Beauty

The Ultimate You

Oh Columbus ladies do I have an amazing surprise for you. Over the past four years I've worked with hundreds of women doing online personal training--many of those clients have been Columbus natives but only had the option of online coaching with me because I hadn't opened up more one on one availability. Now though, as SCR continues to grow and I'm able to open up more in person sessions I wanted to be able to offer those local to me not only the ability for in person coaching , but a mesh of online too. It doesn't stop there, SCR's foundation for all clients is to help them rock their life. We help you find and build your confidence, we help you become healthy from the inside out.

My girls make amazing transformations, and that's all on them--not me. I give them the tools to take control of their life, and the rest is in their hands. They do the workouts, they eat each meal mindfully--fueling their body well.

So when it came time to create this new structure, I wanted to add a little new bonus. While you're rocking out at life, learning to love your body and becoming the best version of you--we wanted to bring you outside resources to help you display your new found confidence and self love in a way that I can't.

Because SCR focuses on healthy from the inside out---our new program: The Ultimate You, is now giving you access to 2 major business to help you take your transformation to a whole new level.

Bring in Tawny Turner, our official Master Stylist and Colorist:

tawny Why Hair?

You're making huge changes from the inside out, your body is becoming healthier and stronger. your clothes may be getting looser, you are blossoming into a newer, and more confident version of yourself, with that may come the desire to take your transformation to a new level. Brighten up your look? Cut it all off? It's up to YOU! Tawny has been my stylist for the past year and has helped me in my own personal journey feel more confident. My fitness journey has been one of deep internal self discovery, with that came the desire to chop off all my hair, something that I let define me for so long. She played a huge role and helping me become more free.

So, that's why hair. Not because we are superficial and I think you need to change the way you are, but because this journey inspires change in so many areas of your life. With this new program, you are able to unlock a 25% discount on any of Tawny's services.

 

The W Nail Bar, our official nail salon.

theWNails, yes nails. Another perk to The Ultimate You program. The W Nail Bar located in The Short North has so kindly offered a 20% discount to all Ultimate You clients.

When you're learning how to pick up heavy things and put them back down (properly), your hands take a pretty beating. Nothing makes me feel more classy and put together than rocking out some kettlebell swings with a fresh coat of paint on my nails.

The owners & nail techs both are so full of passion for what they do and love making YOU feel pampered and beautiful. This all natural salon is my absolute favorite in Columbus and I'm so happy we are able to offer you another way to bring out your personality and confidence with a little pop of color (or black, I dig it) in your life.

 

 

 

The Ultimate You Program:

-Initial assessment and review -Customized 90 day training protocol based off current fitness level, goals and availability to equipment (none required). Delivered via email. -Nutrition analysis (menu revamp, meal coaching, learn how to eat for YOUR body, hand outs, food lists, grocery list) -Weekly Check in’s -Lifestyle coaching -Open communication with your coach ( Rachel Turner) 7 days a week. -Exclusive access to SCR accountability group (rad group of women all working towards being the best versions of themselves possible, all sharing ideas/recipes, motivation, asking questions ect) -NEW: 25% off with Master Stylist and Colorist Tawny Turner NEW: 20% off at The W Nail Bar -NEW: 3 in person sessions (60min) -NEW: 1 FREE entry to Sunday Brunch)

 

Not only does this program offer you rad discounts to people we love in Columbus, who all want to help you bring out the most confident version of yourself. This program also offers you an insane discount, giving you THREE free in person sessions with me (valued at $75 a session), that's in addition to your 90 days of online coaching as well. I created this program to help you completely rock your life!

 

With that said, if this program sounds like what you need in your life to help you reach your health and fitness goals, learn how to love your body, learn how to eat for your body and simply rock life--well, I would love to work with you.

 

Please head here, and fill out an application. All applications are responded to within 24 hours!

 

I can't wait to help you fall in love with YOU and rock life.

xoxo

Rachel

 

The Greatest Love Affair You'll Ever Have!

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Today, the day of commercialized love (you know it, let's be honest), I see so many women down on themselves for being alone. Let me say this loud and clear, I'm no love expert but you don't need anyone to validate your existence on this earth!!

I know that statement alone probably won't change how you may feel so today instead of giving you ideas on how to avoid love, or tell you to go indulge in a box of chocolates. I'm going to talk to you about loving the most important person in your life, YOU.

Being Honest With Yourself

How many times have you said out loud, to a friend or in your mind "I love myself" or "we as women should love our bodies!". I guarantee you've probably actually said it a lot, but more than likely you haven't meant it. We all like to act like we have our shit together, like we are happy with where we are, happy that your high school jeans don't fit anymore because you're embracing your curves. I can say this from personal experience and the large amount of women I've trained that we aren't, you aren't, truly okay with where you are (most of the time).

The obvious solution to this problem would be to change, to take action and commit to health and fitness, that is, if your value of yourself comes from body image. Where the real challenge stems from though is realizing that we've gotten ourself to this point, and the mental struggle ahead that has to be fought.

It's easy to look at the big picture, instead of focusing on the now. Being unhappy with your body or where you are in life can suck..if we let it.

So, how do you love yourself even if you aren't in ideal shape, or you don't have your dream job/boyfriend/life.

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I could give you some cliche answers, that everyone says. I won't do that though. I'll give it to you 100% truthfully, because that's what you deserve.

If you have low self esteem, which to be frank most ( a lot ) of women do. You need to do esteemable acts. Things like volunteering, helping others. Doing things that make you feel good, that allow you to make a difference or change in someone else's life will in turn make you feel good about yourself.

Finding You

Next, take a look at your life. Do you put your faith/hope in a man? In a grade? A relationship? Does your sense of self worth stem from how great others see you. Or how how much someone else loves you?

If that is the case, first acknowledge it. I didn't realize (or I didn't want to admit) that my self worth depended on how much others thought of me, or cared about me. If you don't know who you are outside of your relationship/job ect, then it's time to learn. LEARN WHO YOU ARE. Do you want to take dancing lesions? Go sign up right now! Is there a band you've always wanted to see, go get tickets! Want to color your hair? DO IT!

When you interlock who you are in someone else, you lose yourself. Your identity is now dependent on someone or something else. You need to find you. Discover what you enjoy, things you like and so on.

Ready, Set, Go

Knowing who you are, may be the single most important step in loving yourself.

The road to self love is amazing, and challenging. Challenging because if you've only ever known yourself through others, if you've lowered your worth based on others, then you don't know who you are.

I can promise you though that truly discovering YOU, is the best thing in the world. For the longest time I didn't even know what music I liked, because I liked what everyone else did.

When you know who you are, you see yourself in a new light and can love who you are because you know your value doesn't rely on anyone else accepting you, but YOU.

Go on, get down with your bad self and walk the journey of falling in love with yourself. Every part of you.

Rach

My Body Doesn't Define Me

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When I first started working out after I had my son, my fitness journey was about gaining strength and most importantly confidence. I had( still have) stretch marks like crazy and my confidence was at an all time low. Though, I'd never thought highly of myself sadly. Shortly after I began my journey I found instagram, and I found the fitness community there. At first I thought it was amazing. I started following these strong women, and I was inspired. Then I let what I saw warp my mind. I saw the "ab progress photo" and thought to myself "when I have abs I'll be happy". Everything I knew that was right, keeping a good mindset, getting fit for myself, loving me for my own strength and not abs, it all went away.

I looked at myself in the mirror 100x a day, waiting to get abs. I still ate healthy and worked out normal but my mind went somewhere else. I got abs, and I posted them all the time. Before you think I'm the biggest douche on the planet just keep reading. I let my abs define me and my fitness.

That was two years ago, that was at the beginning of Strong Chicks Rock. Now you can check my instagram and you won't see ab shots. Why? Because abs don't define me. They don't make me better, or more healthy than someone else. I may have them, but who cares?

A learner you, or a you with abs, isn't a better you. It's just a different body.

Am I proud, yes. I'm very proud of myself , but I'm not proud that I let 12 inches of skin define me and SCR. Nor is that the example I want to show women, that they should strive for abs. You should strive for wellness.

It's easy to get wrapped up in social media. To see abs as the defining moment in your health and fitness journey. Abs don't mean anything though.

Your strength isn't defined by your abs, how healthy you are doesn't show in your abs. I might as well hold my pinky up and say "LOOK, look here at my pinky. See how healthy I am!!!"

Don't get me wrong, I'm pro selfie, I'm pro sharing progress with social media. If it's all done with the right mindset. Abs aren't bad at all, I love abs. What is different is how I see abs, and the role that they play--or I let them no longer play in my mind. They may be there, but I measure my healthy, and you should measure yours too, based on how you feel, your strength and your confidence without the superficial aspects.

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" A Strong Chick is a woman on a mission to be the best version of herself she can be. She strives to have a healthy body and mind. She is smart with her training and what she puts into her body. She is ever learning and growing. She has chosen to take control of her life, to not just gain physical strength, but mental strength as well. She is kind, she is powerful, she is in control." -Me..Rachel Turner