Worthy Convos: RevFit’s Owners Talk Health, Strength, and Community
By definition, a revival is an improvement in the condition or strength of something. And in the case of Revival Fitness Texas, Hulen Street’s newest fitness center, physical and mental improvement happens through strength and conditioning training. RevFit owners Reid Warner and Kevin Forbes sought to design a unique fitness experience that emphasizes fun, camaraderie and results. Oh, and there are some neon lights too.
How did your fitness journey lead you to opening Revival Fitness?
It’s been a long journey here but frankly, we wanted to create a community of people that love fitness and want to have fun doing it. We think fitness should be fun and done with others, so we created REVFIT TEXAS for just that.
What separates you from, say, a Gold’s Gym or LA Fitness?
We are a boutique group fitness experience that focuses on functional strength training while creating the most fun and sweat in an immersive environment. We have custom DJ mixes, a light show, and a certified personal trainer in each session.
Tell me about RevFit’s class schedule. It seems different from most.
We split up the body each day just like a trainer would with a client. We focus on certain parts of the body each day: Monday and Tuesday we have a Lower and Upper Body Strength focus. Wednesdays are about the sweat and learning to move with Athletic Conditioning. Thursday, my favorite, is Abs and Ass where we focus on the peach and building your hip complex. Flex Friday hits your arms and gives you a great sweat for the weekend. Finally, the Challenge is Saturday where we have a different physical challenge each month that we strive to progress each week.
Your gym appears to be more about group fitness than individual fitness. What’s the thinking behind that?
People need people. Especially with the current state of the world, we created a community inside and outside the studio. In the sessions we sweat it out together and push each other to be our best, and outside we hold social events because we know the importance of fellowship and service.
What’s the biggest myth behind fitness?
That cardio burns the most calories. Strength/Resistance training not only burns the most calories (by a lot!), but, done correctly, provides the most longevity to the body. [It’s] the most functional for your day-to-day life and will get you to whatever goal you may have 10x faster.
How would you rate Fort Worth’s overall “health?”
I think in general, COVID took a hit on everyone. At REVFIT TEXAS, we don’t just focus on physical health; our philosophy is about physical and mental strength. Right now, we are coming out of some of the craziest times so, in my opinion in terms of overall health, everyone could use a bit of a boost of strength all around.
Although she prefers burnt orange to purple, Hannah Bush is happy to call Fort Worth her new home. She began freelance writing a few years ago to break up the monotony of her 9 to 5 and to prove to her parents that she’s making good use of her journalism degree. When she’s not hanging out with her cat, Hannah can likely be found on a patio with her brand new husband, talking about her cat.