Rebecca has been working in the fitness industry since 2008 as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer.  For decades her passion was endurance sports, but in her forties, she discovered the benefits of barbell training and the Starting Strength Method.  By 2017, this focus lead her to take an internship at Fivex3 Training, a Starting Strength affiliate gym in Baltimore, and she earned her SSC credential in 2019.  She has competed and placed in USSF and USAPL meets and has dabbled in the sport of Strongwoman.  Rebecca works in the Annapolis/Baltimore area helping individuals of all ages gain strength and confidence in their abilities.

Rebecca offers in-person, online and combination in-person/online approaches to get you started with your lifts and to ensure proper form and solid programming as you build strength.  She has experience working with business professionals, new mothers, senior citizens, middle school through college athletes, military personnel, and individuals recovering from surgeries, and she is adept at programming around the often unpredictable demands of busy lives.  She is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and can help you make small, manageable changes to build nutritional habits that will help support your goals in the gym and in life.

Online Barbell Coaching for Beginning Lifters

Initial 30 minute coaching call to establish goals and previous exercise history.  Get started with a 4 Main Lifts Clinic via Zoom or FaceTime to teach proper form for squat, overhead press, bench press, and deadlift following the Starting Strength method and to allow time to practice with “real time” virtual coaching.  Monthly programming and video review for up to eight videos per week through True Coach. 

Online Barbell Coaching for Continuing Lifters

Initial 30 minute coaching call to establish goals and previous exercise history.  One Hour Lift Session via Zoom or FaceTime with “real time” virtual coaching feedback on form.  Monthly programming and video review for up to eight videos per week through True Coach.

Virtual 4 Main Lifts Clinic

4 Main Lifts Clinic via Zoom or FaceTime covers proper form for squat, overhead press, bench press, and deadlift following the Starting Strength method and allows time to practice these lifts under a coach’s eye with “real time” virtual coaching feedback and guidance on programming.  Allot 2.5-3 hours 

Virtual Lift Session

A One Hour Lift Session via Zoom or FaceTime provides “real time” virtual feed back on form for your lifts.  Depending on lifter experience, this may be enough time to cover a usual training session on an NLP.  The session can also be used to learn lifts and is generally ample time to cover 1-2 lifts. 

General Online Coaching

No squat rack?  No worries.  Online guidance and accountability through True Coach for general strength and conditioning based on your available equipment. 

Combination In-Person & Online Package for Beginning Lifters:

Excellent for those new to Starting Strength.  Includes a 2-hour in-person clinic covering the four basic lifts followed by monthly on-line programming and video review of up to eight videos per week through True Coach. 

Combination In-Person & Online Refresher Package:

Excellent for those with some experience in the Starting Strength method.  Includes a 1-hour in-person form review followed by weekly on-line programming and form checks through True Coach. 


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4 Reviews

  1. Fred Alvarado
    Fred Alvarado
    May 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Rebecca is a fantastic coach. Prior to working with her, I’d been trying to do the SS program on my own with little-to-no results. My form was terrible, and the numerous injuries I got as a result proved it: back issues, elbow tendinitis, torn hamstring, etc. Additionally, every injury would halt my progress and ruin any semblance of consistency. It was both annoying and demoralizing.

    I can honestly say that all of the above changed when I started working with Rebecca. In the last six months she’s taken me from “sort of knowing” the lifts to being able to pinpoint form inconsistencies mid-lift on my own. “Rep # 4 felt too high/low” or “my elbows weren’t right on that last rep”. Her guidance has been so instrumental, we’ve managed to reduce my rate of injury to practically nothing, allowing me to be consistent with my training (finally!). The fact that this fully employed, 46-year-old-father-of-two-busy-half-pints has only missed two sessions since we started working together is a testament to her expertise. She reins in my ego when necessary and keeps me focused on my goals, which is exactly what I need. Thanks to her I am not only stronger, but I’m healthier, and I feel better overall.

  2. Lora D
    Lora D
    September 23, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Rebecca is an exceptional Starting Strength Trainer as well as life coach! I came to her at 50 years old looking for a training program to keep me strong and healthy as I got older. I’ve been training with Rebecca now for 4 years and her training expertise, sense of humor and desire to REALLY help me stay strong, healthy and happy has changed my life. She helps me balance strength training with all the other areas of my life (work, family, etc.) by providing the strength training workouts best for my situation to keep me strong and injury free. When I started training with Rebecca and was explaining to her my goals, her reply was, “You want to train to live not live to train”. And that was exactly right! Rebecca has the knowledge, training and experience to meet clients where they are and develop the strength training program best suited for their specific age, capabilities, health and life goals. She is realistic and her positivity and energy is contagious. I’m so grateful to Rebecca for helping me get strong and keeping me strong. Thanks to her I’m a stronger, healthier, more confident and happier person:)

  3. William Hirschfeld
    William Hirschfeld
    February 14, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    I participated in an individualized 4-Lift Clinic with Rebecca. I had been experiencing some low back pain and left neck/shoulder discomfort as I was increasing the weight of my lifts, and I wanted somebody to give me specific feedback on my lifts so that I could optimize my form. Rebecca did just that. She was very attentive and observant with all four of my lifts. She took the time to break down my lift form and give me both “big rock” feedback (big points to focus on with each lift) as well as “little rocks” (more subtle things to think about). She did all of this in a very kind and non-judgmental manner. It was a huge help and well worth the investment!

  4. CJ
    February 27, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Rebecca is a fantastic coach and online coach- which are definitely different things! I was a complete beginner who’d never touched a barbell before, and she was able to get me proficient in the major lifts without any in-person work, and through the NLP to intermediate programming. Rebecca does a great job giving clear feedback and form checks, and answered all my newbie questions about programming, equipment, form, and on and on. If you’re on the fence about online coaching, DO IT- it’s a great way to make more progress than you thought possible.

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