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Established in 2000

Rachel Lavin is a certified personal trainer who has worked at some of the most elite health clubs in New York City. She has a holistic approach that includes nutrition, motivation, and training.


Breaking Body Biases Podcast

Episode 65: The Doughnut Diaries & Body Love with Rachel Lavin Sep 12, 2022 In this week's episode, we connect with author, personal trainer & WIFA ambassador, Rachel Lavin. We talk about  Her book The Doughnut Diaries Body Image and Body Love Things we'd love...

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Henrietta Book Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Donut Diaries Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2022 Verified Purchase Book speaks from the heart. It encourages us to hang in there. There are many body types. Author offers positive encouragement to each reader! —...

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Toni Patterson Book Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Love this author! Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2022 Reading this book is like sitting down and having a coffee/vent sesh with your bestie! Rachel has a way of taking such a hard topic (loving yourself) and making it refreshing, honest...

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Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone – Podcast 274

Episode 274 - Rachel Lavin - Author of The Doughnut Diaries/Personal Trainer/Certified Life Coach “I turned 40…I was so tired of being unfulfilled…Whatever the “new thing” was, I tried it…Any diet is a repackaged restriction…” “It’s never too late to be happy. What is...

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Rachel Lavin Interview on “The Grapevine Live” Podcast

Join Melissa Merkle as she talks with Fit Pro, Rachel Lavin, about her new book 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘯𝘶𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 - 𝘈 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳'𝘴 𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘚𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 12 𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 0. Rachel will share the message of her story and the steps she took to write her first...

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Rachel Lavin on WIFA Waves Podcast

On episode 52 of WIFA Waves, Lindsey talks with Rachel Lavin. Rachel is a WIFA Global Ambassador and author of The Doughnut Diaries: A Personal Trainer's Tale of Being Every Size From 12 Through 0. She and Lindsey share their journeys to and advice for achieving...

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Menopause, Such a Dirty Word!

It has started!!! I don’t know what this is exactly, but I do know that I feel different. This isn’t going to be another fact ridden blog about peri menopause, hot flashes, hormones, and everything in between. Today I’m writing a blog about how I’m feeling; in a word...

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I’ve Fallen, but I Got Up!

This is my PSA about women and strength training. After you read my experience from this past weekend hopefully you will have a difficult time disagreeing with me on the importance of resistance training. I am a fifty-year-old woman, I have been moving my body in some...

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Book Reviews

“Rachel Lavin is truly a New Yorker – you can tell her dry wit from the first chapter and picture yourself having the same experience in the grocery store… that alone is worth reading ‘The Doughnut Diaries!'”

— Robert Solis, Senior Designer at Izod, American Luxury Menswear Stylist, and Influencer

“I like to call Rachel’s book a necessity for anyone who is struggling with being image-conscious. I highly suggest that you read this uplifting, informative book that also expresses Rachel’s great sense of humor. Each passage in the book is not only very true, but will hit the spot for readers as they relate to Rachel’s journey on how she successfully overcame the dark side of what we’re led to believe we should look like.”

— Tonijean Kulpinski, CBHC, BCHP, AADP, and Bestselling Author of the Stop Battling Disease & Start Building Wellness Book Series

“Rachel Lavin has been every size imaginable and she has learned how to maintain a healthy body while still eating doughnuts! Want to know how she does it? You can eat it all up in ‘The Doughnut Diaries!'” 

— Christy Whitman, New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, and Certified Law of Attraction Coach

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