Saying Goodbye to Coach Rachel
Hey CrossFit 416,
It’s with great sadness that I write this blog post to announce that Rachel will be stepping away from coaching at CrossFit 416.
Imagine waking every day at 5am, walking to a dark gym, and being radiant enough to light up a room. That’s what a coach does, and Rachel is a shining example of a Coach.
Rach was hired as the first full-time employee at CrossFit 416 and has been instrumental in growing the gym to where it is today. She did her job professionally, with empathy, and with a huge heart.
Rach came to us back in 2012 while working as a personal trainer, looking to try CrossFit. Her intro workout was a combination of running, squatting, push-ups and pull-ups. It’s hard to imagine now, but she did those push-ups on her knees, and used a green band for the pull-ups. She quickly began to excel as an athlete, but shined even brighter as part of the community.
During her time at 416, Rach wore a lot of hats. She coached, ran specialty programs, events, competitions, and challenges; she designed the class programming, and focused on helping the coaches deliver the best class experience for our members.
Smiling, laughing, and dancing would best describe one of Rachel’s classes. Her enthusiasm, dedication, and breadth of knowledge is what makes her such an incredible coach.
We could not be prouder to have had her on our team for this long. We’re gonna miss her, but will cherish all of the amazing memories we had. This is more of a “see you later” than “goodbye”, as she will still continue to be part of our community as an athlete.
We will be hosting a “thank you” WOD for Rach at 12:30pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome.