I'm Sarah, ACE certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist, and barre instructor and studio owner. I'm also a competitive powerlifter. 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. In a personal training session, 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.
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
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)
Training Areas Served