"I was uncomfortable in my body, never sitting or standing still for any length of time without moving or stretching. I had broken several bones, sliced 2 tendons in my foot and ended up with a twist in my pelvis. Pilates totally changed my life. I have learned much about the body and movement by understanding how my own body works, heals, and stays healthy."
Each person is unique, but the principles of movement remain the same. For every movement, it is important to understand the fundamentals: which muscles stabilize and mobilize your bones. Rachel ensures that each and every client is taught to connect with their body and control their movements. She is an active and attentive teacher, observing and correcting everyone in her class for proper, controlled movements.
"Little corrections make the biggest difference when the exercises are performed. If we are conscious of the way we move and how we hold ourselves erect our posture will improve to help alleviate pain and discomfort.
"I love what I do! Let me help you here in Vinton in the Roanoke, VA area."
AFAA aerobic training certified in Buffalo, NY & taught macrobiotic cooking classes
Instructed aerobics, taught macrobiotic cooking & nutritional counseling in New Zealand
IDEA/ACE certified as an aerobic trainer in Toronto, Canada
Opened her first home Pilates studio & began to study at On Center Conditioning (later becoming BASI) with Rael Isacowitz. She attended several workshops with Moria Stott in LA. During which time, she went to England to visit the Alan Herdman Studio. She also went to several other prominent studios while in England.
Moved to Toronto, Canada for 4 months to attend the Stott Pilates Master Training course where she obtained a certification as an advanced Stott Pilates Instructor on the mat and all equipment.
Received a certification as a Stott Certified Instructor Trainer.
Opened a Pilates Studio & Stott Instructor Training center in Leucadia, CA
ACE certified personal trainer
Received Level II Gyrotonic tower training with Lisa Marie Goodwin Rice
Pfilates certified (Pilates for pelvic floor strengthening)
Align Barre certified & began Stott Stability Barre training
Melt Method Hand and Foot Instructor certified
Relocated to the Roanoke Valley area in Roanoke, VA opening a small personalized studio in the town of Vinton, VA