Before Rachel made the gym her second home, she grew up in Las Vegas playing competitive club and varsity soccer. She received a full-ride scholarship to play at Treasure Valley Jr. College in Ontario, Oregon. After completing her AA degree, Rachel came to Reno to continue her soccer career at UNR and ended up playing on the UNR Women’s Rugby Club for 2 years.
It was during the rugby off-season where she learned to train and create strength & conditioning programs, which lead to her passion for the gym, health, and fitness. After completing a B.A. in Secondary Education & History, Rachel pursued becoming a certified personal trainer through NASM. She has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2010 and has also become certified as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), and TRX Level 2 Qualified trainer.