I get it:
Navigating a gym can be like your first day at a new school.

You feel lost the minute you walk in.

You end up in at least one room where you feel you don’t fit in.

And, when all is said and done, you cling to the familiar:

Maybe you’ve tried not-so-secretly shadowing “Serena-Williams-Arms” (as you like to call her) around the weightroom only to feel like a fraud. A creepy fraud.

Or maybe you gave that 30-bucks-a-pop group fitness studio that your friend claims is “The best. Workout. EVER.” a go only to spend the class wallowing in a sweaty pit of resentment and self-doubt.

Or maybe you’ve even worked with a trainer before only to say “fuck this” after three months of doing the same ho-hum workouts without ever being told what works what.

Basically, you’ve tried it all and you’ve been at it for … a while. But you still don’t know your glutes from your hamstrings. And you still hate the gym.


Despite what some online coaches may say, there is no 30-day, holy-grail “challenge” out there that’ll get you lifelong fitness enlightenment. If that were the case, New Year’s resolutions wouldn’t even be a thing.


That doesn’t mean you should resign yourself to a lifetime of faking it, fuck-its, and yo-yo fitness’ing just yet.

That’s my cue!

I’m Sarah Laspas:

ACE Certified Personal Trainer (and, come Spring 2020, Fitness Nutrition Specialist!);

Original Strength Coach; and

Former jaded gym-goer.

And if there’s anything I’ve learned over the years of both having to find my own fitness footing and, now, helping a slew of amazing women (and a handful of super cool dudes) find theirs, it’s this:

When it comes to exercise, punishment is not the point.

*shakes fist at all the specialty studios that have left you feeling otherwise*

It’s about re-training your body to move the way it was designed to (adiós, pops, pain, and posture shame!).

It’s about testing your limits physically, mentally, and enjoyably.

It’s about escaping your comfort zone, both inside and outside of the gym, and upleveling your badass-ness every step of the way.

And, with me as your weightroom wingwoman, that’s exactly what you can expect.

You’ll get a fitness program that is tailored to your unique needs and wants. You’ll also get an education along the way so you don’t always have to rely on me.

AND SO HELP ME QUADS, you’ll ultimately be able to do things like:

Walk around with your head held high, shoulders back (literally), and the arms you’ve always wanted. Forever.;

Muster the guts to sign up for those fitness-y activities you’ve always wondered about, like that rec kickball league or that 10K; and

Navigate the “non-cardio” areas of your gym like a boss. And finally have the satisfaction of knowing that at least half of the resident gym bros, in all their grunty glory, are doing it wrong.

Even if you:

Aren’t into sports;

Don’t know what it means to brace your core; or

Up until now, have never used the gym for anything other than sweating out last night’s tequila…

I’ve got you, and you’ve got this (I know because that was me in 2006).

Just give me three months, and as my happy clients will tell you:

You’ll not only get stronger and stand taller but also trade in your “fuck this” … for a “Fuck. Yes.”


1x Per Week Training
You consider yourself a fitness veteran and need a weightroom refresher, want to fine-tune your physique, and/or care to spice up your current workout routine. You’re also willing and able to work out an additional 2-3 days per week on your own.

12 sessions for $900? Tell me more!

2x Per Week Training
You’ve dabbled in cardio, group fitness, or team sports; you’re bored and/or have hit a progress wall; and you want to slim down and tone up. You’re also willing and able to work out an additional 1-2 days per week on your own.

24 sessions for $1,800? Tell me more!

3x Per Week Training
(1) You’re a fitness newbie and just walking into a gym makes you nervous; or (2) You want to up-level your strength, stamina, and physique and fast; OR (3) You’ve never been able to stick with it unless someone’s right there by your side.

36 sessions for $2,700? Tell me more!

The need-to-knows:

  • We’ll train at TruFit Personal Training Studios located at 610 Davis St. in Evanston, IL;
  • All sessions are 60 minutes;
  • In the spirit of consistency (and results!), all of your sessions must take place within four months; and
  • Once all of your sessions have been used, we’ll switch you to a month-to-month plan.

Sound good? Think we might be a good fit to get you fit? Let’s find out! Answer these seven questions for me, and I’ll be in touch within 24 hours.