Does any of this sound familiar to you?

  • You've been diagnosed with one or more kinds of chronic or repetitive stress pain syndromes: such as tendinitis; tendinosis; cubital, radial, or carpal tunnel syndromes; thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis elbow; trigger finger; bulging, herniated, or slipped spinal discs; focal dystonia; etc.
  • No amount of stretching, strengthening, resting, or "standing up straight" seems to help your pain.
  • You've visited numerous medical professionals and tried different types of treatments with little to no lasting success.
  • You don't sleep soundly.
  • You can't do even the simplest tasks without fear of pain: carrying bags, grasping doorknobs, eating, drinking, bending over, reaching overhead, etc.
  • You hide your pain from your colleagues, teachers, friends, and loved ones.
  • You're losing money either bailing on gigs or turning down work due to pain.
  • You constantly battle extended bouts of depression and anxiety.
  • You feel like you've lost your sense of purpose.
  • You self-medicate with alcohol, OTC meds, illicit drugs, food, smoking, sex, etc.
  • You're afraid you'll have to give up your passion for music due to pain.

Most of all... you feel like real healing is not possible, and you'll be in pain for the rest of your life.

Welcome To The

Perform Without Pain

Premier Program

The 10-week online, fully supported program for musicians tired of suffering from chronic repetitive stress pain. Innovative movement coordination and strength training combined with powerful mindset shifting to help improve pain, heal injuries, and enable you to meet your highest potential as a musician.

Here's The Program...

Online 8-Module Course

including...

  • Lifetime Online Course Material access (including any updates)
  • 5 Educational Video Lectures
  • 16 Customizable Movement Lessons
  • 8 Mini-Movement Lessons
  • 10 Instructional Videos Teaching You Highly Effective Beginning Strength Training Exercises
  • 5 Journal Prompts For Powerful Mindset Work
  • 6 Introductory Strength Workouts + 6 Week Post-program Workout Plan

10-Weeks Of Unlimited Support

including...

  • Unlimited Direct Support, Encouragement, and Feedback Through Email and Voxer® as You Progress Through the Online Course Material
  • 4 - Private One-Hour Video Coaching Sessions via Zoom® with Rachel
  • Coach's Eye Video Evaluation of Exercise Movements To Ensure Safety
  • Surprise Bonuses!

And Your Very Own Set of 3 Kettlebells To Keep!

How To Get Started

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Submit an Application and Schedule a Call
I don't work with just anyone. We have to be a good fit personality-wise and I have to be sure that I can help you. Click the 'Apply Here' button below and follow the steps. When filling out the application, please provide as much detail you can.
Show Up For The Call
Don't just pick up the phone, but SHOW UP. Come with an open-mind and be ready to discuss you. If I can help you and feel we will work well together, then I'll invite you into the program. At this point, we'll discuss the price of the program. If I don't feel my program can help you, I'll still give you actionable feedback on what could help.
Be Decisive And Say "Lets Do It!"
By saying 'YES' and submitting payment, you'll be given immediate access to the online course and support. This is the start of your 9-week, transformational journey! If you can't start right away, you can opt to hold your place with a deposit and an agreed upon start date. Keep in mind I only take up to 8 clients in the program at a time.

Course Module Breakdown:

In this first module, we get to the bottom of what pain is, start unlocking your movement patterns, and set in motion the mindset shifts necessary for healing your pain. Here you will learn how to listen to your pain setting the foundation for healing.

Includes:

  • Educational Video Lecture
  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • A simple self-massage, mini-movement lesson to help relieve pain fast.
  • And More…

Neuroplasticity is a superpower that you have whether you realize it or not. In this module, you learn how to harness this innate power to embrace the habits you want and let go of the habits you don’t.

Includes:

  • Educational Video Lecture
  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • 1 Mini-Movement Lesson with Instrument
  • And More…

Stress is unavoidable, but how you respond to it is a huge part of helping your pain. Your stress response is not a bad thing if you know what it is and how to use it.

Includes:

  • Educational Video Lecture
  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • 1 Mini-Movement Lesson with Instrument
  • And More…

One of the biggest moments of this program is learning to embody the idea that ‘less is more’. This module allows you to take a little breather, catch up, and review before diving into the strength lessons in the next module. 

Includes: 

  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • 1 Mini-Movement Lesson with Instrument
  • And more…

In this module, we’re dipping your toes in the world of strength training with your first set of strength lessons and workout. Here, you’ll be learning how to approach strength training to get maximal benefits while building off of your movement lessons.

Includes:

  • Educational Video Lecture
  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • 1 Mini-Movement Lesson
  • 2 Strength Lessons
  • 1 Workout

Posture is a hot topic. Everyone has their own ideas about what “good” posture should look like. In this module, we’ll break those old ideas of posture, and equip you with a powerful new posture mindset.

  • Educational Video Lecture
  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • 1 Mini-Movement Lesson
  • 2 Strength Lessons
  • 1 Workout

Squatting is a fundamental human movement, but so many of us are out of touch with it. In this module, you’ll get in touch with your inner ape and learn to squat in a more efficient way.

Includes:

  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • 1 Mini-Movement Lesson
  • 3 Strength Lessons
  • 2 Workouts

You’ve made life-changing transformations, and in this last module, you’re finishing strong by capping it all off with completing your strength training series.

Includes:

  • 2 Movement Lessons
  • 1 Mini-Movement Lesson
  • 2 Strength Lessons
  • 2 Workouts

Testimonials

What Clients Are Saying

Bridget Hough, DMA

Classical Pianist

“As a professional classical pianist, I was suffering from upper body stress and fatigue. Rachel designed fitness sessions geared precisely for my needs and level of fitness. Over the course of a few months I noticed radical improvement not only in my core strength, but also in my upper back and arms. I was able to reach an entirely new level of fitness without ever overtaxing my muscles which might have compromised some of my musical performances. She is incredibly competent, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She made working out fun and enjoyable while also pushing me to my highest potential.”

Jonathan Morgan, DMA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & VIOLIST // NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE

“Rachel took me, a lopsided hunch-backed couch potato without any knowledge of functional movement, and taught me how to feel capable, strong, and knowledgeable about how to activate and coordinate my mind and body in and out of the gym. Through Rachel’s instruction, I finally understood what the term “self care” actually means, which I’ve now integrated into my daily yoga practice and have experienced transformative results – I owe this to her.”

FAQs

With the Premier Program, you receive 4 private one-hour coaching calls. These are scheduled at your convenience and are to be used during your 10-weeks of support. It is recommended that you schedule these calls during your 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th weeks in the program, but this is not required. 

In these sessions, we generally spend the first half of the call talking about how things are going for you, any questions you have, any obstacles that may be blocking you from progressing, and celebrating all successes no matter how small. The last half of the call is a personalized movement lesson chosen based on what we’ve talked about previously.

A huge benefit to the Premier Program being online is that you can do it anywhere you have internet access.

The movement lessons require that you have space large enough to lie long on the floor. The strength movements in the program are very effective without weight if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have access to your kettlebells.

The Premier Program is open, rolling enrollment, meaning that if there is space, you can enroll at anytime. A max of 8 participants are accepted at one time.

You can reserve space by placing a deposit and scheduling a start date.

This is an intense program, but I understand full well that you can’t put life on hold. Things are going to happen that will distract you from the Program. An extra 2 weeks of support is provided because it’s possible that you might get behind in online modules. I want you to know that this is not just okay, it’s expected. It’s also a great opportunity to practice the mindset shifts you’re learning in the Program.  

As with anything, you get out what you put in. You can do as little or as much of the various components of the program as you like. That being said, you need to have at least an hour per day to commit to the program. 

This depends completely on you and your pain. I don’t encourage people to play through pain even if that means having to forgo some gigs. However, I do think it’s helpful to play a little bit through the program to see how your movement, mindset, and strength are improving, but it’s not necessary.

I totally understand. Many musicians are concerned about hurting themselves, especially their hands. And for that reason, they normally avoid strength training. This program is different. This program’s strength training intensity is far less than other types of programs because:

  1. I understand just how important your hands are to your work.
  2. Intensity is not necessary when you’re first starting out.
  3. Our focus is on building sustainable habits.
  4. Feeling safe is an important part of healing your pain. The last thing we want to do is put that feeling of safety you’ve been cultivating in the first modules in jeopardy.

You ALWAYS have the option to do the strength training movements without weight. It’s totally possible to improve your pain without ever picking up a weight.

Yes! I have many non-musicians go through this program with much success. As one example, I had a forest firefighter in the program. We focused on the demands of her job in place of an instrument. She learned more about how to efficiently move wearing a rucksack, swing an ax, etc.

 

The beauty of the format of this program is that it is highly customizable to your life and your pursuits. I’m here to help you do what interests you better, with less pain, and more enjoyment.

We live in a society that asks a lot for very little, and quality suffers as a result. Quality of the process. Quality of intention. Quality of how we value our possessions, experience, and even ourselves. Investing in the Premier Program is investing in yourself. This is the first step in a highly transformative process of learning to value yourself more. Money invested in yourself always repays itself because you value the opportunity presented and this has rippling effects throughout your life. If I feel that you are a good fit for the program, then we will discuss the price of your investment on our initial phone interview. If you’re still in doubt about the investment price, I challenge you to calculate ALL the ways you are already paying for your pain and what the cost of your inaction is. How does your pain affect your work, relationships, and the entirety of your life?

Without even knowing your instrument, I can tell you definitively, “yes!” The Premier Program is instrument agnostic, meaning that it’s not set up to address any particular instrument. This is for a very good and important reason: you don’t need more of the movement patterns specific to your instrument, you need more generalized movement patterns. Creating better general movement and then strengthening it is the primary focus of this program. This is by far the best way to address chronic repetitive stress injuries and pain.

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