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AREAS OF SPECIALTY. 

  • Strength Training for Functional Movement 
  • Athletic Performance + Conditioning 
  • Women's Fitness + Empowerment 
  • Healthy Habit Coaching for Sustainable Behavior Change 
  • Nutritional Coaching

BIO. 

Whatever your mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past.
— Napolean Hill

I have personally run the gamut from one extreme of the fitness spectrum to the other. A life-long competitive swimmer and collegiate athlete, I have learned the value of hard work, technique-driven practice, and mindset training for performance.  I earned All-State, All-League and All-American honors during high school and college in Womens’ Lacrosse. As a goalie, I was not one to shy away from any challenge, whether it was staring down a hard rubber ball traveling 60mph, or putting in the hours of strength and plyometric training in the weight room.

Years later, I found myself de-conditioned and sluggish, feeling terrible, disappointed in myself and my body, and without confidence. My life involved cycling from the couch to the car to the office chair and back. I hit a breaking point. Driven by a goal to find freedom, accomplishment, and pride in my body and physical and mental abilities again, I applied the principles learned as a former psychology student and practitioner in order to design a program for sustainable lifestyle change focusing on positive pillars such as habit management, gratitude, and greater mind-body connection. I put this program into practice in my every day life, and I don’t intend on ever stopping. This has led to a deep professional passion for collaborating and facilitating lifestyle change in others.

I wake up in the morning with the purpose of exploring how both the mind and body can be harnessed for the good and happiness of the whole self, and on helping others find their own strength and potential.

EDUCATION.

  • BA Whitman College, Psychology and Philosophy 
  • Personal Trainer (CPT): American Council on Exercise 
  • Behavior Change Specialist: American Council on Exercise 
  • Functional Training Specialist: American Council on Exercise 
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Levels 1 and 2 (CFSC): Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning
  • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms): Functional Anatomy Seminars 
  • TRX Certified Instructor: Total-Body Resistance Exercise 
  • Sports Performance Couch (USAW1): United States Association of Weightlifting 
  • SIY Practitioner: Google's Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

TESTIMONIALS. 

The results I’ve seen in working with Sarah for almost 10 months have been mental as well as physical. I’m a runner now, and was always a multi-sport athlete when I was younger. I missed being challenged but didn’t really know what my goals were. Sarah not only helped me set goals that excited me, she also led me to be curious about, listen to, and honor the story that my body tells. Sarah is so knowledgeable about how to protect my body where we need to and push it in ways that will help me grow most, like balance and stability. She pushes me in ways that are kind, funny, and responsive to the unique ways I’m motivated as an individual. I look forward to seeing her so much every week!
— Annique
Sarah is by far the best trainer I have ever worked with! I have worked with her for about 6 months and I have never felt so strong or as good in my own skin as I do now! She has great knowledge of different types of exercises, so whether you’re looking to get sculpted or prevent an injury she will be able to help you out. As a physical therapist, I would send any and all of my patients to work with Sarah- she knows how far to push you without putting you at risk. She is simply amazing and highly recommended.
— Beth G.
...she knows her stuff, full stop. Everything is extremely customized and tailored to you. There are certain body parts I just don’t care about, others that are too big, and others that are too small. I’ve talked with other clients and our workouts are EXTREMELY different. What’s the opposite of a cookie-cutter approach? Because this is it. After just a couple of months, people right and left were commenting on how fit I look “these days”. Even random people on the internet. Ha!
— Sam V.