Meet Coach Rachel

“Courage is highly contagious, and bravery to do a Hard Thing in one aspect of your life, quickly spreads to all of your life.” -Ann Voskamp

Rachel Jackson

Rachel Jackson

CONTACT INFO

(469) 356-6392
Rachel@sportspeedlab.com

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Strengths: Youth & Juniors, Strength Training
Coaching since 2014

CERTIFICATIONS

CPR, First Aid & AED
(American Heart Association)
NASM-CPT
USAT Lv1 (Anticipated Sept. 2020)
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies: Education, Religion, Music
(Anticipated March 2021)

When we move forward, a positive chain reaction takes place. We physically change our DNA for the better…

It can be a scary experience for kids and adults alike to take that first step forward to try something new, to overcome that fear of that unknown hard thing.

Excuses that many of us have set in. For 10 years, I was a stay at home mom, wife, and homemaker. I focused so much on my family and household I neglected to take care of myself. In December of 2012, I coded in the ambulance due to respiratory failure. It was from that experience, I had a wakeup call. I was overweight and unhealthy and I wanted to become the healthiest mom possible for my daughter. I spoke to my doctor who told me that due to hypothyroidism, it would mean I needed to work twice as hard as the average woman my age with diet and exercise. I was up for that challenge. In January of 2013, the first step toward my coaching journey began when I joined a boot camp class. It had been years since I had done anything athletic and I was scared because I was so out of shape. By being brave and taking one step forward to better myself, a positive chain reaction took place. Soon after joining the boot camp program, I earned my NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification and then started to assist in teaching the classes. The other boot campers also inspired me to learn how to conquer my fear of swimming and start training for triathlons. It was in 2014 when my journey from training for triathlons, assisting at the boot camp and personal training transitioned to coaching for a youth triathlon program. It is due to all my experiences (especially as at one time, a stay at home mom, a single mom, and a working mom) that I know how to guide others with similar stories including kids that need a little help with courage and bravery.

My Coaching Philosophy

As a coach, it is my joy to guide athletes to meet their goals by teaching them how to grow in body, mind, and spirit. Most usually don’t connect our spiritual life with our physical health. From my years of experience working with youth groups and religious studies, I’ve learned that our spiritual health is just as important as our physical and emotional well-being. The foundation of my coaching philosophy is based on the spiritual, psychological, physiological, and nutritional components which are all kinetically interwoven parts of our lives. It is this connection that ignites the spark within us to move. When we move forward, a positive chain reaction takes place. We physically change our DNA for the better. My philosophy as a coach is to guide and teach my athletes in a creative, patient, and simplistic way. I excel at working with moms and their kids by assessing where they are currently and creating a plan that will move them forward to reach their goals. Each individual is different and needs a custom approach to motivate them. Some may need a gentle hand while others need that tough love. It is my job to understand the athlete’s needs by using a thorough assessment, communication, and feedback. By actively doing the work, I have seen athletes blossom into healthier, more confident people.

My Encouragement To You

“You don’t have to be good at something for it to be good for you.” -Ann Voskamp

What is your why? Maybe it’s to lose weight, be healthier, or to finish your first triathlon. The simplest reason why can have the greatest impact. If you have your health, you have your life. When you are scared to try that new hard thing, I encourage you to just start and remember to have fun. One thing I tell athletes who are anxious about a race or had a rough day before practice is to remember to have fun and do the best they can. We can be our biggest enemy sometimes especially after an injury or major setback in our training and/or our personal lives. My encouragement is, no matter where you are in your journey, regardless of what the numbers tell you, or how you feel that day, celebrate what you have done and what you can do. Do what you can with what you have that day, and be thankful that you get to do it. You may surprise yourself. We never ever know what each day will bring. Tomorrow is a brand-new day and each day is a gift. It is through each step of our journey we learn and grow and make the choice to take the next step to move forward. Whether you are new to the sport of triathlon or just needing some guidance In the middle of your getting fit journey, with thorough communication, and feedback, I am with you through the laughter and tears. I am right there with you to help guide you in taking that next step forward.

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” -Earnest Hemingway

“When you do something you thought you couldn’t do, you realize you can become someone different than you’ve been.” -Ann Voskamp

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rachel

Rachel

CONTACT INFO

(469) 356-6392
Rachel@sportspeedlab.com

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Strengths: Youth & Juniors, Strength Training
Coaching since 2014

CERTIFICATIONS

CPR, First Aid & AED
(American Heart Association)
NASM-CPT
USAT Lv1 (Anticipated Sept. 2020)
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies: Education, Religion, Music
(Anticipated March 2021)

When we move forward, a positive chain reaction takes place. We physically change our DNA for the better…

It can be a scary experience for kids and adults alike to take that first step forward to try something new, to overcome that fear of that unknown hard thing.

Excuses that many of us have set in. For 10 years, I was a stay at home mom, wife, and homemaker. I focused so much on my family and household I neglected to take care of myself. In December of 2012, I coded in the ambulance due to respiratory failure. It was from that experience, I had a wakeup call. I was overweight and unhealthy and I wanted to become the healthiest mom possible for my daughter. I spoke to my doctor who told me that due to hypothyroidism, it would mean I needed to work twice as hard as the average woman my age with diet and exercise. I was up for that challenge. In January of 2013, the first step toward my coaching journey began when I joined a boot camp class. It had been years since I had done anything athletic and I was scared because I was so out of shape. By being brave and taking one step forward to better myself, a positive chain reaction took place. Soon after joining the boot camp program, I earned my NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification and then started to assist in teaching the classes. The other boot campers also inspired me to learn how to conquer my fear of swimming and start training for triathlons. It was in 2014 when my journey from training for triathlons, assisting at the boot camp and personal training transitioned to coaching for a youth triathlon program. It is due to all my experiences (especially as at one time, a stay at home mom, a single mom, and a working mom) that I know how to guide others with similar stories including kids that need a little help with courage and bravery.

My Coaching Philosophy

As a coach, it is my joy to guide athletes to meet their goals by teaching them how to grow in body, mind, and spirit. Most usually don’t connect our spiritual life with our physical health. From my years of experience working with youth groups and religious studies, I’ve learned that our spiritual health is just as important as our physical and emotional well-being. The foundation of my coaching philosophy is based on the spiritual, psychological, physiological, and nutritional components which are all kinetically interwoven parts of our lives. It is this connection that ignites the spark within us to move. When we move forward, a positive chain reaction takes place. We physically change our DNA for the better. My philosophy as a coach is to guide and teach my athletes in a creative, patient, and simplistic way. I excel at working with moms and their kids by assessing where they are currently and creating a plan that will move them forward to reach their goals. Each individual is different and needs a custom approach to motivate them. Some may need a gentle hand while others need that tough love. It is my job to understand the athlete’s needs by using a thorough assessment, communication, and feedback. By actively doing the work, I have seen athletes blossom into healthier, more confident people.

My Encouragement To You

“You don’t have to be good at something for it to be good for you.” -Ann Voskamp

What is your why? Maybe it’s to lose weight, be healthier, or to finish your first triathlon. The simplest reason why can have the greatest impact. If you have your health, you have your life. When you are scared to try that new hard thing, I encourage you to just start and remember to have fun. One thing I tell athletes who are anxious about a race or had a rough day before practice is to remember to have fun and do the best they can. We can be our biggest enemy sometimes especially after an injury or major setback in our training and/or our personal lives. My encouragement is, no matter where you are in your journey, regardless of what the numbers tell you, or how you feel that day, celebrate what you have done and what you can do. Do what you can with what you have that day, and be thankful that you get to do it. You may surprise yourself. We never ever know what each day will bring. Tomorrow is a brand-new day and each day is a gift. It is through each step of our journey we learn and grow and make the choice to take the next step to move forward. Whether you are new to the sport of triathlon or just needing some guidance In the middle of your getting fit journey, with thorough communication, and feedback, I am with you through the laughter and tears. I am right there with you to help guide you in taking that next step forward.

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” -Earnest Hemingway

“When you do something you thought you couldn’t do, you realize you can become someone different than you’ve been.” -Ann Voskamp

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Coach Rachel’s Notable Races

Completed several 5K’s, 10Ks and sprint distance triathlons. Aspiring to complete a Half Marathon, a Half Ironman and ultimately a Full Ironman down the road.