My guest today is constantly striving to inspire those around her to live a healthier life.
She does this through coaching other runners, blogging, and advocating for healthier lifestyles.
I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Rachel Frutkin.
Finding Her Reason
Rachel grew up the with 2 older brothers that were very involved in athletics.
Motivated to be more like them, she competed in cross country and track from 7th to 9th grade.
At that point in her life, she wasn’t motivated to continue running for her own reasons and quit the sport.
Many years later running re-entered Rachel’s life when she was pregnant with her son.
Shortly after his birth, she began walking which then turned into running.
Now 9 years later, running is a consistent part of her life.
Rachel enjoys various aspects of every distance from the 5k up to the marathon.
Regardless of her goals, she makes sure that it stays fun and doesn’t turn into something she stresses about.
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Running and fitness have made such a difference in Rachel’s life that she knew she wanted to do the same for others.
Rachel got certified as a running coach and a personal trainer with the hopes of turning her passion into a career.
Each client is unique and Rachel works to figure out what their goals are and what they are willing to do to reach them.
Her biggest piece of advice to any athlete is, “you can do hard things.”
Rachel has found that it helps to tell her athletes the “why” behind each workout.
Knowing the science behind advice is helpful in getting her clients to follow through.
Foam rolling is one such example:
- Most people don’t foam roll long enough.
- Foam rolling must be done for a MINIMUM of 30 seconds per area.
- When foam rolling correctly, it sends signals in the body to release the built up tension.
Blogging entered Rachel’s life when her son was just 6 months old.
New moms often experience a roller coaster of emotions.
Rachel was not immune, but she found writing seemed to help.
Her blog began before she went on to become a coach and a trainer.
The topics she covers ranges from personal to healthy lifestyle advice.
Rachel is also active in her running community.
Kids Run The Nation is a nationwide program aimed at elementary school children.
Seeing the kids grow and develop through the program is one of the many reasons she loves it.
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