January 2020 – by 1Rebel

New year. New you…blah blah blah

The start of the year doesn’t need to be about re-inventing yourself or starting afresh. Yes, we’re all for new challenges, new adventures and new targets, but that doesn’t mean you need to change who you are.

Instead, why don’t we use the New Year as a time to reflect on who we are, and ensure we’re continuing to live by what’s important to us. It keeps us grounded and ensures we’re true to ourselves.

At nearly five years old, this is definitely an opportunity for us at 1Rebel to remember why we started the Rebel Army and what we stand for. At six clubs, and with more to come this year, staying true to who we are is more important than ever. This is where R is for Rebel comes in.

R is for Rebel is our mantra. It’s our principles. It’s who we are and why we do what we do. It’s why the Rebel Army exists and why we’re more than just a place to sweat. It ensures we don’t play by the rules, we’re disruptive, we’re not afraid to think differently. It allows us to show everyone what we’re made of. We don’t think outside the box…we take the box and squash it with a juicy pair of 15kgs.

We live by these principles. Our trainers live by these principles. And we know the Rebel Army does a killer job of living by these principles.


Own your opinions. Be big and bold. Don’t worry what other people think.

Don’t be afraid to represent what you believe in, stand up for what matters to you and express yourself. Always be open to and understand opposing ideas and arguments. Our principles are what make us who we are, and we should live by them fiercely.


Surround yourself with those who care. Invest in your relationships.

The people you surround yourself with make you who you are so keep good company. Make people accountable for keeping you in check. Work together to make positive changes to the world. This is why everyone from our front of house teams to our cleaners, trainers and of course, the Rebel Army, are the top of our priority list.

R is for RESPECT

Be kind to yourself and others. Respect those around you.

Don’t be a d**k, give out what you’d expect back, and keep negativity in check. Life is a whole lot easier if we give everyone the respect they deserve.


Play your part in being responsible for what happens to the planet.

Whether it’s fighting against single use plastic, recycling, or re-using old clothes, we’ve all got a part to play in being kind to the environment. Make a concerted effort and play your part with pride.

R is for RECOVER

Workout. Rest. Repeat

Invest in both your mind and body. Sleep, stretch, mediate, spend some time alone…whatever you need to recharge and be the best version of you.

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