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I’m D-O-N-E and I feel FREE! Let’s Celebrate

I’m D-O-N-E and I feel FREE! Let’s Celebrate

I have such exciting news! As of this past Tuesday, I’m an official graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world’s largest nutrition school! And to celebrate, I whipped up some Creamy Chocolate Pudding and an exclusive offer, just for you!

Now, before I share my exclusive offer with you, I want to take a moment to be real. Real honest.

GRADUATING FROM IIN MARKS THE END OF A BUSY, CHALLENGING, UNSTABLE, AND LIFE CHANGING YEAR FOR ME. I WENT FROM GOOD TO BAD, BAD TO WORSE, WORSE TO ROCK BOTTOM, TO WHERE I AM TODAY… HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER THAN I’VE EVER BEEN BEFORE!  

When I enrolled in IIN (something I’ve wanted to do since I graduated with my masters degree in public health back in 2010), I was a personal trainer running a small business and involved with a direct sales company on the side. I was making more money working 20 hours per week than I was two years ago working 80 hours per week as a full-time corporate wellness specialist and part-time personal trainer. I had time, money, and an amazing boyfriend to share my life with. Life was good and I thought IIN was going to be a walk in the park. I thought the coaching principles would be a review and I would simply enhance my knowledge of nutrition (IIN trains students in over 100 dietary theories) to better serve my clients. I could not have been more wrong… 

IIN ROCKED MY WORLD!

I learned more about myself, nutrition, food, and healthy living in ONE year than all of my 29 years of living (before IIN) and educational experiences combined. This program made me evaluate and question EVERYTHING in my life (my career/business plan, relationships, spirituality, physical activity, and the food on my plate). It opened up my eyes to see areas of my life that were holding me back, no longer serving me, and simply not a good fit for me anymore. I started to question the future of my fitness business, let go of the negative people in my life, and stepped away from the direct sales company. By month 3, I was struggling emotionally, spiritually, and financially. By month 4, I hit a new rock bottom. I doubted my decisions and my future as a health coach. I was anxious, sad, and confused.

“ROCK BOTTOM BECAME THE SOLID FOUNDATION ON WHICH I REBUILT MY LIFE.” – J.K. ROWLING

Looking back, I truly believe this was God’s plan all along. Hitting rock bottom brought be back to Christ. The rock and solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. Fast forward to today, I’m happier and healthier than I’ve ever felt before. I’ve rediscovered and strengthened my faith, let go of things (and people) that were no longer serving me, and improved my emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial well-being. I’m also a better coach, trainer, and friend. I not only learned to improve my life, but also received very detailed and careful instruction on how to coach others, better.

ONE OF IIN’S GUEST SPEAKERS AND MY BUSINESS MENTOR, MARIA FORLEO, SAID “SOMETIMES WHAT YOU’RE MOST AFRAID OF DOING IS THE VERY THING THAT WILL SET YOU FREE.”

I couldn’t agree more. Letting go of my past involvements, starting this new blog, and putting myself out there like this is the scariest thing I’ve ever done! However, it’s exactly what I needed to do to feel free. I now have more time to blog, experiment with recipes, host special events, grow my health coaching practice, and work with incredible women, like you!

TO CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL MOMENT IN MY LIFE, I WANTED TO CREATE AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER JUST FOR YOU.

For a limited time only (offer ends October 23, 2015), you can purchase Awaken: A 2-Hour Coaching Intensive for just $49 ($240 value)! Plus, a complimentary initial consultation is included with your purchase!

During your initial consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to talk about your life, what you’ve always dreamed of, and the goals you’d like to accomplish for your health. Following your consultation, we’ll dive deep during your 2-hour coaching intensive so that you gain the clarity, confidence, and action plan needed to move forward and achieve your health goals.

IIN was a turning point in my life, and I believe these coaching sessions may very well be a turning point in your life, too. This is the perfect opportunity to be heard and to get a sense of what it feels like to have more support in your life.

This exclusive offer ends October 23, 2015, and appointment availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

Click here to schedule your initial consultation and to purchase your package online. Enter promotion code GRADUATION at checkout. For assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me first, email [email protected]

I look forward to hearing from you!

With Love & Grattitude,

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Nutrition Workshop: Eating for Energy

Nutrition Workshop: Eating for Energy

What would your life be like with an abundance of energy and vitality?

What foods are best to eat to increase your energy?

Join me for a complimentary nutrition workshop on Monday, October 19 from 6:30-7:30 PM. 

What to Expect: A 50-minute interactive class, 10-minute Q&A, handouts featuring 10 Ways to Increase Your Energy and 8 Natural Energy Drinks, and a sample of Rachel’s favorite energizing beauty water.

Location: Pure Essence Fitness & Wellness Inc., 3135 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228 (inside Anytime Fitness)

RSVP: Please email [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

Learn more about me and my health coaching services.

Hope to see you there!

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Event: Hiking The Niagara Gorge

Event: Hiking The Niagara Gorge

The Niagara Gorge offers more than 15 miles of Trails and spectacular vistas you won’t find anywhere else.

Join Darren and I for a challenging hike down the Whirlpool Trail, across to Devil’s Hole, and back up along the Upper Gorge Trail. Be prepared for challenging sections including steep stairs and rocky terrain. Comfortable attire and sturdy footwear is recommended. Outdoor Adventures are free, and open to men and women (18 years+). Invite your friends and family to join us!

Meeting Place: The Whirlpool State Park parking lot. Located on Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls, NY 14305. When entering the location in a GPS, be sure to use “Whirlpool State Park” on Robert Moses Parkway as your destination.

Start Time: 12:00pm

End Time: Sometime between 2:30-3:00pm or whenever you get tired and want to go home ;)

Tips: Eat a light snack or lunch beforehand. Bring a back pack with snacks and plenty of water. Wear hiking shoes. Dress for the weather. Wear sunscreen and sunglasses, if needed. Bug spray too!

RSVP: Please email [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

If you’re not from the Buffalo/Niagara Region, don’t fret! Join me LIVE on Periscope TV from the Niagara Falls Gorge, Saturday October 17th at 1:30pm. I’ll be sharing the amazing view as we make our way down to the Whirlpool Rapids.
In-person or LIVE from Periscope, I hope to see you there!
Much Love,
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She Told Me to Take a Hike

She Told Me to Take a Hike

Depending on how long we’ve known each other…

You may already know that I love being outdoors. And, being active. And, being with friends who inspire me to do more and be better.

This weekend I had the opportunity to experience all three, at the same time. Thank the sweet goodness of glowing green juice, that day has come.

The spark of inspiration was lit when Darren, my better half, and I talked about how to spend more time with friends, with the small amount of free time that we (momentarily) have.

We came up with the idea of Outdoor Adventures with Darren & Rachel. A series of outdoor activities that promote fitness and friendship.

When I spoke to Jackie, my cousin (pictured above, to the left of me), about our Outdoor Adventures she told me to TAKE A HIKE! Literally. Jackie is a hiking enthusiast and I was thrilled to bring her on board as our Hiking Guide.

This past weekend, we took our first hike at the Niagara Falls Gorge. It was absolutely stunning. The crisp smell of fall leaves and rushing sound of powerful water was energizing and invigorating!

If you’re from the Buffalo/Niagara Region then I would love to extend a special invitation to you…

Join us for our next Niagara Falls Gorge Hike on Saturday, October 17th from 12-3pm. 

Click here for details.

RSVP: Email [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

If you’re not from the Buffalo/Niagara Region, don’t fret! Join me LIVE on Periscope TV from the Niagara Falls Gorge, Saturday, October 17th at 1:30pm. I’ll be sharing the amazing view as we make our way down to the Whirlpool Rapids.

In-person or LIVE from Periscope, I hope to see you there!

Much Love,

 

The Final Boot Camp

The Final Boot Camp

My Final Boot Camp is a 4-week fitness program designed to help you get fit and feel fabulous FOR LIFE!
 
This Boot Camp is for beginners, avid exercise enthusiasts or anyone who is just tired of the same workout routine.
 
Expect 45-minutes of high-intensity military style training designed to challenge, strengthen and redefine your body and mind. Each class combines body weight resistance exercises and muscle burning plyometrics to sculpt your body head to toe.
 
Every class will be challenging and no two classes will be the same. So if you’re serious about getting into shape, making new friends, and having fun while you’re at it, then this is the Boot Camp for you!
 
Dates: October 3 – October 31
 
Times: Monday & Wednesday Nights 6:30-7:30pm
 
Location: Pure Essence Fitness & Wellness Inc., 3135 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228 (located inside Anytime Fitness)
 
Program Includes:
  • Kick Off Party (review fitness plan, meet fellow boot campers, complete initial fitness assessments)
  • The Final Fitness Plan (featuring nutritional guidance and exercise recommendations)
  • Two PURE Boot Camp classes per week
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Before and After Photos (optional)
  • Access to my private Facebook group
  • Accountability and support to reach your fitness goals
  • Prize for best results!
  • The Final Celebration Party to celebrate all of your hard work and successes! There will be awards, healthy snacks and giveaways!
Prize: A Beauty Box filled with my favorite beauty products from Tony Walker Body + Beauty ($99 value)
Note: Winner will be chosen based on class attendance and final results (% weight lost, % body fat lost, total inches lost)
 
8 spots available, reserve your spot today!
 
Investment: $99
 
Register online at www.pureessencefitness.com or email [email protected] 
 
Hope to see you there! 
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Skinny Jeans Boot Camp

Skinny Jeans Boot Camp

Have you indulged a little more than usual this summer? Do you need guidance and support to get back on track with your health and fitness routine? Skinny Jeans Boot Camp is a 4-week fitness program designed to help you get fit and feel fabulous in your fall skinny jeans!

This Boot Camp is for beginners, avid exercise enthusiasts or anyone who is just tired of the same workout routine. Expect 45-minutes of high-intensity military style training designed to challenge, strengthen and redefine your body and mind. Class combines body weight resistance exercises and muscle burning plyometrics to sculpt your body head to toe.

Every class will be challenging and no two classes will be the same. So if you’re serious about getting into shape, making new friends, and having fun while you’re at it, then this is the Boot Camp for you!

Dates: September 5 – October 3

Times: Monday & Wednesday Nights 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Pure Essence Fitness & Wellness Inc., 3135 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228 (located inside Anytime Fitness)

Program Includes:
  • Kick Off Party (review fitness plan, meet fellow boot campers, complete initial fitness assessments)
  • The Final Fitness Plan (featuring nutritional guidance and exercise recommendations)
  • Two PURE Boot Camp classes per week
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Before and After Photos (optional)
  • Access to my private Facebook group
  • Accountability and support to reach your fitness goals
  • Prize for best results!

Prizes Include:

  • Free enrollment in the next 4-Week Boot Camp at Pure Essence Fitness & Wellness Inc. ($99 value)
  • Grand prize winner will also receive a $50 Tony Walker & Co. gift card!

Note: Winner will be chosen based on class attendance and final results (% weight lost, % body fat lost, total inches lost)

8 spots available, reserve your spot today!

Investment: $99

Get fit, tone up and gain confidence for your skinny jeans. Join Skinny Jeans Boot Camp today!

Register online at www.pureessencefitness.com or email [email protected]

Hope to see you there!

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