RACHAEL BRIDGENS! 12 Sep 2013
Favorite City: Hermosa
Beach and The Outer Banks hold a special place in her heart
Favorite Lithe Workout: Rock Steady and Thinny
Favorite Lithe Exercise: CCS Cardio from Rock Steady and Barlesque
How'd she land a spot on the Lithe team?: Rachael is athletic, strong, spirited and fun. She has a lovely presence and her sweet, sunny personality really shines on the mat; she kicks butt with a smile! As an ex- cheerleader, she competed nationally for her high school, and on an all-star team. Over the past four months Rachael has developed an eye for poor form...I doubt she'll allow slacking or stalling in her classes!
Other Job: Office Manager at a Mainline Pilates Studio
Enjoys: Lemon drop martinis, dining al fresco, reading the end of novels before finishing the first chapter, Mexican food (guacamole!), dabbling in new hobbies (the hobbies du jour are tennis and Italian), iced coffee with raw sugar, US Weekly, stock piling birthday cards years in advance, BYOBs, Halloween costumes, bouldering in National Parks, solving all problems through Google search, frozen yogurt toppings, and colorful converse sneakers.
What you wouldn’t know just by looking at her: She spent years living in California and considers sunny SoCal her second home. While out west, she picked up a degree in Peace Studies and cheerfully embodied all stereotypes, including lots of homemade tie dye! When she moved back east she thought she was destined to be miserably cranking out sets in a traditional gym. Discovering Lithe was total a game changer for her. The incredibly fun, challenging and variety of classes made her excited to work out for the first time ever and kept her coming back for more! She is fascinated by medicine and spent time in Central America volunteering at pop-up rural clinics. She used to live by the ocean and loves all water sports (especially paddle boarding), although she can barely swim and hates fish. An ex vegetarian, she fell off the wagon while eating a salad at a Brazilian steakhouse. Even though she’s now a raging carnivore, she is still super uncomfortable cooking meat and always ends up microwaving her chicken. She’s the oldest of three look-alike girls, so if you see her in class with bad form, it’s probably a sister. Her tan is always fake and her favorite color is bright.
Out-take image of Rachael wearing Lithe's Spur Skirt via Dom and Rachael in Wide Second in T at Instructor Training via Lauren