RACHEL CAREY DEBUSK,
Before turning to fitness, I studied motivation, social learning, and designed games for a living. Now, I put all those things together to help you develop your own enjoyable values-based path to up-leveling your fitness.
I’ve done dozens of triathlons and running events from 5Ks to marathons. Sometimes I place in the top of my age group, usually I’m further down in the pack. But a few years ago, I hadn’t done any of it. And now I love turning people on to what their bodies and their mindsets can do for them. Having not always been an active person, I know some tricks to falling in love with it and keeping yourself in the game. I believe you need to tie in to your own values and the pleasure in fitness in order to keep it central to your plan. I’ll help you do that.
Achieving that fitness foundation has opened spectacular doors for me. I learned to downhill ski in my mid-50s and love it passionately. I’d been a hiker for years, but have expanded my mountaineering adventures to include backcountry trail running and off-trail scrambles.
Core to my own experience, and to the people I work with who are most successful is choosing a milestone event as a goal that will help you level-up your fitness. It’s a profoundly moving thing to be able to achieve a physical feat that you’ve worked toward. So, I’ll encourage you to choose your own adventure, whatever that might be, and we’ll use that to build your focus, daily habits and fitness.
I have a Masters degree in Education from Antioch University Seattle. My studies focused on adult motivation and self-directed learning.
I’m a big life-long learner myself. Some of the health, fitness and coaching organizations I’ve been certified by include National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-PT), Road Runner’s Coaches of America, USA Triathlon Association, American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor, and Precision Nutrition. I’m also a first responder with wilderness first aid and navigation training as well as CPR.