Meet Rachel

Rachel Goransson

Owner / Instructor

As a ballet dancer, Rachel was introduced to Pilates as a form of cross training and injury prevention. She fell in love with it immediately and worked to incorporate Pilates into her daily regimen. She attributes her relatively injury-free career to Pilates and has enjoyed performing professionally with the Mercyhurst Dancers, Lake Erie Ballet, and the Nashville Ballet.

Rachel has always had an interest in the human body in addition to maintaining optimal performance as a dancer. As an instructor, she strives to teach her students to work with their own individual bodies, and to make every exercise personal to each student's needs. She has extensive experience working with students with chronic pain, joint replacement (knee and hip), osteopenia and osteoporosis, low back issues, neck and shoulder issues, and more.

Now as a mom to two rambunctious little girls, Rachel specializes in teaching pre and postnatal Pilates. She understands the physical, mental and emotional transformation that takes place when having a baby. She wants every mom to feel her best throughout her pregnancy and beyond!

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercyhurst College and her comprehensive Pilates Certification with Balanced Body. She is a certified Perinatal Pilates Professional through Pregnancy Pilates Impact Academy under the direction of Alison Marsh.