StreTch Rayner (@stretch_rayner)
VIA Strengths: Perseverance, Kindness, Curiosity, Leadership, & Bravery
“Like many highly motivated typical A-type personalities, I work hard, and typically go above and beyond what is required, previously to the detriment of my health. As a high performer, in the past I have often struggled to manage the daily demands of coaching, owning a business, and staying on top of my own health.
Thourgh trial and error, leanring more about my values and my purpose I discovered that that health and longevity was important to me. The constant day-to-day demands of running a business, working with clients, training, eating well, getting enough sleep, managing my stress and finding time to connect with friends quickly lead to burn-out, anxiety, digestive issues, poor sleep, low libido and hormonal imbalances that left me feeling disconnected from my body.“
“I coach highly motivated typical A-type personalities who work hard and usually go above and beyond what is required, often to the detriment of their own health. In the pursuit of perfection, these high performers often struggle with sleep quality, energy levels, weight management, work-life balance, and the overall feeling of being healthy. They value their health and desire a robust immune system, high levels of energy, a healthy BMI, rest and recovery, meaningful social connections, and ongoing success and vitality.
By targeting the 5-Pillars of "Sustainable Health” high performers can start to treat their body with the respect and love that is needed to optimise both performance and healthspan. With self-care and a healthy lifestyle routine, high performers can discover a sense of freedom that allows them to make the best choices for their body, mind and spirit.”
Diet, Sleep, Training, Stress Management, and Community are the 5-Pillars of “Sustainable Health” that I use to coach my clients and uncover the best practice to balance performance and longevity.
The puzzle of improving human performance, vitality and resilience is an itch that I continue to scratch. One of the most fulfilling things about being a coach is the satisfaction that comes from seeing our clients succeed. In life, it often takes mistakes to get better, but success comes to those with persistence and determination.
I aim to work with clients who have a love of learning, practice what they preach, and hold their health and longevity in high regard. To honestly find a healthy balance between life, work and training I encourage my clients to invest time into all 5-Pillars of Sustainable Health to build the resilience that is required to thrive, and not merely survive consistently.
Fitness Australia Personal Training Qualified: Registration number: 133685
BioForce Conditioning Coach Certification Joel Jamieson
5EW Blood Markers lvl 2 – Dave O’Brien
Gymnastics Bodies Level 1 – Coach Christopher Sommer
Poliquin PICP levels 1, 2 and 3 – Charles Poliquin
Poliquin BioSignature – Charles Poliquin
OPEX CPP Level 1 (Assessment, Program Design, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Business Systems) – James Fitgerald
Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach – Greg Everett
Ido Portal Movement X, Movement Camp 2015, Movement Camp 2016, Movement Camp 2018 - Ido Portal
CrossFit level 1 and 2
CrossFit Endurance Trainer - Brian McKenzie
CrossFit Mobility Trainer - Kelly Starrett
FreeStyle - Carl Paoli
UKSCA Olympic Lifting, Plyometrics, Agility & Speed
Body Development Mentorship - Tom Crudgington
FRC – Functional Range Assessment - Dr. Andreo Spina
FRC – KINSTRETCH - Dr. Andreo Spina
FRA – Functional Range Assessment - Dr. Andreo Spina
Olympic Weightlifting and Gymnastics for CrossFit - Power Monkey Fitness
Modern Methods of Mobility – Emmet Louis 2016 & 2018
Coaches and Mentors:
2012-2013 CrossFit Endurance Online Training with Brian MacKenzie
2013-2016 Strength and Conditioning Online Training with Derek Woodske
2016-2017 Ido Portal Online Coaching
2018-2019 BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach – Joel Jamieson 8-Weeksout
2019 The SHIFT Online Education Centre
- Shoulder Peak Performance for Gymnastics
- Keys to Developing Flexibility and Strength in Gymnastics
2018-2019 Health Coach - Kresser Institute
OPEX Mixed Modal - OPEXFitness