“I’ve worked with trainers in the past, but Sarah was by far the best.”
I started working with Sarah after recovering from a health crisis where I was unable to exercise for several years. I’ve worked with trainers in the past, but Sarah was by far the best. She has mastered a great balance between pushing her clients to give it their all but doing so in an encouraging and non-intimidating way, and because it’s fun, the time goes by SO quickly. After working with her, I’m stronger, slimmer, walk taller, and have a lot more confidence both in and out of the gym.
~ Lisa C.
“My work with her has made me feel like a total badass — inside and out.”
Working with Sarah has been a boost in my life I didn’t even realize I needed. After our first session I reconnected with a feeling I thought I had lost forever … I felt STRONG! And as a result of her thoughtfully customized workouts, I started to notice a difference physically and mentally in a very short period of time (after just a month, my son commented on how “muscley” my back felt when he gave me a hug!). Sarah gives me confidence on the days I struggle to muster it and I’m now using weights I would have never gone near at the gym. My work with her has made me feel like a total badass — inside and out.
~ Kate E.
“I would train with her every day if I could.”
Sarah is an amazing trainer. She listened to what my goals were and tailored a fitness plan to them exactly. Working with Sarah made me stronger, toned, and confident about how to use gym equipment properly on my own. She is charismatic and fun, so I always looked forward to our sessions. I told Sarah I get bored with workouts easily, and she designed workouts for me that were so varied that I never felt like I was doing the same thing twice. It’s clear that Sarah is qualified; she is not only knowledgeable about anatomy, movement, and how to address/prevent weakness or injury, but she has a ton of experience herself as a marathon runner. I would train with her every day if I could.
~ SJ C.
“10 out of 10!”
So I already have been working out about 3-4x a week pretty steadily for the past few months. I thought I was in pretty good shape and didn’t need too many tips. WRONG. Sarah had me beat by the end of each session and it was great! Not only did she show me new exercises to do with a combination of dynamic movements, TRX training, and balancing moves, she also was very encouraging and attentive to when it was getting to be a bit much. I would highly recommend her to any of my patients, family, friends, and random strangers that are committed to making a positive change in their health and fitness life. 10 out of 10!
~ Kuan S.
“I felt stronger and more confident leaving every workout.”
Training with Sarah was a great experience. Her strength training workouts are fast-paced, sweat inducing, and different from start to finish. It was a great core workout and I didn’t have to do any sit-ups or crunches! She used a variety of equipment – we weren’t just hanging in the weight room – and movements that kept the workout interesting and challenging. I felt stronger and more confident leaving every workout. Sarah is passionate about her work and brings that to every session. I recommend her to anyone who wants to build strength and learn along the way.
~ Andrea H.
“I bounced back very quickly after giving birth.”
I had always been into fitness before working with Sarah, but when I was planning to get pregnant, I knew that my workouts were going to have to change. I’ve had chronic back problems, so it was important to me that I stayed active and strong throughout my pregnancy. The best part of working with Sarah is that she makes the process fun and personable. She customizes everything for the individual person and you know she is giving you 120% every moment she is working with you. I bounced back very quickly after giving birth, and I’ve been able to use the foundations of what Sarah taught me to get myself back into shape.
~ Kate C.
“She’s a natural-born motivator.”
Sarah and I have been long-distance accountability partners and unofficial fitness coaches for one another while training for a number of races over the years. She’s a natural-born motivator, and her knowledge on how to incorporate resistance training into a running regimen to improve speed and endurance as well as avoid injury is expansive. We’ve also run a 200-mile relay race together that involved running on very little sleep; her positivity, sense of humor, and determination were invaluable assets to our team’s morale and performance. I would never hesitate in recommending Sarah as a trainer.
~ Adam B.
“I’ve become immeasurably stronger and healthier.”
Sarah is amazing! I’ve been training with her for about 9 months now, and I’ve become immeasurably stronger and healthier. Each time I see her for a workout, I feel like she’s carefully considered my particular goals and needs, and that she’s created a workout specific to me. She keeps a very close eye on me during workouts, adjusting my form and encouraging me throughout the hour. It makes exercise SO much easier to just show up, get my butt kicked, and then feel that great workout high for the rest of the day. I adore Sarah, and I can’t recommend her highly enough!
~ Erin J.
“My performance and physique improved, and cardio-related injuries tapered off.”
Despite my pretty intense cardio regimen, I never felt particularly strong or looked as toned as I wanted to, and post-running pain was also happening more often. I enlisted Sarah to help me with this problem. She schooled me on how to use gym equipment properly and design efficient, full-body workouts that would complement my running and not leave me bulky, stiff, or super sore. My performance and physique improved, and cardio-related injuries tapered off. I’m so thankful for Sarah’s help and highly recommend her as a personal trainer!
~ Alli W.
“The progress I’ve made is phenomenal.”
January 2019 I was paralyzed in Evanston Hospital. I spent two months at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. A great place. They got me up and at’em again, but with chronic weakness still. Physical therapy can only take you so far. I was determined to seek a “strong recovery” and sought some personal training. I found Sarah at Muscles and Moxie and we’ve been working together three times a week for almost four months. The progress I’ve made is phenomenal. Not just muscle strength but balance, coordination, and laughing. I highly recommend her for personal training. She know her stuff, respects your goals and works with you to even exceed them. So thankful.
~ Ric H.
“Both my physical and mental lifestyles have changed dramatically.”
Before I met Sarah, working out wasn’t persistent and I got bored at the gym very easily. I’ve now been working with her for about two or three months, and both my physical and mental lifestyles have changed dramatically. Sarah pushes me in our sessions in a fun and motivational way using different exercises with a variety of different equipment, which not only makes me a physically stronger person but also helps me feel more confident about my body. With Sarah, I definitely flex my moxie!
~ Lucy C.
“Sarah totally turned things around for me.”
Working with Sarah was exactly what I needed. I was planning a trek to Mt. Everest Basecamp but had always been a yoga girl and was super intimidated by the weightroom. I was also suffering from chronic lower back pain. Sarah totally turned things around for me. First, using strength training and Original Strength exercises, we fixed my alignment, and my back finally started feeling better. From there, she gave me the skills and confidence to do additional workouts in the gym by myself! I now stand straighter and use my body effectively and efficiently (and get compliments on my arms!). I am on my way to Nepal as I write this, and I know training with Sarah is a huge reason why I feel so confident for this adventure.
~ Kelsey M.