Coach Spotlight: Rachel
We want to welcome Rachel to our team as a new coach. She will be teaching pole in the fall.

Rachel is your typical vegan Newfoundlander with a masters degree in English Literature and a Welding certification. After dabbling with working as a cake decorator and as a movie theater projectionist, she finally discovered her passion for pole dance and pole fitness coaching. 

She is grateful to have the opportunity to share this passion with others, and she finds great satisfaction in helping her students achieve their goals and surpass their own expectations. 

Rachel is committed to lifelong learning, both for her own enrichment and for the betterment of others, and she invites you to join her on her pole journey in the inclusive, wholesome, and safe environment at Iron X Fitness.

We decided to ask her a few questions so you can get to know her better!

What if your favourite food?
Pepper-salt tofu from So Good on Somerset Street.

What got you into pole?
I was captivated by pole dance videos in undergrad 2004-2006 (when I should have been studying)

What are your favourite pole moves?
Jade split, Janeiro, Twisted Ballerina

What is your pet peeve?
Disrespect - for others, for myself, for the community. Put your energy into something positive!

What is your favourite movie?
The Fifth Element

Who is your celebrity crush?
Andy Samberg

Who is your favourite pole star?
Cleo the Hurricane

What is one thing you love about yourself?
My resilience... or My hair. Let's say both.

Do you play an instrument?
I play my vocal cords. That's an instrument, right?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where?
Australia or California: somewhere warm with a strong pole community.

What's your favourite thing about teaching?
Seeing how happy my students are when they successfully accomplish something they didn't think was possible.

Who do you look up to?
My mom and my bosses; I'm lucky to have such strong and independent women in my life.

If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
(If I can't have ""infinite wishes""):
(1) A ridiculous amount of money
(2) A ridiculous amount of strength and flexibility
(3) To live to the ripe age of 133.

What is your favourite season?
Summer! Summer all year please!

Besides Pole, what do you love doing?
I like to knit, sing, sew, read, write, spend quality time with close friends, and also do other kinds of dance sans pole.