Guest Book

Comments: 69
  • #69

    Gayle Rankine (Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:41)

    I enjoyed your session @ the Health & Fitness Expo on Sat. It was fantastic--my kind of Zumba. Pumped up music & great moves. It felt like a dance party vs. a workout class. I'm checking my schedule to see when I can attend a regular class. Thank you very much!!

  • #68

    Arlene (Monday, 05 February 2018 09:09)

    Hello Rachel, is there a Zumba class this Thursday Feb. 8th?

  • #67

    Renato (Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:04)

    Me gusta mucho la zumba, una buena manera de hacer deporte y divertirse después del trabajo. Tuvé la suerte de conocer el Club Rachel Fitness en 2015, con mi novia. Los profesores son expertos, simpaticos y divertidos, saben transmitir una energía contagiosa.
    Saludos desde Mar del Plata, Argentina. Gracias por todo.

  • #66

    zumbatube (Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:02)

    great site, I think that Zumba is one of the best ways to be dropped weight and healthy life:)

  • #65

    Laura Chase (Sunday, 08 June 2014 19:43)

    I was invited to Rachel's Zumba class in Glendale about a month ago by my friend Candie. This class is so inspiring and fun and I don't want to miss it!!!! Ever! Rachel is amazing!!!

  • #64

    Wanda Malloy (Monday, 28 April 2014 10:59)

    I am interested I attending your classes.

  • #63

    Maria (Friday, 03 May 2013 10:27)

    Hi Rachel,

    I was invited a long time ago by Carol Chandler. Last night was a wonderful invigorating experience! I've never done so many SQUATS in a Zumba class! Thank you for a wonderful time. Please continue to inspire & motivate!

    With gratitude,
    Maria H.

  • #62

    tory (Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:40)

    rachel, I never had the chance to go to the gym and workout, but when I found zumba i was really amazed. I really enjoy it and rachel makes it fun. she make you wanna come back every week.she is really an inspiration. thank you.

  • #61

    Jae Elaine (Monday, 11 February 2013 16:15)

    Nov 10,2012 My 25th Bday to February 11,2013! In 3months I've went from a 3X in dresses, 2X in all tops, 36-40 jeans & size 11 in shoes to a size 12 in dresses, an L/XL in tops, 13/14 in jeans and a size 10 in shoes. I wore a size 12 coat yesterday for church & I started to tear up for I bought this coat 3years ago n now I'm finally able to put it on& button it up with ease. I'm not finished yet but I must say I want to give a hug thanks to you Rachel& the Zumba family for encouraging me to want to press on for it was a huge struggle and I praise God for changing my mind set and putting me n a positive environment to complete my transformation. Thank You :)

  • #60

    L Lawson (Saturday, 01 December 2012 14:33)

    Rachel, I can never stay consistent with an exercise program because I get bored, but your class is so much fun and uplifting. Thanks for a great workout on Saturday mornings!

  • #59

    Nikki (Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:23)

    Rachel, your class is heaven sent. I’d been dieting without much luck because I couldn’t find an exercise routine that I would stick to. I began Club Rachel regularly in April and by August I’d lost 36 lbs! Today is Nov. 1 and I am beginning my second phase of weight loss. I know that I will lose the last 35 lbs with the help of YOUR Zumba class. You are a life saver, literally! Forever grateful, Nikki

  • #58

    Marcia Detherage (Friday, 26 October 2012 11:52)

    Rachel...
    Just started classes with you at Club Rachel and I'm "HOOKED". So far my experience has been awesome and I'm expecting it to get even better with positive "weight loss" results!!! Thanks for welcoming me into the "club"...see you soon ;)

  • #57

    Janice (Friday, 12 October 2012 16:24)

    Rachel you have really made an impact in my life since I started out in your zumba class. The class is fun after a stressful day at work and dealing with the kids I look forward to every tuesdays and thursdays. Thanks Rachel

  • #56

    Chanel (Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:13)

    Once again Rachel I would like to thank you. It's been over a year now and I still LOVE coming to Club Rachel. Since I started my weight loss journey I have lost 69 pounds and dropped 4 dress sizes thanks to Zumba, strength training and Weight Watchers. It's nothing like shopping for clothes in a smaller size!

  • #55

    Adija (Friday, 11 May 2012 15:57)

    Thank you Rachel. Seriously, before i joined club Rachel i had been going to the gym for 6mths, and i lost a total of 10lbs. Then i started Zumba November 2011, and i have lost 27lbs, and i feel fabulous! my body does not jiggle when i walk (my husband's words). THANK YOU RACHEL, YOU CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!!! oh by the way, a sister will appreciate some Missy Eliot

  • #54

    Tishelle (Monday, 07 May 2012 13:28)

    Rachel you are truly the best. I love, love, love, love coming to your classes. When I first started, I was like what in the world did I get myself into! LOL! But I came back and now I am true a Zumbaholic. I get upset when I have to miss a class. Rachel you're an inspiration to all. Keep doing what you do and don't ever change. Club Rachel Rocks!

  • #53

    PANSY BROWNE (Monday, 30 April 2012 13:08)

    I started my diet and exercise one year ago
    I was not doing so well
    Then I discovered Zumba
    What fun!
    I have lost 60 pounds and dropped from a size 18 to a size 10
    My goal is size 8
    I am hooked
    Thanks Rachael
    I also run a charity http://guykids.org/
    and am looking for donations of gently used kids clothing suitable for the tropics
    Thanks

  • #52

    Ke'cia Frederick (Monday, 23 April 2012 10:52)

    Since I've joined Club Rachel (over a year ago), I've lost over 30 lbs. This also includes strength training in the gym and zumba twice a week. I feel sexy and have a great amount of energy. Zumba is a way of life for me!

  • #51

    PANSY BROWNE (Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:13)

    i have been a walk in participant for months
    I enjoyed it very much
    Last tuesday the place was so crowded that there was no place to park and I had to leave
    Pansy

  • #50

    Thursday, 15 March 2012 (Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:42)

    For years I have been looking for something that will make me get up off the couch and move. Well I have found it. Zumba and the Club Rachel instructors are the best. In December of 2011 I had weight loss surgery. With having to lose over 100 lbs. I didn't know how it was going to come off. My co-worker invited me out to a class in January 2012 and I have been coming ever since. I have lost 54lbs., and feel great. I love the energy and dance moves, and music Rachel brings to each and every class. I am getting a fantastic workout while having fun. Thank you Club Rachel Zumba Fitness for helping me.

  • #49

    Sarah "Smile" (Monday, 12 March 2012 20:49)

    I truly believe that it was my destiny to find Club Rachel and my Zumba family last November. I was at a turning point in my life and was at my heaviest weight ever. I met a new, dear friend and she invited me to Zumba. Four months and 25 pounds later, I can't imagine life without fellowshipping with my Zumba sisters at least twice a week. I am so thankful to Rachel for reminding me of the strength that I have within and helping me to tap into it.

  • #48

    Lo'an Sewer (Thursday, 08 March 2012 00:09)

    Rachel you have THE BEST Zumba class I have attended in the past two years. I love, love, love the energy each week. Thanks for doing what you do. I definitely feel your work should be highlighted in the media for getting women in our community out in massive numbers even during winter months. I'm going to see to it that you have some media coverage one day soon. Thank you for "bringing it" week after week!

  • #47

    Tina (Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:13)

    Rachel saved my life! My health was twirling out of control. Being a 7 year breast cancer survivor you would have thought I would have gotten control of my body/health. I didn't. I put on 40 pounds after my treatments. It was only when I was hospitalize on Christmas Eve (2011), unable to see and getting another diease diagnose (diabetes), that I knew I had to do something. I've been coming to Rachel's classes since January. I fell in love during the first class! All I talk about is Rachel. I had my 3 month check-up with my doctor yesterday and he was amazed with my 17 pounds weight lose and more importantly my blood glucose number went from 9.4 to 6.8! I no longer take insulin or two pills a day. I only take one. My blood pressure & cholesterol are normal again. I still have another 20 pounds to go. I know Rachel Zumba and my healthy eating will help me reach my goal. I am so grateful and bless that I have another chance to get my health right!! See you at Zumba!!

  • #46

    Chanel (Monday, 05 March 2012 11:01)

    Hi Rachel! I started Weight Watchers in January 2011 and added Zumba in June 2011. As of last week I lost 50 pounds. It took me a little over a year to accomplish it but it was worth it. Thanks to you and WW I feel great! My daughter and I love the class and we look forward to it every week! :)

  • #45

    Tammy T. (Saturday, 25 February 2012 20:00)

    Rachel: I am a Zumbaholic, a true Zumbaholic. I have soooo much fun in your class. I come every Tuesday and Thursday and am amazed of the number of people that will stand in line to get in your class. My friends are amazed because all my life I have been fighting health issues,and now need a third hand to count the number of surgeries that I have had. Since I started Zumba, I can do almost anything. I've never felt so good. Thanks Rachel

  • #44

    Melissa Davis (Friday, 24 February 2012 09:49)

    Rachel your class is Awesome!! The first two weeks in your class I lost 2 pounds. Now I'm a Zumbaholic!! Many blessings to you. Thank you!

  • #43

    Sonia Cobb (Wednesday, 25 January 2012)

    Since signing up for Club Rachel for approximately one year,there's been significant changes in my health. My blood pressure is under control, no need for daily medication, only as needed. My cholesterol is under control, no medication needed. And most of all, I've lost several pounds. Along with zumba, proper foods, and lots of water,I did it. When I first started Rachel's zumba, I was approximately 160 pounds,feeling heavy and sluggish with no energy. Presently I'm approximately 148 pounds, hiting 150 sometimes depending on my eating. Thank you Club Rachel!!!!

  • #42

    Hirut (Friday, 20 January 2012 14:09)

    If you want to be motivated to workout, joinClub Rachel's Zumba. I have been faithfully attending for a year, I am proud to say that I lost 30 lbs. Of course, like any other excercise, to be sucessful you have to do your part by watching what you eat and drink.

  • #41

    Cynthia (Friday, 13 January 2012 13:47)

    If you want to burn calories while having fun, meeting new people and get heathier you definitively need to attend Rachel's Zumba class. Last class I burned 1200 calories in an hour. Isn't that awsome? I have been to other Zumba classes, but Rachel's class is the BEST. I just love it!!!

  • #40

    Adija (Wednesday, 11 January 2012 08:54)

    I go to the Glendale center and the Zumba class is soooo much fun. This is what i sing in my mind when working out " I am, I can, I will, I do"....and the hour goes by so fast. And it works....3months in and 18lbs gone.

  • #39

    Tiffani (Saturday, 31 December 2011 13:57)

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to instruct at your class. It has truly been a blast for me. I always love to bring people to your class because it's your class that inspired me to become a ZIN in the first place. Thank you for your inspiration and I hope to join you once again next summer.
    Thank you, your mini instructor Tiffani.

  • #38

    Gwen Holmes (Saturday, 31 December 2011 11:55)

    I'm so grateful to my daughter-in-law for introducing me to Club Rachel. I started my zumba journey in the summer of 2010, but took a hiatus until the summer of 2011. Since August 2011, I have lost 25 lbs., and I feel great! Zumba not only helps with toning and weight loss, because of my love for music it's also like a big party; hence Club Rachel. Thank you, Rachel and the Club Rachel team.

  • #37

    Lorena (Friday, 23 December 2011 18:40)

    who needs going out to the clubs on friday & saturday night
    when we have ZUMBA on tuesday & thursday and if we want
    saturday what else do we need we get all the energy and we
    get to act the way we want without all that make-up and
    dressing up all NATURALLLLLLLLLLL.... LOVE ZUMBA all who joing
    the PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!! PARTY!!!!!!!!!!

  • #36

    Anita (Monday, 12 December 2011 07:46)

    Thank you so much for your humble spirit. I love the realness and positive attitude you bring to all your classes. I started out on Saturdays in March and then the next week joined in on the Tues and Thurs classes. I love it and enjoy my mommy alone time in Zumba. I really miss it when I can't come. You take care of yourself and take breaks and vacations when needed. Because we want you in good shape to Zumba with us for a long time. Thanks again and May God continue to bless you and your family and our classes.

  • #35

    Margaret (Wednesday, 07 December 2011 11:05)

    Rachel, three weeks ago I started coming to your class and I love it! So many folks crowd around you I never get the chance come and thank you. For years I have been overweight and un-enthusiastic about attending any open aerobics class. ZUMBA is just how you described it and your enthusiam in addition to party lights and good music makes it great and loads of fun. I knew I was serious when I bought my belly dancing skirt! I love it and I'm so glad I found it! thank you so much! and to your family for sacrificing you on the days you provide the great services! Many well wishes to you.

  • #34

    Shelly (Saturday, 03 December 2011 11:29)

    Rachel,

    I am still on a high from Tuesday's class. The thump of the music continues to play in my head.

    It was such a compliment to hear you say I was mirroring your moves. I work hard on replicating what you do and study your movements intently. You set the bar high.

    There is so much I want to express without sounding corny. But the truth of the matter is that I derive so much geninue plesure from the class. Its pure and unexpected.

    You inspire and motivate me to be my best. It goes beyond your skill and energy: there is a connection I feel with you when dancing. The closest I can compare it to is like your favoriate entertainer on stage connecting with the audience. Nothing else matters for that hour.

    On behalf of the whole class, I thank you for the passionate way you instruct and giving 100% of yourself. Club Rachel Rocks!!!

    Sincerely,
    Shelly

  • #33

    Leslie (Friday, 02 December 2011 10:47)

    I just love your class. I am completely hooked. I have been attending since April and I still get excited every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Just amazing. Rachel, you ROCK!!!!!

  • #32

    Shawn (Wednesday, 30 November 2011 08:28)

    Hi Rachel,

    I just love your class. I am so hooked on your class and look forward to attending every week. I have been attending since July. I have never been so excited about working out. Your class has changed my attitude. I get excited every Tuesday and Thursday to work out with an amazing group and a wonderful instructor.

    Thank you for your creativity, dedication and commitment to a group that want to work it out and have fun. Your class is amazing!

    Thanks again,

    Shawn

  • #31

    Sharon Hamilton (Wednesday, 30 November 2011 08:28)

    Hi Rachel, just wanna say that I truly love your class. I have not found a workout where I truly look forward to going to in a long time. This is my 2nd session and loving it!!! So glad I found Club Rachael!!! Dont ever stop!!!

  • #30

    Maria Bustillo (Wednesday, 30 November 2011 08:27)

    I love your class and it so much fun to dance Latin music. I have been attending your Zumba classes for 2 months at Glenn Dale Comm Ctr and some Saturdays' in Bowie. I just LOVE it!
    My eamail address is mbustillo@verizon.net. Please add me to your email group list. Thanks@

  • #29

    Carolina (Monday, 28 November 2011 13:46)

    At first, I was pretty nervous about taking a Zumba class. This is due to my lack of coordination, but you made dancing so much fun. You are an amazing instructor with an enormous amount of energy and a glowing smile. I truly enjoy your class.

  • #28

    Kelly (Monday, 21 November 2011 14:16)

    If you're looking for a fun-filled way to incorporate exercise into your life, consider giving Zumba a try. I started Zumba a few months ago and I cannot say enough about Rachel’s class. She is awesome. I have tried a few different instructors but it is not the same. She has a teaching style that is joyful, motivating & non-intimidating. Rachel turns an hour of exercise into a celebration of movement and a path to better health.

  • #27

    Lori (Friday, 19 August 2011 09:42)

    I love the team of instructors you put together. They are full of energy and inspiration. Yesterday's class was wonderful! Keep it up!!!

  • #26

    Rachel Brackett (Monday, 11 July 2011 13:45)

    Dear PRC - Thanks for the complement. I am glad you enjoy my classes. I mentor other instructors and allow them to participate in my classes so they may gain experience teaching in front of a class. Many of them eventually move on to teach their own classes at other facilities. I'll be mindful of your feelings and will to try to have a better balance in the future. Please note I will start teaching at Glenn Dale on Saturdays at 10:00 starting July 23. (On July 16 Jamilah will teach my class so I may attend a family reunion.)

  • #25

    PRC (Sunday, 10 July 2011 20:27)

    You might not want to post this. I fell in love with Zumba from coming to your class.I am really dissapointed when I come to class and you don't teach at least 85% I understand that you need a break at times and have other instructors teach but no one is as inspirational like you. don't let other instructors take over your class you are the best.

  • #24

    Yvonne Miller (Monday, 27 June 2011 19:32)

    Thanks Rachel for inspiring me to keep Zumba as a part of my daily regimen. I have now found my passion. I get to dance and workout simultaneously. Keep up the great work. You have inspired many and for this you are my Zumba Sister! Zumba Love! MWWWAHHHHH!

  • #23

    Chris (Thursday, 16 June 2011 13:14)

    Great ZUMBA page!
    Greetings from Zumba-People.com Team from Germany!

  • #22

    Martha Gray (Friday, 10 June 2011 08:22)

    I can’t get enough of Zumba today because of you!

    I first got into Zumba a little over 2 years ago and would’ve never thought I’d have this much fun and passion for it :) Once again you succeeded to introduce me to something new and it has become my #1 form of exercise as I’m getting the most workouts out of Zumba!

    I remember when I’d follow you around to the different Zumba events and classes, and when you used to commute to VA from MD just so you can attend what was then one of the best Zumba classes known in the DMV area. You took what you learned and started your own class in MD, and now Club Rachel Zumba in Bowie, MD is one of the largest and fun filled classes being offered, and people commute to MD from VA and other locations just to be a part of your exciting class!

    You’re my role model Rachel Brackett who continues to inspire me in the 20+ years we’ve been friends. Just like everything else, once again you’ve made a positive impact in my life and thanks to you & Zumba, I love how I feel!

    You encouraged me to take Zumba to the next level and get certified to be an instructor myself as much as I was doing it on a weekly basis, so I went out and got my Zumba certification on 9/11/10. I went from not knowing Zumba, to wanting to do it all the time, to being a certified instructor, all because of you! Your Club Rachel Zumba organization has allowed me and other instructors take advantage of the opportunity you offer to learn from your teaching techniques in preparation to someday peruse our own classes and give back to our communities just as you give to your community.

    Thank you for your support and guidance, for making a difference not only in my life, but in many others. Continue to touch lives and help achieve individual goals!

    Luv ya,
    MG

  • #21

    Jackie Rue (Monday, 23 May 2011 11:51)

    I came to the Zumba for a Cause with my daughter. It was GREAT!!! You are definitely inspiring and I will surely continue to come. Thanks a bunch.

  • #20

    Martha Gray (Friday, 20 May 2011 12:08)

    I only wish to aspire to the things you’ve achieved. Telling you that you’re “appreciated” does not do your service justice.

    You’re the best Rachel!

    MG

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