“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening and live like it’s heaven on earth.” - William W. Purkey  

Rachel Shanks was born and raised on a small dairy farm in New England and participated in 4-H while helping to run the family farm. She is a graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a degree in Athletic Training. Rachel received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. 

A Regional All-American Field Hockey player and played Field Hockey and Softball at West Chester University she also worked as the head athletic trainer/educator for a non-profit, private boarding school for young, fatherless boys of the military for eight years. 

Rachel has extensive experience in developing ACL preventative programs to help athletes young and old stay healthy and on the field.

She says, "I am passionate about working with athletes and people from all levels of fitness to achieve a phenomenal quality of life through total body wellness."

Rachel enjoys participating in team sports, watching football on Saturdays and Sundays and spending time with rescue dog, Carter.


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