I'm Sarah, ACE certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist, and barre instructor. I enjoy working with women and youth as a partner in their health and wellness journeys. I'm a champion of moving well above all else, and focusing on core strength and functional fitness. I also believe in weight training, especially for women (I promise - you won't get bulky!)
A few years ago, I was 245lbs and my health was starting to decline. My doctor had worries about diabetes, high blood pressure, and a declining quality of life. I was a champion yo-yo dieter, but I made up my mind during a shower one night to get healthy once and for all. I worked on nutrition and portion control and when the weight started to turn downward, I started exercising. At first, it was walking. That was all I could manage. Then I graduated to treadmills and ellipticals. I was not only losing weight, my health stats were improving visit over visit and my confidence was skyrocketing.
It was a free barre class that changed everything, however. I fell in love with barre and after taking classes for a year, started to teach. Three years later, I'm in the process of opening my own studio! About two years ago, I added strength training to the mix and have found the perfect combo (for me!).
A typical session with me will begin with some mobility work, followed by a warm up. We will then move into a workout that addresses your unique goals and needs. In a group session, we will move into a workout that is scalable for all fitness levels, and, depending on the session, will either be HIIT work, or strength training. I will emphasize movement patterns throughout - it's important to me that you move well and safely.
I'm not an "in your face" trainer. I do, however, expect you to come ready to work. Showing up is always the hardest part - once you've done that, the rest is easy. You will get what you put into a session with me. I'll educate you on what we're doing and why we're doing it, and help you remember your why.
Fitness is what I love to do. It's my community. And I'm excited to work with you.
My favorite client story
Jade came to me with the desire to lose weight in order to help treat her PCOS and get healthy for a pregnancy. Six months later, she reached her goal and reported feeling happier, healthier, and stronger than ever. Best of all, her medical labs had never been better! She became pregnant, gave birth to a BEAUTIFUL baby boy, and has returned to work with me postpartum to regain her core strength and become the healthiest version of herself she can be for her young son.
My favorite exercise
Squats of all kinds - such a great functional movement!
My training philosophy
It's not about how many calories you can burn or how much weight you can lift. It's about giving your best effort every time, aiming for consistency over perfection, and trusting the process. The process works if you put in the effort.
My training experience
I've been coaching women in the gym for more than four years, and leading barre classes for more than six. I also practice what I preach with regular workouts and a balanced diet.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Functional Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified Barre Instructor, Precision Nutrition Level 1
Who I Especially Like Working With
Brides-to-be, Overweight/ Obese, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Cognitive Delays, Diabetes, Downs Syndrome, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Obesity, Plantar fasciitis, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Visually Impaired (Blind)
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