Rachel Wilson was born and raised in Washington, DC, where she played high school varsity basketball, volleyball, and ran track. After high school, Rachel moved to Philadelphia to play Division I women’s basketball at the University of Pennsylvania. After she graduated from Penn, Rachel moved to New York City and taught 8th grade English in the Bronx, New York for two years. During this time, Rachel received her Master of Science in Education at Pace University. Shortly thereafter, Rachel attended law school at the University of Michigan Law School. While in Ann Arbor, Rachel fell in love with barre classes and took classes practically every day of the week, sometimes twice a day!
After law school, Rachel returned to D.C. to work for a higher education non-profit association. During this time, she also taught barre classes for over two years at D.C.’s first barre studio, B.fit. Rachel trained new teachers at B.fit and at Richmond Barre, as well as provided ongoing training to instructors. Rachel moved to Columbus, Ohio in late 2013 to work for a non-profit organization. In 2014, she founded barre-OM™ (www.barre-OM.com) which is used by various studios throughout Columbus.
Rachel is a RYT 200 yoga instructor and is also certified to teach indoor cycling and Lagree Fitness. Rachel’s other interests include yoga, going to the movies, rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, and spending time with her friends and family.