Rachel Lavin is a Published author of The Doughnut Diaries, Professional Speaker, Body Love Coach, Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer. She grew up in Northern California and has lived in Hawaii, Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon and New York City. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her partner.

In 2000 Rachel began her career as an ACE certified group fitness instructor teaching a plethora of classes such as Aqua Aerobics, Bootcamp, Jazzercise, Dance Aerobics, Stretch and Chair classes. In 2007 she was certified as an ACE Personal Trainer working at big box gyms in NYC and becoming an independent trainer in 2012. Rachel wanted to take her passion for helping people to the next level and became an ACE certified Health Coach in 2018.

In 2020 Rachel wrote her first book “The Doughnut Diaries” about her own struggles with her weight and restrictive diets which lasted for over thirty years. As Rachel turned forty the expression I got sick and tired of being sick and tired hit home and she made a decision to take her power back and heal from decades of negative thinking and self sabotage. Rachel began to do the work on my mind, body and soul. Writing her book was her way of sharing my message to women that you are not alone! Now using her book Rachel wants to help people who have had or a still experiencing negative body image. By using what she now refers to as my three pillars of fitness; Nourishment for both the mind and body, Movement & Rest.

My mission is to create a safe space for all women to feel whole in their own body – Rachel Lavin

To continue to connect and follow alongside with Rachel:

Doom to Bloom Podcast

By Jaclyn Gee

As someone with lived experience of mental health, I know how daunting and stigmatizing it can be to discuss our struggles. Alongside my personal struggles, I have witnessed loved ones experience mental health struggles, trauma, and addiction. I am an active front-line worker in social services, and see the struggles daily in my professional life. Doom to Bloom Podcast’s vision is to raise awareness of mental health, trauma, and addiction as well as to work to break down the stigma attached to these topics. Let’s normalize mental health and our struggles.