Rachel Wainwright had several friends pass away—victims of injury and sickness—in a short span of time. She needed to feel happy and alive, and this drive led her to dance, yoga, and Pilates. Diving into these practices helped her feel more at peace, and she felt like she’d stumbled onto a secret. Desiring to share this feeling and her passion with others, Wainwright opened Exhale Studio—so named to serve as a constant reminder to release and let go. She gathered a team of like-minded instructors and, through her classes, started helping others to let go while they built strength and balance.
In yoga sessions, clients gain flexibility and balance through a series of poses and breathing exercises. Yoga styles include hatha flow and a yoga-Pilates fusion. They also offer Pilates classes that work to align the spine and build core muscles such as Pilates mat and ballet Pilates. Meanwhile, dance lessons help burn calories and build self-esteem while learning dance hall, Zumba, belly dancing, hip-hop, and the correct spelling of the YMCA.