REBEL BLOG | The REBEL Workout | Denver, CO 80209
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11:00 AM

Meet REBEL Trainer Lauren Tieri

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Meet Lauren!  This fun-loving, weightlifting enthusiast is one of our newest trainers and we're SO pumped to have her in the REBEL family.

 

Lauren is a Chicago transplant that attended college at the University of Iowa. Her story will feel familiar to many - Freshman year she gained the "freshman 40". After figuring out how to lose the weight and get in shape, she fell in love with the process!

 

Now she has gone from powerlifting to competing in triathlons. Her style of training is functional and fun. Health and fitness has changed her life for the better, and she wants everyone to experience how fun working out and bettering yourself really can be!

 

So, tell us about yourself Lauren:

 

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

I have been a personal trainer/group fitness instructor for the last two years, though I started my own fitness journey about six years ago. I wanted to join REBEL because it really is the total package. From the trainers to the classes, REBEL knows how to do it right! I am honored to be a part of this squad.

 

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

I wake up around 5:00am everyday, stretch and meditate. I usually do a lift of some sort, get coffee, and head out for a loop around wash park. If I'm not teaching, I head out to the mountains for a hike. In the evening I take a yoga class or teach, then eat a fire dinner and wind down for the night. You can always catch me sleeping at around 9:00pm. I mean it's a hard life, but someone has to live it (lol).

 

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

The bad ass community. From the trainers to the clients, everyone genuinely wants to see everyone succeed and crush it. I love the positive atmosphere. :)

 

Now for the fun part: Lightening Round

 

What did you think you would be when you grew up? A dermatologist!

Top 3 items on your bucket list.
- Run a marathon
- Do a full distance Ironman
- Own everything at Lululemon (lol).

Favorite mantra or quote. "Go with the flow." :)

What's one thing most people don't know about you? I ALWAYS have my nails done.

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

 

Sign up for Lauren's classes by clicking here!!

 

This post was brought to you by the best gym in Denver - The REBEL Workout!

 

 


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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

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Leanne Lang was born and raised in Denver.  She has an undeniable passion for fitness and health.

 

Leanne found herself on the yoga mat for the first time in 2010 when she had a friend recommend trying a class as a way to help her regulate her mind and body against the stresses from working her corporate job and sitting all day.  Yoga was the beginning to an opening of many other doors in the fitness community and Leanne began to gain interest in cycling and strength training, as well.

 

Leanne believes in finding a sustainable fitness routine and lifestyle for each individual and enjoys working with clients to help them establish behaviors that helps them get closer to achieving their goals.  She currently teaches CYCLE 45 + CORE and CYCLE + YOGA at The REBEL Workout.

 

When Leanne isn't teaching, she is working as an accountant, taking a yoga class, outside enjoying sunshine, traveling with her husband, or going to live music shows.  

 

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

 

I first came to The REBEL Workout to take a class from my amazingly awesome friend Alejandra.  I quickly realized that everyone I met was ALSO amazingly awesome and I was hooked.  The workouts were challenging, the space was great, and the instructors and clients pushed me.  I knew instantly that this was a place I wanted to be a part of.  I started teaching classes at The REBEL Workout in April 2018 after moving back to Denver and I'm so thrilled to have found this community.

 

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

 

I keep a consistent routine from day to day because I believe discipline and commitment have helped me to reach my goals. I often get up early and get my own workouts complete before 7 am.  The most important part of my day is COFFEE.  After I get that delicious "cup o' joe," I work during the week and spend 9-12 hours a day in the office, meaning I spend a lot of time at my desk playing with spreadsheets, solving accounting problems, and working with my teams. I spend a lot of time talking to the people I work with and looking at financial statements and I actually love almost every bit of it.  Working in an office full of smart and professional peers is fun and I really enjoy the friendships I have made with colleagues and all of the cool things I learn from them everyday.

 

My work day also consists of lots of eating and I love snacks.  I haul lots of stuff around with me between home, the gym, and work because I pack my breakfast, a shake, 3-4 snacks, and my lunch every single day, but I love to be prepared.

 

I round out most evenings teaching fitness classes or going to yoga.  Once I get home, I usually cook dinner, get some more work done, write up class routines for any classes I'm teaching the next day and maybe even catch up on the latest episode of "The Bachelor" (my guilty pleasure).

 

If it's Sunday, it's meal prep night and my husband I cook up everything for the week all at once.  It's a fun time we get to spend together because we both love cooking and it's also a great way to go into the next week prepared.

 

On the weekends, I chill out on Saturday and have a pancake breakfast one day. YUM!  The weekend is also when I go mountain biking, get a workout done with my husband (our weekly date LOL), see my four sisters, do more yoga, spend time with my nieces and nephews, or I check out new breweries with my husband.

 

Overall, I really like being busy and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

 

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

 

I love the attitude of everyone around The REBEL Workout.  People come here wanting to be challenged, work hard, and looking for that motivation from their instructors and peers.

 

This place is full of some badass REBELS!!

 

4) Anything else we should know?

 

I like to share with others that I am one example of the idea that, "It is never too late."

 

In the last several years I went through a pretty substantial body transformation and complete lifestyle shift.  I left college as a stressed out, depressed person that was spiraling a little bit out of control with the connection between my mind and body. I was overweight and unhappy with what was happening to my body. I was struggling with food - binge eating and not exercising, but I was desperate to find an instant solution and I practiced unhealthy habits.  I didn't know anything about proper nutrition or macros and I was basically eating everything, then not eating/starving myself because I wanted to lose the weight so bad.

 

I found a yoga class... or should I say that a yoga class found me. I had a friend recommend I try a class and I began to consistently go to that same class every Saturday morning for over year before I was ready for the next steps.  I met an inspiring coach and mentor and realized that I had the ability to set goals that made sense for me and allowed me to be in control of my life.

 

I have done a tremendous amount of work and have been super dedicated, and I am so proud to say that hard work continues to pay off!

 

I think it's also important to point out that that every version of yourself is beautiful in a different way. With commitment to your goals, careful planning, and a strong desire to stick with it, the possibilities of seeing the transformation that you want to see, is possible. 

 

In my story, Lifting weights AND nutrition PAIRED with my cardio/spin and cycle classes, yoga and active lifestyle were what I needed to get to that next level. Be patient, be disciplined, and the results appear, even in surprising and more subtle ways.

 

Now for the fun part: Lightening Round

 

Note: Leanne gets extra credit for answering all 10 questions

 

What did you think you would be when you grew up?:  An organist or a teacher....HAHAHA I REALLY looked up to my grandmother 
Top 3 items on your bucket list:  1) Hiking in Patagonia, 2) Starting my own company, 3) Planning a big trip with myself and my three sisters when they are all finally adults.
Favorite mantra or quote: I am who I am and I am always enough.
Choose a movie title for the story of your life: Catch me if you can
What's one thing most people don't know about you?: I hate cucumbers.....so much. But I do love pickles
One thing you'd bring with you to a deserted island: A cute bikini
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?: Patagonia 
Favorite song to shake your booty to?: "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man
What do you never leave home without?: SNACKS!
One thing your most proud of accomplishing in 2018: I have two! Co-leading my first yoga retreat and passing my NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

 

Sign up for all of Leanne's classes by clicking here.

 

This post was brought to you by the best gym in Denver - The REBEL Workout!

 


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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!)

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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.

 

Saturday

Front Room:

9am REBEL

10am REBEL

11am REBEL (NEW CLASS TIME!)

 

Back Room:

9am Cycle+Core

10 Cycle+Core

 

Sunday

Front Room:

8am REBEL Iron (NEW CLASS TIME!)

9am REBEL Iron (NEW CLASS TIME!)

10am REBEL (NEW CLASS TIME!)

 

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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NASM Cert

 


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

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1:56 PM

Meet REBEL Trainer Kathryn Morgan

Kathryn is one of our newest trainers here at REBEL. Recently moving from Chicago, she's already proven that she's a true B.A. and we're so glad to have her here as a part of the REBEL family! Read More

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2:20 PM

The Science Behind MOTOR(Cycle)

MOTOR(Cycle) is one of the most popular classes on our schedule… and for good reason! It’s a class that is scientifically proven to build heart health, increase our metabolic rate, improve posture and core strength, and burn a TON of calories, all in a way that is relatively low impact. Structured similarly to our signature REBEL classes, MOTOR(Cycle) is full of interval training, with spinning being one of our core intervals. Click here if you want to know more about why MOTOR(Cycle) should be included as an important part of your workout regimen, too! Read More

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4:31 PM

5 Questions with REBEL Client Jen

Meet Jen! This REBEL regular is a native Floridian and is one of the most positive people we've ever met. Learn more about her favorite outdoor activity (hint: vino included) and more here. Read More

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11:21 AM

What You Need Know About Functional Training

Programming at REBEL is built on a scientific system that will push your limits, test your strength, and build your mental toughness. At the heart of it all, REBEL is functional training, centered on mobility and stability training. Using a wide variety of muscles in ways that mimic real life, focusing on our core, and including plenty of dynamic movements, we consistently improve our quality of life and become better prepared for any obstacles that come our way. From relieving joint pain, to dramatically burning fat, to improving coordination, agility, and balance, REBEL programming is a scientifically proven way to boost your overall health and wellbeing. To learn more about functional training and our programming at REBEL click here. Read More

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5:47 PM

5 Questions with REBEL Client Wyatt Davis

This week, we're meeting REBEL Ambassador Wyatt Davis. Check out how this triathlete balances her training schedule with strength-training the REBEL way! Read More

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