I have dedicated my entire career of 25 years to health, fitness, and wellness. I learned at a young age
how important our health is. When I was 22, my father had a quadruple by-pass, he was only 49 years old. I knew if I didn't make changes to my current lifestyle, I too would succumb to our family history of heart disease and cancer. My strategy of implementing small changes turned into a life-long journey of helping others live a fit and active life.
Today, I, along with a team of great health coaches head up a Northeast Ohio campaign called Project G.O.H.A. Getting Ohioan’s Healthy Again.
Project GOHA is a community wellness care program that brings awareness of wellness education to people living throughout Northeast Ohio. My territory includes Summit and Portage Counties. For more information about Project G.O.H.A. and my services visit my website, www.healthcoachrhea.com.
Through the years, I have had the good fortune to work with some of the largest health and fitness companies in the country, consult with a number of health professionals, share my knowledge via a variety of media, and support, guide and coach women across the finish line of their first 5k, trail or triathlon.
Director of Fitness and Wellness, Grow With Me Yoga + Fitness, Stow, Ohio
Director of Public Relations for Fitness Together, the world’s largest personal training franchise, Solon, Ohio
Muscle Media/E.A.S., collaborated with medical professionals, coaches and athletes regarding the use of dietary and sport-specific supplements, effective resistance training and nutritional habits for weight loss and muscle growth, Golden, CO.
Media Contributions: FitnessHeaven.com, Energy for Women, RealPittsburgh.com.
Served as Editor of Ohio Sports & Fitness magazine, 2007 - 2011.
Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for Fleet Feet Cleveland, a running, walking and multi-sport
specialty store chain, Greater Cleveland, Ohio
On-air fitness consultant for NBC affiliate, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, PA.
The foundation of my fitness career began with competing in local natural bodybuilding competition, Pittsburg, PA. 1992-1995
For the past 15 years, I have participated in, coached and raced in multi-sport events such as triathlons, short and long course, on- and off-road cycling events, mountain biking and cyclocross and track racing at the Cleveland Velodrome. I also enjoy running and have completed on-off-road running, 5Ks to 50Ks.
Nearest to my heart, and my most sincere personal expression of my enthusiasm for helping women be their absolute best – physically and mentally – is the founding of Grunt Girl Racing, an all-female amateur multi-discipline racing team.
(At this time, Grunt Girl Racing is on hiatus).
I currently race for Pista Elite and CAMBA (Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association).