After school, Rachel took a break from competitive sports to complete her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at the University of Sydney. Here she gained an understanding of the science behind learning and motivation which she will apply to her training sessions. Always health-focused, Rachel conducted a study on the factors that influence dietary adherence during her honours year.
After university, Rachel got a job as an Account Coordinator at Australia’s leading healthcare advertising agency. Here she managed the marketing campaigns for high profile clients such as Pfizer and learnt about the Australian pharmaceutical industry.
Wanting a more hands-on role in fitness, Rachel became involved in Disability Sports Australia where she assisted in the running of the 2014 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championships. She also worked as a sports writer, generating website content.
To further her qualifications as a health researcher, Rachel returned to the University of Sydney where she is currently completing a Master of Public Health. She is passionate about chronic disease prevention, specifically the promotion of physical activity and nutrition at both the individual and population level. This passion and her life-long commitment to sport led her to the seemingly inevitable decision to become a personal trainer.
Her qualifications include:
- B Psychology (Honours)
- Cert IV Personal Trainer
- Current First Aid and CPR
- Master of Public Health (current)
Rachel values evidence- based exercise and is passionate about research, self-improvement and believes that the fitness industry should be all-inclusive. Her vision is to use social science and exercise physiology to help people maximise their quality of life.