Rachel holds a Premier Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training, and is based in South West London.
Growing up in Australia gave me a love of the outdoors and exercise which is still strong after 12 years in the UK. After working for 10 years in Human Resources I decided to retrain and focus on what I love doing.
As a Personal Trainer I focus on helping clients build fitness into their everyday lives and developing healthy habits. Although I train a range of clients, I have a focus on female specific training and I am trained in pre & post natal fitness and I am continuing education in this area.
I believe that it is important that clients feel confident both in training and themselves and I am there to support them every step of the way to reaching and exceeding their goals.
I believe it is important to look at each client individually to make sure that their programme and session design will help them to meet their goals.
Premier Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
Premier Gym Instructor
Sampoorna Yoga, 200HR Teacher Training Course in Ashtanga - Vinyasa Flow
Premier Award In Designing Pre And Post-Natal Exercise Programmes
Premier Suspended Movement Training Instructor
Premier Certificate Kettlebell Instructor
Member of Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
get fit for the slopes:
Heading off on a ski holiday? Then why not get more out of your trip by getting fit for the slopes! Xtra-Fit now introduces 'SKI-FIT', both as Group sessions and as a Bootcamp. For more details visit the SKI-FIT page >>
a full body workout:
Back in March 2019: on Wednesday evening, Olivia Pettifer will run a bootcamp session at King George's Park, from 19:30 till 20:30
I never really enjoyed exercise - or sport for that matter - but Olivia has got me to finally enjoy working out. I am now even incorporating workouts at home, something that I would have never thought of doing before! Olivia provides constant encouragement both inside and outside of our sessions.
Olivia is just wonderful, she has the perfect balance between drive and motivation, and I really enjoy working out with her.
Thank you Xtra-Fit!!
I started Personal Training sessions with Olivia about a year ago and have seen a really dramatic improvement in my fitness; I have literally gone from strength to strength!
Olivia is very easy to get on with and very knowledgeable about health and fitness. Despite my defeatist attitude, she is patient, encouraging and pushes me well beyond what I think are my limits.
I enjoy being able to exercise outdoors and I even did a session in the snow; something I would never previously have contemplated. Every week is well-planned and varied in terms of focus and the equipment used. It is always hard work but hugely satisfying.
I started with Xtrafit in a bid to get stronger and more confident in the gym. I have had sessions with both Olivia and Katie; both are professional and passionate in their work. I leave the session feeling motivated and have started to enjoy exercising again.
I am currently training with Olivia; her sessions are challenging but fun. She pushes me out of my comfort zone to get the best results. I feel stronger and fitter than ever. The sessions are tailored to my goals. With Olivia’s expert knowledge: she has supported and motivated me to reach my fitness goals and start new ones. I look forward our sessions and leave feeling energised. As a nurse, I have a irregular shift pattern which Olivia happily accommodates for. I have no hesitation in recommending Xtrafit if you are looking for a personal trainer.
I started looking for a Personal Trainer a year ago, I was bored with the exercise regime I was doing and I was lacking motivation and direction.
From the start Olivia at Xtra-fit has been a great source of knowledge & motivation, and every session is varied, fun & challenging. Olivia is hugely passionate about being a PT and this comes across with every session.
She not only devises a bespoke regime to fit your needs & goals, but advises and monitors your diet and nutritional requirements. Olivia has a holistic approach which ensures I stay motivated & push myself whether I’m training with her or on my own to get the best results.
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so patient, motivating me and inspiring me to prove that it was possible for me summit 3 volcanoes in a week - but not without the help of your amazing targeted fitness plan that helped me with all those inclines and super long days.
I cant wait for our next fitness chapter together so that I can work on my beach bod for the Mexico trip. If like me peeps you need that push, that motivation, that dedicated tailor made fitness training to reach those specific goals - do it!! You only live once... make the most of your visit and look your best!
Marie Curie Cancer Care were also very happy with the combined £165,000 that was raised across the 37 participants on the Costa Rica Volcano Challenge to help provide terminal care for people in their homes or at the hospice to allow them to spend quality time with their loved ones at the end of their lives.
I stumbled across Olivia’s big signed truck parked outside my home one day and decided to get in touch for some PT sessions to help me get fit whilst I was recovering from a shoulder injury. After an initial assessment, Olivia and I discussed my goals and identified areas that needed the most work. She tailored some challenging training sessions, made them fun and really tried to push me when I felt I couldn’t do another rep. Her approach is professional and detailed, and I look forward to booking more sessions with Xtra-fit in the future.