Empowering you to become your healthiest, happiest, strongest, most confident self
Self-image shapes our thoughts, behaviours, and ultimately how happy and successful we are in life. Sadly though, many women experience low self-esteem and negative body image. Feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability can deter us from achieving our goals, deny us enjoyable life experiences, and leave us susceptible to a number of mental health problems.
Regular exercise and improved eating habits can be extremely effective tools for building self-confidence. Exercise facilitates continual improvement, and experiencing pride in each small feat is a powerful way to build self-efficacy. Learning how to nourish and fuel your body effectively and gaining control of any unhealthy eating habits can also reduce self-criticism and boost self-esteem, and will play an essential part in supporting you on your health and fitness journey.
As you get stronger, fitter and feel your confidence grow, the positive effects of regular exercise and good nutrition will snowball– you’ll sleep better, stress less and have more energy. Hey, you might even have fun along the way too!
Ultimately we’re looking for that shift in your mindset – from one that criticises and shames your body, to one that can respect and celebrate every effort and accomplishment it makes. Putting your needs first may feel unfamiliar to begin with, but taking charge of your health will give you every reason to feel empowered, leaving you armed and ready to go get the most out of life.
ONE-TO-ONE FITNESS & NUTRITION
My unique and integrative coaching method combines fitness training, nutrition coaching and behavioural change techniques to achieve - and even more importantly to maintain - lasting results. I take a gentle and compassionate approach to training, and with patience I'll encourage and support you as you work at your own pace towards your health and fitness goals.
One-to-one personal training is available at the Onelife Studio in Little Shelford, south Cambridgeshire. Unlike the hustle and bustle of a big commercial gym, the studio offers a calm, private space to work out with views across the countryside.
For those further afield or keen to cut out the travel time, I also offer one-to-one personal training online, via Zoom.
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN
SMALL GROUP CLASSES
Throughout the summer months, I offer a gentle outdoor evening class to help you relax at the end of a busy day. The emphasis is on moving mindfully while improving flexibility and building a little strength at the same time.
No experience is necessary and classes are open to all ages and levels of ability. Group size is limited to a maximum of six people, so that I can tailor the class and provide individual support as necessary.
Stretch & Strengthen runs on a Wednesday evening at the Onelife studio in Little Shelford. Provided that the weather is kind, we’ll be out on the lawn, benefiting from the peace and quiet and soaking up the sunshine.
OWN IT IN THE GYM
I’m passionate about busting the myths, removing the overwhelm and making strength training so much more accessible to so many more women... Because the physical and mental health benefits of this type of exercise are far-reaching and invaluable.
OWN IT in the gym is a go-at-your-own-pace course that breaks down barriers, removes the guesswork and empowers you to take control of your training, for good. You'll learn how to write your own workouts, how to perform exercises safely and how to support your training with the right nutrition and recovery.
In just a few powerful weeks you’ll have everything you need to step confidently into the gym, knowing that you're working towards lasting health and fitness results.
I can't thank Rachel enough for helping me rekindle a love of fitness and a desire to improve my overall wellbeing. For too long, I was stuck in a rut with my diet and exercise regime but Rachel really took the time to understand my needs, my challenging lifestyle and work with me in achieving my goals in the best way possible. Not only have I benefited from her excellent and realistic wisdom on nutrition and her exercise plans tailored to my pre-existing medical conditions, but the transformation in my confidence has been immeasurable - I even decided to go swimming for the first time in 10 years!
- Pippa G -