Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel McClusky.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
As interesting as it may sound my journey began in music. I was a singer/songwriter for eight years. My family is all in the music industry, and it was all I ever knew. I loved what I was doing, but when I hit college, I decided to take a break to find my voice as I was growing up and decided to start teaching fitness classes in the interim.
My goal was always to help people, and I wanted to make sure that was what I was doing in music and in that time off I realized I had a deeper connection to helping people in the fitness world. I absolutely fell in love with every aspect. I was able to connect with people, help them create the change they were craving, and put it all to incredible music that inspired people to move differently.
My goal has never been to show people how to have a six-pack. It has ALWAYS been to help people create the physical change from the inside out and connect to their bodies and hearts on a deeper level through movement. A few years into teaching, I realized there was a gap in who I was reaching.
A lot of people are intimidated to come to a spin or boxing class, and I wanted to create a space for them to feel the same way that people did after my classes but in a different setting. I hosted a meditation party (I assumed five people would come to my house) and 25 people wanted to come. I found an event space and I had no idea that night would be the beginning of Recharge Wellness Company.
From there, I started hosting more events and began implementing wellness retreats. I love creating a safe space for people to feel, connect, release, and be present. My company is for women only, and it’s been such an incredible journey to be able to connect with so many women and give them a space to go to recharge.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s my first year as a business owner, and this journey has definitely come with its twists and turns. I have found that the interest has always been there (living in the wellness mecca of the world) people crave what I’m offering, which is incredible.
A lot of time I fear that one day no one will want the services that I’m offering, but I feel that is so common for business owners and it has NEVER proven to be the case with the events and retreats I offer. I have definitely struggled with self-doubt. It’s hard to put yourself out there fully and put your whole heart into something and be ok when it takes time to build a business. I find that when I stay true to my mission and what I am trying to create, everything else falls into place.
When I announce an event, I am always anxious or nervous about the way it will be received, but I have learned that I have to trust in what I am creating because the people who are meant to be there will come. I have also somehow sold out every event and retreat that I have hosted thus far which is INCREDIBLE!
All of this is a learning experience. I have made mistakes, learned from them, moved forward, and allowed it to be a part of the journey. If it was all smooth sailing, it would be boring and the “really good” moments wouldn’t feel as sweet.
Please tell us about Rachel Recharged Wellness Company.
RECHARGE WELLNESS COMPANY! The main goal: to recharge haha! My events are usually outlined in the same way: movement, meditation, and connection. I have too many certifications to count, but I always love partnering with powerhouse women in wellness to bring my clients the best experience possible.
That is something you can always count on at one of my events and retreats. I focus a lot on self-care which is pivotal in this type a busy world that we live in. I am really proud that in the first year I have made it a company that is geared towards women only.
I think it sets me apart from other companies. It also creates a space for women to truly feel safe in what they are experiencing. I can’t tell you how many people refer to me as Rachel Recharged haha.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing. Although I’ve made mistakes, I learned from each and every one of them. I believe that failure can be a lesson if we decide it is.
I have learned so much about starting a business on my own and trusting that if I create something that I know, there is a need for people will gravitate towards it.
Mistakes and failures only show us what we can do differently in the future, and I’m grateful for those moments. Life is too short to live with regrets and “what if’s.”
- Two Weeks To Recharge Digital Guide – 20.00
- Website: www.rachelrecharged.com
- Phone: 3129531618
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @rachelrecharged