Rebecca Black is one of the leading health and fitness experts in central Ohio and built a brand appealing to all demographics aspiring to lead a healthy lifestyle by using fun and customized approaches to health and fitness. Every week she motivates the thousands of followers she gathered on her personal blog, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as at her fitness studio, Bexa Body Fitness. Bexa Body Fitness is a premier fitness studio located in Westerville, Ohio offering group fitness, boot camp and personal training. Rebecca is looking to expand the Bexa brand by opening Bexa Body Yoga in the fall of 2012.
As a motivator and role model, Rebecca has a unique connection with her audience that stems from her own personal journey toward wellness. Before becoming a fitness expert, Rebecca struggled with her own weight and self-esteem. She was determined to reach her goals — and through dedication and hard work, she did.
It was through this journey that she was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2012. This disheartening diagnosis was another wrench in her total lifestyle and body transformation. After struggling with weight and health issues again in 2011, it took an emergency room visit at Christmas to finally force her to seek a specialist on celiac and gluten intolerance. Thorough blood worked showed Rebecca’s celiac diagnosis along with numerous vitamin deficiencies and Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism.
Rebecca has been a fitness expert and wellness coach for 4 years, but her lifelong struggle with weight, fitness and health spans decades. In addition, Rebecca has been national fitness competitor for the past 3 years. She competed at the 2010 Arnold Sports Festival, 2011 Fitness Bikini Universe and various NPC sponsored events since 2009. Rebecca is an accredited Certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). On top of that, Rebecca has advanced training in Zumba, TRX and Piloxing. Rebecca earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Regis University.
V, Magazines, newspapers, radio — Rebecca has them all covered. Rebecca made various TV appearances touting her fitness expertise, including NBC4 Daytime Columbus with Gail Hogan, Good Day Columbus Fox 28, WBNS 10TV morning news and as a fitness consultant to We Decorate Columbus. Rebecca was interviewed as the featured expert Oxygen Magazine, WellBella.com, Weight Watchers, Self.com and 11Athletics, which has continued to broaden her brand in Columbus and across the country. Rebecca has been a featured fitness contributor to online newspapers The Examiner and was World Physique Magazine’s “Rising Star” in their April 2011 issue.