Your Aussie mate, the Thunder from Down Under…however you like to refer to her, Rachael is a force to be reckoned with. From working as an international professional dancer, to residing in the UK and taking the health and wellness space by storm, Rachael is passionate about movement, and loves fueling that fire and excitement within Echelon members.
Rachael’s Fitness Journey
Growing up, Rachael trained in numerous styles of dance. As soon as she left school, she began working in the performing industry, not only in Australia, but she was lucky enough to travel and work in America, Macau and Hong Kong before making the move to London, where she transitioned into the world of health and fitness.
A holistic approach to health was ingrained from a young age, and Rachael strives to encourage and teach everyone she comes in contact with to nourish, appreciate, and train themselves in the same way. Understanding and being in tune with your body is key, and no matter what stage you are at in your fitness journey, there is always a goal to work towards.
What Does Rachael Bring to Echelon?
As an ex-dancer, music is key! Expect great tunes from all eras and styles, all out energy, and of course dance breaks in between intervals. Rachael is meticulous about technique, and will drill correct form into you before increasing intensity. She believes that you must move correctly first to minimise the risk of injury before increasing intensity. The aim isn’t to ‘beast’ yourself and leave your bike feeling defeated, but rather progressively overload to become stronger, fitter, and excited to train again.
Rachael’s Advice for New Members
“If it is your first time on the bike, ease yourself in gently and don’t be too hard on yourself. When learning a new skill you have to start at the beginning and gradually increase. Incorporating working out into your life is not a sprint, it is a lifestyle and a habit you want to continue, so start small and enjoy the journey!”