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Abby Rike  

Contestant on NBC's "The Biggest Loser"; Inspirational Speaker on Health, Wellness & Overcoming the Greatest Odds

Abby Rike Rockenbaugh, a loyal, hard working, lover of life, faced an unfathomable tragedy in October 2006 when her beloved husband, 5 ½-year-old daughter and 2 ½-week-old son were killed in a fatal car crash. With God’s grace, she chose to forge ahead in her new life.

Following the wreck, Abby graduated with a Master’s of Education degree maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Deciding there was more living to do in this life, in May of 2009, God led Abby on a very public journey of healing and wellness.

Abby began her journey on NBC’s hit reality series “The Biggest Loser.” In the years following, Abby has had the privilege of sharing the many lessons she learned along the way with hundreds of corporations, hospitals, churches, grief groups, universities, and schools.

Abby feels blessed to have had the opportunity to realize God’s grace full circle and feels compelled to share with others what she experienced firsthand. The Biggest Loser served as the catalyst to jumpstart her back in to living, and Abby feels like the best has just begun. She continues her healthy lifestyle and vigor for life and is a living example that even in your darkest hour, there is always hope!

Speech Topics


Working It Out: How Health and Wellness Promotes Mind, Body, and Soul Healing

This 45 to 60 minute multimedia presentation focuses on whole health. Participants are challenged to look at their lives through a different “lens” to change their perspective on health. Participants are presented with actionable steps to take home to be equipped and empowered to live a healthier life.

Working It Out: Finding hope, in your darkest hour

This 30 to 60 minute multimedia presentation focuses on how faith allows us to get through even the hardest times. Participants see first hand how God’s grace has allowed Abby to move forward despite hideous circumstances. Audience members leave with a sense of hope that they too can know the healing found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Working It Out: Creating an environment for teacher and student success

This 45 to 60 minute multimedia presentation is geared for Educators including: administrators, teachers, and support staff. Audience members are challenged to see the world from a new perspective. With current demands on educators, sometimes students get lost in the shuffle. The goal of this presentation is for participants to be empowered to make the ripple effect of their lives great.

Working It Out: Do you want to be healed?

This 45 to 60 minute multimedia presentation provides the biblical basis for grieving. Participants are tasked with asking themselves the hard questions so they can move forward in the grieving process.

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