Meet Rachael, our Mom of the Month! Rachael is married to Troy and Mom to Kirby (9), Mattie (4) and Penny (3). When Rachael isn't spending time with her adorable family she is an incredibly talented photographer. Rachael and her husband not only own and operate Rach Loves Troy- a KY, SC and GA based photography and videography business but they are the talent behind the lense too! Rachael is also part of the F4MLOU team. She is one of our amazing Strides instructors and Content Creator.
Rachael began her journey with F4MLOU during the winter of 2019 and dove right in. She became a regular at Strides and signed up for her first session of Body Well shortly after! Rachael has completed multiple rounds of Body Well, Body Well minis and Run Club. Rachael is focused to meet her goals but never stops encouraging and inspiring others to reach theirs at the same time too.
Rachael, you radiate positivity in everything you do and our village is very grateful for you!
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Tell us about your family. My husband Troy and I got married very young! We’ve been married 14 years. He was a Marine and we lived all over and basically grew up together. We have 3 little girls. Kirby is 9, Mattie is 4 and Penny is 3. We moved back to our hometown of Louisville 3 years ago.
Current/Previous career. I am and basically always have been a Photographer. I own my own business and focus primarily on weddings but have really enjoyed getting back into photographing families at this stage in our life.
What was your childhood ambition? I actually wanted to be an attorney?! so far off from the path I actually took.
What does motherhood mean to you? It’s literally the BEST And hardest thing I’ve ever done all at the same time. I try to have a laid back easy breezy attitude with them and not take any of it too seriously.
What is the furthest you have been away from home? Ireland! Troy and I went just the two of us when my oldest was 4. We had never really had a real honeymoon.
How did you find FIT4MOM? Cassie! Her mother in law was my high school art teacher. We were moving home from SC and I knew I needed a way to find some mama friends.
How has FIT4MOM changed your life? Can I say in every way possible? Lol I was in a really hard place having had 2 babies in two years I’d really lost touch with myself and my health. Body Well and Fit4mom not only got the extra weight I was carrying around off but it completely overhauled my mental health. I am better all around today than I’ve ever been in my entire life. Exercise and eating healthy are just a part of that but I’m thankful for all of it.
Favorite exercise? Love a runners crunch!
Proudest moment? In motherhood- Birthing my youngest completely natural and not just surviving but thriving as a mama of 3. In my health journey- completing my first half marathon in 2020 even though 3 different ones I signed up for were cancelled. Once of my best friends showed up in 38 degree weather with no finish line or fancy medal and ran it with me.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. I feel like some of my Fit4mom friends know this but I got married at 18 and only knew Troy for 9 months when we got married. It was a whirlwind romance but all worked out of course.
Favorite virtual class. Strength and Core for sure!
Quick 5 with the littles:
How old is mommy? 31
What is something mom always says to you? NO
Mattie- you love us
What is mom really good at? Exercising
What is mom's favorite thing to do?
Mattie - snuggle us
Penny - workout
Kirby - shopping at Target
What makes you proud of your mom?
Mattie - loving you
Penny - love you mommy
Kirby - how strong you are