Client Raves

It is so easy to be hard on oneself when we believe we are going to crumble. Our typical go-to is to go overboard and then we wonder why this hurts so bad or delays are progress.  I have been with your program for over a year now and I am midway black belt. I started at the very beginning. I go slow. I mix in my walks and my 5 lb weights.  I feel stronger and more confident in my well-being and I attribute it to my “soft” lessons from Short and Sweet.  Whether I move on to ramp it up…I really think that is a possibility-  I am grateful to you for this program.

Joyce

I've had a lot of knee pain getting out of my chair and going up stairs that began to disappear when I made sense of the Short & Sweet assessments.  I realized from my own video that my knees were collapsing when I would squat or lunge.  So I dove into the Yellow belt, but have to be honest I skipped ahead to squats so that I could make quick progress on getting out of a chair without pain. I'm is amazed that it took only a few small changes to feel a difference..

Lori

Following the videos in the rhomboid push up week I was able to get a much better sense of my shoulder blades on my back and the muscles that move them.  With this awareness and new movement I gained not only more mobility, but a realization that I can also stabilize my shoulder blades.  In a week I felt more open in the front of my chest and stronger in my upper back.

This was actually a connecting piece that allowed me to take your encouragement Sarah that a plank was only a small piece of stabilization away.

With a few cues and a little confidence, I was able to perform a plank.  Something that a week earlier I felt was impossible.

Julie

You are FANTASTIC. You are SO warm & kind. You demystify fitness for women over 40( or 50 :))- being in your membership not only am I encouraged & get great fitness videos- I get YOU. You are my trainer! I come to you for help on this and that.. and you help me! The issue I had with my feet and ankles- GONE! That is priceless- our health is essential! You are fabulous- don't sell- SERVE ( with Love).  And its genuine-

Kathy T

I just did your short and sweet wrist week.  THAT WAS AMAZING. Omg. Wow. I CANNOT get my wrists on the wall in external rotation. Best I got was my knuckles.

Sheila Rose

Thank you Sarah for your dedication to yourself and us! I was just told I have osteopenia, and like you, it scared me. I have faith that I can improve my scores with the right plan and following your program!

Elaine Jacobs

Thank you!!! Love your common sense approach- you explain calmly and clearly. Thanks again!!

Beverly Sue McNeece

Ok I've being foot & calf stretches regularly now for 1 week. HUGE improvement, MUCH less edema. Doing more all over stretches now. Finding the videos in Short & Sweet very helpful!

Kathy

I just wanted to give you a positive report back and a big thank you! After 2-3 days of doing the SI joint exercises, my sciatica pain is almost gone and I can sleep comfortably at night again. I’m going to start doing the strengthening exercises now.

Patty

Short and Sweet with Sarah is a really good program because it is broken down into very small parts that you can work on, while at the same time pursuing your health and fitness goals. It has helped me a lot with alignment, which is critical for maintaining bone strength as we age so that the stresses that we place on our bodies for strength training actually do what we want them to. For example, I've been working a lot on changing my gait, which has a direct impact on building hip bone strength.

Deborah S

I am finding that the short and sweet classes have worked well for me.  As a result, I am down 14 pounds which I am sure is helping as well. I was wondering if I could have access to the Bone Bootcamp videos as well. This has been quite the journey for me so far and I really value all your help.

Mary S

I am loving “seeing” you when I do my morning workouts! You are super helpful and knowledgeable. I am really happy I'm doing Short and Sweet and I know I'm in good hands with your research and expertise.

Gayle morrison

Short and Sweet is such a joy! Love this Sarah, so subtle and powerful at the same time

Ilonka

I love the way you teach,  especially with so much detail about each exercise and the benefits and the many variations. Your dedication and commitment are very evident. All the options are there in front of us, and it is wonderful that you are so available to give help and advice. The Bone Boot Camp program is very supportive, and gives us all we need to figure out what will work for us as individuals.

Joy Rudd

Thanks, Sarah

Keep up the good work! You are doing so much good in the world.

You are helping so, so many people with your thoughtful, careful approach to exercise.

Barbara

I have watched your modification videos on squats and reverse lunges and may start incorporating those moves too. Will those squats and lunges with adding weights still load my hips enough to cause good bone stimulation?

Thank you so much Sarah. Your videos have helped me a lot. 

Cheryl

I just love Fridays! I get to redo what you had in your coaching calls and check out what's been posted to your bone safe strong body membership! It was a rainy day here oh, so I did the cardio workout number 10 and absolutely loved it! So nice to have a work out that doesn't require getting on my knees. Thank you so much!

Deborah S.

You are FANTASTIC. You are SO warm & kind. You demystify fitness for women over 40( or 50 :))- being in your membership not only am I encouraged & get great fitness videos- I get YOU. You are my trainer! I come to you for help on this and that.. and you help me! The issue I had with my feet and ankles- GONE! That is priceless- our health is essential! You are fabulous- don't sell- SERVE (with Love).

Kathy T

Thanks Sarah for all your incredible knowledge. Your program has been amazing and has taught me a new way of caring for my bones.  Much thanks for being such an inspiration for women on a subject no one really talks about. Keep up the good work.

Stephanie A

Just purchased Bone Boot Camp. So far I’ve gone through the Foundations and the Warm Up Series. Sarah has mastered the art of conveying nuances and intricacies with a simplicity of language that clarifies and illuminates the basic movements we thought we understood … but in fact didn’t. She has taken her vast experience and staggeringly comprehensive understanding of anatomy, extracts the essential information, and delivers it in the most user-friendly way I’ve ever experienced.

betsy g.

Since being diagnosed with Osteoporosis a few years ago, I have struggled with balancing my desire to build strength and mobility in my spine with my concern that some exercises may put fragile bones at risk.  I am so thrilled that I discovered the Bone Boot Camp Short and Sweet.  Sarah is an inspirational teacher, and her weekly format allows you to challenge yourself at your own pace.  While the Bone Boot Camp is designed for people with low bone density, I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to age gracefully and maintain an active lifestyle!

Margaret

Just purchased Bone Boot Camp. So far I’ve gone through the Foundations and the Warm Up Series. Sarah has mastered the art of conveying nuances and intricacies with a simplicity of language that clarifies and illuminates the basic movements we thought we understood … but in fact didn’t. She has taken her vast experience and staggeringly comprehensive understanding of anatomy, extracts the essential information, and delivers it in the most user-friendly way I’ve ever experienced.

Anyone with experience with the multitudes of fitness/wellness/physical therapist instructors out there will know within the first few minutes that they are in the hands of a master. And not just for those of us considering bone health but anyone who wants to finally understand the basics of movement which are the foundation of any fitness program. I can’t wait to go through the rest of the series! I am reminded of a comment I once heard Paul Newman make when asked if he had been faithful to his wife Joanne Woodward; ‘Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?' Thank you Sarah for sharing your immense gifts and putting this gem out there for all!

melissa norris

Short and Sweet with Sarah is a really good program because it is broken down into very small parts that you can work on, while at the same time pursuing your health and fitness goals. It has helped me a lot with alignment, which is critical for maintaining bone strength as we age so that the stresses that we place on our bodies for strength training actually do what we want them to. For example, I've been working a lot on changing my gait, which has a direct impact on building hip bone strength.

I think Sarah's Build Better Bones program is excellent, even for someone with a lifting background like me (I used to do powerlifting). She has done the homework for all of us, by looking at the research on exercise for building bone density and she bases much of what she has put together on the Liftmor program from Australia that is top notch, but not really possible to replicate at home. That is what I LOVE about BBC and why I can recommend it so highly. Her program IS something that is safe to do at home and Sarah is an excellent teacher. She pays very careful attention to alignment and doing moves safely from an osteopenia/osteoporosis perspective. She also gives weekly coaching calls, where you can ask questions. I have found those calls to be very helpful.

Even though I have a strong lifting background, one very important thing I have learned from being in Sarah's group is that some of the moves that I thought were safe for me to do, are not good ones for women with low bone density in the spine. My sense is that most personal trainers and even most physical therapists don't have the background in safe exercise moves and strength training for people in this category. I look back now and cringe at some of the things my physical therapists had me doing, when I spent 28 months rehabbing from a bad car accident, even though I had told them that I had osteoporosis. So even if you know a lot about strength training, I feel it is good to get BBC to make sure you are doing lifts safely. Once you get the basics down, the coaching calls are great for brainstorming ways to lift heavier and for ideas for more moves.

Deborah