Last min holiday gifts for those fitness buffs

Hey, sometimes we don’t know what to get people and we need some last min ideas. Here is what I personally recommend… in fact I hope to get some of these this holiday season (wink wink) 🙂


1. Resistance Bands – Any of my clients that have worked with me know that I’m a HUGH believer in resistance  band training. Why? Bands just put stress on the body in ways that gravity or free weights can’t, helps reduce injury time, helps prevent injury, more versatile than free weights (come on I have bands that go up to 200lbs, beats the hell out of carrying a 200lb weight were ever I go), the list can go on. Get a pair and I promise you can’t go wrong. Resistance Band Training <—- Click on the link





2. Foam Roller – If you haven’t found out about this secret to proper warm up and tissue quality then my friend you are missing something that will change your life in training… I’m not exaggerating about that claim either. Just trust me on this, it is the best investment that you can do.        Perform Better Foam Rollers



3. TRX System – Want to bring the workouts to another level? Suspension training is an amazing way to maximize bodyweight training in angles that can’t be done anywhere else. If you don’t believe me on this look at a gymnast and you’ll see what I’m talking about 😉  



4. Prograde Supplements – I won’t tell you how important proper supplementation is to training because I’m sure that you’ve heard it and frankly I could rant all day. One of the best supplement companies I’ve used and I highly recommend it. Feel free to e-mail me if you want my personal recommendation on what you should start with.          Prograde Supplements






5. Personal Training – I’m a trainer you knew that I was going to plug this in the list lol! On a serious note a few sessions with a good trainer can make the world of difference when it comes to someone’s workout. We can tailor workouts and exercises to fit that person’s needs and really cut the learning curve down exponentially which can save
you sooooooooo much frustration. For more info send an e-mail to









6. Food – Yes you read that correctly, I said food. Not just any food of course but healthy food for those healthy nutrition buffs. Sometimes the biggest hassle with that is the preparation of course but I have been using a company for the past few months and these people have it down! I’ll have more articles about this on down the road but they will have you a month’s supply of prepared, healthy, good tasting (I’m serious about that too) food to you the next day! As a fitness buff this just awesome! Click On this Link!!!!







7. Massage – Recovery is just as important part of an exercise regime as the gym work, in a lot of cases proper recovery is even MORE important. How do I figure that? If you’re not recovering properly then all your doing is just continuing to tear down your body and never let it show the results of the work you put into the gym. A good set of hands is hard to find I know but e-mail me and I’ll personally send you the contact info on who I use… she is amazing! Email me at








In Health and Fitness,




Travis Merritt, BS, CPT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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Arnold’s secrets to success speech

So it’s been a few weeks since I finally got the new website up and running (for the most part at least) that has taken a big

Sorry for the pic, just made me laugh 😉

load off my plate so now I can focus on delivering the results you want.


First, this video is a must watch. Its Arnold’s (former governator) six secrets to success. Now I know that he has gotten a lot of flack for his most recently scandal and I’m not down playing that but regardless you can not be impressed by his meteoric rise from an Austrian bodybuilder to where he is now.





Trust me, watch this:




In addition I’m happy to announce that Fitness Revolution has teamed up with Prograde Nutrition! Honestly I can’t tell you how happy I am to be affiliated with this company.


I was introduced to Prograde a few years ago and I haven’t turned back since. What got me to realize this company is so far ahead of any supplement company was the fact they did deliver results.


Years ago when I began getting caught up in the supplement craze spending insane amounts on powders and pills (one month I topped over $500!) I bought in on all the marketing hype of your big brand names but to be honest as much money I was spending I was not getting the results that I was expecting. A fellow fitness guru friend of mine told me about this new company that’s whole concept was cutting edge nutrition that deliver not only results but EDUCATION. I mean on their website they even ask you NOT to buy their products! Who the heck says that!?


I decided what the heck, why not give it a shot. I mean this guy did know what he was talking about and if you ever did see him you what know why I say that.


So I went on line and tried out their protein powder.


Hands down one of the best I’ve had in my fitness career, its going to take a lot to top this!


Just take a look and see for yourself. Its ok to be skeptical but I will say this:

  • Not all supplements are created equal, I could tell you horror stories of the manufacturing ways of some major companies
  • Least amount of marketing usually means a better product (tell me I’m not wrong).


I can’t tell you how excited I am for the coming months because Rowlett FR is going to get better and better always delivering the results you want. GUARANTEED!


In Health and Fitness,

Travis Merritt


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