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Food and hydration matters: it’s your medicine, your energy, the key to living a beautiful, satisfying, and healthy life. Learn how little changes can equal dramatic results!
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Meet Coach Sara
Health & Running Coach
I am a certified health counselor and certified running coach. I believe a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and I work with people to create small shifts that have a big impact on their health. My passions include helping people feel better by learning how to take charge of their health starting with good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
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"After my baby, I found myself shoveling in food when and where I could, giving into cravings and overeating, especially at night. The steps Coach Sara took me through to learn to listen to my body resulted in an awesome moment a month after we started working together. I was about 3/4 of the way through a typical breakfast and I had a moment, mid-chew when I just knew it was time to stop. The best part was, I didn’t feel like I was depriving myself at AT ALL! Plus, I feel so much better in my body and confident in myself with my healthy choices for me and my family!”
- Kerry Dontchos, 41 Chicago, IL Creator of “Bring Your Spirit to Life
"I chose to work with Coach Sara because despite eating healthy and exercising, my weight had climbed to the highest I had even been. I am in my late 40's and realized that what weight loss programs had worked in the past were no longer working. Sara's calm, enthusiastic and supportive personality enabled me to openly explore my eating habits. In our work together, Sara encouraged me to dig deep emotionally, yet provided a safe atmosphere for me to be honest. Sara's guidance helped me discover that despite eating healthy foods, I was using food to bury my emotions and feelings. In 6 months, I lost 18 pounds but more important, I learned how to recognize the triggers for emotional eating and developed strategies to acknowledge my feelings without using food. I would recommend Sara to anyone! Her program is not just about food choices & exercise as a means to weight loss; it’s about discovering how to feel great about yourself.”
- Janis Luby
"Working with Coach Sara was about so much more than nutrition. We are so overloaded with information about food and nutrition that it can get confusing. Coach Sara helped me to weed through the hype and get back to basics. Not only did she help me to eliminate processed foods by giving me simple, fast recipes but she taught me how combining foods can make such a difference in feeling satisfied. She gave me the tools to have a healthy relationship with food. I would recommend Coach Sara to anyone who wants to change their relationship with food.”
- Margaret Scott
“Sara’s tips and tricks for more mindful eating and a healthier lifestyle have been incredible! I am more aware of the food choices I make and am more mindful of my eating habits. Before I started working with Sara, I was tired during and after most of my runs. Now I feel much better and feel like I am working with my body instead of against it.”
- Swetha Yellamraju
“Coach Sara gave me the tools to help me lose 30 pounds. We first disposed of all the bad foods in my refrigerator and then she helped me make new healthier recipes. Sara didn’t rush me into doing it all at once, but we took things slow and the changes have resulted in a healthier lifestyle I can maintain for the rest of my life.”
- Maribeth Tinnes
"Coach Sara was able to help me work toward my goals by meeting me where I was. She didn't force things on me or mandate that I eat or not eat certain foods. She asked thought provoking questions that made me sincerely reflect on what and why. She takes a very holistic approach; helping me to understand the importance of sleep, nutrition, hydration, movement, and positive reinforcement. I would recommend Coach Sara to anyone who wants a sustainable, holistic approach to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
- Mondalyn Carr