Asset 19 angle-down-bold angle-left-bold angle-right-bold angle-up-bold Asset 10 certifications Asset 14 close-bold close Asset 8 Asset 12 menu Asset 18 Asset 17 Asset 6 Asset 16 Asset 9 Asset 15 Asset 11 Asset 13

Cortney Raubenstine

ACE Personal Trainer


ACE Profiles |  Cortney Raubenstine

Growing up I was always thin and even had a hard time gaining weight. Since I was thin already, I never put much thought into exercise or being healthy. That is until I went off to college. The first girl I befriended had ran track in high school and was very fit. The one day I went to the gym with her and it was a total wake up call. I could barely run a mile and barely do 10 crunches. It opened my eyes to realize that just because your thin doesn't make you fit.

I worked out regularly throughout college, but didn't know much of what I was doing. After college is when I became bored with my workouts and I wasn't seeing results. I asked a guy friend who was knowledgable to teach me how to strength train. After a couple months I began to see results and was getting stronger. I loved every moment of exercising and pushing myself and it became my passion.

I began to really educate myself on fitness and healthy eating and it became a lifestyle for me. People started coming to me for advice and I would train some friends for fun and that's when it hit me; I said to myself "this is what I should be doing with my life." So a few months later, I was an ACE certified personal trainer and began my new career journey. There is no greater feeling then to help people become healthier and more active. It's such a rewarding job and i'm so blessed to be able to spread my passion to others.

I think it's so important for people to understand it doesn't matter your shape or size, you can do anything you put your mind to. I hope to inspire my clients and others by leading by example. I believe that when it comes to a healthy lifestyle it's all about balance. Eat healthy most of the time, exercise, get enough sleep, relax etc... but still enjoy life. That means you'll indulge in your favorite deserts and miss workouts occasionally and that's okay! Every person should find what works for them because we're all different. The most important thing is making those things a part of your daily routine. We're only given one body, so we need to take care of it the best we can!


Learn More About Cortney Raubenstine »

  • Brian Crombie


    My name is Brian Crombie and I'm an ACE Certified Personal Trainer from Portsmouth, N.H. I wanted to share a success story from one of my clients, Marianne Pernold:"Stage I breast cancer cam...

    See More »
  • Virginie Breuer


    I was a 35 year old successful restaurant manager and I was proud of the fact that I had never worked out in my life! I was overweight but I did not know my weight as I always refused to weigh myse...

    See More »
  • Kimmy Addison

    Pittsburgh, PA

    I have personally struggled with body image issues my entire life. I've been overweight and I have also been anorexic. Regardless of how I looked, I was never satisfied with my body, even at my low...

    See More »

ACE Recommends

Check out related ACE articles designed to help you on your journey to health and fitness.

Is Tabata All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Is Tabata All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Tabata, a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is one of the hottest trends in fitness right now, with legions of... continue »

Five Full-Body Exercises That'll Challenge Your Fitness

Five Full-Body Exercises That'll Challenge Your Fitness

Looking for some new exercises to add to your routine? Check out these five time-efficient exercises that will strengthen the... continue »

He Cut His Body Fat in Half and Now Coaches Others To Weight-loss Success

He Cut His Body Fat in Half and Now Coaches Others To Weight-loss Success

We’re all inspired by stories of people who dramatically alter their lives by successfully losing large amounts of weight. Bu... continue »

Get More from ACE

Sign up to receive fitness tips, workouts, healthy recipes and other wellness resources.