- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- ACE- Certified Personal Trainer
- Brand X Method Kids Trainer
- CPR/AED Red Cross Certified
I was first introduced to CrossFit during the summer of 2012. After competitively swimming for 10 years, I was searching for something else to challenge me physically, but had no idea where CrossFit would eventually take me. I was looking for something different than the average cardio and weightlifting machines. In the beginning, I definitely questioned the program, the workouts, and myself. CrossFit’s programs are the opposite of swimming’s programs and it was difficult to adjust to, especially being a woman in the fitness industry. Throughout the years, “thin was in”.
Well not for me, muscular shoulders and back was something that would never go away. I initially lacked mental strength. However, the time finally came when I no longer cared what others thought. I now value the emphasis and importance and beauty of being strong and never letting anyone or anything hold me back.
I love CrossFit because it pushes my limits, both mentally and physically. I learn something new about myself every day at the gym. Good and/or bad. CrossFit allows us to always set new goals and continuously learn and improve. You eat well, train hard, and push yourself to challenge those around you. It has helped me understand and appreciate the process needed to achieve goals, not only in the gym, but in life. The biggest joy is to be able help others love this lifestyle and show them how it can improve their overall health and well-being.
Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northern Michigan University.