- BA in English
- M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction
- AFAA Personal Trainer and Group Ex Instructor
- Certified – P90X, INSANITY, PiYo, Cize, YogaFit
- Precision Nutrition Coach
These are just a few of the ways people know me. At times this feels like a lot of shoes to fill, but it’s my beautiful life. I love being a woman. I love being loved by my hard-working, sexy husband. I love being hugged and cried on by my four children and I love watching them grow into amazing people. I love teaching middle school and helping my students learn and grow. I love training people to become instructors who will change their communities one fitness class at a time. I love teaching my own fitness classes, building bonds of trust and faith in what we are doing, and watching their journey move forward. I love supporting people in their goals, nutrition, fitness, and over-all well being.
Why? All of these people inspire me to be the best me I can be, so I can be the best for all of them. They drive me to better in all aspects of my life.
I wasn’t always happy or accepting of some of the roles and titles I have. It took finding my way and loving myself before I could be what I needed for those I love and care about. It started with weight loss. We are not overweight because we are happy. We are overweight because something is wrong. For me, I was depressed, lacked self-confidence, felt alone, and expected someone else to make it better for me. As I approached 30, something just clicked for me. No significant event. No life changing moment. Just woke up one day and told myself, “THIS IS ENOUGH!” I started walking, bought a fitness program off an infomercial, TurboJam. Each day, I got up. Each week, I became better. Each month, I became happier. Each year, I became stronger. Since 2008, I have been renewed. I didn’t create someone new. I just found that light and spirit that had been hidden for a long time. I always had Sarah and all that she was meant to be. I just had to find her. 60 pounds lighter, exercise as my anti-depressant, family, friends and fitness groups to support me, and love to guide me, I am Renewed to Strength. That comes from the inside out. When our spirits shine, we are exactly who we are supposed to be.