Is a fully certified STOTT(TM) Pilates instructor and completed her training at Bodycenter Studios in Seattle. She was born and raised in the Seattle but found her love for Pilates over 3 years ago while living in Southern California. During an emotionally challenging time of her life she discovered Pilates and all of its healing benefits, both physical and mental. While spending last spring in Spain, living with her sister, she continued to do Pilates and realized how important and therapeutic it had become for her in her everyday life. That was when she decided to change the course of her life, both career as a speech therapist and home in California, to move to back to Seattle and train to become a Pilates instructor. Working as a speech therapist she found very rewarding and wanted to expand that concept to the mind/body connection and share that powerful feeling that she found through her Pilates practice. Rachel has traveled all over the world, immersing herself in new cultures, meeting new people, and through these experiences feels like she has learned a lot of skills that help her easily connect with people from all walks of life. Rachel has become more and more passionate about the profession as she learns about the human body and what it is capable of. Programming individual exercise plans to suit each client's needs and helping them reach their goals is something she takes pleasure in. Pilates is for everyone and can be used to accomplish different kinds of exercise goals ranging from strength to flexibility. Pilates can be both rehabilitative and preventative and work in conjunction with other exercise programs like strength training, dancing, tennis etc. Rachel is excited to share her knowledge and help her clients realize all of the wonderful benefits Pilates has to offer.