Rachael is originally from Jamestown, NY and received her BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance from Point Park University. Through recovery of an eating disorder Rachael learned that it’s vital for each individual to be their own advocate for personal health and wellness. This knowledge allowed her to shift focus from performance on stage to human performance and quality of life. Today Rachael is an NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, nationally certified personal trainer and nutritional consultant and athlete. She is Head of Wellness for the Debbie Reynolds Scholarship where she conditions and mentors dancers striving to succeed as professionals. Together they work to bridge the gap between artistry and athleticism. Rachael is the creator of Vélos, a fitness program launched and taught in Sherman Oaks. She is a coach for Orangetheory Los Angeles, Personal Trainer at Moti Physiotherapy, contributing writer for “Living Fit Now,” a corporate trainer and educator, a Legacy Ambassador for lululemon, and an ambassador for Girls on the Run LA. Rachael’s work is rooted in her love of human connection, and offers the tools necessary for a strong mind and body. She values the choice to “show up” especially when the odds are stacked against, and believes awareness, education and action are our power. That power creates change.