Woman’s Fitness Coach, Rachel LawWith a passion for making women look and feel their best, I offer a bespoke one-to-one personal training service.
Originally from the Midlands, I have lived in London for 30 years. I came here to study Accountancy with Ernst and Young following 3 years at Leeds University where I did a Maths degree.
I now live in New Malden with my three boys Will 19, Josh 18 and Owen 15 years.
I’ve always enjoyed keeping active and have trained in a gym since I was 18.
Never one for aerobics classes I opted for resistance training, along with netball.
Over recent years I have taken part in several triathlons including the Olympic Distance London Triathlon which I completed in just under 3 hours. I have also done the Run to the Beat Half Marathon and the Hampton Court to Kingston Swim.
In May 2017 I took part in a Three Peaks Alps Challenge. From Chamonix we travelled out each day to tackle some of the highest trekking peaks in the alps – one in France, one in Switzerland and one in Italy.
I love spending active holidays with my boys, including skiing in Austria and Slovenia, and walking.
We have trekked in the Atlas Mountains, where we tackled Mount Toubkal at 4200m (which was very cold at the top) enjoyed canyoning in Slovenia and the Lake District, completed the Via Ferrata Extreme and trekked up Scafell Pike, Hellvellyn and Snowden.
We got to beautiful Peru in 2019 before the global Covid pandemic, where we Quad Biked, White Water Rafted and walked the Inca Trail.
This summer we are enjoying the UK with visits to North Wales and Chichester, and will try our hand at sailing!
Next year Tanzania is on the cards.
ActivIQ Level 3 Personal Training
Sports Massage Level 3 STA Member
Burrell Education Pregnancy Exercise Prescription
Burrell Education Advanced Pregnancy Wellness Practitioner
Burrell Education Advanced Post Natal Exercise Prescription
Burrell Education 3rd Age Women Optimal Health and Nutrition
Burrell Education Peri Natal Athlete
Burrell Education Pelvic Flow and Freedom
Olympic Weight Lifting
Premier Global Kettlebells
FIE Level Assessment and Mentoring
Strength Training.. I don’t mean BIG MUSCLES
Amongst my other sporting endeavours I’ve always strength trained , which without a doubt has helped me through these endurance events.
There are many health and fitness benefits of strength training:
It has athletic benefits, even for endurance sports.
It has numerous physical and mental health benefits.
It is helpful for rehabilitation of a wide variety of illnesses.
It can provide much the same health benefits as ‘cardio’.
It also has unique health benefits that are especially important as you age. Benefits that you can only get through strengthening
How did I end up in Personal Training?
Having decided that Accountancy was not for me, I then trained as a Paediatric Nurse which I enjoyed but the unsocial hours were not a good for for raising a young family.
Then one day as I stepped into the gym I realised that trending my trainers and workout gear was how I was most comfortable and pursued my PT qualification.
Once qualified I was fortunate in being introduced to a former Director Of Premier Global who had just opened his own PT studio in St Margarets. And it was there I started to work with clients under his watchful eye.
He taught me loads about functionality and spinal mobility that you never learn on a PT course and I would never have learnt working on my own. And I have built on these principles and use them daily in my practice.
And through him I met the fantastic Jenny Burrell, who has inspired me over the years in my work with women at all life stages.
I have worked with many pre-and post-natal mums, mums with older children, women have not had children, and love to teach women the benefits of strength and conditioning training to improve function of daily life, and enhance sporting performance.
Now in my mid-forties I embrace that we come in all shapes and sizes and that the number on the scales may not be the most important.
We need to be functionally fit to enjoy life and being with friends and family. My focus in on enhancing the fitness and health of all women through exercise and nutrition. I love to have a new client come to me with the goal of feeling fitter and stronger, rather than just lose weight.
Training people is constantly challenging as everyone is different, and clients will present with all sorts of weird and wonderful aches and pains that need thought in how to manage and improve them.
There can also be other challenges….
My funniest moment was a client turning up in her summer dress and heels having forgotten her gym kit but still wanting to train. The dress was quite short so the challenge on that occasion was how to avoid revealing all!!
All clients are different with varying goals and needs. The consistent advice I give people is to find things you enjoy doing to keep you active. I encourage clients to find other things to do to keep active outside their PT sessions with me, be that brisk walking, a circuits class, or an exercise channel to watch on you tube.
I only work with women so have a huge amount of experience and expertise in working with all female fitness issues. Having had a family myself so can empathise with the issues of being a working mum, bringing up children and keeping fit, strong and healthy.
I will coach and help you in how to achieve your goals, be it improving fitness and strength, getting back to exercise after having a baby, weight loss and often a combination of these.
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What our women say…
I have been training with Rachel for three years, she motivates and encourages me to achieve new goals and I enjoy the variation in our sessions. Although I am generally pretty healthy, more recently I was finding it very hard to shift that extra stubborn weight and with Rachel’s food action plan, advice, follow up and support I achieved the results I wanted.
I couldn’t be happier with my progress but more importantly with the fantastic coaching and support Rachel has provided.