My fitness journey began in high school. Since then I’ve explored many fitness topics from a variety of perspectives. I’ve been a student of fitness and I’ve been the teacher. I’ve been a gym member and I’ve been the manager. I’ve been trained and I’ve been the trainer.

Consumers are faced with a constantly changing barrage of fitness trends, recommendations, and those infamous “scientific breakthroughs,” but the distinction between reliable and unreliable information remains a mystery instead of a priority.

Your fitness results depend on the choices you make every day – from your annual resolutions to how you spend your precious exercise time. Those decisions are only as good as the information you consider.

I’ve written several $1.00 eBooks to help you navigate your own fitness journey: The Fitness Paradox (i.e. the problem) and Fitness Education for Consumers (i.e. the solution). 

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“Rachel helped me design an exercise program after I was diagnosed with arthritis and low bone density. She encourages me and makes sure I don’t slack off when I get lazy — with just the right amount of pushing, tempered with a great sense of humor. I not only look and feel better but I am also able to be more active and stay positive. Rachel was an incredible help; I would have never started this on my own and certainly wouldn’t have kept up with it.”


“Rachel is personable, extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and was incredibly helpful in getting me motivated and in working towards my fitness goals. She was creative in designing an exercise program tailored to my needs and keeping it varied over time. She knows a great deal about her field and last but not least the hour flew by because of her personality. I highly recommend her.”


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