Sarah's Favorite Things

Recommended Products

Safe and effective exercise resources to make your bones and body stronger, improve your posture, flexibility and balance, and help you age well. Sarah has developed programs/memberships/community for anyone interested in building stronger bones to manage osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Recommended Products on Amazon

All of the recommended products are available online at Amazon. I am not promoting Amazon. There are other places you can find many of these products but Amazon is hard to beat for price, service and availability. Where possible, I selected products that were available via Amazon Prime. However, since I favour quality of product over Amazon Prime, many products I recommend are available through a third party reseller on Amazon and not Amazon Prime. Please note that for the majority of these products, I will receive a small commission if you purchase using the link provided.

Loop Resistance Bands

High end exercise bands. Our 12″ by 2″ heavy duty loop resistance bands come in 5 varying resistance levels. This makes them perfect whether you are just starting to workout or a seasoned workout warrior. Our extra light and light bands are great for beginners, while our medium, heavy and extra heavy exercise bands are targeted for more intermediate and advanced strength training.

TheraBand

A superior band product for resistance training and rehabilitation, provides both positive and negative force on muscles and joints, stretches tones and conditions all major muscle groups

2 lb Weights

  • Set of 2 dumbbells for resistance training; each dumbbell weighs 2 pounds
  • Easy-grip neoprene coating for a secure hold
  • Printed weight number on each end cap and color-coded for quick identification
  • Hexagonal shape prevents dumbbells from rolling away

5 lb Weights

  • Set of 2 dumbbells for resistance training; each dumbbell weighs 5 pounds
  • Easy-grip neoprene coating for a secure hold
  • Printed weight number on each end cap and color-coded for quick identification
  • Hexagonal shape prevents dumbbells from rolling away

Power Plate

The quick explanation of the “magic” of Power Plate is that the vibration from the plate goes into your body and quickly increases muscle contractions and blood flow. 

It does this for you. All you have to do is stand, sit or lie on the plate for as little as 30 seconds. 

The first thing that happens is you feel better and have less physical pain

Half Round Dome Roller

  • The perfect myofascial release tool for CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, Weight Training, Bodybuilding, MMA and other exercise activities
  • Blue color keeps roller looking new
  • Finish makes an attractive addition to any professional clinic or home environment
  • Relieve pain in your back, legs, neck, IT-Band, and shoulders by triggering blood circulation to sore and tight muscles

Multi-Loop Strap

  • BENEFIT YOUR BODY: Fits comfortably in your hands & your feet. Stretch exercise straps keeps your body in a better shape to withstand intensive exercise & improved range of motion, enhanced muscle recovery, reduced risk of injury.
  • PORTABLE AND EASY TO USE: 12 soft nonelastic loops. 8 foot long X 1.57 inches wide enough to recommended the most beginner to use it, Yoga stretches are so easy to work with it even if you've never done them before.

Exercise Barre Inflatable Ball

Whether you are a pilates enthusiast, yoga lover, barre student or just want to get a great workout, this convenient and multi-functional mini yoga ball will help you achieve your fitness goals!

Recommended by personal trainers and physical therapists, the mini balance ball works across all fitness routines and platforms. Tone muscles, sculpt your core, increase balance and flexibility with the convenience of a ball that you can use anywhere!

10lb Weighted Vest

  • Tyvek Lycra Nylon
  • Made in the USA and Imported
  • Professional-grade weight vest based on a patented design and fabric
  • Comes with 10lbs of high-density steel weights with capacity for more
  • Thin profile provides full range of motion
  • Stretch fabric is wicking, odor resistant, cool and comfortable; open side for ventilation
  • Unisex design with side lacing for highly-adjustable fit

Vinyl Coated Kettlebells

  • HIGH-QUALITY CAST IRON CONSTRUCTION: Built to last of solid cast iron with no welds, weak spots, or seams. Great for training indoor & outdoor
  • DURABLE VINYL COATED FINISH: Encased with vinyl to prevent corrosion, increase durability, reduce noise, protect flooring & enhance appearance
  • IDEAL FOR ANY AGE OR GENDER

Pilates Wedge

DEMONSTRATED HEALTH BENEFITS: Not only helpful to stretching before/after work out, but also beneficial to the body recovery from plantar fasciitis, achilles tendon injuries, shin splints, calf strains and other foot and ankle injuries and pain

Squatty Potty

  • Doctor recommended
  • Helps you mimic a natural squat to properly align your colon
  • More complete & easier elimination
  • Life-changing health benefits. Great for preventative care
  • Made in the USA with 50% recycled materials
Sarah's Recommended Reads

Why We Sleep

In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night.

The End of Alzheimer's

In The End of Alzheimer's Dale Bredesen laid out the science behind his revolutionary new program that is the first to both prevent and reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Now he lays out the detailed program he uses with his own patients. Accessible and detailed, it can be tailored to anyone's needs and will enhance cognitive ability at any age.

The XX Brain

“In The XX Brain, Lisa meticulously guides us in the ways we can both nourish and protect ourselves, body and mind, to ensure our brains remain resilient throughout our lives.”
–from the foreword by Maria Shriver

The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women–and to frame brain health as an essential component of Women's Health.

Lifespan: Why We Age & Why We Don't Have To

It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan?

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.”

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.