Esther Collinetti, REV co-owner and Lululemon Ambassador.
For years we’ve happily subjected ourselves to tough-love trainer Esther Collinetti’s self-proclaimed “aggressive coaching style” (think: equal parts profanity and positive reinforcement) at the top gyms around town. Now she’s branching out—with friend and fellow fitness fanatic Rick Zambrano—to open Rev Cycle Studio at McHenry Row. Similar to uber-trendy Soul Cycle in NYC, Rev is a Spinning-focused facility that aims to give both expert and novice cyclists a total body workout, both on and off the bike. We love Rev60 Zen, an intense 40-minute ride followed by 20 minutes of yoga. Scared? Don’t be. “You are in complete control of your resistance. You’re the master of your own workout,” says Collinetti, who offers an equally friendly fee structure, $10 to $18 per class. “We want you to come in and pay as you sweat,” she says. “We’re not worried; we know you’ll come back.”