Ready to become a healthier, happier, more vibrant 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, and spiritually. 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 all aspects of your life.
Having a vital sense of well-being allows you to maximize your potential and fulfill your purpose.
Hi, I’m Rachel.
A certified holistic health coach dedicated to helping you transform the relationship you have with yourself, your body and your food – so you can accomplish the things you’ve always dreamed of doing.
I specialize in one-on-one health and lifestyle coaching for ambitious women who are struggling with stress, emotional eating, and weight gain. I help them ditch dieting, make peace with food, and love their bodies.
Through my coaching programs and this blog, I’m devoted to sharing the practical tips and simple solutions to help you create real, lasting change in your health and life.
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 disordered eating habits 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
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur, wellness nerd, 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 Maltese puppies named Leo (short for Leonidas – The Warrior King) and Xander (short for Alexander The Great). 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!
Guilty Pleasures: Coffee, AmazonPrime, and The Bachelor/Bachelorette. #BecauseBalance
Current Obsessions: Green tea matcha lattes, grapefruit + lime 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.
Rachel Sunley, MPH, CPT is a certified holistic health coach and wellness educator based out of Buffalo, New York. After two decades of battling disordered eating, low self-esteem, and multiple health issues and then healing her body of an autoimmune disease through real food and radical self-care, she became an advocate of healthy living.
In hopes of inspiring others to take charge of their own health, Rachel spent nine years working in the wellness industry as a corporate wellness specialist, bridal fitness trainer, and women’s health coach before switching her focus from serving small groups of people in person to serving as many women as possible online.
Bridging the gap between natural wellness, spiritual growth, and high performance, Rachel’s work is devoted to sharing the practical tips and simple solutions to help you create real, lasting change in your health and life. She wants to show you how to transform the relationship you have with yourself, your body and your food – so you can accomplish the things you’ve always dreamed of doing.
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 workshops, 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 & Training
- Master of Public Health, Concentration in Health Behavior – 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 Behavior Change Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Art of Assisting – Baptiste Yoga