It's been a long year.
We need the joy & restoration of outdoor recreation now more than ever.
But our bodies & minds have been through a lot this year.
We've been stuck in the process of staying away from friends & family for a long time. And finally, it's feeling like the world is about to open back up.
If you're like me, you have high hopes for this summer. You dream of exploring the world around you, taking time outside to feel the sun on your skin, trying out new trails & seeing new mountaintop views.
How amazing would it be to feel strong and confident that your body could take you where you wanted to go this summer?
That's why I created Summer Strong: Online Mind & Body Training for Summer Adventures. Summer Strong is here to provide you the structure, support, community, and motivation you need this year.
Watch this quick 1-minute video to learn more about what's in store.
Join Summer Strong Midsummer Session and get in on two training cycles!
Summer Strong Midsummer Session starts in:
As we navigate new ways to interact & connect, outdoor activities + home workouts can be our anchor
Build functional strength (the kind you need to do the funky things that being outside demands!) so you can have as much fun as possible this summer.
Prevent injuries, increase balance & mobility, and have an easier time keeping up with your friends!
Efficient and engaging bodyweight workouts designed to keep your body challenged, your mind growing, and build the kind of strength you need for your outdoor adventures.
- 35-45 minute workouts
- Train three days/week
- Three six-week periodized training rounds (see visual below) that progress through the summer
- Join for multiple training cycles or just one. If you join for the Midsummer Session, you'll have access to Rounds One & Two -- we recommend that most folks start with Round One.
- Train mental strength & nervous system capacity alongside physical strength
Outdoor Rec-specific exercises
Build form, alignment, & muscle memory for summer recreation fun. Practicing outdoor movements while we're inside helps our body lay down the neuropathways it'll need to react quickly on the trail.
You'll feel the difference in your biking, hiking, running, and boating adventures!
Build your nervous system capacity
Using mindful interval training and embodiment practices, you'll build awareness of how your nervous system reacts under stress AND practice expanding its capacity.
When our nervous systems have more capacity, everything is easier. You may notice less fear, less overwhelm, more energy, and more ability to speak your mind.
Break free from workout perfectionism
Summer Strong does not need to be done perfectly in order to get results.
Instead, we're unlearning the "no pain, no gain" mentality we've been taught by bro-fitness culture, embracing messy workouts, and learning to listen to and trust our bodies. And we still get strong -- but without the shame cycle.
Summer Strong builds functional strength using a periodized training plan.
Six-week training cycles
Each cycle increases in difficulty, progressing to its own training peak.
Outdoor rec-specific exercises that help build the muscle memory you need for enjoyable & injury-free time outside.
Three cycles build through the summer
Exercises & fitness levels increase as the season progresses.
We'll build muscles and nervous system capacity together through the summer, so by the end of the season you're surprised by your strength & ability to do hard things -- both in the mountains and in daily life.
Trips are part of the plan
Rest & adventure are integrated into the Summer Strong training plan!
We'll learn how to complete our stress cycles so we can prevent summer overwhelm & burnout, and how to work outdoor adventures into busy lives.
Summer Strongs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, & abilities.
My teaching style is down-to-earth, body-positive, and mental health-informed so you feel uplifted & powerful at the end of each workout.
You won't find any body-shaming, comparison, or pressure to override your body's signals here.
Instead, I coach using positive encouragement that helps you listen to your body & find the right challenge level for you. I promise to deliver an encouraging push when you need it, as well as reminders that "moving is winning" and "you've got this" as your body adjusts to the workouts.
And yes, we have badass summer athletes inside, but don't be intimidated by that. We also have new moms, weekend warriors, and aging athletes. The workouts are super adaptable to meet your body where it's at and help you move toward your goals, from the big adventures to family outings to coping with summer mental health.
I believe in this program 100%, but if Summer Strong isn't a fit for you we offer a money-back guarantee. We all have different bodies and minds, and we've all been through different things. Only you know what's best for your body, and I'll always encourage you to speak up for your needs
I have noticed significant strength gains both physically and mentally. I am better equipped to continue moving (skiing, biking, etc.) when I become fatigued; thanks to training with Sarah!
These workouts have helped me feel stronger, less injury-prone, and better prepared to handle whatever the mountains decide to dish out. I also love that they're time efficient, so that when life happens, I know I'm not falling behind with my athletic goals.
Health Coach & Super-mom
Sarah is an amazing trainer and you can easily do the workouts to your own ability and grow from whichever point you are starting from. The focus is on building strength and endurance and also the focus on FOCUS!
Wine Guru & SuperMom
It is rare to find such great explanations and details, which is especially helpful when trying new exercises.
I’m excited and encouraged to see how strong I am getting. I’ve worked out consistently in gym classes for the last 15 years, but this program took me to the next level.
This program was just I needed to achieve my goal of finishing a 100 mile endurance race. I became stronger both mentally and physically - this program has it all! Between the challenging, but fun workouts, incredible online community and fabulous resources, I came out the other side a stronger, healthier person!
Fishing Boat Captain
Sarah's training program was so fun and so effective at building my strength and confidence. She provides options for whatever level fitness you are at while encouraging us to push our individual limits. I can't overstate how informative, empowering and easy to engage with she is!
Let's get strong, together
I'm a mental health-informed adventure fitness trainer, here to help you build the muscles & self-awareness to take your adventures to the next level. I built this training methodology after years of outdoor recreation peaks (amazing trips!) and valleys (crippling fear & imposter syndrome).
My style is down-to-earth, welcoming, and light-hearted. I promise to deliver the encouraging push when you need it, and to help you finish each workout feeling uplifted & powerful.
When are the workouts?
Do I need any equipment?
Is Summer Strong just for women?
I'm super busy and worried I won't be able to fit it in. Help!
I'm going to be traveling during the program. Is there a way to still participate?
What is the Mobility Track?
How often will you release new workouts?
What type of workout are we talking about here?
How do I train without it getting in the way of my outdoor time?
Please explain your money back guarantee.
Financial support & equity pricing
"Sistering" is a construction term in which a post that's holding up too much weight is supported by additional posts on either side. This metaphor conveys what we're after: helping take some of the weight off those who are carrying a lot right now.
Especially for BIPOC, queer, disabled, bigger bodies, and others who are underrepresented in the outdoor world; we need more of you in the mountains and in the pictures on this page. We acknowledge and apologize for the lack of representation here. We're working to fix that, and in the meantime have a number of equity-priced spots available. We hope you grab one!
Apply for Sistering Support & Equity Pricing here (2 min application) Application deadline for Midsummer Session is June 5.
For those who would like to contribute to this effort, there is an option to donate to the Sistering/Equity Fund as part of your Summer Strong registration.
When you join today, you'll receive these amazing bonuses:
Bonus #1: Mountain Bike Skills with Grande
Get ready to learn the skills to take your mountain biking to the next level! Christina Grande is an accomplished mountain bike racer, endurance athlete, and a bike fit expert who brings her big smile & encouraging spirit to everything she does.
Bonus #2: Paddling Skills with Becky
Become master of your boat with paddle-skills instructor Becky King! Becky is a certified ACA paddling instructor, a Swiftwater Safety Technician, National Park Service Backcountry Ranger, and an accomplished packrafter, canoer, sea kayaker, and sailer. Becky's paddling technique classes will help you learn to use your paddle strokes to control your boat, read the water, and enjoy your time boating.
Bonus #3: Outdoor Allyship Interview Series
Learn how to do your part to create an outdoor recreation culture where everyone is welcome. We'll bring in a new expert each round to talk allyship and social justice with the goal of promoting equity, decolonization, and liberation for all.
Bonus #4: Modification Series with Sarah
Find the appropriate modifications for your needs with this helpful bonus series. Anyone with past injuries, imbalances, or aches & pains can benefit from adapting exercises to their specific body's limitations. Special modifications for sore/weak wrists, ankles, knees, shoulders, and pre/post natal fitness are included.
Bonus #5: Follow-Through Strategies with Sarah
The ability to follow through on what we start may be the most important thing in our efforts to improve our bodies and our lives. In this bonus we'll explore your personality type using the Four Tendencies and how working with your personality instead of against it can help you establish follow-through plans that work for your individual needs.
Bonus #6: Community Forum with Everyone
Our Summer Strong forum is the place to connect with members in your local area and around the globe. Our Summer Strong community takes place on private platform (not Facebook) that allows for less distraction and more privacy. This past winter's members really appreciated having a space to interact online that's not social media.
We'll share wins, provide accountability & support, and inspire each other with our adventures. The community is one of the highlights of this program and I know you'll a ton out of this forum!