, kickboxing, yoga, barre, indoor cycling and more!
Turn On, Tune In, Workout!
Group personal training at The REBEL Workout in Denver, CO will challenge every major muscle group in your body. Featuring Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Circuit Training, Barre, and more!
WELCOME TO THE REBEL WORKOUT IN DENVER!
The Rebel Workout is a unique Denver fitness studio for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), one on one personal training, private personal training, group personal training, functional training, yoga, barre, and indoor cycling. Our communal space practices fitness diversity and nutrition, creating a lifestyle focused on wellness. We value technique and safety, helping you achieve your goals by working hard. Featuring some of the best personal training instructors to be found, we provide all the attention you deserve. Check out the studio and sign up today for an indoor cycling class, yoga class, rebel workout, or any of our other functional training and HIIT classes!
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HOT OFF THE PRESS
Meet Ben! This former vino expert (and current in-house REBEL vino-expert) is one of our newest REBEL and REBEL Iron trainers. Being a former member, he's been a part of the REBEL fam for quite some time, but it was only when he decided that a lifestyle change was in order that he joined the REBEL trainer team.
Keep reading to learn more about how Ben made a healthy lifestyle change and how he continues to help others do the same.
And with that, tell us about yourself, Ben...
1) Provide a quick background. Who are you, what do you teach, and whatever else you're willing to share.
Hi! I’m Ben Prat and you can find me at The REBEL Workout (duh) teaching our REBEL classes, with a REBEL Iron class soon to come. Joining the team at REBEL is a huge, recent change in profession for me. For the better part of a decade I worked in the wine world as a Sommelier. I studied and tasted and traveled and sold a ton of wine. It was very rewarding.
But, making this switch in profession was a very personal decision for me. It wasn’t until I moved to Denver five years ago that I really found fitness. I was always the ‘husky’ kid growing up. I played tennis seasonally, but wasn’t active otherwise. I struggled with overindulgence and even started my 30’s weighing close to 230lbs (about 40lbs more than I weigh now.)
Since that time, I've had fun taking care of myself and getting into the best shape of my life. I look great compared to my old self, but, more importantly, I feel great. I'm able to climb 14’ers, run half-marathons, and can bike miles upon miles upon miles- all things I never thought I’d even WANT to do.
A short while back, I was thinking about the people who impacted me and I knew I was ready for a change.
Since then, I became certified as Personal Trainer earlier this year through NASM and am currently working on certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. I want to help as many people be the best version of themselves as possible.
2) What inspired you to join The REBEL Workout and how long have you been a part of the business?
When I joined the REBEL team, it brought things full circle for me. I met Melissa and Ryan a few years ago and they were instrumental in opening my eyes to a part of the fitness world I’d never experienced before. Their workouts were challenging, different, and, above all, fun. When I finally decided to turn this newfound passion into a career, I knew I wanted to be a part of their team and give back what they helped me find!
(Officially I think I became a member of the team a couple of months... although I was a member ever prior to that time!)
3) What does a typical day look like for you?
At this point in my journey, the days definitely vary. Typically you can find me hunting for new clients, working on branding, training clients, coaching classes, writing programs, finding new music, or working on myself!
4) What is your favorite part of working at The REBEL Workout?
Hands down, all the people. I get to work with and learn from mega-skilled and supportive trainers who are passionate about their craft. Then, there are our members. All walks of life, ages and fitness levels, they show up to crush it and inspire me to be better.
Now for the fun stuff... LIGHTENING ROUND
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Lately I’ve been dreaming about an African safari. The floral and fauna look incredible.
One thing you'd bring with you to a deserted island.
Music! And something to listen to it with, of course. :)
One thing your most proud of accomplishing in 2018.
Getting NASM Certified and flipping my work world on its head.
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WE DARE YOU TO TRY!
Boost your REBEL-game and join our Fall Challenge! You earn an entry for visiting different classes, trying new formats, meeting new instructors, and being social. You’ll get in great shape plus win sweet REBEL swag. The ultimate prize? TWO FREE MONTHS ON US!
So, you in?
Keep reading for more details ...
The challenge starts Monday, September 10th and you have until October 7th to complete it. Pick up your challenge card from the front desk and let the fun begin!
Each space represents a different task to complete (ie. Post a Review or Take a Sweaty Selfie). Once a task is completed, see the front desk to have your card starred. Each star represents a raffle ticket.
For all you Type-A planners, here's the card:
You have until October 7th to earn points.
For each X'ed box, you get a raffle ticket into the drawing to win TWO FREE MONTHS. The more boxes you X, the more chances you have to win!
1 BINGO BOX = 1 RAFFLE TICKET
FULL BLACKOUT (all squares marked) = Surprise Prize ;)
THE FINE PRINT
Challenge is valid from September 10th through October 7th.
Stamps will not be rewarded for activity completed prior to September 10th.
You can only earn 1 stamp per space.
Limit one card per person.
If you’re new to this series, we’re in the middle of discussing the science behind each of our most popular classes. Whether you’re new to the REBEL scene or a tried-and-true regular, this series will help you to understand the goals and scientific principles behind each type of class so that you can make sure that you’re fitting the classes that are best for you into your busy schedule.
Just in case you missed them, you can catch up by checking out our earlier posts here:
- What You Need to Know About Functional Training (*Note: This post highlights the basis of all of our classes - Functional Training - and why it should matter to you.)
- The Science Behind MOTOR(Cycle)
- The Science Behind Bike + Barre
- The Science Behind REBEL
But, without much further ado, let’s jump into the class we’re highlighting this month… the science behind one of the most unique classes on our calendar… REBEL L.I.T.
What is REBEL L.I.T.?
Let’s start from the top. REBEL L.I.T. stands for REBEL “Low Impact Training.” It’s a completely unique class that includes only lower impact movements than you might usually see in our traditional classes.
Think more strength-training and pilates-style movements, less plyometrics and time on the treadmill.
But don’t think that low impact means less work. While we’re focused on being kind to our joints in these 55 minutes, our fearless leader Melissa is going to make sure you still get all of the strength and functional training you’ve grown to expect from our classes.
Why You Should Consider Trying REBEL L.I.T.
With REBEL’s fearless founder Mel being the creative mind behind this class, you know you’re in for a great workout. She designs this class with every body type in mind, with circuits created to make you sweat, but to keep your joints intact for the long run.
Whether a REBEL devotee or brand new to working out, low impact training is right for you because it’s the ideal environment to perfect your form and technique, helps you learn to stabilize muscle movements, is an opportunity to learn appropriate modifications if you’re recovering from injury or learning pre- or postnatal techniques, and it’s the perfect way to get in a great sweat without worrying too much about creating additional injuries.
So let’s dive into some of the specific reasons why you should find a spot on your calendar for REBEL L.I.T. in the near future.
Ideal to Perfect Form and Technique
When designing a REBEL L.I.T. class structure, the instructors tend to allow for a bit more individualized attention. Because of this fact, REBEL L.I.T. is the ideal environment for correcting any improper form you may be showing in your workouts, allowing you to zone in on perfecting your everyday workout technique.
Lifting heavy and focusing on explosive movements is our go-to for many of our signature classes, but they can be very taxing on your body, especially if your form is even a little bit off from the functional training methods we so frequently suggest. To avoid injury, we suggest that learning proper form and technique should be a priority for you, especially if you’re new to working out.
Focusing on the educational component of this class, REBEL L.I.T. allows you the time and attention you need to develop proper form going forward. This will help you prevent injury and keep you healthy during tough workouts for years to come.
Focuses on Stabilizing Muscle Movements
Stabilizer muscles help us to move efficiently and with good mechanics. As an example, let’s picture our delts while doing a bench press. While your pectorals and triceps are the primary movers, your delts are what are helping you to deccelerate and lower the bar effectively. Thus they are stabilizing the movement, and are your “stabilizer muscles.”
In REBEL L.I.T., we focus on strengthening and effectively engaging our largest stabilizer muscles. Thus, you’ll notice a lot of glute and core work, as well as several unilateral and balance-focused movements. These exercises will ensure that your stabilizer muscles are able to be strengthened and will engage to provide fluid movements throughout the day, whether your working out or walking to work.
Even with proper form and a focus on technique, almost everyone will go through a season in our lives where modifications should become necessary.
From recovering from injury or a medical procedure, to keeping up fitness pre- or post-pregnancy, to just dealing with general signs of aging, workout modifications can be the difference between hurting our bodies or maintaining long term fitness finesse.
Even more, modifications help us rid ourselves of excuses and help us work towards our fitness goals. If starting a new workout program feels too challenging, or if any workout is leaving you feeling defeated instead of accomplished, then let’s figure out how to modify those moves to keep propelling you towards your fitness goals!
Prevents Future Injuries
Many of us have a list of injuries to go along with our accomplishments. But that doesn’t need to be the case!
Being kind to our bodies - our skeletal bones, muscles, and joints - means that our bodies can function longer and better. While we love our tough workouts and putting our bodies through the ringer just as much as the next REBEL member, allowing our muscles and joints a bit of a break is ideal, too.
But don’t think that this class is crafted to be easy. We know that you will be sweating by the end of class and will feel every muscle working.
We promise… you won’t regret showing up for REBEL L.I.T.!
In coming weeks, we’ll continue to dive into our specific workout classes to share why they’re an important piece of our schedule. Specific to our REBEL L.I.T. classes, don’t hesitate to ask our trainers if this class might be right for you. And remember that you can always email us at email@example.com, too!
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