Rachel Guy has been lifting weights since she was 13. As a very active child, she played all sports at school and cannot ever remember a time in her life where she hasn’t trained.
“I remember my early years of lifting weights. I dislocated my shoulder when I was 13 and a surgeon advised me to start lifting weights as I was like a ‘rag doll’ and had very floppy joints. I went to the gym, rocked up in the weights room and started copying what people were doing. Obviously I had no idea what I was doing and I started working with trainers soon after. Today, I teach others to lift,” Rachel says.
As a fat loss coach, Rachel loves to help others push their barriers and achieve amazing things. She walks the walk, not just talks the talk, and is always in great shape.
“I like to stay in shape year round because I like to feel good all the time. Being in shape is a lifestyle and it is vital for ongoing, long term health. I have to be on the ball to focus on my business and to help others develop a happy, healthy relationship with food,” Rachel says.
Not only does she stay in shape because of her career choice, she also loves how it feels.|
“I love to look decent in a bikini, to be happy, healthy and confident and not stressed about sticking to a very calorie restricted plan,” Rachel says.
Rachel has had to overcome negative talk throughout her career; however it has never affected her as she remains focused on what is important.
“Funnily enough these comments come from people who are not in my inner circle. The comments come from people who do not know the hours of work that go into running a business or the number of women I help to become happier, healthier and more confident with food and training,” Rachel says.
“To get where you want to be you must surround yourself with likeminded people who challenge you, support you and encourage you to chase your dreams. At the end of the day, if you are not chasing your dreams, you are building someone else’s.”
Having been in the fitness industry a while, Rachel knows it’s all about balance and making fitness a part of your lifestyle.
“Train smarter not harder. It is important to realise you cannot smash yourself in the gym every single workout,” Rachel says.
“If you want fitness to be a part of your life, it must become part of your lifestyle. If you dread every training session, you are probably heading down the wrong path,” Rachel says.
Rachel is focused, driven and incredibly passionate. She knows from experience what works and is dedicated to helping others make health and fitness part of their lifestyle.
“My advice is to lift heavy enough weights to illicit change, get an experienced coach, follow the plan and above all, do the work needed. You cannot be upset with the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do,” Rachel says.
Cover Girl Diet
My meats vary day to day but a typical day may look like:
Meal 1: Steak, macadamias and blueberries
Meal 2: Salmon, olive oil and veggies
Post-training Shake: Whey protein, glutamine, glycine, banana and berries
Meal 3: Turkey, basmati rice and veggies
Meal 4: Barramundi, wild rice and veggies
After Dinner: two squares 85% dark chocolate
I also have two serves of greens daily. Due to my work schedule, I fit in four meals plus one shake. They are larger meals and work well for me.
Cover Girl Workout
Monday: Cardio – sled pulls and farmers carry
A1) Snatch Grip Deadlifts 5x5
A2) Barbell Press 5x5
B1) Good Mornings 4x8
B2) Bent Over DB Rows 4x10
C1) Sled Rows 10 x 20m
Wednesday: Outdoor intervals sprints 10 x 20 seconds, 90 seconds rest
A1) Paused Front Squats 5x3
B1) Lying Leg Curls 4x8
B2) Chin-ups 4x8
C1) Barbell Glute Bridges 3x20
C2) Dumbbell Lateral Raises 3x20
C3) Glute Ham Raises 3x20
Friday: Strongman or metabolic circuit
A1) Deadlifts 6x3
B1) High Bar Back Squat 6x3
C1) Bench Press 4x5
C2) Kettlebell Swing 4x10
C3) Pendalay Row 4x5
C4) Battle Ropes 4x20
Sunday: Rest day