ABOUT | Rachel Speck

Rachel Speck was born in Carlisle, PA where she started dancing ballet at age 3 at one of the best ballet schools in the world, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. At age 12, Miami City Ballet offered her a full scholarship to study with the company for the summer. She continued to go every summer until she turned 15 and moved to Miami permanently to dance with them. She moved all by herself at 15 to pursue her dream of dancing. After she retired from dancing professionally, her biggest fear was becoming out of shape, so she decided to get into the fitness world. She received her personal training certification, as well as, group fitness and pilates from American Sports and Fitness Association. She immediately started working at Crunch gym on Miami Beach, but after only a few short months decided to start her own company, Speck Fitness inc.

She traveled around to different clients all over Miami, as well as, teaching classes at different gyms. Everything she learned when she became a trainer she wished she would have known when she danced because it would have made her a better and stronger dancer. She was determined to now share her newly acquired knowledge to other ballet dancers in a way that would help them get stronger in dancing. She also noticed that with traditional training methods, her clients weren’t achieving a ballerina body. She decided to bring the best of both of her worlds together and create a workout. It took a few years of teaching it everyday to her clients and at classes at gyms for her to create the perfect balance of ballet and fitness. She first introduced it as Ballet Fitness at Sweat USA. Ballet fitness is what the workout is, but it was too generic for a name, so she changed it to Tendu Toning. Tendu is one of the most basic ballet steps, and toning is what you do in the workout.

She then went on to trademark the workout, brand it, and film her first dvd. Shortly after filming the dvd, she began creating the certification program for it. She now holds workshops for people to get certified in her method. Tendu Toning is affiliated with AFAA and NASM, so anyone who takes the certification receives CEU’s with both companies. Her dvd is available from numerous companies like Total Fitness DVDS, Collage Video, Amazon, Ebay, and of course right here at www.speckfitness.com.

Speck Fitness inc is still a traveling fitness company and has also partnered with Ultimate Sports Institute where Rachel offers ballet classes for kids, Tendu Toning and pilates classes, private ballet and dance conditioning, and personal training. Rachel also travels to different gyms and dance schools to teach master Tendu Toning class. Speck Fitness also offers Skye workouts and training for people who don’t live locally. Speck Fitness has its own online store where they sell workout apparel, workout equipment, dvds, skype and regular training sessions, and Tendu Toning certifications.

Whether you just want to lose weight, stay in shape, try a new workout, or have a daughter who is a dancer and needs more training and conditioning, Speck Fitness is for YOU!!