October Members of the Month: The Soon to Be Mr. & Mrs. McGraw

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Congrats to Sam & Ryan on being named FitRev’s October Members of the Month, and more excitingly, their upcoming wedding.  We set out to learn a bit more about these two and, man, did these two melt our hearts.  We know it’s gonna be true love for Rev’er!

Where did you two meet?

We met at Hennessey’s in Boston where we were introduced by a mutual friend.

Was it love at first sight?

We aren’t sure it was “love at first sight” but it didn’t take very long…

How did the proposal go down?

Throughout our five years of dating, we frequently visited Long Wharf in Boston where we would sit and watch the boats come in and out.  We dubbed this “our spot”. Ryan asked to visit our spot on September 28, 2017 and the rest is history (with pictures to prove it!)

It’s couples night at Karaoke.  What do you two sing?

I don’t think either of us has the guts to sing karaoke!!

Who falls asleep first?

Sam very often doesn’t make it off the couch without falling asleep!

Ryan, what’s your favorite thing about Sam?  
Sam is the most selfless person I know and never puts herself first. But she is always ready for fun and her laugh always gets me laughing.

Sam, what’s your favorite things about Ryan?

I can only pick one thing?  =) I love that he is always up for an adventure – whether it be traveling, attending concerts or games, etc.  He is also incredibly supportive!

Any pet names or nicknames we should know about?  (We promise not to call you these at FR. Fingers crossed.)

Not really – although, Ryan is one of the few people that calls Sam “Sammy”.

Every relationship has bloopers.  What’s your favorite funny story?

We may or may not have accidentally overflowed a pot of boiling oil trying to recreate Outback Steakhouse’s “Bloomin’ Onion”.

Give 3 words to describe your fiance:

Ryan says about Sam: Beautiful, selfless and caring

Sam says about Ryan:  Caring, kind and supportive

Us: awwwww!

What’s your song?  (We’d like to play it ALL MONTH LONG.)

I don’t think you will want to play “our song” during workouts (it may slow everyone down!)!  It is “Are you Gonna Kiss Me or Not? By Thompson Square.

We also really love “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston.

Thank you for making FitRev the third wheel in your relationship.  How has staying fit and active affected your relationship?

Joining FitRev together has allowed us to be each other’s cheerleader in a sense.  Since we are going through the workouts together, we have a mutual understanding of the time commitment and early wake up calls, the aches and pains that come with the tough workouts and the challenges of trying to eat healthier.    

We never thought we would be a couple that worked out together, but FitRev has changed our minds!

What’s your favorite thing about FitRev?

Ryan: It is always a great workout and the instructors are always very kind and helpful.

Sam: I grew up doing Gymnastics so I was used to having a strict routine and constant instruction from coaches.  Since then, I have struggled to find workouts that I enjoy. My favorite part of FitRev is the diversity of the workouts and the instructors.  The instructors have been incredibly helpful, accommodating, welcoming and motivating!

Do you have a favorite FitRev memory?

Ryan: Convincing Sam to get out of the car for our first class.

Sam: I’ve always struggled with running so the first time I ran a full mile I was ecstatic!

Lastly, where are you going on your honeymoon?  And, can you take us all with you?

We are heading to Hawaii (Maui, Oahu and Kauai)!  

Guys…they didn’t say we couldn’t come, so pack your bags!

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