Biography

Biography (Short Version):bsn

Dr. Sara Solomon is a writer and spokesmodel for Bodybuilding.com, the most visited bodybuilding and fitness website in the world. She is also a Team BSN Athlete.

Dr. Solomon is a practicing dentist (DMD) in Toronto, Canada, and holds a B.Sc in Physiotherapy.

This certified personal trainer, spinning instructor, professional fitness model and cover girl is known around the world for her jump rope skills and her “Dr. Sara Solomon Cross Speed” Jump Rope by Buddy Lee Jump Ropes.

Dr. Solomon, a former Oxygen Magazine Weight Loss Success Story, competed 9 times and overcame “metabolic damage”.  Sara knows firsthand the challenges of juggling a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle, which is why her blog focuses on endurable, maintainable, time-saving and metabolism-boosting approaches for fat loss. If you want to take the hell out of healthy, then visit DrSaraSolomon.com for her high intensity home workouts, intermittent fasting and flexible dieting practices, “clean cheat recipes” and Bodybuilding.com giveaways!

 Biography (Long Version)

Graduation 2001

Graduation 2001

Sara as a babyDr. Sara Solomon was born on January 25, 1978 and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Sara completed her undergraduate training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001. During her physiotherapy training, Sara became captivated by fitness, and earned her personal training certification in 1999. Sara’s desire to interlace science and artistry resulted in her pursuit of dentistry. After obtaining her dental degree (DMD) from McGill University in 2005, she moved to Toronto, Ontario, where she currently practices dentistry. After 8 years of university, Sara had gained weight. In 2006, Sara finally had her “aha moment” and adopted a healthy lifestyle. Within a few months, her body completely transformed.  Sara’s transformation was even featured as one of Oxygen Magazine’s Success Stories in 2011.

Graduation 2005

Graduation 2005

Sara became so enamored with fitness, not only did she enroll in gymnastics and ballroom dancing, but she also became a certified spinning instructor. Shortly thereafter, she decided to pursue jump rope, and became a certified jump rope instructor with the Jump Rope Institute under the tutelage of Olympian and world-renowned jump rope expert, Buddy Lee in 2009.  That same year,  Sara entered and won her first fitness competition at 31 years of age.  In 2010, Sara began actively competing with the World Body Building and Fitness Federation (WBFF).  On July 2, 2011, Sara was awarded her PRO Status at the Alberta WBFF Championships. She proudly competed on the PRO stage in August of 2011 and 2012 before retiring from the WBFF stage.

Contest history:

  • Fitness Star Montreal Nov. 28, 2009: 1st place Athletic Tall Female & Best Stage Presence Award.
  • WBFF World Championships Sept 18, 2010: did not place
  • WBFF Quebec April 30, 2011: 2nd place Fitness Model Tall and 4th place Bikini Model
  • NPC Atlantic States June 4, 2011: Bikini – 10th place
  • WBFF Calgary July 2, 2011: Fitness Model: 2nd place and awarded PRO card.
  • WBFF World Championships Aug 27, 2011: PRO Fitness Model: 2nd call out.
  • JUDGE: WBFF Quebec April 28, 2012 Championships.
  • WBFF World Championships Aug 25, 2012: PRO Fitness Model: 2nd call out.
  • Inside Fitness Cover Contest: Oct. 14, 2012 and July 13, 2013.
Unfortunately, the years of overtraining and over-dieting took a toll on Sara physically, mentally and metabolically. In 2012, Sara suddenly gained 20 pounds despite training 3 hours a day and eating calorie-restricted meals every 2.5 hours, 6 times a day. Ironically, the program Sara was following to lose fat actually caused her to get fatter because it devastated her metabolic capacity. Fortunately, Sara did her research and started applying evidence-based principles to her diet and training. It wasn’t before long that she lost the 20 pounds of fat and restored her passion for fitness. Thanks to her new outstanding metabolic capacity, Sara is able to easily maintain her lean physique without having to restrict calories or spend hours doing cardio. Sara’s philosophy is minimum effective dose to get results. Believe it or not, she only trains 20-30 minutes a day, never does cardio and eats “feasts”, thanks to her system. What is her system? Intermittent Fasting, Flexible Dieting and HiiT Home Workouts.

 

Sara been featured on numerous fitness magazine covers and television shows, including Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act”  (2012) and CityTV’s “Look I Cook” (2012).   Sara’s motivational strategies, recipes, fitness regimes and educational articles have been published in numerous international magazines, including Oxygen Magazine, Inside Fitness and Natural Muscle Magazine. Sara is both a Team Bodybuilding.com and a Team BSN  Athlete.

Sara is known for her evidence-based lectures addressing prevention and treatment of work-related musculoskeletal injuries, proper exercise prescription, as well as nutritional strategies to ensure long and productive careers. Sara has also served on the 2012 Official US Army Get Fit…Be Strong..World Team Fit Tour to help Buddy Lee motivate, educate and encourage children and adults to get fit and stay fit for life!  (In 2011, Sara became the face of the Dr. Sara Solomon Cross Speed Jump Rope by Buddy Lee’s Jump Rope Technology).

Sara also studied piano to the grade 10 level with Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music and has also taken up photography and acting as a hobby.  Many of the photographs you see of  Sara on this website were actually taken by Sara. Sara also has a passion for cooking: her specialty is “taking the hell out of healthy”.  Just try one of her delicious “cheat clean” recipes and you will be sold!

Sara’s goal is to motivate others to become healthier, happier and more productive through the adoption of an endurable and maintainable  (“less is more”) approach to health and fitness. Sara lives by the motto, “Do it Now!” and prides herself in being an athlete, a dentist, a writer, an educator and a role model.