About Rachel

Snowbird queenI was drawn to sports and fitness at an early age. At first it was witnessing the body’s amazing athletic abilities and repeatedly finding the body surpassing expectations and achieving whatever the mind desired. In 2001, I become sick. A year later I was diagnosed with late stage Lyme disease. This evolved into both an acute and chronic battle that impacted my life for twelve years. I discovered when my body is ill, exercise functions as a spark to help me reclaim my health. No matter how sick I was, when I exercised (even if it was so much less of what I once did) it gave me a sense of empowerment. Exercise made me realize I could still move and feel healthier and stronger in the moment despite feeling fully exhausted and in pain.

I was a good patient, following doctors orders, taking medications, meditating, believing, doing Iv treatments, trying everything imaginable to get better. Of all the treatments, it was really the exercise that made me feel like I was truly doing something for my body. I wanted my body to work and gradually exercising made me realize it could work and that I could play a more active role in physically getting myself better.

Now, I have the pleasure of both coaching, inspiring, and witnessing the transformation of many individuals as they overcome their own obstacles whether personal, psychological, and or physical. I see them find their own strength, appreciation for their body, and take control of their wellness and lives. My  goal is to make an impact with each individual, inspiring them to be active participants in finding whole body wellness and in achieving their fitness goals.

Experience

I have been a certified personal trainer for over 14 years.  I love people and have a natural connection with those of various backgrounds and ages.  I love the diversity involved in training everyone from the seasoned athlete to those suffering from multiple physical ailments.  I utilize periodicals, workshops, and conferences to bring you the most current information in the field.

Education
University of Massachusetts, B.A. in Psychology (Pre-Med) Summa Cum Laude
Two-time collegiate All-American Rugby Player
Certifications
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-Certified personal trainer
Moms in Motion Specialty Certification-(SCW) Pre/Post natal training certified
American Council of Exercise-(ACE)-Certified in Lifestyle & Weight Management
Sunshine Fitness Resources -Urban Rebounding Instructor
Cross Fit Kettlebell Certification-Level I
SCW Hands on Personal Training Certification
SCW Certified Water Aerobics Instructor
TRX-Suspension Instructor

My daughter, Arianna, trying out snowboarding for the first time!
My daughter, Arianna, trying out snowboarding for the first time!