FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RACHEL LIVINGSTONE
Rachel Livingstone grew up in London, England and has been in the fitness industry for 30 years. Her qualifications in strength, aerobic and flexibility training and nutrition allow her to personal train people with all different needs – general health and fitness, sports conditioning, back pain recovery, pregnancy, seniors with age associated conditions, and children & adolescents.
Over the years she has trained in kickboxing, aqua aerobics, Pilates, fitball, yoga and TRX suspension training to ensure her workouts remain innovative and varied. This diversity of qualifications and her close association with doctors, physiotherapists, obstetricians and back care specialists has allowed her to fulfil many roles in the fitness industry.
Rachel immigrated to Australia in 1998 based on her skills and experience in health and fitness and set up her own personal training business. In 2003 she added a specialised pre and post natal program called Glowing Expectations, working on direct referral from obstetricians and GPs.
Glowing Expectations has now looked after some 3000 women since its inception and expanded to include women preparing to get pregnant, managing polycystic ovarian syndrome, small group exercise for pregnant women and mums and ‘family friendly’ personal training options for mums and dads.
In 2006 Rachel opened The Health Hub studio in Darlinghurst to house all of these services and add an onsite naturopath and massage therapist.
Rachel’s business and ideas have been featured in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Telegraph, Mother & Baby and Pregnancy & Birth. She has appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise and written the ‘Move of the Week’ column for The Telegraph’s Body & Soul section as well as articles for Pregnancy & Birth and Bub Hub parenting website. Rachel was also chosen as spokesperson for Pears Australia’s gestational diabetes campaign in 2008.
In 2014 Rachel became the resident fitness writer for www.bondibeauty.com.au, an online women’s health and fitness magazine. She has become well recognised as a health and fitness author also regularly contributing to The Medical Republic, a fortnightly publication that goes out to some 22,000 GPs Australia wide.
Believing it is important to educate the fitness professionals of the future Rachel has provided practicum placements for Exercise Physiology students from The University of New South Wales for the past 15 years. She also recently became a Pro Trainer on the fitnessU mentorship scheme for up and coming new personal trainers.