Rachel trained with Debby Orlando from Park View Pilates, a program that is highly recognized and created by Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel who established The Pilates Center (Boulder, CO). The program is very extensive and focuses on observation hours, practice teaching hours, knowing and performing the exercises, exams, and anatomy which helps create well rounded Pilates instructors. After completing her 600 hour certification she passed the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) exam which recognizes her as a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher.

The PMA is the professional association for Pilates teachers. The mission of the PMA is to promote and perpetuate the teachings of Joseph H and Clara Pilates. In order to become PMA certified Rachel passed an exam administered by a third party after meeting the requirements of 450 training hours of lecture self study, assisted teaching hours, and knowledge and skill of mat and all apparatus (chair, tower, Cadillac, reformer, barrels, and many more accessories).

Rachel became a Pilates instructor to help others in more ways than one. Rachel’s goal is for clients to leave a Pilates class feeling relaxed and empowered in their own bodies. Rachel loves teaching Pilates because it helps clients understand how their body moves, and connects them with their mind and spirit. She has personally seen it improve her posture, give balance and grace, relieve stress and bring calm, and help with running.