Balance. Awareness. Health.
Rachel has been teaching pilates for over 20 years. She would like to invite you to immerse yourself in a complete and balanced fitness routine for your entire body at the Energy Within. Rachel and the instructors at Energy Within emphasize a strong pelvic core in all pilates training. You will gain enhanced muscular strength in your core, balance, increased joint mobility, and better posture, all while developing a long, lean, and toned physique...
Rachel keeps it personal. Attention to detail has helped clients achieve relief from common pain, tension and stress caused by the rigors of daily life. Energy Within has small classes of 4/5 students while teaching pilates athletic training, ensuring individual attention for your specific needs. Rachel focuses her full attention on each client to achieve their specific goals. Her clients come to increase muscle tone, improve athletic performance, manage pain, lose weight, or to recover from or prevent injury and they succeed.
My name is Rachel Robertson and I have owned and operated Energy Within for 20 years. At age 35 I discovered Pilates. As a mother of three, I taught fitness classes and did bodywork as a massage therapist. I was uncomfortable in my body, never sitting or standing still for any length of time without moving or stretching. I had broken several bones, sliced a couple tendons in my foot and ended up with a twist in my pelvis.
Pilates totally changed my life. I have learned much about the body and movement through understanding how my own body works, heals, and stays healthy. Each person is unique, but the principles of movement remain the same. For every movement its important to understand the fundamentals: which muscles stabilize and which mobilize the bones.
I ensure that each and every client is taught to connect with their body and control their movements. I am an active and attentive teacher, observing and correcting everyone in my classes for proper, controlled movement. Little corrections make the biggest difference when the exercises are performed. Its the way we move our bones and our posture that alleviates pain and discomfort. I love what I do!! Let me help you.
I have mountain climbed, rock climbed, winter and summer camped, hiked, canoed, run, swum, road-
and mountain-biked. I have traveled the world teaching and studying in the United States, New Zealand
1984 Received AFFA aerobic training certification in Buffalo, NY & taught macrobiotic cooking classes.
1986 Lived abroad teaching aerobics, macrobiotic cooking & nutritional counseling in New Zealand
1988 Certified as an IDEA/ACE aerobic trainer in Toronto Canada
1992 Attended massage school & received HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner) from IPSB in San Diego, CA
1993 Finally discovered Pilates at JL Body Conditioning with Julian Littleford, where 9-10 months later I
became a Pilates instructor under his tutelage.
1995 Opened first Pilates studio & began to study at On Center Conditioning with Rael Isacowitz. Attended
several workshops with Moria Stott in LA. Went to England to the Alan Herdman Studio & several other
prominent studios in England.
1999 Moved to Toronto, Canada for 4 months to attend the Stott Pilates Master Training course where
I became a Stott Certified Instructor Trainer.
2000 Opened a Pilates Studio & Stott Instructor Training center in Leucadia, CA
2001 ACE certified personal trainer
2007 Received Level I & II Gyrotonic tower training at San Francisco Gyrotonic with Debra Rose
2012 Pilates certification for pelvic floor strengthening
2013 Align Barre certification & Stott Stability Barre Certification
2013 Pilates Therapeutics Scoliosis Master Specialization Program taught by Suzanne Martin, DPT
2013 July: 3 day Melt immersion at the Red Mountain Resort with Sue Hitzmann, Creator of MELT Method®
2013 September: Melt Method Hand and Foot Instructor certification
Professional Associations: AFFA aerobic training certification, IDEA/ACE aerobic trainer in Toronto Canada, HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner) , ACE certified personal trainer, Level I & II Gyrotonic tower training, Pilates certification, Align Barre certification, Pilates Therapeutics, Melt Method Hand and Foot Instructor certification
Specialties: Pilates, Functional Fitness, Rehabilitation, Scoliosis, Pelvic Floor (Pfilates), MELT Living-Body Model