I am in my 50’s and have worked a desk job for too many years. As a result, I frequently suffered from shoulder and lower back pain. I also had been steadily gaining weight due to the majority of my exercise being only on the weekends and steadily losing muscle mass.
I have had a few personal trainers over the past few years and have also spent quite a bit of money on physical therapists. Unfortunately, none of them were able to stop the pain I was feeling, and in fact, the personal trainers increased my shoulder pain. By the time I found Rachel at Union Studio I felt discouraged and ‘old’ for my age due to all the pain.
Working out with Rachel is amazing! She solved my lower back and shoulder issues quickly through effective stretching techniques and ensuring proper form during yoga and strength exercises. I never feel I am pushed too hard and Rachel adjusts my workouts to whatever my body/mind can manage each day. I love that I never get bored; I never know if I am going to do Yoga, Pilates or a workout created just for me with lighter weights or TRX—or anything from her “closet of surprises”! Rachel is funny, kind, and very careful with her clients. She will push you but never too much. I feel amazing and very lucky to have found Rachel and Union Studio.