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Sarah’s childhood/adolescence were filled with all things musical: ballet, jazz dance, piano and acting lessons. Her adolescent discovery of yoga and weight lifting in the gym came naturally as cross training to her passion for dance. She attended the University of Victoria in her mid-20’s for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. However, the sweet call of the Okanagan was heeded soon after finishing, where she dove into a demanding career in Restaurants/Hotels & Winery Management.
With one phone call from her first Jazz Dance Teacher, Joanne Gagne in 2005, she began her journey to becoming a certified Group Fitness Instructor through CFES & BCRPA and started teaching salsa dance classes as Jo’s sub. She fell head over heels for the “high” of leading classes and learnt to teach a buffet of fitness classes from aerobics to step, weight training to cardio intervals, TRX to BOSU. Her classes are described as fresh, energizing and balanced with a host of options to appeal to the beginner or injured and advanced fitness aficionado alike. ‘Studio Life’ is definitely Sarah’s dream job with its motivating beats, movement and socializing.
Some of her greatest joys outside the studio are hiking/biking adventures with her guy, paddle boarding, adrenaline chasing, travel (ask her about Hawaii at your own risk!) as well as time with her Shih Tzu fur child: Peanut. As Assistant Manager/Group Fitness Leader at Oranj Express you will see her often in her natural habitat: sharing and laughing with our guests.