Notre Dame Recsports Pump It Up Sara Fitness Instructor Featured Image


  • BA Psychology, University of Kutztown, Pennsylvania


  • AFAA- Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), 2003
  • MOSSA(Group Power and Ride), 2011
  • Silver Sneakers, 2005
  • Schwinn Cycle, 2012
  • IGC(Cycle Training), 2017
  • ISSA(International Sport Science Association), 2017

Start date with RecSports

Summer 2005 - Fall 2010 and Summer 2015-present

Fitness Philosophy

Fitness should be a lifestyle of strength and motivation with a feeling of pure enjoyment from physical activity.

Fitness Interests & Other Hobbies

Strength training, following my two sons around watching them play sports, and walking my dog Bella.

Why my class?

My classes are challenging yet fun!

How do you motivate participants? 

By giving my participants positive words of encouragement like “yes you can!” and 3 “B’s” Be here, Be Strong, and Be somebody!

What types of classes can you teach? 

Strength, Cardio, Intervals, Bootcamp, Cycle, Silver Sneakers, Cardio Dance 

Why do you teach group fitness? 

I love to look out at my participants faces and see the will, determination and smiles knowing that they are loving what they are doing and having fun doing it and therefore I get my own personal gratification that I’m helping them feel that way and accomplishing their fitness goals!

What CEC/CEU's have you taken? 

CPR/AED, TRX, Zumba, Pound, Resistance Training, SIlver Sneakers(circuit and water), Gliding, Partner Intervals, Bootcamp

How long have you been teaching group fitness in general? 

16 years

What is your favorite style of music to play in class? 

"New and old pop."