Why?

Uncategorized May 04, 2020

“Just don’t eat sugar-filled foods!” “Make sure you go to the gym a few times a week!” “Meal prep!”  

It’s an old refrain you hear often, maybe from friends or family, people who care about you but just don’t get it. After being aboard the weight-gain-and-loss rollercoaster for some time, it can be difficult to settle into your new body and sort out how to develop healthy habits that will help to carve out a sustainable path to enduring good health. The quips and remarks may all be true (yes, if I meal prep, I will be setting myself up for success...okay, okay, I GET IT!!) But why is it so darn difficult?

Coach Crystal has guided dozens of members at R3VOLVELIFE Studio on their transformations. In January 2020, one member announced she was just two pounds shy of her 30-pound weight loss goal, achieved in FOUR months. (ROCKSTAR...you know who you are!) It doesn’t take years to transform. In fact, the deepest...

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Tabata...come again?

Uncategorized Apr 13, 2020

New members at R3VOLVELIFE Studio often do a double-take when they hear Coach Crystal call out that a “tabata-style” class is about to begin. Tabata...huh? 

One of the three pillars of our studio’s flagship R3ACT Method to R3FRESH your body with functional fitness. This means incorporating exercises that build muscle groups and strengthen your body in ways that enhance your flexibility and support everyday movements like bending over, lifting heavy boxes, shoveling the snow, sitting at a desk, or running to catch the GO Train. We train with all kinds of different tools at R3, but the most important (and portable) one is, of course, our own body. 

Now, back to tabata. It is named after Dr. Izumi Tabata, 64, a researcher and coach at Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Sport and Health Science in Japan. 

Dr. Tabata’s research led to his development of the tabata training protocol that requires 20 seconds of exercise, at maximum...

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Facing COVID at R3VOLVELIFE Studio

Uncategorized Apr 06, 2020

Welcome to our R3VOLVELIFE Studio blog! This new feature will be published on the first and third Monday of every month, and will bring you new and insightful reflections, meditations, recipes and resources that support the three pillars of R3: simple nutrition, bulletproof mindshift, and functional fitness. 

It has been just over three weeks since the World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 crisis as a global pandemic on March 11. Although the word ‘pandemic’ inspires feelings of fear, worry, and anxiety, Canadian health experts and political leaders are assuring us that now is a crucial time to slow the transmission of the virus through self-isolation and physical distancing. As our members know, in doing our part to help curb the spread of COVID-19, we at R3VOLVELIFE Studio have temporarily closed our doors for the first time ever. 

But closed doors are not stopping us from continuing to serve our community, and helping nurture your goals from the...

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