An Interview with Rebecca Neale
Founder of the FoodFitnessWellness & Holistic Nutrition Coach

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Rebecca Neale is an Australian fitness and health professional, women’s empowerment coach, writer and speaker who has been in the fitness industry for almost 10 years as a personal trainer and online life coach. Her elite coaching skills has seen her reach not only Australian, but international clients as well. 

 

She is a whole foods advocate who strongly believes that good health and wellbeing begins with what happens within you, nutrition and a beautiful mindset. Rebecca thrives on educating and inspiring others to be healthier and happier and is very passionate about making a positive impact on the world around her.

Her written work can regularly be seen in many Australian print and online publications.

How did you begin your journey of healing your relationship with your body? What was the turning point that ignited you to shift your body image? 

I had always done some form of modelling for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until years after my fitness modeling when I got depression that I knew I had to make a change. I had to change my mindset, I had to clean up the way I was living. I went holistic with my health after that time in my life, but I battled for a few years with body image issues and not seeing myself for who I was.

 

My view was distorted after being so lean. But with lots of affirmations, self love work and LOADS of patience, I finally got there. I must say it is funny once you start to look at yourself differently and follow the ‘body positive’ accounts instead of fitness models, who and what you view as normal body shapes changes! It is actually incredible to see that shift. 

 

What are a few of the limiting beliefs that have been difficult for you to overcome as you deal with self doubt and insecurity? 

 

I think the one that comes to mind straight away is that I really struggled when I went back to ‘normal’ body weight after being so lean and seen as having the "perfect" body. My identity was really based around how I looked, so when I lost that look I felt like I lost me. I beat myself up constantly when it came to the way I looked for years on after that. I felt that I could never be attractive again, that I was always too big, or not this and that.

 

To be honest, I just couldn't see my self through the correct lens because I was so blinded by what I had seen as perfect for such a long time, which was not sustainable long term. 

Who are some women that inspire you? What about them stands out to you as something you admire and empowers you?

I really love Jenna Kutcher and Celeste Barber. Both these women show the world exactly who they are, they don't pretend to be anyone else. Jenna in particular shares her insecurities loud and proud and really owns who she is. Celeste is super funny and real too. 

I really just admire women who show up as themselves, are proud of who they are, how they look and what they are here for. Real, Raw and Authentic. 

 

Can you tell us about your mission with your website, FoodFitnessWellness, and your holistic health coaching program? Who would benefit from working with you?

My mission is to empower and educate women on all aspects of wellbeing - food, fitness and wellness. It's all about nourishing yourself inside and out, through mind and body. Kicking old habits and limiting beliefs out the door, and really owning and loving who you truly are. 

My coaching is for any woman who is sick of living life the way they have been. Sick of beating themselves up every day and feels like they have tried everything yet they are still not healthy or happy with themselves. Its about self love, self care and self nourishment (both mentally and physically).

How has transitioning to a holistic approach, in food, fitness, and wellness, improved all areas of your life? 

I feel better! I look at myself differently! I hand on my heart can say I love who I am. Sure I still have moments, I'm human. But majority of the time I love my life and who I am.


Generally I'm just a happier person all round. I move my body because I love it, because I want to take care of it not hurt it. I see food as nourishment and a form of self respect. Most importantly I see myself different. I show up for my partner, friends and family differently. When we are at peace and are happy inside we show up in the world very differently. 

 

What are 3 nuggets of wisdom you feel you could share based on your personal experience, with someone who is struggling with anxiety, self doubt, or lack of confidence?

I think the biggest thing is to commit to making change, to show up for yourself every day and know that it won't last forever, I promise. That you really can make and create lasting change. To know that where you are at, right now, is exactly where you are meant to be. So take a closer look, and ask what are the gifts and lessons in this very moment, in this pain I’m experiencing? And don't be afraid to seek help if you need it. 

 

Do you have a specific daily fitness routine? If so, what does it look like?

I always move! Whether it be yoga, walking (generally by the beach for sunrises) or weights sessions in the gym. It will depend on my schedule and how busy I am but I love to walk first thing, and doing weights just after lunch when I’m all fuelled up correctly. Yoga at night time is my favorite but being lucky enough to work from home I also do a lot of stretching on my mat during the day. 

What is coming up next for you? In your career and on your own personal journey of growth and expansion?

I am currently (excitedly and crazily) working on my own 8 week program, which will have a shorter part to it. It will be for those who are ready to start loving themselves as they are and nourishing their bodies inside out to create healthier and happier lives all round. My goal is to have it ready for spring in Australia but who knows!

I also will be opening up more 1-on-1 coaching spaces after winter. As for my own personal growth I am always forever learning, I am a student of the universe. I love to read and love to research.

Rebecca Neale is an Australian fitness and health professional, women’s empowerment coach, writer and speaker who has been in the fitness industry for almost 10 years as a personal trainer and online lifecoach. Her elite coaching skills has seen her reach not only Australian but international clients as well. 

 

She is a whole foods advocate who strongly believes that good health and wellbeing begins with what happens within you, nutrition and a beautiful mindset. Rebecca thrives on educating and inspiring others to be healthier and happier and is very passionate about making a positive impact on the world around her.

 

Her written work can regularly be seen in many Australian print and online publications. www.foodfitnesswellness.com

Instagram@foodfitnesswellness / @rebeccaneale.coaching

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Photo: Rebecca Neale

Photo: Rebecca Neale

Photo: Rebecca Neale