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Rachel Rotabi is a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified nutrition coach, NESTA-certified personal trainer, and student of functional medicine through the School of Applied Functional Medicine, where she's learning a unique and cutting-edge methodology to understand how the different systems of the body work together, and how we can use a whole foods diet and targeted nutrient supplements to alleviate symptoms of various conditions (arthritis, food allergies, mood disorders, thyroid issues, heart disease and more!) in addition to weight loss.

A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Rachel worked in the fast-paced medical device field for over ten years before “retiring” to spend more time with her young children.


Those years working in the cath lab at the hospital inspired her mission to bend the healthcare cost curve, one client at a time. She takes pride in helping to combat the chronic disease epidemic in our modern world by empowering her nutrition clients in achieving a high quality of life now and throughout the aging process. 

Rachel understands the challenges of balancing a healthy lifestyle with the pressures of our busy lives.  By breaking down goals into manageable chunks, she helps her clients incorporate healthy eating and living into every day life for sustainable change. 


Rachel developed and leads Afterburn Fitness’s FUEL Nutrition Coaching Program in Manhattan Beach, as well as group workshops and 1:1 nutrition coaching sessions focused around nutrition education and building new skills to meet fitness goals.  She also developed SmartFood, a combined nutrition education and healthy food demo taking place monthly at Lazy Acres Natural Market in Hermosa Beach.  She is also coming on board to lead Beach Life Fitness Boutique's nutrition program in Redondo Beach.  Please check her Upcoming Events page to find out when the next workshop takes place! 

Rachel is doing her best to raise two strong daughters (currently ages 2 and 7).  She is a group exercise instructor, avid snowboarder, and former amateur boxer.

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