Sarah Krumme Stahr, MS - Owner
Sarah has been involved with sports and athletics since elementary school, playing tennis, softball, basketball and running track. Her interest in the health-related components of sports activities began in 7th Grade when she became more serious about her running and eating healthy. She continued her interest throughout high school playing on the tennis team and continuing to run. Her high school, St. Ursula Academy, did not have a cross country or track team, but she continued to run on her own and competed individually. When she arrived at Arizona State University, she "walked on" to the ASU Cross Country and Track Team and competed for them for the next four years. Good health and athletic activity has always been a part of Sarah's life. After college, Sarah attended graduate school studying Exercise Physiology. She worked in the different fitness settings including: health club, physical therapy and corporate fitness, receiving a well-rounded background in the fitness field. In her first experience hired as a personal trainer at a highly regarded studio in Virginia, she received comprehensive training in the practical aspects of personal training. With the science background from school and the practical training from on-the-job experience, she was perfectly suited to work as a personal trainer. Sarah has been working as a personal trainer since 1994, but moved back to her hometown of Cincinnati in 1995.
Having worked with hundreds of individuals, particularly older adults and clients with special medical needs, Sarah has a compassionate and motivational manner for helping people achieve their fitness goals. Her enthusiastic and professional approach helps her clients achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. As a former collegiate athlete, she understands what it takes to be competitive, but also knows how important it is to be mindful and balanced in one's approach to fitness.
Sarah has developed a special interest in working with people with Parkinson's disease. Her father had Parkinson's disease. She has worked with Parkinson's clients for nearly 10 years. She understands the symptoms of the disease and has designed exercise programs specific to the needs of individuals with PD. In addition to researching the subject on her own, she has sought out to learn about this from the best in the field. She has received continuing education credits for a course she took at the University of Milwaukee – "Parkinsonism: Retraining the Brain Through Exercise", was certified through "Delay the Disease", an exercise for PD program developed by David Zid and "PWR! Fitness Training" a program developed by Becky Farley, a leading expert in the area of exercise and PD and the founder and executive director of the Parkinson's Wellness and Recovery Fitness Training program in Tucson, Arizona. This year she was invited to be an instructor at the nationally recognized weeklong PWR! Retreat, an exercise-focused Parkinson's disease-specific retreat and conference for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers in Arizona, developed and run by Dr. Becky Farley. Sarah will be an instructor at the 2013 Retreat as well. Sarah was one of the featured speakers at the 2009 Sunflower Revolution VI Parkinson's Disease Symposium and Expo in Cincinnati and has also participated in this event in 2010 and 2011.
Sarah's Exercise Philosophy:
Sarah explains her exercise philosophy this way: "The purpose of exercising is to have your body and brain feel better and to be healthier. Exercise enables you to do all the things you want to do for as long as possible, in short, to be "forever fit". My approach is to exercise in a safe, effective, efficient and progressive manner with lots of variety. I want clients to feel better, healthier, be able to do things that they weren't able to do before. My life motto is: 'I think I can…I think I can.' I try to bring that positive attitude to each and every client. My goal each day is to have each client feel better when I'm walking out the door than when I walked in."
Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University: Zoology
Master of Science, Long Island University: Exercise Physiology
American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Personal Trainer
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA): Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
USA Weightlifting (USAW): Certified Coach
Dancing Thru Pregnancy: Pre/Postnatal Exercise Certification
American Red Cross: CPR/AED
Delay the Disease (Parkinson’s disease Exercise Certification)
PWR! Fitness Training (Parkinson’s Exercise Certification)
ACE Older Adult Fitness Specialty Recognition