I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it. - Michael Phelps

Sarah Krumme Stahr, MS - Owner

Sarah's Background

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."

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University: Zoology

Master of Science, Long Island University: Exercise Physiology

Professional Certifications:

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


Dianne Cooper, Certified Personal Trainer

Dianne's Background

Dianne has spent most of her professional career as a marketing executive, most recently as Marketing Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for over 15 years. She has always been passionate about maintaining her physical fitness through exercise, physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle. Recently she made the decision to turn that passion into a second career as a personal trainer.

Dianne's Exercise Philosophy:

Dianne's exercise philosophy applies primarily to those in the baby boomer generation. "My goal is to help fellow baby boomers get the most out of their lives. Through exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle I can help my clients stay youthful and greatly improve their quality of life. I do this by making workouts that are fun and enjoyable so my clients stay interested and motivated.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: Business

Professional Certifications:

American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Personal Trainer

American Red Cross: CPR and AED Certification

Specialization:

Older Adults

Individuals with Parkinson's Disease


Jourdan Sullivan, Certified Personal Trainer

Jourdan's Background

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Jourdan has been involved in sports and recreation since his pre-school days. His love for physical activity and health took him to the University of Cincinnati, where he studied Exercise and Fitness. He gets the most out of teaching people how to make activity a regular part of their lives. Jourdan has been a certified personal trainer since 2008. His experiences range from working in small, commercial settings, to corporate fitness centers; which brought on a wide range of clientele. While continuing personal training, Jourdan has also taught a variety of group fitness classes; including strength, power, abs, older adult, and stretch. Jourdan is a well rounded trainer, with a friendly approach. He prides himself on being adaptable to all aspects of the training environment. No matter the age, or experience level, everyone has the opportunity to become healthier. Jourdan enjoys sports like flag football and volleyball, and running to stay in shape.

Jourdan's Exercise Philosophy:

"I believe there is a general comfort zone of exercise that most people hover around. In order to achieve your fitness goals, you must work to push through that, and beyond. With a multi-sports background, strict, personal workout regimen, and a customer-first approach, I will help you succeed. I regularly practice new exercises/techniques, participate in continuing education, and work with various clientele. Fitness should be fun, efficient, and specifically designed to help you reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Let's get moving!"

Education:

Bachelor of Science, University of Cincinnati: Health Promotion and Education

Professional Certifications:

American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Personal Trainer

American Red Cross: CPR and AED Certification

Elite Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Specialization:

Individuals with Parkinson's Disease


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