Rachel found herself at her first CrossFit class in the fall of 2011 in her birthplace of New Jersey, but now she happily calls Fishtown and Novem her home. Before all of that, however, Rachel found her jam as a Yogi. Growing up a performer, an athletic life didn’t really come into play until college, where she balanced school, working two jobs, and performing. Through an unexpected work of fate, Rachel fell into a yoga practice that changed the way she thought about the body and she never looked back. In 2009, she completed a 230-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification. In 2010, she got herself certifications in Mat Pilates through Balanced Body University, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga for Athletes and Recovery. She has dedicated a lot of time in the past 6 years furthering her knowledge by attending extensive workshops in Yin Yoga, Rehabilitative Yoga, Anatomy and Physiology, and Functional Mobility. Rachel learned that—although yoga is her sweet spot—working with the body is her calling. Thus in 2011, Rachel joined her first CrossFit Gym and then began teaching Yoga and Mobility at three different CrossFit locations. Finally home at Novem, Rachel is so happy to bring her niche-knowledge to this wonderful family of coaches. Along with coaching, Rachel plans to regularly compete in both Weightlifting Competitions as well at CrossFit throw-downs alongside fellow Members to represent the awesomeness that is Novem Nation.
• E-RYT 500 (2009)
• Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor (CPYT 2010)
• Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT 2010)
• AED/CPR Certified
• CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2016)