Pound for pound, Lil' Rach is the strongest chick in the gym. She has made tremedous progress since she started and that is due to her "never quit" attitude, an attribute that positively affects her fellow CrossFitters at the 5 AM class.
Rachelle is amazing to watch in action – kipping, cleaning heavy weight, running like the wind…and usually while decked out head-to-toe in pink! Always focused, she spends time each day after the WOD working on her skills and goals. Lil' Rach is also a Paleo fanatic, and has affected change outside the gym by getting her co-workers and loved ones to also make the switch.
We could go on and on about how wonderful she is!
Rachelle Dermody…..aka Lil' Rach
Tell me about your friends/family
I grew up in Massachusetts. Went to dental school at Tufts in Boston where I met my husband Chris (love at first sight!). After four years of dental school and two years of residency, we got married, moved to Vero Beach and joined his Dad's practice. We expanded the practice and my office is in St. Lucie West. We now have three little girls: Grace 7, Kate 5, and Erin 4.
How did you hear about CrossFit/CFVB?
A friend of mine, Melissa Brodzinsky, kept telling me about this crazy, ass whippin' gym that she goes to…I thought she was nuts! She told me to check out the one in Vero. I did and now I'm hooked! She now owns Crossfit Fort Pierce.
Any type of clean (not cleaning the house!)
Least Favorite WOD/Lift?
Eva and Shoulder presses…..ughh
Do you/did you ever play any sports before coming to CrossFit?
Not your traditional sports….ice skating and ballet.
What do you do for a living?
What do you do for fun?
Going out to dinner with my husband, hanging out with the kids, camping, boating, going to the beach.
Favorite Paleo Food:
Portabello mushroom stuffed with ground sausage and cauliflower served with marinara sauce…yumm, also paleo chocolate chip cookies
Favorite Non-Paleo Food:
Chocolate chip cookies……what can I say I love cookies!
Your 2011 goal:
You, in three words:
On A Mission
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