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The REBEL Workout's Blog featuring training tips for functional training and HIIT, as well as tips for staying healthy and maintaining a consistent workout regime!
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1:18 PM

Meet REBEL Trainer Brooke Ariciniega


Meet Brooke!  As one of our resident yoga gurus, she keeps us motivated to follow our dreams, achieve big things, and kick some serious ass.

And with that, tell us about yourself Brooke...


1) Provide a quick background. Who are you, what do you teach, and whatever else you're willing to share. 


I am an interior designer and a yoga teacher that believes in following your passions, whatever they may be. I started my own interior design business over seven years ago in my home state of Michigan. I then moved to southern California, which eventually guided me to beautiful Colorado. My yoga practice has been a part of my life throughout my journey from state to state, and it was here in Denver where I felt overly compelled to obtain my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training certification four years ago. I absolutely love sharing my passion for finding peace in our homes and in our minds & bodies. 


2) What inspired you to join The REBEL Workout and how long have you been a part of the business?


I was looking for the perfect fit! The stars aligned and I found REBEL. I have loved being a part of this amazing team for about nine months now. 


3) What does a typical day look like for you?


Because I am my own boss, my day is different everyday. I love it!! Although, there are the main things that always remain pretty consistent... My morning mindset practice, yoga, & interior design!! 


4) What is your favorite part of working at The REBEL Workout?


Being a part of the awesome team and community!! 


Now for the fun stuff... LIGHTENING ROUND

(Brooke gets bonus point for answering them all!)

What did you think you would be when you grew up?

An Interior Designer 

Top 3 items on your bucket list.

1. Travel to Bali, 2. Ski in Japan 3. Become a published interior designer

Favorite mantra or quote.

"May the light & love within you and within all things, also be the light & love within me."

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

There's no movie about my life yet! (lol)

What's one thing most people don't know about you?

I eat 2 hard boiled eggs every day.

One thing you'd bring with you to a deserted island.

My yoga mat (obvi)  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?


Favorite song to shake your booty to?

"Hideaway" by Kiesza (never gets old)

What do you never leave home without?

A water bottle 

One thing your most proud of accomplishing in 2018.

Hiring an assistant  (ahh big steps) 


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7:17 PM

What Should You Eat Before and After You Workout?

With the seasons changing and several new faces consistently coming to the gym, we’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about nutrition.  Specifically, people are wondering what they should be eating to fuel themselves before and after they workout. And we LOVE this question. Click here to check out our answer! Read More

1:40 PM

Meet REBEL Trainer Ben Prat

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. Click here to learn more about how Ben made a healthy lifestyle change and how he continues to help others do the same. Read More

10:37 AM

The REBEL Fall Challenge is here!

All of the details for our Fall Challenge can be found here. (Ended October 7.) Congrats, Ramya, for winning TWO MONTHS FREE! Read More

5:22 PM

The Science Behind REBEL L.I.T.


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:



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.


Learn Modifications

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, too!


To sign up for REBEL, check class times and availability by clicking here.



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11:00 AM

Meet REBEL Trainer Lauren Tieri

Meet Lauren! This fun-loving powerlifter also just happens to be our NEWEST TRAINER - and she’s a total B.A. Check out her profile and see what you can expect in her classes by clicking here. (Hint: You’ll find your barriers… then completely tear them down! This woman is inspiration to the extreme!) Read More

9:02 AM

The Science Behind REBEL

Our signature REBEL classes are at the center of our functional training programming. These classes require HARD WORK and dedication to complete, but the rewards you’ll reap are worth it! Stronger in mind and body, an elevated metabolism, and a more defined physique, all efficiently wrapped into 50-minutes of time. Plus, the moves in our REBEL classes can be modified uniquely to your needs, meaning that all fitness levels are welcomed and wanted here! ** Learn more and checking out this post by clicking here! Read More

11:03 AM

Meet REBEL Trainer Leanne Lang

Leanne Lang is one of our newest cycle and yoga gurus. A true testament to the saying, “it’s never too late,” Leanne has completely transformed her body, mind, and overall mind/body connection in recent years to now be living a life full of natural, beautiful wellness. And we LOVE having her on our team! ** Learn all about Leanne by clicking here! Read More

5:28 PM

July at REBEL!

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Since we’re in the heart of one of the hottest Summers on Denver record, we’re doing our best to keep it cool here at REBEL.  In case you’ve missed any of the fun, we wanted to make sure to catch you up! So here’s what you need to know for the rest of this month...


This July at REBEL

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July 15 - Guided Hike at Maxwell Falls

At 9:00am, meet at the studio to join Gina on a guided hike to Maxwell Falls.  This STUNNING hike is only 45 minutes outside of Denver, and we’ll plan to be back in town between 1:30-2:30pm. PLEASE SIGN UP VIA MINDBODY!!


NOTE: This is a completely FREE event, all you have to do is show up and enjoy the sun! YAAAS!


July 18 - Happy Hour

After our 4:30pm class (aka, around 5:30), join us for summer time cocktails in the REBEL lobby until after our last class is complete. Whether taking class that evening or not, all members are welcome to join for community, conversation, a cool beverage, and meeting a whole heck of a lot of badass individuals! (P.S. Also FREE for all members!)

TRW _Kyle


July / August Special

Just because you’re awesome, we’re offering 3 personal training sessions for only $100!!  That’s right… completely personalized workouts and goals that work perfectly for you for only $33.333333^n per session. You.are.welcome.  Ask your trainer for more details next time you’re in the studio!


New Classes and Weekend Schedule Changes

Our weekends are changing around here, so be sure to check the schedule before you come to the studio.



Front Room:


10am REBEL



Back Room:

9am Cycle+Core

10 Cycle+Core



Front Room:





Back Room:

10am REBEL Yoga

4pm Cycle45+Core


What you might have missed…

From NASM Certification to free workouts at Just BE Kitchen to Denver Fitness Week, we’ve been having a pretty kickass Summer around here. Whether you’ve been able to join or not, we hope to see you in the studio in the near future!

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8:01 PM

The Science Behind Bike + Barre

Our BIKE + BARRE class combines two styles of exercise that build endurance and create long, lean muscles... indoor cycling and barre. This class works your whole body and will seriously get your a$$ in gear, without larger compound movements - i.e. negative on the heavy lifting during this hour in the studio! While consistently engaging your core and working several muscle groups at once, we love that this class develops a toned, balanced physique, while also helping to build a stronger mind-body connection. YES, please!! ** To learn more and to sign up, click here!! Read More