I have been a personal trainer in Seattle since 2003. I got into training because of my personal relationship with exercise. Namely, I grew up HATING it. As an adult, I’ve become the athlete that I couldn’t be as an overweight teenager and now I cannot imagine my life without my workouts. It is what makes me tick…not because I love it every day or because it feels good (we all know sometimes it doesn’t!) But, it is what keeps me balanced physically, mentally and emotionally. I began working out in my twenties. This has completely changed my life and the way I see myself. This is why I had to become a personal trainer. I want to empower my clients to have a better quality of life and feel good about what they see in the mirror (darn mirrors!) I am not Barbie, nor do I want to be. I want to be real to myself and my clients. So, I practice what I preach and I preach moderation. I appreciate balance in all things.
You can find me training clients of all backgrounds, all shapes and sizes with all sorts of goals. Here are some of my current clients’ goals:
“Prepare for childbirth”
“Get ripped arms for my wedding dress”
“Summit Mt. Rainier”
“Run the Seattle Marathon”
“Finish the Kirkland Triathlon”
“Rehab my knee after knee replacement surgery”
“Keep up with my grandchildren”
“Fit exercise into my crazy work schedule”
“Stay committed to an exercise program”
I believe in being a support system for my clients. They are dear to me and I treat them like family. Getting to know each client and working with their strengths and limitations is what sets me apart from other trainers. My certification through the American College of Sports Medicine is among the best in the industry. I train every client according to his/her own needs and goals. I also work closely with a large network of health care providers (nutritionists, physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, doctors, naturopaths and therapists) who assist me in keeping my clients happy and healthy. It takes a village, right?!
Sara was one of the most important people in my life during my pregnancy. I truly believe that our sessions together made my pregnancy and labor/delivery experience the best that it could be. They kept me going and I felt great throughout. Sara was very knowledgeable and creative with the exercises that we did based on the stage I was in in my pregnancy and my pre-pregnancy fitness level. I was able to maintain my strength and endurance, which was empowering considering my body was going through so many changes. Training with Sara should be on every mom-to-be’s To Do list!
I feel very privileged to have found Sara! She did a great job with my half marathon program and with our weekly strength training sessions. With Sara’s guidance, not only did I stay completely injury-free while increasing my mileage significantly, but by the time the race came around I felt like my legs and core were stronger than ever (and I have been running for 15 years!). She is a really positive, creative, and encouraging trainer and she’s fun to hang out with!
Sara is a great trainer for a variety of reasons. She is well informed and enthusiastic in helping her clients achieve their goals. She is a pleasure to work with. I would use her again and have referred my patients to her for personal training. And, when I have inquired they have spoken highly of their experience with Sara!
I am happy to inform you however, that I completed my first run around greenlake Monday and went again,this time without stopping, Tuesday morning!! I have to thank your classes for building my endurance and strength. Without it and quitting smoking I would have never EVER made it! Thank you.
Sara is a spectacular trainer, and everyone should know it!