Last week I had the honor of attending a special event at Revolve, my favorite spin studio in the DMV. Revolve hosted its first-ever Blogger ride and I was a part of it!
A little over a month ago, I posted a review on Revolve (you can read it here), and it sparked some interest/conversations on Twitter. I started tweeting with DC Bloggers that I were new to me – and before I knew it, we were suggesting the idea of a blogger meet-up, possibly at Revolve. Thankfully, Revolve was in on the Twitter fun and agreed to host us – for the first-ever Blogger ride!
I’m already a Revolve-lover and frequent rider, so this class was an added (and fun) bonus for me! You can read more about my love for Revolve here, but I’ll leave you with a few reasons why you should try it: it’s easy to get to (okay, it’s literally across the street for me) but if you have to drive, there’s free parking and Clarendon Metro is just 2 block away, the classes are dynamic and designed to make you sweat, and the instructors are bad-ass topnotch. Revolve was one of my favorite finds in 2012.
Okay, back to the ride…
The 45-minute Body Ride was led by Francina (who happens to live in the same building as me). Francina is a spin instructor, Zumba instructor, and lawyer – seriously, I have no idea how she does it all! I’m a mid-morning rider so I’ve never taken Francina’s class and I was excited to experience her class first-hand. She did not disappoint! The class was fun, energetic, hard, sweat, and the best part? She encouraged us to sing out loud at various points throughout the class. Yes, please.
Once the ride was over, I spent some time talking to people I “know” from the Internet but don’t really know in real life. It’s amazing how a blog and twitter can bring together so many fitness & like-minded women. It was really fun to experience first-hand. Over the course of the ride, I had a chance to meet Ashley from Coffee, Cake, and Cardio, Colleen from Heart & Sole, Melissa from Well + Being (Washingtonian), and Jummy (well, she’s from ABC7News).
And if a cool, Revolve-hosted Body Ride wasn’t enough, V from Gouter was at the studio to offer post-ride recovery and snacks. I’d never heard of/tried Gouter before this event, but I’m happy I know about their tonics now! Gouter is hand-crafting raw, vegan and organic treats, tonics and cleanses in Washington DC. My favorite was the Digest Tonic… maybe because it kind of reminded me of a (very) healthy margarita.
Mostly in DC at the moment (not great for me since I’m a VA lover), Gouter is trying to branch in VA, and specifically Arlington, for the first time. (woot) For more info, like Gouter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heygouter
A huge thanks to Revolve for hosting the DC Bloggers for a night filled with sweat and meeting in real life.
Have you tried Revolve? What’s you’re favorite ride?
Ever had Gouter? What’s your favorite flavor?
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