Anchor is a new app/website that is like the Twitter for audio. We are going to put out some content related to CrossFit, nutrition, and fitness in general for both our members specifically and the greater population out there. Pretty soon you’ll also be able to find us where you get your regular podcasts (e.g….
Rachel’s love of fitness was not immediate. Growing up, Rachel was obese and sedentary, and if you asked her 10 years ago where she thought she’d be, she never would have imagined that she would be an avid CrossFitter with a love for fitness and health. After battling with her weight from the age of 7, Rachel decided that something needed to change. At the age of 14, with the help of her family and doctor, she made the necessary lifestyle changes to get her life on the path to health that it is today. During this journey, she lost 85 pounds and found a passion for exercise, nutrition, and being active!
After her weight loss journey, Rachel was driven to become stronger, healthier, and fitter, instead of living as “skinny fat.” Rachel had been dancing around her basement doing exercise videos from Insanity and P90x, and biking in her quest for fitness. When she got bored of this, she walked into her first CrossFit class and it was love at first WOD! As a senior in high school, Rachel developed a love for exercise and found a second home and family in the box. Through her CrossFit journey, Rachel learned valuable skills and decided to change her career path, deciding to pursue a degree in Health and Exercise Physiology which has only increased her passion for exercise and the pursuit of knowledge.
Now, Rachel is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Physiology with concentrations in Wellness Education and Human Performance Assessment. She is looking forward to pursuing a Master of Science in Human Performance and Nutrition Studies in the near future. Rachel enjoys sharing this knowledge with others and helping individuals in their journey to health and wellness! Rachel believes that no matter what your circumstances in life may be, CrossFit can have a profound impact on your overall outlook on life. Outside of the gym, Rachel enjoys playing the guitar, drums, and piano; hiking; playing with her dogs; baking; traveling; and learning new things everyday. She also has a passion for working with overweight and obese children, and has had the great privilege of working with this population at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as an exercise physiologist and group activity leader.
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Wabi-sabi is Japanese term for being real, for finding beauty in imperfection. We are real people with real imperfections. We have real jobs and real families. We are not elite professional athletes who have all day to train. We are tight on time and need the most effective, efficient exercise program to be healthy for…