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  • Functional training for strength and athleticism 
  • Healthy habit coaching for sustainable behavior change
  • Helping former athletes regain their edge and confidence
  • Women's fitness and empowerment 
  • Fat loss and muscle gain nutrition programs


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 managementgratitude, 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.


  • 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* (Starting in May) 
  • 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


I attempt to hold two things to be completely true at every moment of every session: 1) You are absolutely perfect and right for the moment you are in; and 2) You have a limitless potential to learn, change and become the strongest, most fulfilled version of yourself. As long as we embody these beliefs, the nitty gritty details of the gym, the kitchen, and the scale are just part of the process of loving yourself.


Most of my life, I’ve been unhealthy and overweight. Overeating, low-nutrient diet, on the way to high blood pressure, heart disease and worse. I needed to change that if I was going to meet the physical standards for the Navy. Without Sarah, I wouldn’t have come as far as I have. I wouldn’t be nearly as ready for the next stage of my life. I’m thankful to her for everything she’s taught me, and am sure she can help you as much as she has me.
— Omar J.
...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.
I went to Sarah looking for guidance on how to improve my strength, flexibility, and knowledge in the gym. I am a runner and was tired of doing the same routine in the gym, and scared of trying anything new in case I did it wrong or injured myself. Not to mention, I knew I needed some versatility in my workout routine. She listens to my needs and tailors my program to reach my goals. Sarah is one of those people who instantly makes you feel comfortable; so the time in the gym flew by at each session.
— Alina B.
I’ve been working with Sarah for about a year now and in that time I’ve gotten far stronger and healthier than I would have just on my own. She has been able to consistently get the best workouts out of me while building my strength and conditioning. I have a pretty high stress job that requires a lot of focus and mental stamina, so it’s been a big deal for me to be able to regularly spend time connecting my mind to my body. Sarah has been amazing at helping me do exactly that.
— Garry T.
She is amazing by always getting to the studio before the sun was even up and constantly encouraging my improvements both on my physical appearance and strength. Not only was I becoming physically stronger, Sarah helped me become mentally stronger. ... She has seen me straight up cry and laugh and I couldn’t think of a better trainer to have gone through my training adventures than Sarah... oh and I went from size 10/8 to size 6/4.
— Michelle V.