You may already be aware that today is Rachel’s last day coaching at CrossFit London. Rachel has been with CFL for 5 years and SE11 since it’s inception, and is a familiar and friendly face at both gyms; it is a sad farewell we say to her today.
As our resident aerialist, Rachel is always the Queen of upper-body strength; someone whose muscle-ups were the envy of all and the go-to coach for anyone who was still searching for that elusive pull-up. She ran the very successful Ropes and Rings class for many years, before more recently taking on the CrossFit Gymnastics and Skills class; I suspect there’s a large proportion of our members who were taught to climb a rope by Rachel.
The thing we will miss most about Rachel is her wit, humour and pleasant nature. You won’t find a friendlier coach this side of ‘The North’ and you’ll be hard-pressed to remember a day when she was grumpy or short-tempered; always with a smile on her face and a tongue-in-cheek eye-roll when someone did something stupid.
You’ll see Rachel around, both at CFL and SE11, for the remainder of the Open and she’s, of course, always welcome her back to show off while upside-down.
But a picture paints a thousand words, so I’ll let some Rachel snaps do the rest of the speaking.