Ready to reveal a happier, healthier, more confident you?
Health isn’t just about going to yoga or drinking a green smoothie. It’s not measured by the scale or your physical appearance.
It’s your overall well-being – mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. It’s what you put in (and on) your body, and what you get out of it. It’s how you feel, function, and thrive in genuine relationships.
Having a vital sense of well-being allows you to maximize your potential and fulfill your God-given purpose.
Hi, I’m Rachel.
A holistic health coach, speaker, and lifestyle blogger dedicated to helping you become the healthiest, best version of YOU.
Bridging the gap between natural wellness, spiritual growth, and high performance, my work is devoted to sharing the practical tools and resources that will help you live a modern healthy lifestyle with Christ at the center of it all.
After healing my body of an autoimmune disease through nutrition and lifestyle, I became OBSESSED with sharing the benefits of real food and natural living. I’ve spent the past seven years helping hundreds of ambitious women and beautiful brides get fit from the inside-out through holistic wellness programs and personal training services.
In 2017, God began to press on my heart to launch an online platform that would help women lead healthy lives while stepping boldly into the divine purpose God has for them. I created this space as the first step to building that community. Together we can share tips on how to be the best versions of ourselves through natural wellness, spiritual growth, intentional living, and giving back to the world. ALL for His glory!
On my brand-spanking new blog, you can expect to find information and resources to help you live a purpose-driven life in which your full potential is in play, you have a vital sense of well-being, and you are deeply fulfilled.
I hope that the educational information and personal stories of trials, failures, and triumphs that I share on this blog will inspire and empower you to get fit for His glory. And I pray to create a community where you feel encouraged, understood and loved.
Each week, I write for you, but I also write for me, as a reminder to nurture and respect our bodies as we pursue our God-given dreams. That said, this conversation isn’t a one-way street. I want to hear your thoughts, ideas, and how-to’s as well! Whether it’s a new recipe, wellness tip, or success story, share in the comments section or tag me via social media @RachelSunley.
I’m really looking forward to sharing some of my favorite things. Most of all, I’m looking forward to getting to know you better!
Why Am I Passionate About This?
The truth is, I wasn’t always healthy. I grew up on Captain Crunch and microwave meals, was overweight as a child, and developed serious body image issues and eating disorders at the age of 12. For most of my life, I struggled with yo-yo dieting, depression, digestive issues, and a serious lack of self-worth. Simply put, I hated my body and I tried everything to change it.
Click the link below to read more about my health journey.
A Little About Me
I’m from Buffalo, New York, born and raised. I’m happily married to an incredible man named Darren, also known in the Ninja Warrior community as FACE. I love take-your-breath-away laughs, dancing at weddings, Broadway shows, flowers, yoga, and Buffalo’s Canalside at sunset. I adore my family and friends. I live for Jesus.
God is good, and life is crazy beautiful. I LOVE IT.
Guilty Pleasures: A gourmet cup of organic coffee, Paula’s doughnut holes (sour cream glazed please), and watching Fixer Upper on HGTV. #BacauseBalance
Fun Fact: Darren and I won the wedding of our dreams and were featured on a 5-part reality TV series. You can watch our entire wedding planning journey from start-to-finish at Hitched716.com.
Rachel Sunley is a holistic health coach and lifestyle blogger based out of Buffalo, New York. After years of battling an autoimmune disease and then healing her body through nutrition, fitness and alternative medicine, she became an advocate of natural living.
In hopes of inspiring others to do the same, Rachel spent nine years working in the wellness industry as a personal trainer, corporate wellness specialist, and health coach before switching her focus from ….. Her new blog, rachelsunley.com, provides a unique combination of evidence-based health education and Rachel’s personal stories of health challenges and triumphs with tried-and-true natural living resources. She wants to show you how to take your health into your own hands and live the best life possible with Christ at the center of it all.
Rachel and her businesses have been featured in The Buffalo News, Buffalo Brides Magazine, Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, and At Buffalo Magazine. When she’s not coaching clients or teaching classes online, you can find her sweating at a local yoga studio or dining out at one of Buffalo’s best restaurants with her handsome Ninja Warrior husband Darren. Check out her stories, tips, and inspiration on life, and all things wellness at rachelsunley.com.
Education & Certifications
- Master of Public Health, Concentration in Health Behavior & Community Health – University at Buffalo
- Bachelor of Arts, Honors in Psychology – Buffalo State College
- Certified Holistic Health Coach – Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Certified Precision Nutrition Coach – Precision Nutrition
- Certified Personal Trainer – National Acadamy of Sports Medicine
- CPR/AED Certified – American Heart Association