RACHEL J.

COMMUNITY EVENTS LEAD + INSTRUCTOR

Hometown: Born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Sunnyvale, California!

Favorite Sactown hangout? For coffee – Identity Coffees. For an evening out – Revolution Wines 

Favorite Quote: “May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave” by Kate Forsyth

What is one goal that you’re currently working on?  Washing and putting away my dishes after every meal. If you know me, I DESPISE doing house chores and dishes is at the top of the list of chores to avoid. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Kindergarten teacher. 

Three things you can’t live without: My people, getting a sweat on and red wine.

Beach, mountains, or big city, and why?  I’m the most at peace when I’m sitting on a beach, feet in the sand, listening to the crashing of the waves and starring at the vastness of the ocean.

Favorite guilty pleasure: It’s a toss up between nachos and hip-hop music!

Describe the music in your class: The exact opposite of what you would expect….heavy beats, big drops and a whole lot of heart!

If you could meet three people dead or alive, who would it be? Dr. Dre, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa.

Who has influenced you the most?  The women who impacted my life during my most influential years are my Aunt Clary and Jeannine Nieweg. Their wisdom, loyalty, grace and honesty are qualities I try to exude on daily basis.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their life? Travel to a location out of your comfort zone.

Who are your top 3 musical artists of all time? Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris, and U2.

Pick a Brad: Pitt, Cooper or Paisley? Cooper

Pick a Jennifer: Lawrence, Aniston or Lopez? Aniston

Describe your class: A workout driven by passion and strong beats; my class will challenge you to let yourself go, build your strength and ride towards your very best self.

Why TEAMride? From day one (for me, that was 5+ years ago), TEAMride has always been more than just a work out. It is a community built on strength, determination, positivity and love.

How do you want to feel when you’re 100 years old? I want to feel like I lived my life to the fullest, gave to others and tried everything I had ever hoped to and dreamed of.

What’s the most useful thing you own? Although, it is a new discovery, the most useful thing I own is hands down My Calm Blanket. This therapeutic weighted blanket makes me feel safe, comfortable and relaxed, like being in a cocoon!

If you were a character added to a TV show, which show would you join? Will & Grace

What was the best invention in the last 50 years? The Mac Book – not a day goes by that I don’t use it (think playlists, events, email, TEAMride website, etc.) 

What is one thing you ALWAYS have in your fridge/pantry? Wine. 

Would you rather time travel to the past or the future? Future.

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