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Rachel Lavin Fitness

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About Me

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.


Does Your Closet Look Like a Clothing Store?

I know mine does! Finally, at forty-nine years old I have had the most fantastic epiphany! My closet can now contain an array of sizes because my body is not a one-size-fits-all. I thought back how over the years that each time I had a significant weight loss I would...

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We Love our Workouts Until We Don’t

My body has gone through both weight loss and weight gains throughout my life. My body has changed again in 2020-2021. I really want to mention that what I’m about to tell you is not an excuse. As personal trainers, we always think our clients telling us that life is...

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On the Road Again!

This was the second major road trip that my boyfriend and I have taken in 2021. This time we drove from Nashville, TN through North Carolina, South Carolina, and back to Central Florida. We were on the road for a total of seven days. That was a lot of time during that...

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Learning Confidence

Confidence—is it just another word we use to describe ourselves and each other, or does it have special meaning? There are so many other words that can describe the host of positive characteristics that all women possess: Self-Esteem, Bad Ass, Super Woman, Smart, Ambitious, Funny, and Kind. Do we really believe we are all those things? How difficult are these personality traits to really learn, perfect, and then live by?

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I am Thrilled that My First Book is Published

I have attempted to write my story for over 20 years. I honestly wasn’t sure my story had a real message, until now. I am so happy to share my thoughts and experience with you in hopes that it will help you to have a happier and more fulfilling life’s journey. Writing...

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Feeling Fat Today!!!

Today was a hard day. My body and I did not see eye to eye. Today I felt betrayed by my body and when I looked at my reflection I cried. I haven’t done that in a while and it was gut-wrenching. I know better than to believe that over forty years of pain, trauma, and...

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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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