Certified by:
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
National Academy of Sports Medicine
American Council on Exercise
Schwinn Master Trainer /Presenter
Equinox Fitness Training Institute
American Heart Association 
Kettlebell Concepts
Schwinn Cycling 
Maddogg Athletics
Impact Kickboxing
Silver Sneakers

                     Photo by Ryan Forbes



MS in Exercise Science and
Cardiac Rehabilitation.
CEO of  Rachel V Fitness LLC, creator of the FACE FEAR FITNESS brand, Schwinn Master Trainer, & Equinox Master Trainer

A native of Virginia Beach, Rachel moved to NYC as a dance student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Graduating with a BFA she danced professionally in NY while beginning a career in fitness. Her dance background set the foundation for her talents instructing yoga and pilates. She then fell in love with indoor cycling classes which soon transferred to a love for road racing, winning her age group in the 25th Annual NYC Biathlon in 2009. Rachel took 3rd Place Overall at the Prospect Park Sprint Duathlon in 3/2011, 2nd Place Overall in 5/2011, & was overall winner of the Prospect Park 5K in 11/12.  She is a Schwinn Master Trainer who presents internationally to certify instructors in the Schwinn indoor cycling program. Rachel won season 1 of Fit or Flop & was named “America’s Next Best Fitness Trainer”. Rachel is CEO of Rachel V Fitness LLC  & creator of FACE FEAR FITNESS. She is featured in Beachbody’s workout DVD’s “Insanity with Shaun T” and “Insanity, the Asylum”. Currently she teaches a wide variety of classes at EQUINOX NYC including Cycling, Treadmill Race Training, Kettlebells, Bosu, Tabata, ViPR, Metcon3, & Shockwave.