"I started training with Ray mid March 2017. I had been trying to work out on my own for about 9 months following various books. I had also tried quick fix diets to try to get myself inspired. I started at the gym to prepare for my wedding a year before my wedding date, but even with consistent workouts and what I thought was proper nutrition I was steadily gaining weight. In February 2017 I had a dress fitting and while my dress would still be wearable it was coming very close to being too small.
By the time I went to see Ray I needed to lose inches to feel comfortable in my wedding dress. I wanted more toned arms and to look and feel lighter. I also desperately wanted to see the scale come down.
I used to struggle with meal planning and prep. I would try to make healthy choices but we would often be unprepared at home to maintain good eating habits. I would "eat well" all day but be so hungry in the evenings that I would snack and never really feel satiated (this made me feel horrible about myself). Now I feel full after every meal, I don't snack or get cravings. When we have a special occasion/family dinner I can make better choices, eat less and still feel like i have had a treat. I can also get back to my diet plan with ease the very next meal.
Victories/ changes I saw: My knees stopped cracking when I walked/did steps/squats. I lost 2 pant sizes. I fit into my clothes better (confidence boost). I did the rugged maniac (finished and felt great at the end!). My routine has helped me manage my time more efficiently and I feel inspired to continue with this healthy lifestyle even though I " finished" what i set out to do!"
"I want to say that I have found an AMAZING personal fitness trainer when it comes to Rachel. I had done some online research before choosing Ray. I am extremely happy I did. She brings such a wealth of knowledge and energy to the table. We sat down, discussed my goals and nutritional habits and she has since customized a workout specific to my needs and goals.
She pushes me to get the most out of my workouts, is attentive and makes the adjustments needed during my workouts to ensure I am doing the exercise effectively and safely. When you feel like you don't have the last reps to give, she encourages you and gets those last reps out.
She has made working out enjoyable. She has changed the way I work out and I fell back in love with working out because of her. Her energy, knowledge and dedication is above par! I don't know what else I could ask for in a trainer. Her personality is radiant, her dedication is inspiring and she reaches out to give you the motivation you need! I Highly, highly recommended Ray Colvin to use as a personal trainer. 💪"
When I first stepped foot into the Wreckroom, getting ready to meet Rachel for my first consult with her, I was super nervous about what was in store for me and about the journey that I was about to get myself into! Right from that first meeting, Rachel was so supportive and answered all the questions that I had.
Over the past year of training with Rachel, I’ve lost over 50 lbs, dropped 3 pants sizes and I’ve gained so much confidence and strength that I did not even know that I had! When I first started I had no confidence and I didn’t believe in myself, but now it’s improved so much that I signed myself up for a random photo shoot just to celebrate my 90 days push that I just finished!
Throughout this whole entire process, Rachel has always been there. She has been there when I wanted to say “I can’t do this” and she tells me “you can do this, you just have to push yourself and believe in yourself because you are worth it!”
If I just look at myself now, a year ago today I wouldn’t believe I would have been able to push myself as hard as I did and commit to this weight loss Journey. I’m still going and I can’t wait to see where I am going to get to because that’s the biggest picture.
The journey was not easy and it still isn’t, but it’s worth every moment. I wouldn’t have done it any other way I wouldn’t have had anybody else as my trainer!
The start of 2017 was very hard for me. On my 30th birthday I made the commitment to myself that it was time for change. I want to be able to look back on my 30th year and remember it as a time in my life full of growth and positivity. This commitment meant many things including re-evaluation of different components of my life. Health and fitness has always been very important to me and I get nervous about putting my results into the hands of someone else.
I came across Rachel’s Instagram page a few weeks into my search for a personal trainer. I knew that if Rachel in real life was anything like Rachel on Instagram she would be a great fit to get me one (if not ten) steps closer to my goal. What really drew me to Rachel was her positive and down to earth attitude, commitment to hard work, and the fact that she likes to have fun while working hard.
Fun fact: Rachel on Instagram is the exact same as Rachel in person.
In the short amount of time we have been working together, Rachel has had a big impact on my life. Not only is she passionate about fitness, but also overall health. She recognizes and feeds my strengths and helps me to overcome my weaknesses. I feel stronger and more confident in the gym and have lost a total of SIX INCHES off of my waist! It is very clear how much time Rachel puts into all of her clients. I have a personalize workout plan for when I am at the gym by myself, a personalized meal plan which includes my favourite foods and I have my one on one sessions with Rachel where I have the opportunity to ask any questions I may have while getting my sweat on.
With Rachel you are getting so much more than a one hour session with a personal trainer. You are getting a knowledgeable and committed individual who truly cares about your wellbeing and goals. Every week I fill out a check-in form. The very last sentence states “Ask/tell me anything else on your mind this week. I’m here for you!”. This singular line tells you everything you need to know about Rachel. You can tell her whatever is on your mind and she is going to be there for you.
I was going through a bad phase in life, which led me towards being nothing but lazy and incompetent. I let go of myself by eating junk food every single day and ultimately chose to do anything that did not involve healthy eating. Being a student in university, I realized that living alone does not help me motivate myself to make a change, if anything, it would give me more of a reason to maintain an unhealthy lifestyle, and eventually gain more and more weight. After a few months flew by, my body reflected this unhealthy lifestyle of mine, which is when I realized that enough was enough and that it was time for me to find a trainer who would be ideal in helping me escape this bad phase; that is when I came across Rachel! Upon my first meeting with Rachel, I remember instantly clicking with her. She asked me many questions such as regarding my personal health, what my goals are, what I would like to gain out of this etc., in order to ensure she would be able to help me to the best of her ability. Rachel was overly understanding of my situation as a student on a budget, which is something I will never forget. I knew that Rachel would be the ideal trainer for me, as she was willing to put in whatever time and effort it would take to help me. When we started our 1-on-1 sessions, Rachel educated me on everything I needed to know inside and out. From then till now, I can most definitely say that Rachel has honestly taught me so much, and has made such as a positive impact on my life. She really has made me feel incredible and most importantly shown me how to appreciate my body. Although I am a university student and also work part-time, I am aware that it is hard at times for me to put my 100% into training, and will obviously take more time in order to reach my goal. However, with Rachel’s support, I am confident that I will not give up, and will only progress further. Although Rachel is my first PT that I have ever had, I can say with confidence that it is hard to come across a trainer like Rachel. She is a trainer with such a big heart and has so much genuine care for her clients, which is what I love. As a bonus, she is one hell of a beauty. Thank you Rachel, for everything <3
"I reached out to this livefit babe a few months ago in hopes that she could help me to lose some weight & make healthier food choices after many failed attempts by myself.
This girl has completely exceeded my expectations as a health coach.. and I have actually made progress!! I'm down in weight AND inches & with her meal plans I have managed to maintain my results.. even when I'm not 100% consistent.
Rachel is unbelievably motivating, smart as hell & her positive energy is contagious!! My time with her over these past few months has been very sweaty to say the least but also full of laughs. I look forward to training with her not only because I know she'll kick my butt with her wicked workouts, but also because she actually gives a shit about my progress & always takes the time to check in. I'm grateful to have such an inspiring coach who keeps me in check, and I'm excited to continue working with her!! #livefitbabe #beastmode #mycoach>yourcoach"
I was looking for a personal trainer to motivate me and to stop the boredom in my workouts. I
came upon Rachel on the Wreckroom website. Something drew me to her. I met with Rachel we
ran through a workout and spoke about goals. Right away her caring nature shone through. She
was definitely what I was looking for. Unfortunately I was not as ready as I thought I was to take
the next step. A few months later I knew I was ready. I contacted Rachel and we began to put
together a plan. Rachel made every work out a great experience. She motivated me even when
I wasn't sure that I wanted to work out. I didn't want to let her down. She is not only a wonderful
motivating coach but also a caring and thoughtful human being, someone who I now consider a
friend. I have not for one day regretted my choice in choosing her for my coach and mentor. My
results were even better than I had expected. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is
looking for a coach with a heart!
Rachel is a great coach. She listens to what I like/don't like, goals, and obstacles and has been able to consistently provide good feedback or suggestions.
The strategies given throughout coaching have made sticking to the program easy, and has actually been the easiest plan I've ever worked with. Maintaining weekly goals and daily journaling have really helped and have been a great reminder to stick to my goals.
In the past I had a tendency to binge on the weekends after eating super clean all week. I have been able to learn how to incorporate small treats each day change my mindset to be grateful when I do get to indulge which has stopped the weekend binging.
To be 100% honest, Rise and Grind bootcamp with Ray is the most fun you'll ever have working out! Seriously, it’s fun, high energy, fast paced and quick results with the three month program! Doesn't matter what activity level you are at what shape and size Ray is wonderful with working with any ability level. No one is there to judge, Ray makes you feel 100% comfortable and works with your skill level!
The classes are well organized your warm up and the days workout is written on the whiteboard. The workouts consist of stations with what workout/exercise combo you do with how many reps and how many times you repeat that station and move on to the next station. Each class is a different workout. You are always challenged and if you aren’t able to do a certain exercise she will modify it for your level and if you aren’t doing it properly she comes by and shows you the right form.
Believe me, if you come consistently, you'll be so impressed with how quickly you see results. She also has a meal plan option and if you stick to that 100% you will see results even more quick.
I did the meal plan and stuck to the bootcamp workouts and did at home workouts and have definitely seen results.
I couldn’t be more happier and pleased with my results. I have tried other bootcamp classes and just didn’t feel comfortable/connected or that the coaches were truly were that personable. Ray is kind and caring and very motivating! The best part is, you get to do all of this within a fun and friendly environment! No judgement just having fun while getting into your ideal shape. I can definitely say I am happier now with myself and better version of me!
"Rachel’s Rise and Grind bootcamp has been an amazing experience from day 1. Rachel’s knowledge, expertise and passion for her craft creates a phenomenal environment and the perfect recipe for a truly incredible transformation. Not only is Rachel an incredible coach, but the camaraderie and support amongst the other women in the group is absolutely inspiring. The results I have gotten over the past 3 months are a testament to how great this bootcamp is and just how knowledgeable and passionate Rachel is as a coach."