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Balance is everything

Rachel McCrone has had a big month: She got a new job and started a new business.

McCrone is the newest employee on the shopper and customer management team at Rich Products, and one of a trio of owners at the new Revolution Indoor Cycling, a spinning and TRX gym in the old carriage house behind the Boyd Mansion at 1109 Delaware Ave.

She and co-owners Colleen Kirk and Amanda Moses will host a free open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Revolution. For more info, visit The place already is open for those who want to ride, do resistance band training – or both in the same class.

It’s a chance to reset, said McCrone, 27, an Amherst native who has been a certified group fitness instructor for several years.

“People tend to think, ‘Oh my God, I just got done with Christmas and I had four cookies and three glasses of wine,’ ” she said. “So get up the next morning and come in for a fitness class and start out on the right foot.”

How does nutrition fit into your busy life?

It starts in the morning with a healthy breakfast to keep me going through the rest of the day. Wholesome snacks when I’m on the go, maybe a protein shake or a Quest bar, something to keep me full and satisfied. I don’t want to have a sugar crash in the middle of the day and start looking for a quick fix.

I also plan and prepare a lot of things. The night before work, I’ll plan out my breakfast. I’ll have my lunch ready to go. Sundays, I try to portion out my meals for the week. If I know I’m traveling that week, I’ll make sure I have my Quest bars lined up and little almond packs portioned out so I can get up and go.

What is your philosophy of eating?

– Scott Scanlon

On the Web: Meet the owners at Revolution at and