A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.

~ A.A. Milne

About Me

Visit http://www.ideafit.com/fitnessconnect for a look at Sarah’s qualifications. In her own words:

Since 1995 I've been helping people find more energy, be healthier, recover from injuries, start exercise programs, and compete in road races, triathlons, marathons, and nordic ski races. As a competitor myself, I've learned the benefits and risks of too much exercise and not enough play: the first key to my approach to get you fit is balance and variety.

I run "Suit Camp" in the pool to take the stress off your joints. I teach pilates classes to complement weight training. I develop customized podcasts for you to use at home, on the road or in the gym to stay motivated between training sessions. As the trainer for Distant Journeys, I prepare people for a variety of European backpacking treks that last from five days to two weeks. My graduate thesis on Transformational Fitness required me to dig down deep into the nature of change and motivation, tools I use daily with everyone.

In 2009 I became one of only five fitness professionals in Maine to earn certification as an Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist from The American Council on Exercise (ACE). I’m also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and IDEA ELITE Group Exercise Instructor. I have extensive experience helping clients deal with health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular and/or pulmonary issues, metabolic and musculoskeletal problems.