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Rachel Cantore

Meet The Owner

My name is Rachel Cantore.  I am the founder and owner of Fusion Fit and Stand and Paddle.  I currently reside in Bluffton, South Carolina where I operate my business which encompasses a Small Group Training Program, Adult Gymnastics Program, Paddle Boarding Lessons and Paddle Fused Fitness SUP Fitness Class Program, and Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching.

My Story

I was born and raised in the Chicagoland suburbs.  I grew up doing competitive club gymnastics from age 3 to 18 years old.  I then went on to coach gymnastics at the competitive level for another 12 years.  I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Movement Sciences - concentration in Exercise and Fitness, and Nutrition. 


I have been a personal trainer and coach in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years.  I lived for one year in California where I was director and personal trainer for Los Alisos Apartment Community.  I moved to South Carolina in September 2014 where I built from scratch a personal training and fitness program out of a Physical Therapy facility, Wellness Institute.  I launched Fusion Fit, in 2018 initially focused solely on Small Group Training and Nutrition Coaching.  That same year, I became PaddleFit certified and began collaborating with a local Stand Up Paddle Boarding business to hold Paddle Fitness classes.  Through these classes I developed the Paddle Fused Fitness program. I became sole owner of Stand and Paddle in 2020, and have since expanded on the Paddle Fused Fitness classes, as well as teaching SUP 101 lessons, racing and technique coaching and training, paddle tours and group outings.


In 2019, I launched the Adult Gymnastics Program out of Coastal Gymnastics Center, our local gymnastics club.  Within a year, I have been able to add classes to our schedule, start a local Adult gymnastics competitive team, and teach adults of all ages from 16 to over 65 years old how to do gymnastics.


I have always been passionate about gymnastics, training, fitness, and living a healthy, balanced, active, and fun lifestyle.  Members themselves will share that they experience these same things through Fusion Fit’s programs including Adult Gymnastics and Paddle Fused Fitness.

My Background

Rachel Cantore

  • BS Movement Sciences (concentration in Exercise and Fitness) and Nutrition, minor in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago


  • NESTA Wellness Coach, Nutrition Coach, Fitness Nutrition Coach

  • Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach

  • Metabolic Effect Certified Personal Trainer

  • Metabolic Effect Level 3 Nutrition Coach

  • Next Level Human Metabolic Female

  • PaddleFit Certified Coach

  • Moderation 365 Certified Nutrition Consultant

  • IDEA World Fitness convention 5 time attendee


  • Personal Trainer, over 15 years

  • Gymnastics Coach, over 15 years

  • Competitive club gymnast, USAG level 9, for 15 years

  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness Coaching, cooking instruction, since 2008

  • SUP racer, 3 time 1st place winner

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