We are almost there! Here is our 11th installment of the 12 Days of Revolve Success! Meet DC Rider, Heather Mumaw:
Bike #14 and I have had an on and off again relationship since the first week Revolve opened its doors. I fell in love with Revolve during my very first class, but as often happens in life, I let work, relationships, and other commitments overwhelm my personal time, and my workouts fell by the wayside for far too long.
In February 2013, I decided to end a long-term relationship. I was sad, lonely, and intensely angry. Then one day, I remembered bike #14, and how on the bike, in a darkly lit room, with the music pumping, you can tune out everything else in your life and just focus on peddling and sweating for an hour. Immediately, I threw on some workout clothes, and ran (actually ran!) to Revolve. The first ride back at Revolve hooked me. I became addicted. Dorothy’s mantra “more gear less fear” resonated with me, and became MY new mantra. I started going to class every day. I peddled so much, I’m surprised bike #14 didn’t fall apart on me mid-ride!
I’m not sure when exactly I converted from anger-peddling in a darkly lit room to cycling for pleasure in a room full of friends, but somewhere in between Francina’s Beyonce theme ride, James’ “Best Monday Everrr,” and Saturday double headers with Angel (or as I fondly referred to them as “deadly doubles”), I learned not only about the importance of exercise endorphins, but also about the benefits of a fitness community.
Revolve’s community is something I’ve never experienced in any other gym. Everyday I’m grateful for and inspired by the Revolve riders, instructors, and staff and I’m so happy to call so many of you my friends! THANK YOU Revolve!
THANK YOU, Heather, for your commitment, for riding, and for your positivity! See you on a bike soon!