Fitness with Rachel
160 N Fairview Ave #2
Goleta, CA 93117
Contact Rachel McDonald at 805-705-7480 for more information


Goleta-based personal training studio Fitness with Rachel now offers innovative exercise programs for people experiencing a cancer diagnosis and/or cancer treatment.  As a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, personal trainer Rachel McDonald is scheduling new clients for one-on-one and small group exercise sessions to support healing and recovery, as well as to address the very specific mental and physical stresses of cancer.

Rachel received her specialized training through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and adds this certification to her previous achievements as a Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist from the American Council on Exercise and Group Exercise Instructor from the American Fitness and Aerobics Association.

Rachel is a native Californian, born and raised in Goleta, with strong ties to the cancer community. She has participated in the Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer since 2000 and has been an event sponsor for the past 6 years, raising over $36,000.00 to support the cause.

From Rachel –

“Cancer is a diagnosis that touches almost every family, including my own. I have seen the devastation in people’s faces when they learn of their diagnosis and the courage they find to battle back against this tough disease. I want to do my part to support people on their cancer journey, particularly by helping them stay active and strong, so they can take charge through exercise.”

Through her Cancer Treatment and Recovery program, Rachel meets privately with clients to perform a comprehensive assessment identifying any physical limitations, painful conditions, and swelling or lymphedema a person may be experiencing. She then designs a program to optimize strength, flexibility, balance, and function. She creates an individualized plan for survivors in any stage of treatment or recovery, with a common goal to make the best of any situation. Rachel works step-by-step at a customized pace to ensure every client receives personalized care and achieves their goals.

“When cancer occurs, life can feel out of control. Working with patients to build themselves back is such an honor for me. My clients inspire me to keep going.”

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