Athlete / Coach / Kinesiologist
Mentor / Speaker / Writer
Rachel has a large background in sport and competition from Ballet & Circus Arts (contortion) to Swimming, Water Polo, and Rugby. Recently she has competed mainly in CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting.
To date, Rachel's most significant accomplishment has been winning the Canadian Weightlifting Championships in 2016 (69kg weight class).
2011 CrossFit Games - 3rd Place - Team Taranis
2012 CrossFit Open - 8th Place - Canada West
2012 CrossFit Games - 36th Place - Team Taranis
2013 CrossFit Regionals - Qualified Individual, did not compete
2011 Western Canadian Weightlifting Championships - 1st
2011 BC Provincial Championships - 1st
2012 Canadian Championships - 3rd
2012 Western Canadian Championships - 2nd
2012 BC Provincial Championships - 1st
2013 Western Canadian Championships
2013 Canadian Championships - 3rd
2013 BC Provincial Championships - 1st
2014 Arnold Classic - 3rd
2014 Western Canadian Championships
2014 Canadian Championships - 3rd
2014 BC Provincial Championships - 1st
2015 Western Canadian Championships - 2nd
2015 Canadian Championships - 4th
2015 BC Provincial Championships - 1st
2016 Canadian Championships - 1st
2016 Provincial Championships - 1st
2017 Canadian Championships - 3rd
Rachel has been working as a Kinesiologist and Weightlifting Coach since 2013. Her areas of interest range from Olympic-Style Weightlifting to basic strength training, fitness, and rehab.
Coach Rachel has coach junior, senior, and masters Weightlifters from the recreational level to the Provincial and National level.
She also has a passion for 'soul coaching' - teaching women and girls about their own inner strength, and providing them with a means to feel strong both mentally and physically.
Coach Rachel loves public speaking and writing! She has spoken for classes at UVic regarding both Olympic Weightlifting and Career Transitions. She has also spoken for the Canadian Sport School, and YMCA Power of Being a Girl conference. Interested in having her speak for your group, business, or team? Email her!
Rachel also has various opportunities for athlete, coach, and business mentorships. Please email for more information.
Check out her block to see more thoughts on coaching, athletics, life, & lifting!
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