Testimonials

Distinguished Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Leda Cosmides, Ph.D
“Rachel is one of the two or three best teachers I have had in my life, in any subject—academic, athletic, or musical."
Distinguished Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Classical Pianist
Bridget Hough, DMA
"As a professional classical pianist, I was suffering from upper body stress and fatigue. Rachel designed fitness sessions geared precisely for my needs and level of fitness. Over the course of a few months I noticed radical improvement not only in my core strength, but also in my upper back and arms. I was able to reach an entirely new level of fitness without ever overtaxing my muscles which might have compromised some of my musical performances. She is incredibly competent, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She made working out fun and enjoyable while also pushing me to my highest potential."
Classical Pianist
Concert Violist
Jonathan Morgan, DMA
"I trained with Rachel for the better part of 3 years and she is a consummate expert in so many varieties of functional movement, physical fitness, and mind/body integration through constructive and positive awareness. Rachel took me, a lopsided hunch-backed couch potato without any knowledge of functional movement, and taught me how to feel capable, strong, and knowledgeable about how to activate and coordinate my mind and body in and out of the gym. Through Rachel's instruction, I finally understood what the term "self care" actually means, which I've now integrated into my daily yoga practice and have experienced transformative results - I owe this to her."
Concert Violist
Former Global Director of Research and Design at Humanscale
George Kordaris
“You were able to help me understand my body better and I feel better for the experience.”
Former Global Director of Research and Design at Humanscale
Concert Violist
Jake P.
“Great knowledge of training required to maintain a healthy, injury free musician lifestyle.”
Concert Violist
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Michael Nguyen
"I was interested in starting Crossfit but felt that I wasn’t quite in shape or ready for the Crossfit classes. I ended up doing one and one sessions with Rachel for a couple of months. We discussed some of my goals and she was able to develop programming specific to my needs. One of the things I was lacking was my mobility and since day one of sessions she would incorporate mobility into our sessions. It was very invaluable and she literally was the base and foundation to my Crossfit goals. It’s kind of crazy to see the progress I have made since then, all because of the values she instilled in me. Thanks Coach!"
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Wildland Firefighter for the Forest Service
Terra Perkins
"It was a pleasure to work with someone who really listen to my fitness goals and come up with a program to fit my specific needs. She is flexible and professional (always getting back to me when I had questions and would frequently check-in to see how I was doing). She was even able to coach me remotely when I returned to work, assigning detailed workouts and personalized videos. She is an amazing coach and amazing person. She will be there to support you with whatever fitness journey you pursue."
Wildland Firefighter for the Forest Service
(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)