“I don’t just feel strong. I feel like myself again.”
“I met Rachel after I had my son. Having been a dancer, a kickboxer, and a tennis player, I was used to being fit. But after bed rest and an emergency C-section, everything felt different. The thought of going to a yoga class was daunting; the thought of coming out of it feeling like I had had a good workout seemed impossible. Rachel taught me to move again, to control my core, to reclaim my body. It took a few months for me to fly on my own, but I got there, safely and surely, rediscovering my new me. It was after this experience that I realized that pregnancy is requiring of proper rehabilitation. Rachel’s method is brilliant, cutting edge and exactly what every woman needs after childbirth. I have made it my mission to educate moms about post-baby rehab. I offer my patients Rachel’s program to rebuild their bodies. As women, we owe it to ourselves to hear our bodies, even if others don’t listen as we do.”
— Sophie Bartsich, MD FACS, Assistant clinical professor of surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital. www.doctorsophie.com/belly
“I’ve completed 5 marathons, a half Ironman and lots of half marathons and triathlons. I’ve had three babies. After taking Foundations, for the first time in my life I truly understand how to build my deep core strength and use it in everything I do. I feel my muscles in brand-new ways, and it is amazing! Revolution Motherhood really works, and Rachel is SO inspiring!”
“Five months after having my first baby, I was shocked by how foreign and achy my body felt. I was eager to get back in shape, but I was afraid I would end up hurting myself since my body was feeling so weak and fragile. Working with Rachel changed everything. Rachel magically balances challenging workouts that strengthen your core with deep stretching and tension relief. I always walked out of class lighter and happier. And I made some of my best mom friends in Revolution Motherhood. If you want to feel empowered physically, emotionally, and mentally, get into this class now!”
“I began working with Rachel because I was seeking to achieve better balance—mentally, physically and spiritually—so that I could more effectively manage my staff and be present to my husband and children. I wanted to learn how to tone down my reactivity to situations. Through working with Rachel, I have healed an 18-year-old back injury. I have achieved strength, grace and flexibility that I rely on every day, both at the gym and in real-life situations. I am able to do things on the mat that I would have never imagined and I love that my mind and body can calm each other while practicing. I have become FAR more tolerant and calm, and less judgmental of myself and others. I love Rachel's energy, peace and wisdom. I learn something new from her each time we practice together. I have deep respect and gratitude for Rachel.”
"Yoga is so much easier after completing Foundations. I’m planking all the time and feel amazing as I’m getting stronger.”
"I was so afraid to spin or take barre classes after having my baby. Since going through Foundations, I feel confident that I can take any class safely. The best part is, I’m getting so much more out of my workouts than I ever did before giving birth.”
“I’ve been doing Revolution Motherhood for the last year, and I’m in the best shape of my life!”
“As a movement educator, dancer, mom, and lifelong student of the human body, I do not trust my body to just anyone. In a classroom I look for teachers who invite and gently guide me to learn something new or make a new connection. I'm great at helping women find their strength and reconnect to their bodies, but when it came time to heal my own body, I wanted someone to take care of me the same way.
Rachel was the perfect support I needed. During my own vulnerable postnatal period I chose Rachel to take the lead and guide me to a stronger connection to my body and deeper sense of myself. It was for Rachel's class that I braved trekking through a blizzard with a 6-week-old because I knew it was worth it! It was Rachel who not only held the space for me to heal, but also helped me rebuild from the inside out. I have the knowledge to do it on my own, but Rachel's attention to detail and deep understanding of the body always led to new experiences and discoveries in my own body—releases or connections—that I would not have come across on my own. Rachel has a knack for lovingly caring for your physical needs while also throwing you lines of support for anything else you may be wrestling with, emotionally or spiritually.”
—Zoe Levine - www.thethrivingbody.com
“After giving birth I was surprised at how foreign my body felt. I was eager to get back in shape but was afraid of hurting myself. I didn’t know what was okay, and what was too much too soon. Working with Rachel was such a wonderful transition back into being active. She provided a challenging workout that focused on restrengthening my core, while being mindful of pregnancy- and childbirth-related concerns. It was so great to be around other new moms, too. I highly recommend Rachel’s classes to any mom looking to feel empowered both physically and mentally. It was a truly great experience!”
“I love working with Rachel. She taught me how to heal my core post-baby and is a wonderful, hands-on teacher. She knows exactly what your body needs in every session. I highly recommend her.”
“From 10 weeks into my pregnancy, I started getting stabbing pain in my right hip and butt and down one leg. It became progressively worse until, in my seventh month, I couldn't walk a couple of blocks, get in and out of the shower, or get dressed without considerable pain. I hoped that once my baby was born the pain would go away. But it didn't.
Having always led an active lifestyle, finding myself unable to do the simplest of things was incredibly frustrating and upsetting. I worried about how I was going to cope with a new baby and this pain. Finally, I was diagnosed with SI joint disfunction, and my physical therapist recommended I join Revolution Motherhood.
It was such a relief to speak about my struggles with Rachel and the other moms. My life has changed so drastically since I began the program. I can walk. I can hold my baby all day long. I feel more in tune with my body than I ever have before. Rachel really understands what I can and can't do; when I should push myself and when I should hold back. I feel strong and safe.
I do her home videos when my daughter naps. I have the mat ready so the second she goes down to sleep I get started.
I’ve recommended the class to all my mom friends and would urge any new mom to give this a go. It's been such a positive experience for me, and Rachel is AMAZING.”
“When I began Revolution Motherhood, I felt lost in my struggle to find a safe place to get some real, practical advice on postpartum fitness. After an emergency C-section, I didn't know where to pick up the pieces in my fitness plan. I wanted a class where, however insecure I was feeling about my new body and role as a mother, I would feel safe. The Foundations class provided that and MORE. Revolution Motherhood taught me how to activate my core again and how to focus my mental energy into my workouts. It was such a huge contrast from what I had been trying with DVDs and a personal trainer. What surprised me most at my first class was how emotionally healing it felt. Rachel really understood the struggles I was encountering and how to address them.
Unlike any other work out or "me time" activity, Rachel's programs are deeply healing. Rachel takes the time to listen to you and tailor each workout to the individuals in the room.”
“I’ve tried every class, exercise and wellness program, and nothing has come close to the results that Rachel creates. I feel so strong and happy!”
“Rachel has coached me throughout my 12-week program with such love and inspiration. With Rachel's support, I improved areas of my life that I had been struggling with for years.”
“Rachel takes a very personal approach. Working with her is about way more than yoga. It’s about finding the things that I need to work on and figuring out the best way to tackle them. Rachel has given me spiritual and physical tools to cope with stress, and I have a greater awareness of my body and how to move through our work together.”
“Rachel taught me how to have a new relationship with food. Healthy eating is a difficult discussion for me. I am in my 50's and had rarely cooked for myself. We started with some simple ideas for meals, and with Rachel's guidance and encouragement, I started on a healthy eating program! She made suggestions that motivated me to try something new. Together, we developed weekly activities for me to try and then we charted my progress with how I felt emotionally and physically. A few weeks into our coaching sessions, I was food shopping and cooking delicious meals for myself! I experienced an inner shift that allowed me to move forward in my health and nutrition. I lost weight and got a tremendous permanent boost of energy. I would recommend this coaching to anyone who wants a new beginning in some area of their life.”
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