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Rachel E. Soffer Group Fitness


Rachel earned her B.A. in International Affairs at the American University in Paris, France and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  She earned her J.D. at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and has enjoyed practicing law as a partner at two major Twin Cities law firms, and currently at a law firm where she advises businesses and their management teams in industries including health & wellness, medical technology, software, sustainable products, and natural foods.


Aerobics With Soul® – Rachel is trained by the creator, Maria Nhambu, of this inspiring fitness program, which combines the best of structured aerobic workouts with the creativity of African dance and joyful rhythms that engage body, mind and soul.  Rachel is certified to teach a rich variety of 16+ classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Rachel has enjoyed teaching with Maria Nhambu at the internationally acclaimed health + wellness spa, Rancho La Puerta in Baja, Mexico for a week each year since 2003.

BollyX® – Rachel is trained by founder Shahil Patel to teach BollyX®, a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with music from around the world.

Willpower & Grace®– Rachel is trained by founder Stacy Lei Krauss to teach The willPower Method® Phase II, she is also certified to teach willPower & Grace Phase I and willpower Barre.

Fitness Specializations and Interests:

Rachel is an enthusiastic health and fitness leader who loves inspiring people to enjoy exercising body, mind and spirit.  She has over 20 years of experience teaching mind-body fitness classes in numerous Twin Cities locations and is passionate about sharing the joy and healing power of dance and exercise. Rachel loves yoga, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, skiing, sailing, star-gazing, dancing, world music, travel, tea and enjoying life with family and friends.

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