No one has tried more diet trends than Generation X;  Atkins, South Beach, non-fat, cabbage soup, grapefruit diet, liquid diet, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Slim Fast… Stop the Insanity! 

We’ve been on and off enough diet rollercoasters, I refuse to contribute to it. Today you’ll meet a guest who teaches us how to appreciate our bodies, as they are, right now in this moment. And, if you’d like to become even stronger, and have greater balance that will carry you over the next three decades or so, she’ll help you with that too.

Plus, we’ll invite you to an online event happening this week that will help you turn any challenge, into an opportunity.

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Where did you start? And how have you evolved in your philosophy when it comes to being healthy?

Oh, I’ve definitely had my struggles, and in my first book, I share my whole story of everything, all the way to an eating disorder where I was trying to fit the mold. I grew up as a dancer and of course, my legs weren’t long enough. I was too muscly. I was too whatever, right? Never quite that perfect body. And then you start to realize that, and one of the things that I like to say, is that there’s no such thing as a perfect body, except the one that you woke up in, and literally, your body is perfect, realizing that over the years.

I definitely had my struggles myself and then working with clients over their journeys, my journey learning that. It’s really about figuring out what I like to focus on is what do you want to be able to do? Who cares what you look like, what do you want to be able to do? And so recently, I’ve really gotten into obstacle course racing and things that I never thought I would be doing at 48 years old. Learning how to do the monkey bars, learning how to climb a rope—these are the things I want to be able to do. So I think for everybody, and maybe you’re not looking to do monkey bars or climb a rope, but maybe you’re looking to go on a hike or maybe go on a trip to Europe and be able to walk all over. And as you start to focus on what you want to be able to do, then you start to want to take care of yourself and want to be good to yourself. And that’s really what it’s about, taking care of yourself. And so it’s definitely been a journey for me.

And that’s my goal: to help other women find happiness and stop beating themselves up. Because it always breaks my heart when I hear somebody that is down on themselves or like, I’m not perfect or I’m not where I want to be, or I want to lose weight. I want to change my body. Like, no, today you woke up perfect. Now if you want to improve, that’s totally okay. But don’t beat yourself up.

I love that in creating goals of things you want to do, I think the actions are all for yourself, not to please or to fit in to somebody else’s idea of what perfect is.

I want to get a little sneak peek of your upcoming book, because this sounds really fascinating, but how have you seen evolution through the books that you’ve been writing? Do you ever look back and go, Oh, I can’t believe I said that, or I said that based on what information I had at the time or who I was at the time?

Yeah, sure. And I definitely, over the years, was focused on helping women to lose weight, helping women to drop two sizes. I have a book that’s titled Drop Two Sizes, and I originally wanted that book to be called Get Off the Scale, interestingly enough. But it’s a Women’s Health-branded book. So Women’s Health Magazine, who does their target market research, spends a lot more money on it than I do. They said the problem is that women don’t want to get off the scale. So if we title the book Get Off the Scale, nobody’s going to buy it and you’re not going to help anybody. You have to speak the language of the person you’re trying to help, right? And so that’s where the book is titled Drop Two Sizes, and it does. Over and over again, I have helped women if you want to drop two sizes. My whole premise of it is through strength training and through building muscle—not about the scale, not about losing weight, but about getting stronger and gaining muscle while you’re losing fat and your body changes for the long term. So really changing some of the language. I think we no longer call it our Drop Two Sizes challenge, like it’s not about that; I don’t even care if you drop two sizes. It’s really about building the muscle, losing the fat, and starting to get yourself shifted off of looking for this certain weight you want to weigh. Looking at a scale and going, I need to weigh what I weighed in high school. Or these crazy things that people think. We’re a different person, we’re a different body. You’re in your forties or you’re in your fifties; you are who you are right now. Let’s do what we need to do today to be better tomorrow. So now we call it our 90-Day Breakthrough Challenge. It’s more of making a breakthrough and about finding a new way forward so that you know you can sustain it for the long term.

If I could take a half a second to talk to the listener for a second, how about we, including myself, stop falling for the BS marketing ? Because that’s why Drop Two Sizes did well. That’s why women buy it. We want a quick fix. Tell me what to do. I’ve said it, Rachel. I’ve said it; just tell me what to do and I’ll do it. By the way, no, I won’t. It has to come from within. It has to be, yes, with a coach, with somebody who can hold me accountable, but when it comes to showing up and putting on my shoes or creating a meal that feels good, that’s on me.

I think a lot of people beat themselves up because they start a really hard diet or a really hard training program and they can’t keep it up. And then it’s like, I’m a failure. And no, you’re not a failure. It just wasn’t important enough to you. It didn’t matter. It wasn’t like eating fish for breakfast every day wasn’t important enough to you. There’s other things that are way more important in life than that, and so figure out what’s important to you; and that’s where figuring out what is your why? What would motivate you to take care of yourself?

I think for a lot of us, and this is my new book, it’s called Age Strong, and it’s about aging strong, and it’s about thinking about what I want to be able to do when I’m in my sixties, seventies, eighties? One of our clients, her turning point when she joined our gym was she realized she was active her whole life, and then started to have aches and pains and things that were hurting and couldn’t do as much. And her turning point was realizing she couldn’t carry her grandbaby and walk upstairs, she was like, I don’t have the balance, I don’t have the strength. and that was her like, I gotta do something moment in her fifties. She came into our gym and joined and first thing we started her with was like doing a step up, and then it’s like she started and she right away was like, this is, this is nothing. This isn’t gonna do anything. She tells the story of how she remembers that first workout and how it didn’t feel like a whole lot. But then over the years, now she’s in her seventies and that’s the cool part, is we have clients that have worked with us from, a lot of them joined here in their forties or their fifties, and now they’re in their sixties or seventies, and they’ve been following, they’ve been putting strength training as the priority, so they’re getting stronger. They’re looking at lifting more weight. They’re looking at being able to do more things. They’re not looking at being less, you it’s not about weighing less or being smaller. It’s about doing more, right? It’s about lifting more and how much can I lift and can I do a pushup, can I do a chin up, and what else can I do? And so now she’s the grandma now who jumps in and plays volleyball with her grandkids. Instead of sitting in the stands, she talks about how she went to go see her kids play in their volleyball game. And she realized all of the older people were sitting at the bottom ’cause they were nervous about hiking up the bleachers, ’cause there’s like balance. And she was like, I hiked right up those bleachers and I got a really good seat and I got to sit where I wanted to. So when you think about what are the things you want to be able to do, like if we don’t start in our forties or fifties, start to put ourselves as a priority and start to really make sure that we’re able to maintain our strength and maintain our function and feed ourselves food that’s going to give us what we need, then it’s going to get harder and harder to be able to do the things we want to do.

Absolutely. I think sometimes we don’t make the connection. So for me to do a pull-up, I don’t just show up at the pull-up bar with like a little assist and try to do pull-ups every single day, I do strength training. And for me to try to get from the floor up without using my hands and back down to the floor, I use strength training, not just continue to do that. So can you tell me why are we using strength training in order to be able to do other things that have nothing to do with weights?

Yeah, strength training is really about putting a demand on your body that it’s not used to, and getting stronger, right? So your body adapts, our bodies are so smart, our bodies figure it out. And it doesn’t matter what age you are, your body can get stronger. So if you lift a little more weight today than you lifted yesterday, your body will build muscle and you will get stronger. And that’s just it. It’s just the law — it’s a part of physics. It’s what happens. And so, that’s the cool part—you have control over that. I think for so many of us as women, especially going through perimenopause, menopause, things start to feel like I don’t have control. Whether it’s your hormones, whether you’re not sleeping well, your everything — emotions. And a lot of times you can feel like I don’t have control over a lot of the things that are happening with my body. But one thing you do have control over is you can get stronger tomorrow than you are today.  And so yes, being able to strengthen your muscles, using a functional strength training program, you’re going to find that. By doing that strength training program, a progressively overloaded strength training program, that over time starts with exercises that meet you right where you’re at that may not seem really difficult, but then as you get stronger and as you’re building, building, building, and then you look back and go, oh my gosh, look at how much stronger I’ve got. Then you go to get your Christmas decorations down and you’re like, Hey, look at me. I just did that. I couldn’t do that last year. And so it shows up in places that you’re like, wow, I just got off the floor really easy. I didn’t expect that. Wow. I just hiked up the bleachers to watch my kids play in their game and I couldn’t do that before. That’s what strength training does. 

It’s not just strength, it’s balance, right? So that’s one of the things we lose. Power is really important. One of the first things we lose is our power output, so being able to move quickly. That’s why so many people end up falling. I mean, falling is usually one of the first things that really puts people on a downward spiral. We start to fall, but by being able to put your foot out and catch yourself, that’s actually power. Being quick, being able to move fast. people don’t think about that, I don’t need power. What do I need power for? You need it to be able to react and move. So the quicker we can keep ourselves able to move, the more we’re gonna be able to do until we’re a hundred. 

I’m 52 and I see friends on Facebook getting new knees and new hips, but I think we start to downward spiral, right? Where it’s like I have this pain in my hip, or I have a new hip, or I have this back thing, so I better take it easy. But is that true? Or we just need to find the right way to actually train?

Yeah, you can always work around. I mean, when you do have an injury, it sucks to get injured, and it’s hard. When you get an injury, now I’m not doing anything right; it’s like I’m going to sit on the couch and wait till I heal. But in the meantime, the whole rest of your body is getting weaker, right? So now you’re setting yourself up for another injury. By building strength around each joint, you’re going to end up making sure that that joint is stronger. And so if you are at a point where maybe you played sports and your joints are just done and you do need a knee replacement, if you go into that surgery already with more muscle and more strength, you’re going to do better. Your rehab is going to be better. So a lot of times people think, Oh, I’m having surgery. I’ll wait until after my surgery to start exercising. And I’m like, No, let’s start now. Because we can actually build up your strength, not only around that joint but in your whole body. So that when you do have to take time off to rehab your injury, you have a buffer. If you think of it like that, like a buffer, if you do lose a little bit of strength, you’re not going from already weak to really weak. Now we’re going from we’re strong, and now we’re still going to be able to do what we need to do. So your body will maintain a level, and then you can get right back in, and then as soon as you can start to work the other areas of your body, our body does want to keep things in balance. So let’s say we have an arm injury on one side. If we work this side, it will actually help to keep these muscles stimulated. Your body will go ahead and try to keep up, so it won’t be as much, but it will keep it. The nervous system will tell this muscle, Hey, don’t let this one get that much stronger than this one, basically. It’s not going to let you all of a sudden be like this arm’s huge and this arm’s like nothing. It will keep some sort of balance, so it is worth getting back into working out as soon as your doctor says you can start doing anything. And so we like, yeah, we always like to try to find ways to work around. One of our clients had shoulder surgery, and he’s been doing one-arm deadlifts and things with a bar, and so it’s like there’s always ways to do stuff. 

If someone doesn’t live in our area, we live in the same community, or they like to do things at home, what are some of the things that we can do today just to get started?

The basic movements of the human body: squatting, lunging, pushing. We talk about pushups, and maybe you’re not ready to jump to go down on the floor and do a pushup, but if there’s a wall that you can do a pushup against, that’s a pushup. So then slowly, we would gradually want to get you down to the floor. So pushing and then pulling, the hard thing is doing a pulling exercise in your home. You’d have to probably get some dumbbells, a TRX or something in your home that you do. I do recommend if you are going to try to work out at home, invest in a home gym. Make yourself a priority. It’s easy to go, Oh, I don’t have what I need, and then not do what? Like, if you are going to work out at home, if a lot of people over the past few years with everything with the pandemic, it’s like a lot of people set up some serious home gyms, and that’s okay if that works for you. You have to find what works. And so, if having a home gym is what you want to do, then invest in some dumbbells and invest in equipment so that you have what you need to be able to really start to progress yourself and really get yourself on a path so that you will start to feel stronger.

I’d say that’s definitely one of the things that I think people do when they work out at home, because you end up not taking it as seriously. Take it seriously. If you’re going to do it at home, put it on the schedule. Have a dedicated area; no disruptions. I know some people, their garage is their workout, they go to the garage and it’s like, Don’t bother me, I’m working out. It’s your designated time for you that you can really get a workout done and that you’re not just, okay, I’m going to do a few squats here and call that my workout. Let’s figure out how to take it seriously. If we’re going to be at home, you can do a really good workout. Working out at home can be an awesome way to fit in fitness, but it can also be isolating and a little lonely. But you don’t need to do it alone. We offer remote coaching now. I think most trainers and most gyms offer a remote option because we had to pivot and adapt over the pandemic. And so that’s definitely something you can usually find. I am a big believer in coaching, not just for physical fitness, but I have a coach for my business. I think all of us, as grown-ass women, need to hire experts to help us be our best. I know for a lot of us, we always think I’ll just do it myself, but it’s so much better and such a better use of your time. If you get somebody who’s an expert at what they do and helps you with a program, so that you don’t have to try to figure it out. You’re busy, you’re good at what you do, do what you do, and then check in with your expert to help you figure out. Here’s your program, here’s what you need to do. We use software where we can communicate and make sure you’re doing everything right. But take it seriously. Decide you’re going to do this, and then really put it as a priority.

I think that’s one of the greatest lies we can tell ourselves is I can do this myself, right after I’ll remember this even if I don’t write it down. I love that because accountability is important for me and, I think, for anyone. A lot of the women who listen are also grown-ass creatives. They may own a business, provide a service, or do anything. And I consider you to be one of the grown ass creatives, because even though your job isn’t “a creative job,” you own a business and you own a university, which we’re going to talk about in a second. I think about resilience and you talked a little bit about COVID. Many gym owners, when the pandemic hit, were just wiped out. They couldn’t sustain it. You also train other gym owners on how to run their gyms. So not only are you trying to deal with a pandemic, but now you have to coach people while you are dealing with a pandemic. How the hell did you do that?

Oh my gosh. So two businesses were both very affected by the pandemic, and it literally was like the rug being pulled out from underneath us because it was so fast. I mean, our gym was shut down. We were in one of the hardest counties in Los Angeles, where we were shut down first. So actually, that weekend, before everything shut down, we had one of our masterminds. We had gym owners here in Santa Clarita from all over the world. We were all together that weekend before doing a mastermind. It was just a business mastermind, and none of us knew what was coming. But as the weekend was going on, things were getting weirder and weirder. It was like that weekend when people started going crazy, buying toilet paper, and everyone started getting phone calls from their gyms. People are starting to get worried, asking if we’re going to take any precautions, and so it started to just unfold. And so we were all together, thankfully. Definitely, going through it together was part of our power. Find the people that can help you, because don’t try to do stuff alone. And then we had software that we had been looking into, so luckily we had already been looking into this, switching over to technology to deliver our programming, and it was something that I actually presented to our mastermind group that weekend, and they all were kind of like, It’s a lot. We’d have to get iPads. It’s a whole thing.

And so, thankfully, we had already done all the research and were ready to go with this software. So literally Monday morning, when we all got back to their gyms, and then our gyms started to shut down. Ours was first, and then it was like, Oh my gosh, we just got shut down, one after the other. We uploaded the software. I shot all of the exercise videos that day. I told everybody you have a program ready to go for your clients. It’s a body-weight program. We can get them all uploaded. All of us just had our clients come get equipment, and we set them all up with a program on our new software, so we had everything ready to go. As an entrepreneur, those moments are definitely exciting, as much as it sucked, and I would never want to go through it again. I think when you get the opportunity to rise to the occasion and figure out how I’m going to overcome this obstacle, I mean it’s like stuff that you never thought was going to happen; luckily, we did have that software ready to go, so it was about already being on the lookout for what’s coming next in our industry, already being ahead. That definitely worked out well for us. It’s definitely been a lesson in leadership, and I’m thankful for the lessons. I wouldn’t want to do it all again. But it did make me a better business owner, made me a stronger leader, and really made me feel like, all right, what’s next? I got this; bring it on.

Yeah. And do you think the pressure of having all these other gym owners like looking to you for solutions that you were like, I better figure this out.

Yeah, for sure. If I can’t show up for them, then if we give up, how do I tell them to keep persevering? And so I think there’s so much power in being with other people and it’s such a great thing that you’re doing for grown ass women. It’s like, hey, like if we all stick together and figure this out together, and we’re not here to judge each other, we’re not here to say, you’re doing it wrong. We’re here to go, what are you doing and what’s working? Because I’m trying to figure out what’s working too, right? And we can together figure this out faster. And so I think, there’s speed in a group of people. So I think that our secret was really that we had a group of people that were all like-minded, that all were looking to make it through and show up. And our main thing was to show up. Just keep showing up for our clients. It doesn’t matter how hard it is, we’re just gonna show up tomorrow and we’re gonna show up the next day and we’re gonna show up the next day and we’re gonna figure out how to show up. So that became our mantra was just show up, and I think that goes for all of us. Like some days you don’t feel like showing. And I’ll tell you, there were days during that that it was like, I definitely had some some ugly cry days where I was like, this is hard, but you know what? Our clients need us and we need to figure out how to show up tomorrow and our gym owners need us. And so for sure, that kept me going.

You talked about it right from the beginning, showing up for yourself and making yourself a priority. You had these people who were counting on you and that was a reason to show up. And I think there are a lot of women who have these people counting on them, and they use that as an excuse to not show up. My kids need me. My significant other, maybe aging parents, like how do you direct those people who really do, if you look at their lives, you’re like, girl, you have a lot going on. How do you help her show up for herself anyway?

I think it’s realizing you’re gonna be even better for those people if you carve out, just even like a couple hours a week for you. I mean, just a little bit of time every day for yourself. You’re gonna have so much more to bring to the rest of the people. And, and like, you’re right, like so many women have so many people dependent on them. Imagine if she goes down, and you’ve got all these people dependent on her, right? So starting to realize that if you’re not showing up for yourself, then there is gonna be a point where you’re not gonna be able to show up for the people who need you, and I think you owe them. You owe them that you owe them to be your best. And the only way you can be your best is if you show up for yourself.  And so make that a priority so that you can give the people that need you the best you, otherwise you’re not giving them the best you, you’re giving them the tired, I don’t make time for myself, I am frustrated with myself. Yeah. Like, they don’t want that person, they want the person who feels good. right. And I think it’s a hard shift to make. And until I. You start to go ahead and give it a try? I would say just give it a try. like give yourself a period of time. Like, okay, for the next three months I’m gonna make myself a priority. I’m gonna show up for myself. I’m gonna put myself on the schedule to exercise. I’m gonna do what I need to do to take care of myself. And maybe it’s just take 10 minutes to just meditate or, you know. do something that’s gonna make you feel better, give yourself a set period of time and see how it goes. You know? ’cause I think, that way, you’ve tried it and you start to realize, like once you start to connect that. Oh my gosh, I have so much more energy. I’m so much more focused. Like when I’m with my kids or I’m with my parents who are, I am able to be there with them because I have so much more to give, and by taking this little hour in the morning, now I have all of this to give the rest of the day. And I think once you make that connection, then you’ll never miss it, but I think for, it’s just making that like you gotta connect that this is actually gonna make me better at showing up for everybody else.

Absolutely. And sadly I think we have to do that trick, right? We have to say, oh, you’ll be better for other people. So that people will be good to themselves instead of just saying, you are worth it. You are worth all of the effort just as you are. But sometimes we’ve been trained as women especially whether you’re a parent or not, or it’s like, if you’re not giving to other people, do it for free by the way, but give, give, give, give. And if you’re not doing that, you’re not doing enough. So I think that’s great.

Well, yeah, you have to fill your own tank, you can’t pour from an empty tank. And like you said, I think eventually you start to realize, oh, this workout is non-negotiable. That is not getting moved. I’m not like that’s happening. And we have a lot of our clients that this is their reset. Like they come in, okay, now I can handle the rest of my day, and you start to become  non-negotiable for you. Because you realize how it’s not about what you look like. It’s not about losing weight, it’s. Purely about, you’re like a mental state that it puts you in, to be able to go out and handle whatever else you know is coming at you. Resilience and growth start with one thing: Mindset.

So you made this bold and honest statement earlier that anyone at any age can be stronger, Do you also believe that mentally, like we all have it in us, to be mentally stronger?


Absolutely. If you’ve read the book, uh, Mindset by Carol Dweck, she talks about a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset. Great book and I think a true concept that all of us can shift to have a growth mindset. It’s such an exciting thing when you realize the power of your mind and the power of realizing that yeah, you can change the way you think, you can become, the positive person that maybe you’ve never been, or the success minded person that you know you never thought you had in you anybody can, just a matter of making that decision.

And we’re not talking toxic positivity here. We’re not like, everything is wonderful, and be positive. You very much addressed that things were hard, acknowledge that things are hard in this area or that area or whatever, and I think that’s the key for me is to go, oh, this is hard. And whatever comes after that, it’s not like, oh yeah, and what’s next and what can I do about it, and what are the solutions and who are the people I can turn to? All of those follow up questions, it’s not, it’s not the absence of difficulty.


Yeah. And every difficulty is what is gonna make us stronger. And, and we, I mean, you learn so much about yourself. I learned so much about myself over these last couple years. I wanna help more women to realize their potential, to realize that they can, I think for so many years, so many of us, as women have been told we can’t. And I think as we start to more and more, realize, all of the you can’t, you can’t, you can’t. What can I do? Really looking for what’s next for you. I mean, it’s exciting when you start to realize the possibilities

Yes, at any age, it’s so exciting. Absolutely. 

Connect with Rachel on instagram@rachelcosgrove.co. And on her website, rachelcosgrove.com. And if there’s one thing you take away from this episode, it’s this. 

If you’ve doubted yourself, if you’ve found yourself feeling like all odds are stacked against you and it’s too hard, maybe life has gotten really hard. Maybe you have a lot of people depending on you, who need a lot from you, and you’re feeling empty. What can you do today to start to fill your own tank? What can you do today to make yourself a priority and really carve out that time for you? And like you said, you’re worth it. you’re absolutely worth it. Don’t wait until, I think that’s the big thing. I’ll start in January, I’ll start, after the holidays that’s how a lot of us think. it’s like I’ll start on Monday. if you find yourself saying, I’ll start another day. No, today’s the day. Like some days today, right. Now what can you do right now? And it doesn’t have to be a major overhaul, maybe you go buy yourself a pair of dumbbells. That’s what I’m gonna do. And, maybe I’ll grab Rachel’s book and I’m gonna start reading through that. And I’m gonna start getting myself inspired. So what can you do today to take action? To make yourself a priority.

About

Rachel co-owns and operates Results Fitness, a fitness center in downtown Newhall for the past 23 years with her husband and business partner, Alwyn Cosgrove. Results Fitness was voted one of the top 10 gyms in the United States three years in a row by Men’s Health Magazine along with being named one of the “Best Gyms” in Women’s Health in 2013 and was featured on BBC America for their fitness programming and philosophies. Rachel, again partnered with her husband, started their second company called Results Fitness University where they consult, speak, write and work with hundreds of personal trainers around the world, including trainers in England, Canada, Switzerland, Lebanon, Brazil and Australia, coaching them on fitness programming for their clients, their career, business, branding, sales & marketing.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physiology at the University of California at Santa Barbara and holds her CSCS with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has also been certified by a number of organizations throughout her career including the International Society of Sports Nutrition, ACE, NASM, USA Weightlifting, USA Triathlon, CHEK Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching, Functional Movement Systems, as an RKC Level 1 and with Precision Nutrition. She also taught the very first USA Obstacle Course Level 1 certification at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Rachel has been featured in numerous magazines including Muscle and Fitness Hers, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Women’s Running, Oxygen, More Magazine, Runner’s World, Women’s World, Real Simple, More Magazine and Shape magazine.

On the advisory board for Women’s Health, she had her own column in Women’s Health Magazine and on Huffington Post. She is the best selling author of the book The Female Body Breakthrough, published by Rodale in November 2009. Her second book, Drop Two Sizes: A Proven Plan to Ditch the Scale, Get the Body You Want & Wear the Clothes You Love, also published by Rodale, was released in April 2013 along with the Drop Two Sizes DVD set with Women’s Health, featuring Rachel herself coaching the viewers through the workouts.

Her third book is currently in the works, Age Strong: The Breakthrough Fitness Plan for Women Who Want To Feel Empowered, Athletic & Strong As They Age, due to be published in 2024 with Human Kinetics.

She has conducted television interviews on Fox, ABC, and WGN repeatedly. She has been featured on numerous radio shows promoting her books and has made an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.

She has been a spokesperson for Secret Deodorant and Nike, and has also been a consultant for Gatorade, Nike, Livestrong, Women’s Health and Men’s Health Magazines.

As one of the featured speakers for the company, Perform Better, she lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as strength training, fat loss, business in the fitness industry and nutrition specifically for women, helping them to reach their potential in all aspects of their life.

In 2012 Rachel was awarded IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year. An athlete herself, she is an Ironman Triathlete and has been to the World Championships on Team USA for triathlon. She has also competed and won Gold Medals in Powerlifting and fitness competitions. Extremely goal oriented she is always looking for a new physical challenge and draws from that experience making her a better coach. Her current sport is Obstacle Course Racing where she races competitively in the age group division.

She and her team of 12 employees at Results Fitness strive to become the best part of their member’s day, achieving results and changing lives while having fun doing it! They are on a mission to “Change The Way Fitness is Done.”

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