Welcome to the NEW & IMPROVED Strength Academy!This is a foundational strength training program that teaches you exactly how I overcame pain and learned how to do cool party tricks in my 40s. It’s a home program!
It’s for anyone who:
wants to plug holes in their core strength foundation so they can get stronger
wants to eradicate back pain and tightness
want to improve hip and shoulder mobility
wants to move their body in space without feeling pain
wants to learn how to identify and improve their weakest links and put an end to painful compensation patterns
wants to learn how to breathe properly
wants to learn how to strengthen the pelvic floor (to eradicate jumping incontinence and painful intercourse)
wants to learn how to use the core (TVA = transverse abdominis) to drive movement. “TVA-Inspired Movement”
prefers to train in the privacy of their own home (but you can do it in a gym)
is open to getting stronger
is open to connecting with their sexual life-force energy
wants to learn how master their own body weight
wants to become a stronger, more mobile, and confident badass, capable of learning pull-ups, push-ups, pistol squats, handstands and other cool party tricks.
This is an affordable monthly online membership program. As long as you are a member, you will
be able to log into the Strength Academy at DrSaraSolomon.com to access the program. This will include theory and/or mindset training, brief exercise video demos with written explanations, your daily written workout sequences, and your homework.
have access to me (Sara) in the private facebook group. If your facebook name is different than the name/email you used for your purchase, then email me at email@example.com with your receipt and your facebook email address/name. I post access to the monthly ZOOM meeting session inside the facebook group.
BONUS: get free access to my archived Strength Academy Content!
Note that if you cancel your membership, you will be removed from the facebook group and the Strength Academy.
Who is Dr. Sara Solomon? Hi! I’m Dr. Sara Solomon, and I’m a certified StrongFit Coach and Pilates Instructor, and I have BSc in Physiotherapy, and my passion is movement mastery! This passion was inspired by my upper trap dominance, low back pain, knee pain and crooked body. I decided I wanted to stop being a broken victim and start being a badass victor! I wanted to change my life, and I did! I’ve learned so much about human movement through self-experimentation in my 40s (yes! I’m in my 40s … age is not a limitation!), and I have significantly improved my movement patterns, aches and pains, strength, mobility, mental well-being, aesthetics, and confidence! I can’t wait to share my approach with you! Check out all my transformation photos & video in the "Sara's Story Tab". Warning: I was an imbalanced mess!
Is it a home program? Yes, but you can do it in a gym.
What equipment do I need to get started? To get started: You need glide discs (or a towel), two 4" Yoga blocks, a Swiss Ball (mine is 65cm and I'm 5'6"), and for the ladies: yoni eggs or something similar (I explain inside the academy).
Eventually, I recommend you consider investing in sandbags (I suggest you start with 60lbs, fill it up with 40lbs of sand), and typical things you find in a home gym: ankle weights, bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, pull-up bar.
You can click here to get the sandbag (use code SS10 for a sandbag discount).
How many workouts a week? How long with they take? The first month is a "TVA blitz": 5 to 6 workouts a week. Then it's ~4 workouts a week. Schedule 45 min to 60 min for your sessions.
Can I still do my other favourite workouts?Yes! This is not an "exercise/workout" program. This isn't about getting a ripped 6-pack, sweating and burning 300 calories. It's about learning how to get the muscles in your body to harmoniously work together so that you can annihilate pain, move well, get stronger and more mobile, and learn cool party tricks. I don't expect you to stop doing what you are currently doing for your training and sports. Ideally, I want you to apply what you are learning in my program to all of your other training, sports, and activities.
Why should I join? what will I learn? If you are getting injured when training, or you are not getting stronger, your mobility is restricted, or you know you have muscle deficiencies and imbalances (maybe your hips are shifted, you have low back pain, you have knee pain, you have a hiked up/aching shoulder from upper trap dominance), or you still can't do 1 pull-up after training for over a decade, then something is horribly amiss.You will learn how to activate and strengthen your primary stabilizer (TVA), you will learn how use the primary stabilizer with the secondary stabilizers to create maximum stability, you will overcome compensating patterns that cause you pain and tightness, you will learn how to triage your mindset, ladies: you will learn vaginal weightlifting so you can eradicate jumping incontinence and strengthen your orgasms, and you will get hella strong! Prepare to learn cool party tricks like pull-ups, push-ups, handstands, pistol squats and more!
Can men join? Yes!
What if I'm a beginner? do the workouts follow a progression, regardless of when I join? I love working with beginners. This is my passion. The strategy is to focus on addressing your weakest links first (you will learn how to activate your transverse abs (TVA) first). This will result in the fastest initial progress. Remember, mastery of the fundamentals is mastery.
Is it a monthly membership? Can I cancel after 1 month?Yes, it's monthly and you can cancel anytime.
Is this for me?
If you are coachable and open to getting stronger, yes. If you are outcome-based and require instant gratification and external motivation then no (unless you want my help overcoming this). If you are tired of getting injured when exercising, if you are not getting stronger, then the Strength Academy is for you! If you are ready to make changes, then changes will happen!
Join my Strength Academy to discover how to improve the muscles that are holding you back so that you can move better and get stronger (and more mobile), instead of always getting injured.
How Do I Access It Once I Purchase It? I can't log in, HELP!
You have immediate access upon purchase. Please log into the website here with your login credentials (username and password). This will bring you to the dashboard where you will see the Strength Academy Program. Click to access the entire contents of the program.
If you have any issues logging in, please email login support with your username so they can refresh your profile. Sometimes you may need to have your profile refreshed. You can also clear your browser/cookies/cache and see if that instantly solves the problem (it often does!).
In December of 2015, my body hit rock bottom. I had chronic left low back spasm, excruciating right knee pain and decreased mobility in my left shoulder. I was visibly asymmetrical. I couldn’t lock my left arm out overhead, I couldn’t deadlift without hurting my low back and I couldn’t squat or go up and down stairs without experiencing horrid knee pain. I was always getting injured when exercising.
Why? I had been using the wrong muscles for decades. The wrong muscles were overworked, hypertrophied and sore, and the correct muscles were weak (they weren’t doing their job).
We weren’t born with movement instruction manuals. The way that we move will either feed our imbalances or fix them.
I didn’t do any sports in my childhood or adolescence, but I studied in awkward postures for decades. I carried a heavy book bag in my right hand throughout my entire education (~22 years). Then I practiced dentistry for 10 years in the same awkward position (leaning to the left and shrugging my left shoulder up). To add further insult to my imbalances, I started exercising religiously in 2005, but the way that I was exercising was feeding my imbalances. I knew something was horribly amiss because I always got injured when exercising, and I never made any progress with my training. I couldn’t even do 1 chin-up.
Hitting rock bottom was the best thing that happened to me. You can only go up from there. I decided I wanted to fix my imbalances once and for all. I wanted to become a StrongFit Coach (Movement Specialist) so that I could help others do the same. Pursuing the StrongFit education helped me connect the dots that were scattered in my head from my Physiotherapy education. I’m grateful I have that degree, and I’m grateful for my StrongFit mentors. I’m also very grateful to be able to share what I learn with you. I do not take you or my platform for granted.
In January of 2016, I started plugging the holes in my strength foundation, and it paid off. There is nothing more exciting than learning how to move with the correct muscles! That’s when good things started to happen: Less back pain! my right knee pain disappeared, I am now able to lock out my left arm overhead (and hold a handstand for the first time in my life!), and I’m getting so much stronger! I can do weighted chin-ups!
This has completely changed my life. I’m not the same person I used to be. Not only has training to improve my muscle imbalances helped me improve my aches and pains, strength, and mobility, but it has also helped me improve my aesthetics, relationship with food, mental well-being (I learned how to manage my anxiety), and confidence. I can do things with my body that I never thought I’d be able to do in a million years. There are no words to describe how empowering that is.
I used to be a PRO fitness model. Back then, I dieted and exercised to be skinny. I used to rely on my appearance for false confidence. My goal was to weigh 120 pounds, even if it meant eating 1200 calories a day and doing 60 minutes of daily cardio. I was miserable, weak, insecure and felt like a constant failure because I was always bingeing and gaining weight.
I’ve come a long way. Today, I fuel my body so I can be a badass. I weigh 132 pounds and I eat 2000 calories a day. I am leaner (more chiselled) today than I was when I was only 120 pounds. I feel strong and confident. #GainingWeightIsCool
I realize everything happens for a reason. My experiences helped me become who I am today. I am NOT insecure and weak. I am confident and strong! Perhaps this sounds like a sweet lemon, but I’m actually grateful that I "f😮cked” myself up with my diet and exercising. I’m grateful that I had nearly every muscle imbalance under the sun. It forced me to learn how to “unf😮ck” myself.
Now my passion is helping other people “unf😮ck” themselves so they can have healthy relationships with food and fitness.So if you’ve run your metabolism into the ground from years of restrictive dieting, or if you have muscle aches/pains that are holding you back, then I’m your girl! This is my passion! I live for this and I would be honoured and excited to help you.
I already know what your next question is. How long does it take to fix incorrect movement patterns? How long does it take to learn handstands and pull-ups? How long does it take to fix your metabolism and get ripped? The answer is: as long as it takes!I’m still working on it! Yes, there will be setbacks along with the way, but the amplitude of these setbacks will diminish over time. The key is to be consistent and focus on your daily wins instead of your setbacks. This is how you end up WINNING!
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming what you thought you couldn’t do.
Are you ready to become a balanced badass? Let’s get this party started!
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