Rachel grew up in Davidson, a small college town in North Carolina that sparked her love of fitness because running, walking or cycling around town was the norm. After spending the past four years studying Science Communications and Education at the University of Richmond, she is excited to stay in RVA to work as an elementary school teacher. When she isn't creating math games or purusing children's books to use with students, she loves to hit the gym or the running trails. A long time runner who is usually training for a marathon or triathlon, she started taking classes at HYB as a way to cross train and fell in love with the positive community. After working as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer throughout college, she is excited to join the HYB team and can't wait to sweat it out on the mat and continue to be inspired by the positive energy HYB members bring to every class!