A Bit About Me

Thank you for visiting LiftingRevolution.com. I hope you become a long time reader (maybe even member at my online training studio, but more on that later.)

My goal with LiftingRevolution.com is to give you the very best fitness, nutrition, and accountability information (and inspiration) possible. What I really want is to help you fall in love with your body. As I say…

To stand in front of the mirror every morning before you get dressed and say, “I love my body. I am confident in my body and I would not trade it for anything.”

I know that sounds a little woo-woo and maybe a little cheesy, but it means a lot to me and it drives me.

Taylor Ryan

My name is Taylor Ryan, but there’s a little secret to that name. It’s actually my pen name for this blog and Fit Women’s Weekly.

You’re probably wondering why do I have a pen name?

Believe it or not, I actually started a training site back in 2009. Privacy was (and still is) and huge deal for me so I decided to use a pen name.

Taylor was actually supposed to be my name until my Mom changed it at the last second before she went into labor.

Ryan was actually random. I thought it sounded really good together.

Things Eventually Started To Grow Fast

So I had this training website, but I had no idea what I was doing and I just floundered with it for a couple years. I wish I could have those years back and be as serious (and experienced) as I am now, but as they say, hind sight is 20/20.

Eventually Dan (my husband) and I created a boot camp in Charleston, SC where we live.

Charleston Fat Blasting Boot Camp

As that grew and I got really serious about blogging, things started to cross pollenate.

I wrote a blog post about it here. My ‘real’ name is Kindal Boyle. My Mom changed my name to Kindal at the last second because of a movie she saw the night before she went into labor.

Crazy huh?

Why Do I Write This Blog And Run a Fitness Business Strictly For Women?

Fitness and nutrition are my passion. I’m obsessed with living healthy, getting stronger, and cooking great food.

I used to be just past 32 pounds overweight. I actually wrote a series of articles telling my story.

It was a crazy ride looking back, but it shaped who I am today.

Taylor Ryan and StrengthIf you have any questions, let me know. I am more than happy to answer or help where I can if you struggle with any of the same issues as I did.

What Makes Lifting Revolution So Different?

The Internet is littered with hundreds of fitness, food, eating, exercise, and all around healthy living blogs… it’s madness out there.

I’m actually good friends with a lot of these bloggers and I’m so thankful I am. They are great women.

But why should you become a regular reader of Lifting Revolution?
Lifting Revolution is different because it’s so much more than my life. I do talk about races, workouts I design, clients of mine that shine with success, recipes, food and more. But it’s much much more than that.
I stay focused on helping answer questions, writing articles to make your training better, and helping you achieve that body image goal.

Bottom line: To help you get results!

Plus I have so much experience now with my Boot Camp business and training on Fit Women’s Weekly that I am very uniquely qualified to help you. I literally train everyday and I help my clients get results!

Plus I Offer You My Pay What Fit’s (Pay What You Want) Programs!

Dan and I easily create over 200 brand new workouts every year for our boot camp business and Fit Women’s Weekly Premium.

We have a huge backlog of filmed workouts for different products we’ve created in the past. I’m talking high quality too… I’ve purchased a lot from other “trainers” online and we blow them away. Not to be cocky by any means.

One thing I’ve noticed as I’ve sold programs is I don’t really like the program/product model that much.

It’s so short term and there’s no hands on interaction it makes it very cold. Plus I’ve noticed and still continue to notice that 95% of women that buy my programs never even start. I guess life just get’s in the way.

That’s why I created Fit Women’s Weekly Premium.

Fit Women’s Weekly is a private membership fitness community. As a member you get weekly workouts and meal plans and direct access to me for help.

The best way to put it is this…

It’s an online training studio. Always changing, improving, and helping you get results.

Aka… helping you shape a body you’ll fall in love with. Helping you make this a lifestyle… not just some weight loss burst.

I love it because if you join and get started, the close interaction helps to keep you going. It’s fun to talk and chat about the workouts and how training is going.

It makes a world of difference. Learn more about Fit Women’s Weekly here.

So What About All The Programs I’ve Designed?

All of those old programs… well those became part of my Pay What Fit’s program.

Pay What Fits is exactly how it sounds. You pay what fits or pay what you want.

You can pay nothing and just take the programs and do them.

Or…

You can pay $5 or $20 and decide to support my business and mission.

It’s completely up to you. No matter what you choose, you get access to amazing programs, high quality videos, and best designed workouts you can do! :)

Whew!

This is quite the about page.

My Last Words If You’ve Made It This Far…

I really hope to get to know you and more than anything, I hope that by finding my blog and my business, your body and life improve.

I want you to wake up each morning, stand in front of the mirror and say,

“I love my body. I feel comfortable in my body and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

And I want you to mean that from the bottom of your heart.

So let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you again for visiting. It means more than anything that you came to read at Lifting Revolution.

Taylor Ryan

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Virginia Negron December 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I am 48 years old. I recently lost weight. However I still have large legs and carry major flab in my thighs. I am small on top compared to my lower body. I always wear pants to hide my legs, though people think I have a nice shape. I enjoy working out at home using dumbells and my own body weight as well as walking and dancing. Thank you for any advise you can give me!

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TaylorR December 20, 2010 at 8:44 am

Congrats for the weight loss! A lot of women have your issue, and what I recommend is upping your cardio but doing the right form of cardio. Since you can’t spot target weight loss you just need a program that will blast fat fast. For example, intervals are awesome. Just spend 20-25minutes doing interval sprints or running stairs. The stairs might be really helpful if you have access, where you can run a flight, walk back down, run again, walk down… for a total of 20 minutes. Keep up with the weight training for sure, doing moves like lunges, squats, split squats, etc.

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Kath moss May 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

TR,
You have taught me valuable workout lessons. Re: kettlebells, can you recommend for a 60 year oldwith pretty intense OA? I weightlift, walk, followfitness videos. I am not over weight: 5’8″ 130# ( been thin all my life)
Thank you.

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TaylorR May 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Congrats for being so active! You’re an inspiration. Kettlebells like all weight lifting is really great for joints, however because you’re not going into moves like full squats when doing swings and such it would probably be a great alternative for you. KB swings, snatches and clean-press are great moves. I would start somewhat light just to make sure the moves doing flair the OA up. Check out the interview i did with Jason Brown, he gives some great tips on purchasing! http://www.liftingrevolution.com/jason-c-brown-interview-kettlebell/

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olivia de freitas July 25, 2013 at 7:35 am

HI Taylor

I have a totally random question and probably a bit weird.

I have seen this lady (with the pink crop top and shorts on your “Torched” advert, (she is also on the photo for the kettlebell) in our local Fitness magazine.

Who is she? She is my inspiration, she looks awesome. Not too much muscle, but nicely toned.

Please if you know who she is, let me know!

Thanks!!

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TaylorR July 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

She is just a stock photo, no one famous (that I know of). It’s a stock image we purchased and so did your gym. Not that strange of a question! :)

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Stephanie September 25, 2013 at 2:29 am

Hi Taylor, I have a question about eating right. I prepack my meals because school for is too expensive and unhealthy. I pack a sandwhich fairly healthy one and celery with pb or mangos. I eat every 2 hours (snacks included) but I haven’t seen many changes. I am also trying to figure out how to workout at the gym, because that is where I’m most motivated I just need to fit it in my schedule. I did insanity and lost weight the first month, the second month not so much.. I still feel out of shape and lost confidence and would love a guide into both working out and what to eat
Thanks !

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TaylorR September 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

The #1 thing I suggest is tracking your food. using an ap like MyFitnessPal can really help to see where you are right now with your nutrition and help tweak it to get on track. Perhaps you’re eating too little? too much? Too many carbs? etc… I can’t say since I don’t know what you eat but the ap can def. help out. It’s common to see big results at first and then see them slow down. Make sure that you’re mixing up your workouts to keep your body “guessing” and track your workouts. Also make sure to give yourself rest days. If you’re looking for workouts, make sure to check out FitWomensWeekly.com you can also get some great nutritional help and I am able to give more 1-on-1 in the forum there.

Good luck!

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kathi January 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

where is the new studio? interested in taking some morning classes!

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TaylorR January 6, 2014 at 11:27 am

Kathi, our studio is in Goose Creek however we offer classes ranging from mt Pleasant to Summerville! Feel free to email me and I can give specifics for you! Taylorryan0406@gmail.com

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