Jaded gym-goer who:

  • Is sick of the sameness? Or…
  • Feels more pain than progress? Or…
  • Wants to use today’s workout for more than just sweating out last night’s burrito but doesn’t know where to even start?

You’re in the right place, friend!

I’m Sarah Laspas, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Original Strength Coach based in Evanston, Illinois.

I also happen to be a former non-athlete who hopped on the cardio train in college only to spend every workout wallowing in a sweaty pit of misery and despair.

It wasn’t until nearly ten years later — after I got over Weightroom Overwhelm (and Progress Underwhelm) — when fitness became fun instead of something I “had” to do. Fast forward to 2016, and what is now known as Muscles and Moxie™ was born.

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.

I want details.

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.

Impress me.

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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.