Hi, I’m Rachel.
Certified Holistic Health Coach + Natural Living Educator dedicated to helping you create a natural, toxin-free home without spending countless hours and wasted money trying to figure it out on your own.
After healing my body of chronic fatigue, digestive issues, and an autoimmune disease by detoxing my body and home, and breaking free from nearly 12 years of yo-yo dieting, disordered eating, and low self-esteem, I became OBSESSED with teaching other women how to create vibrant health without deprivation. In hopes of inspiring others to take charge of their own health, I’ve spent the past decade helping women get healthy from the inside-out through holistic wellness programs, bridal boot camps, and personal training services.
While I’ve wore many hats as a personal trainer, corporate wellness specialist, creator and owner of Bridezilla Boot Camp, natural skin care specialist, and health coach… the ONE title that summarizes what I do is educator. I’ve had the honor and privilege of teaching thousands of women how to improve their health, beauty, and well-being naturally.
After years of working with women one-on-one and in small groups, I discovered many of my clients knew what to do to lose weight and “live healthy.” In fact, many of them were drinking their green juice, working out 5+ days/week, getting adequate sleep, and meditating every morning. However, to my surprise, many of them had no idea how toxic their personal care products, cleaning supplies, and homes were.
So, I thought, what can I do? How can I educate more women about this? How can I empower them to create a natural, safe home without breaking the bank or being completely overwhelmed by it all? The answer was simple: blog about it. So here I am, excited and ready to share my knowledge, experience, and resources with you!
On my new blog, you can expect to find practical tips, easy-to-follow DIY body care and cleaning recipes, essential oils education, and other information to help you detox your home and optimize your health one small step at a time. Ultimately, my mission is to give you the knowledge and tools to help you thrive in the modern world. I am thrilled to be on this wellness journey with you!
Where Did My Passion for Wellness & Natural Living Begin?
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, anxiety, 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
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, I am a serial entrepreneur, holistic health coach, natural living educator, and student of life. I’m a wife to a handsome man named Darren, also known in the Ninja Warrior community as FACE. I’m a mama to our sweet little Maltese puppies named Leo (short for Leonidas – The Ninja Warrior King) and Xander (short for Alexander The Great Conquerer of All Obstacles). Yes, we are a Ninja Warrior family! I have an insatiable appetite for learning and growth. I love take-your-breath-away laughs, dancing at weddings, live theatre, pink flowers, yoga, and Buffalo’s Canalside at sunset. I live for Jesus and I’ll drop anything for family and friends.
God is good, and life is crazy beautiful. I LOVE IT!
Guilt-Free Pleasures: Amazon Prime and The Bachelor/Bachelorette
Current Obsessions: mushroom coffee, homemade lemonade, and taking pictures of my fur sons.
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.
Education & Training: Master of Public Health degree from The University at Buffalo, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Buffalo State College, Certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist, Precision Nutrition Coach, Certificate in Environmental Health: An Integrative Approach, from the University of Arizona’s™ Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and Family Herbalist in training.