Raquel Holgado is a qualified and highly motivated personal trainer and fitness coach. Raquel has the highest accreditation in Australia to coach people for running.

Raquel does triathlons and what she likes the most is running. She helps beginners to get into running, setting goals, preparing running programs and training them. She helps runners to improve their running skills, technique, speed and other goals.

Fitness Australia

Raquel is a Member of Fitness Australia, Triathlon Australia & Athletics Australia


Specific Running Qualifications:

  • Running Coach, Athletics Australia (Highest Level)
  • Trail Running Coach, Australia
  • Endurance Sports Certificate, Madrid, Spain
  • Certificate IV (Personal Trainer) Fitness Australia
  • Certificate III (Fitness Instructor) Fitness Australia
  • Nutrition and Weight Management, Sydney, Australia
  • Nutrition and Supplementation, Madrid, Spain  

Some of Raquel´s achievements:

  • Great Wall Marathon, China 2017
  • New York Marathon 2016
  • Sydney City2Surf in 1:01:56 (177 of 34,553 females)
  • Woodford to Glenbrook 2016, 25km trail run in 2:01 hours; 1st in Age Group; 4th Overall
  • ITU Duathlon in Adelaide 2015 represented Spain
  • Sydney Marathon 2014

Some of Raquel´s goals:

  • Melbourne Marathon 2017
  • Tokyo Marathon 2018
  • Sydney City2Surf 2018 in 60 minutes
  • Berlin Marathon 2018
  • ITU Duathlon in Australia representing Spain in 2018


5 Important Tips for Runners

  • Do a biomechanical study before buying new shoes for running so you know what is the best option for you. Some running shops include it as a part of their service.
  • Buy half size bigger for running shoes. When a load is applied to your foot by running, it could get a bit bigger.
  • Include some interval running sessions in your training to improve your running.
  • Try to figure out how much time your digestive system needs to digest food before running. Everybody is different.
  • For a better recovery after running and showering put cold water on your legs.


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BEFORE CHRISTMAS – 5-Saturday endurance sessions!

DETAILS: 45 minutes RUN, JOG or WALK + 45 minutes Strength workout. For experienced runners (experienced runners will be challenged) + beginners (beginners will feel comfortable and motivated).

DATE: Saturday morning

TIME: 7:30am to 9:00am

DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes



$10 per session – 5-Saturday package for 2 people – $50 each (1 person must be a new client)

$15 per session – 5-Saturday package – $75

$20 per session – 3-Saturday package – $60

$25 per session – Single sessions – $25

*Package sessions available for payments before 5th November.

From 6th November to 15th November: Package fee + $10 extra (example: 5-Saturday package – $85)

After 15th November, you will be able to join the workouts paying for single sessions ($25 each)


Saturday 18th November: Sydney Park (RUN/JOG/WALK + INTERVAL workout)

Saturday 25th November: Coogee Beach (RUN/JOG/WALK + STEP workout)

Saturday 2nd December: Coogee Beach (RUN/JOG/WALK + HILL workout)

Saturday 9th December: Maroubra Beach (RUN/JOG/WALK + SAND workout)

Saturday 16th December: Centennial Park (RUN/JOG/WALK + TRAIL workout)


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DETAILS: Improve your running, speed, technique and strength by coming along to this session. Each session is different, challenging, motivating and fun. The session includes running, intervals, cardio, core, technique, hills, steps, stretches and more. Raquel adapts the session to accommodate all levels of fitness. SESSION: Warm up + Group activities + Intervals at the track. Run beginners welcome.

DATE: Monday evenings – JOIN ANYTIME.

TIME: From 6:30pm to 7:30pm

DURATION: 1 hour

LOCATION: ES Marks Athletics Field, Boronia St & Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033


$15 per session – $15 per session

$60 for 5 weeks – $12 per session

$96 for 12 weeks – $8.00 per session

+ $6 entry fee to the track on arrival ($4.50 if purchased online)

*Weekly or monthly packages: Consecutive weeks. Package payments must be paid 1 week prior to the start date.

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Raquel provides everybody coming to her running sessions with an information sheet containing the most popular running races around Sydney + another some interesting and exciting running races around Australia. Some examples:

  • Sydney Morning Herald (May: 7km, 14km, 21km)
  • Sydney City2Surf (August: 14km)
  • Blackmores Sydney Marathon (September: 4km, 9km, 21km, 42km)
  • Glenbrook Trail Marathon (25km, 34km, 42km)

RUNNING PROGRAMS (fee depends on the program)

In addition to her running sessions, Raquel provides a service to prepare your running goals and races for you to do on your own.

PROGRAMS: 3km, 5km, 7km, 10km, 14km, 21km, 25km, and 42km

By coming along to Raquel’s sessions and by following her program you will reach and achieve your goals! You will also get fitter and be stronger!




*To have the benefits of the package fees the payment should be done at least 1 week before the start of the term/month.

*If the person does not attend a training session, the session will be lost.

*Everything included in the package options must be used within that period of time.

*If it rains the sessions are not cancelled and will be under cover.



Personal Trainer Fitness

“Don’t make excuses, make decisions”

Raquel Holgado, Personal Trainer & Coach