Rachel Scherdin is one of the most popular Pilates instructors in Miami. Her new Coral Gables studio – Transition Pilates, is an intimate experience in traditional Pilates. We caught up with her for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @transitionpilates.

Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?

From New York, wanted to be in warm weather.

How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor?

I started personal training in 2011

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

Being able to impact people’s lives in a positive way. Watching them grow.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

I feed off of my client’s positive energy.  

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

I own a new traditional Pilates studio. Traditional studios are hard to find nowadays because most Pilates classes are now a fusion/ hybrid Pilates.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miami to train?

Body & Soul and Kamps

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Dogs

What are you excited about right now?

I have a few new big announcements I’ll be making around December.

What is a long-term goal you are working towards or would love to achieve?

Educating the youth about Pilates. After all, they are our future.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

Deep breathing, praying and physical activity.