Rachel Riggio
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

My Certifications

ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

It's no secret - fitness training has been proven to prevent disease, strengthen your health and improve your confidence and outlook on life. As a certified fitness trainer, I'm deeply trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. So if you want to live a stronger and more confident life, I've got the training and the expertise to help you every step of the way.

NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

As a certified nutrition coach, I specialize in providing guidance and support to individuals seeking to make positive changes to their dietary habits and overall nutrition. I help clients achieve their health and wellness goals by offering personalized advice, education, and motivation related to food choices and eating behaviors.

ISSA Corrective Exercise Specialist

Whether you sit for long periods of time, are a weekend warrior, or fall somewhere in-between, it is quite likely that you may have a movement deficiency that is causing suboptimal physical performance and increased physical pain. As a specialist certified in corrective exercise, I can perform movement assessments, make referrals to medical professionals when necessary, and incorporate appropriate strategies into your training program to help you correct movement dysfunctions and muscle imbalances. Ultimately, this will lead to improved physical performance and reduced physical pain.

ISSA Certified Health Coach

As a certified health coach, I work with individuals to help them make positive and sustainable changes in various aspects of their health and well-being. I focus on empowering clients to take an active role in achieving their health goals, whether they relate to nutrition, physical activity, stress management, weight loss, or overall lifestyle improvement.

ISSA Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist

A corrective exercise specialist is a fitness professional who focuses on identifying and addressing muscular imbalances, movement dysfunctions, and postural issues to improve overall physical function and prevent injuries. Their work involves the following key responsibilities:

  1. Assessment and Evaluation:

    • Conducting detailed assessments to identify postural imbalances, movement inefficiencies, and areas of weakness or tightness.
    • Using tools such as movement screenings, gait analysis, and posture assessments to gather information about the client's physical condition.
  2. Program Design:

    • Creating customized exercise programs tailored to address the specific needs and goals of the client.
    • Incorporating exercises that focus on improving flexibility, stability, strength, and overall movement patterns.
    • Using techniques such as stretching, strengthening, foam rolling, and mobility work.
  3. Implementation and Instruction:

    • Teaching clients how to perform corrective exercises correctly to ensure effectiveness and prevent further injury.
    • Providing detailed instructions and demonstrations for each exercise.
    • Monitoring client progress and adjusting the program as needed based on their improvements or any new issues that arise.
  4. Education and Guidance:

    • Educating clients about the importance of proper movement mechanics and posture in daily activities.
    • Offering guidance on how to incorporate corrective exercises into their regular fitness routines or daily life.
    • Advising on ergonomic improvements for activities like sitting, standing, and lifting to reduce strain and improve posture.
  5. Collaboration:

    • Working with other healthcare and fitness professionals, such as physical therapists, chiropractors, and personal trainers, to provide a comprehensive approach to client care.
    • Referring clients to other specialists when necessary for further evaluation or treatment.
  6. Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation:

    • Assisting clients in recovering from injuries by designing rehabilitation exercises that restore function and prevent recurrence.
    • Emphasizing exercises that enhance the body's ability to move efficiently and safely.

Overall, corrective exercise specialists play a crucial role in helping individuals improve their physical health and performance by addressing underlying issues that can lead to pain and injury. Their expertise is valuable for anyone looking to enhance their movement quality, from athletes to individuals recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic pain.