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Rachel Watters

Rachel Watters leads the total body conditioning Circuit Training Program at Team Octopus Sandy Springs, as well as works as an individual personal trainer. Catering to both beginners and seasoned clients with varying athletic backgrounds and abilities, her customized training programs are ideal for anyone looking to increase their cardiovascular endurance, lose weight, build muscle, reach sport-specific performance goals, and improve agility and range of motion. She is an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) certified personal trainer and her educational background includes a Bachelors in Business and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Rachel currently competes at the national level in the sport of Obstacle Course Racing and has earned elite podium finishes at the 2017 OCR World Championship and among race series such as Spartan Race, Savage Race, Green Beret Challenge, Tough Mudder, and more. Rachel’s passion for people and her interest in personal development have been the key factors that have led her into a career in fitness. Her training philosophy follows the ideology that “the only person that you are trying to beat is the person that you were yesterday,” and she believes that we should engage in a process of continuously evolving to become the best version of ourselves in body, mind, and spirit. As a coach and trainer she strives to help others to achieve their goals, not only through improving their physical capacities, but in developing confidence, mental fortitude, and a sense of personal accountability towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

Christian Steele

Certified USA Boxing Amateur Coach and Professional Boxing Trainer Christian

Steele discovered his passion for boxing right out of high school. After being offered

a partial scholarship to play college football, he began boxing as a way to stay in

shape. It didn’t take long before he fell in love with the sport and traded in his

football helmet for headgear. As a 2-time Virginia Golden Gloves champion and

Virginia State Champion, 2- time runner-up, Christian excelled at a rapid pace,

competing in over 30 fights. He knew that moving forward meant turning pro and

in 2011, he made his professional debut.

As a professional fighter, Christian won the XBC Lightweight Champion belt and was

the winner of the 2013 Georgia Fighter’s Fight of the Year award. (vs. Bobby

Hornsby). During the latter years of his career, Christian trained other fighters as a

way of showing gratitude for the sport that molded him personally and

professionally. After 24 professional fights, he made the decision to retire from the

ring but to continue to use his ability and knowledge of boxing as a full-time trainer.

Christian’s methodical training style is highly successful in teaching both trained

and novice fighters. His unique approach focuses on the fundamentals of boxing

through precision technique while building cardiovascular strength. From years of

work through his boxing training, Christian has valuable insight into the physical,

mental and emotional challenges that boxers face. As a trainer and mentor, Christian

motivates and inspires his fighters to achieve their personal goals.

“The satisfaction that I get watching the development of my fighters and clients is

immeasurable. When proper technique is learned, boxing skills strengthen and

confidence builds. I once read that you never work a day in your life if you do what

you love. I am proof of that!”