Veronica, Queen's Square, and Shawna, Old Post Office | June 9, 2020
There is just something about finishing a great workout that leaves you feeling like you can take on the world and all its challenges. It has become my routine to finish off my day by going to the gym. It’s a great way to get rid of any stress I have and helps me clear my mind for a good night's sleep. With all that has been happening in our world right now, my regular exercise routine has been put on pause. It’s been a challenge to figure out how I can exercise from home without exercise equipment. But as the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make some lemonade. I have created a little workout area in my basement, and I have new workout buddy (my cat Minnie). With the support and guidance of the Revkor Crew, I have made a new exercise routine that works for me during these times.
Erin Moraghan is the owner of Revkor Cambridge, a local gym that offers a series of fitness classes that often center around their unique resistance bands. Their classes are challenging (in a good way) and can be adjusted depending on your fitness level or health. The Revkor Crew is always there to help and give pointers and push you to do your best. Revkor is not just about exercising, but also about helping people to move towards clean eating and better mindfulness and self-care. Erin and her crew are also huge community advocates, they have partnered up with other local businesses for events and encourage people to buy local, something that is important during these times.
Revkor Cambridge has taken these challenging times and found new ways to connect with their members and with our local community. The Revkor Crew have been offering online Zoom classes and videos for its members to use from their homes. They have raised money for first responders and given them access to their classes for free. The Crew is staying connected with their members and giving support when needed. It’s a reminder to everyone that even though we can’t be together in person, we are not alone. If you are interested in learning more about this business check out their website.
Revkor Cambridge is a part our Thursday Fun with Friends series this month. On Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 pm, Revkor will be running a free fun kid’s workout on Zoom. If you are interested, please visit the event page for more information and to register.
Work Out, Eat Clean, Live Fully. If you wish to explore different aspects related to Revkor’s philosophy Idea Exchange’s online resources have some options!
Work Out: A core component to Revkor’s work out is yoga. Our online magazine readers RB Digital and PressReader have copies of yoga magazines including Yoga Journal that feature poses that can complement any workout.
Eat Clean: Over 150 clean eating books are listed in our Download Library on Overdrive, most of them cookbooks. If you want to learn more about the history of the food, you can download a book that delves into the ingredients in our kitchens like Mark Kurlansky’s Milk that looks at the history of dairy over the last 10,000 years.
Live Fully: As parks and trails re-open, we can begin to fully engage in our own local landscapes again. To see more exotic landscapes, Kanopy has a number of documentaries that highlight landscapes around the globe. If cityscapes are more your thing, there are both documentaries about global cities and films with distant locales.
Note: An Idea Exchange membership card is required to access these resources. Don't have one? Sign-up today for our online membership.
Meet Our Neighbour series is all about introducing you to local businesses, makers, and performers, as well as some additional resources from our collection.