Calling all jaded gym-goers in Evanston who:

  • Are sick of the sameness;
  • Feel more pain than progress; and
  • Want to use today’s workout for more than just sweating out last night’s burrito but don’t know where to even start!

I’m Sarah Laspas. Certified personal trainer. Soon-to-be self-defense instructor. And former non-athlete and yo-yo fitnesser who, for most of my teens and twenties, spent my workouts wallowing in a sweaty pit of misery and despair; exercise suuucked and so did looking in the mirror.

Then, with a little guidance from some very patient fitness folks, I traded in the cardio room for the weightroom. I started chasing “strong” instead of “skinny.” And staying active finally became fun instead of something I “had” to do.

PROOF: Besides the fact that I left a decade-long career in the legal field to dive into the wellness industry, my free time now includes activities like Muay Thai and 10-mile hikes, sometimes in different countries.

It’s amazing. I feel amazing. And so should you.

Enter Muscles and Moxie™ Fitness Coaching (located inside TruFit Personal Training Studios at 610 Davis St. in Evanston, Illinois).

Now I help women with attitude (like you!) give “lifting phobia” the finger and get fit and grit because of it.

Having had clients say things like “Both my physical and mental lifestyles have changed dramatically” and go on to do things like trek to Everest Basecamp, I’m all about you escaping your comfort zone, both inside and outside of the gym, and upleveling your badass-ness every step of the way.

Because that’s what happens when you challenge yourself the right way. When you stop obsessing over the calories you’re burning and start focusing on the muscles you’re working.

You’ll not only slim down and tone up but also get stronger and stand taller…


About + Contact
Find out who I am and what’s up with this whole training thing to decide if we’re a good fit to get you fit.

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Work With Me
Check out how we can work together to get you stronger (and gutsier!) both inside and outside of the gym.

Gimme muscles and moxie.

Client Love
Peek inside my virtual shoebox of love notes from happy clients to see what training with me can really do for you.

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I would train with her every day if I could.
~ SJ C.

Both my physical and mental lifestyles have changed dramatically.
~ Lucy C.

I felt stronger and more confident after every workout.
~ Andrea H.

I’ve worked with trainers in the past, but Sarah was by far the best.
~ Lisa C.

Sarah totally turned things around for me.
~ Kelsey M.

My work with her has made me feel like a total badass — inside and out.
~ Kate E.