Posts in Entrepreneurship
Using my leadership role to positively influence my community

My name is Rachel Fackoury. I am a white, cisgender woman, raised in an upper-class family, a graduate from the University of Toronto, and live on my own in a rental condo downtown Toronto. To say I check off all the boxes would be an understatement. As I navigate my place in the fitness industry and society as a whole, I recognize that I am in a position to be a leader, to influence others, and voice my opinions. I do however, have to understand my experiences or struggles, although can’t be made small, are definitely not the same of most.

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Are you living in a growth or fixed mindset?

I recently finished reading the book, Mindset, by Carol Dweck. The only books I read these days involve fitness, business, and personal development. I can’t get my hands on enough non-fiction books that I can apply to my every day work and/or personal life. I had a feeling going into this read that it would be a tough one for me personally because it was going to test me and my sometimes stubborn ways. It did not disappoint!

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A reflection on my first 7 years in the fitness industry

Seven years ago this month I began my fitness journey - a young 18 year old looking for a summer job. I had been active my entire life and played high performance field hockey but I never really thought about fitness as a career. I aspired to be a dentist growing up for many years. I guess I never considered fitness could be anything but a part time job or hobby until I actually began teaching.

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