Owner, Head Trainer
Rachel Speck was born in Carlisle, PA where she started dancing ballet at 3 years old at one of the best ballet schools in the world, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. At the young age of 15, she moved to Miami all by herself to dance and train at Miami City Ballet. Rachel performed an abundance of classical works and Balanchine ballets throughout her schooling and professional career. Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is one of the only ballet schools in the world with the rights to perform George Balanchine’s works. Rachel has had the opportunity to perform Balanchine’s Nutcracker every year from the time she was 5, and has danced almost every role from an Angel to the Sugar Plum Fairy and everything in between.
Other Balanchine works she’s performed include, Diamonds, Walpurgisnacht, La Valse, Raymonda Variations, Seranade, Who Cares, Allegro Brilliant, Concerto Barocco, A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Don Quixote, and Divertamento to name a few. She has also had the opportunity to perform many Marius Petipa works which include the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, one of the 3 slave girls in Le Corsaire, Giselle, Coppelia, and more. Rachel was put on pointe at only 7 years old which normally isn’t recommended, but she was extremely strong and ready. A lot of these roles she performed at only 9 years old on pointe.
After Rachel retired from dancing professionally, her biggest fear was becoming out of shape and losing her ballerina strength and tone. She quickly got into the fitness word and became a certified personal trainer and continued her certifications with Pilates, group fitness, and nutrition. Rachel taught and trained at numerous gyms in Miami which include Crunch, Ironflower, Equinox, Sobe Fit Body, and Ultimate Sports Institute to name a few. In the midst of teaching at different studios, Rachel decided to start her own fitness company, Speck Fitness, in 2011. In the beginning, it was just a private personal training company, but over the years it’s evolved into so much more. From private training, to bootcamps, to classes, to ballet classes and private lessons, to dance conditioning, to a fitness brand with apparel, equipment, and three DVDs, to now having a permanent home in Weston inside Ultimate Sports Institute as a professional ballet school and fitness studio.
Rachel is also the creator of the world-famous workout, Tendu Toning®️. When she retired from dancing and got into the fitness world, she realized that strength training actually made her a stronger dancer. Her whole life though she was taught that weights and working out was bad for dancers, so this was something she needed to share with other dancers. She began creating a workout blending ballet moves with fitness moves to help dancers get stronger in the things they do every day, but without bulking the wrong muscles. She also noticed that all of the exercises helped her fitness clients achieve long, lean muscles like a dancer. She named the workout, Tendu Toning®️ to show the fusion of ballet and fitness since tendu is one of the most basic ballet steps you can do. There are now three Tendu Toning®️ DVDs/videos available, a certification program, equipment, apparel, and of course classes and private classes for adults and dancers of all ages. Rachel is the real deal when it comes to ballet and real ballet training.
Arielle started dancing at the age of 3. She trained in all styles of dance at her studio, Dance Attack Miami under the direction of John Culbertson and Cookie Ramos. Her credits include performances with The Jonas Brothers, Ricky Martin, Demi Lovato, Luis Fonsi, Anuel AA, Maluma, and 2 world tours with Ozuna. Her TV credits include the VMA’s, Latin Billboards, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and most recently Super Bowl LIV where she worked as Shakira’s stand-in and danced alongside Shakira in the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Beth’s background in dance and cheer led her to enjoy group fitness classes. Twenty-two years ago, her instructors encouraged Beth to become an instructor and the rest is history. She finds it very rewarding to help others overcome injuries and reach their goals while enjoying fun yet intensive workout programs.
Certifications and workshops:
AFAA Primary Fitness Instructor
AFAA Personal Trainer
YMCA Aquatic Fitness
YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant
Mat Science I & II
Group Resistance Training
Practical Yoga Instructor Training
TRX Group Fitness Training
Instructor Training Performance Pilates
Fitlife Reebok Core Pilates
“If you expend your energy, it comes back to you in abundance.”
“No one was ever upset that they went to the gym.”
“Work hard, play hard.”
Addison was born in South Florida and began dancing at 3. Almost immediately she fell in love with classical ballet which has been her primary focus and passion ever since her first dance class. Addison has been dancing at Speck Fitness since 2018 and attends the prestigious North Broward Preparatory School on a dance scholarship, where she focuses on ballet, and many other genres of dance including contemporary, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop. For the past several years Addison has attended summer intensive training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Addison is the youngest certified Tendu Toning instructor and loves to train people of all ages and experience.