I met Sara about 3 years ago during a photo shoot with some mutual friends. At that time I was an avid runner and considered myself to be sufficiently “fit”, I’d always taken pride that I was able to stay within the same weight range of 3 lbs. It wasn’t until last year, in the fall of 2010, that I’d put on a solid 5 lbs that I simply could not shake. It affected every part of me as a “runner” and a person. I was absolutely miserable. It was after consulting the office of a plastic surgeon who advised me to get the “smart lipo” procedure that I called Sara for advice. She and I met and shortly thereafter I began working out with her twice a week. I realized almost immediately that my concept of working out and being in shape were jaded and came from a “runners” perspective, a far cry from reality. The first thing Sara did was require that I keep a food journal, logging everything I ate through the day. She emphasized the importance of eating a clean diet and gave me nutritionally sound suggestions of what to eat. My diet and eating habits were horrible and as a result my body was suffering. She also helped me realize that running, while a great form of cardio, is pretty much just that. It is one of many ways to get cardio vascular exercise but doesn’t do much in the way of building strength or the muscle that the body needs. I started to feel better after our first week of working out. During this time, I also committed to competing in my first fitness competition, The Mile High (bikini class). It was upon the making of this decision when my perspective on life and fitness became grounded. Sara created a diet and work out plan for me, based upon my needs, and the results were undeniable. I feel better and look better than I have ever before in my life. The physical competence I gained through this journey is more than enough for me to give my recommendation that anyone looking to better their physique work with Sara Hurrle. However, because of who Sara is as a person, I also gained an inner strength and belief in myself, that has been absent for far too long. Sara is absolutely amazing, and she possesses the ability to motivate while instilling the drive and desire to succeed. My experience with her has been in valuable and I would recommend her training to anyone who is looking to better themselves.