Name: Rachel Pike
City, State: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Holistic Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, and Head of Security and Bartender at A League of Her Own (ALOHO)
In a few words, how would you describe yourself?
I’m a very playful, hopeless romantic aspiring to live in the moment, be courageous and spread love as consistently as possible.
Your favorite hangout spots.
The edge of an ocean or the top of a mountain. On a Monday, you can find me at Wicked Bloom. And, of course, anywhere with my tribe. Likely, around a bonfire in our secret garden.
Favorite guilty pleasure.
I don’t believe in feeling guilty over pleasure. I enjoy a delicious home cooked steak after a long shift at ALOHO. I only want dark chocolate when I’ve got a glass of red wine with it. I listen almost exclusively to love songs. I love seeing people squirm when I leave the store with a box of tampons and no bag looking all kinds of masculine. It confuses them and I like it.
“The safest place on the planet is a vulnerable heart.” —Jennifer McLean
Who is your biggest influence? And why?
My mother and father. They taught me how to love and be loved unconditionally. Also, Coach Sherry Winn. She was my college basketball coach, turned lifelong friend. She led me to the spirituality that shaped my life and career.
Being in the room when my Dad woke up after his double lung transplant three years ago.
Do you have any regrets in life?
Favorite lesbian celebrity.
Natasha Cloud. She is out here doing big things in our community with her platform. She is a woman of color, a lesbian/queer woman, a professional athlete, a goofball, a change-maker, and a champion! We need to see increase visibility of celebrities like Natasha Cloud.
Any fun facts or anything else you want our readers to know?
I am an author; I wrote a book about coaching basketball, years ago. I also host a weekly podcast for the non-profit I consult with, We Teach Love. It’s about healthy relationships, and is geared toward eliminating domestic violence and abuse.