I struggled for years- all of my teens and most of my 20's with my weight and eating disorders. It wasn't until recently that I finally learned how to take care of my body, exercise & eat in a way that nourishes and fuels rather than punishes.
I have learned through trial and error that there is not ONE way to fitness, ONE way to health, ONE way to balance, ONE way to exercise, nor is there ONE way to success. Through years of ups & down, learning hard lessons, and discovering my true potential, I developed a incredibly strong passion for all things health and fitness, but also for helping others, women specifically, take care of their bodies & mind.
It all started when I was 13 years old. I went from 90lbs at the end of 6th grade to 140lbs by the summer between 7th & 8th grade. My best friend at the time told me that if you make yourself throw up after you eat, you won't gain weight. That moment started the 13ish year battle of bulimia, short bouts of anorexia, orthorexia (obsessive behavior in pursuit of a healthy diet & over exercising), and body dysmorphia.
Once I recovered from the purging part of bulimia, I became obsessed with eating "clean" & exercising 7 days a week, but I never stopped binging... it just led to the unhealthy binge & restrict cycle that so many women experience.
Every Monday -Thursday I would eat low calorie & exercise hard to "make up" for the "damage" I did Friday-Sunday.
Even if I tried not to binge over the weekend, it was inevitable because I under-ate so much during the week, I was mentally and physically starving by Friday.
I never saw the physical results I thought I was working so hard for. I looked puffy & bloated all the time. I was miserable- either starving or sick to my stomach. I had migraines, terrible digestion, poor sleep, moody, and I was obsessed with food.
It took years to break away from that destructive path. It honestly took a giant wake up call for me to see how precious and valuable life truly is. When my dad got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer- I realized how vital our health is. I mean, we all know we get just 1 body, but it's a harsh reality check when you see that one body deteriorate. When he passed 6 months later, I made it my mission to not let that happen to me.
It became my mission to take care of my body, mind, and soul. To educate myself. To help others.
The more I learned, the more I discovered about myself.
I have found my voice. I've found my passion. I strongly believe in being authentic, straightforward, and helping navigate through the bullshit of health & fitness myths and quick fixes.
My goal is to help teach you, empower you, and to help you learn how to celebrate your body for all that it is capable of.
I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist and 1P Certified Personal Trainer.
I coach men and women through a personalized, 1:1 setting to help them reach their fat loss goals, gain strength, develop healthier & happier relationships with food and themselves, in a long term, healthy, sustainable way!
I don't believe in quick fixes or cookie cutter plans.
I will not tell you what to do, I will teach you how to make the best decisions for yourself, so you can create the freedom to take control of your training, nutrition, and overall health for a lifetime. It is my mission to have you come out of this experience with the ability to coach yourself for the rest of your life!
My life no longer revolves around fitness. I thoroughly enjoy being active, as I'm a person that just can't sit still. I'm an introvert, dog lover, and value my time with my husband and furbabies.
Hi, I'm Sarah!
Some of my favorite things are:
My husband & dogs (obviously)
Sunsets & Sunrises (I don't know which is my fav)
Plants (specifically a Split Leaf Philodendron, succulents, and snake plants)
White peonies & roses
Pumpkin everything (basic b over here.... minus the bucks' PSL)
Cozy couches & beds with lots of blankets & pillows
soft & slightly undercooked chocolate chip cookies & brownies
dark beers & sour beers
Juanita's & guac
deep conversations about serious topics
mailing random cards to friends & family
I'm known for being feisty, sassy, honest, quiet, a homebody, opinionated, caring, thoughtful, long winded (if you can't tell) and sharing truth-bombs.