Hi, I'm Rae Anne!
For the last 22 years I have worked in the fitness industry helping both men and women realize their true strength. During this 22 year journey I have seen big changes with myself from both a physical standpoint AND a mental standpoint. Through the process of learning more and more about fitness, nutrition and life in general, I have transformed my life and have been able to help many others do the same.
At one point during this time I gained over 70 pounds!
Ok, I was pregnant, but I didn’t lose the weight after having my daughter. Then I got pregnant again and gained even more weight. Due to this weight gain, I figured no one would ever take me seriously as a fitness instructor or personal trainer ever again, so I threw in the towel and started Rae Anne’s Cookies – a small home-based cookie business. Fortunately, I had to shut down the business because I wasn’t willing to give up my family pet. I say fortunately because I was eating more cookies than I was selling. Not good for the figure, not good for the mind and not good for the wallet. So – Rae Anne’s Cookies (although tasty) are now gone for good!
After having one of those “ah -ha” moments one early morning back in 2005, I dusted off my fitness instructor certifications, got a job teaching classes at a women’s gym and started to completely turn my world around. By being an overweight instructor, I was given a gift. A gift of helping other women who were in the same situation. I have been there and I have changed my own lifestyle and continue to live this way. I am able to connect with women who are struggling and need someone to help them. I was just like them and know what it takes to make it to the other side.
In 2009 I opened up my dream fitness studio, RAM Fitness for Women in Greensboro, NC. I spent 7 years teaching classes, personal training, hiring and training instructors and creating new programs to help women lose weight, get stronger and feel amazing. I was able to train or teach classes to over 450 women in this location over the years. Also during this time I started corporate classes and working with the City of Greensboro and my beloved Sanctuary House, a day program for adults with mental illness.
During all of these years I started noticing that the people who were seeing the most results and sticking with the new lifestyle I was teaching them, were the people that were fully engaged in all aspects of the program. Not just fitness, not just dieting, not just will power. The women who really made a difference in their lives were the ones that changed their nutrition habits, worked out efficiently, listened to their bodies, worked on their mindset and attitude. These are the women that I can help and the women I want to continue to help.
I am thrilled to be able to offer my services not only in-person, but online so that I can reach more women who need a helping hand. I want to help women feel happier, sexier, more alive than they ever have and live life to the fullest. This can be done and I can help!