Fix Movement Compensations and Imbalances
To Minimize Pain And Prevent Injury
Build Strength And Develop Mobility
By Improving Fundamental Movement Patterns
Forge a Powerful Foundation and Mindset
To Be Able To Do & Control Advanced Movement Skills
Who is this NOT For?
- You are not willing to put in the time and commitment to learn fundamental movement patterns.
- You are not open to getting stronger.
- You need instant dramatic results to feel successful.
- You are looking for a workout fat loss program. This is NOT a traditional workout program. This is a platform for mental and physical reprogramming.
- You avoid the prerequisite development skills because you want to cherry pick advanced skills (splits, handstands).
I know what it’s like to compare yourself to someone else and feel like there’s no point in even trying.
In 2016, despite working as a fitness model, I held a deeply guarded secret: I struggled with the most basic exercises. Although I had been training for 2 decades, I couldn’t even do a single pull-up! Even walking the stairs had me cringing with excruciating knee-pain.
I felt it was unfair that I had to keep a restrictive and disciplined lifestyle to maintain the “fitness model look”, yet was unable to improve my functional ability. I doubted I’d ever be able to master certain athletic skills…. or even finish a single workout without painkillers.
Structure / Stability / Mobility
What is this pyramid and why should I care?
The person with the widest base and the highest StrongFit pyramid is the person who is going to WIN. What happens if you lack foundational Structure and Stability?
Then you will never be able to build your mobility or make progress learning specialty skills. Injury will be inevitable.
What are specialty skills?
Specialty skills include CrossFit, dancing, running, jumping rope, handstands, yoga, splits, and pull-ups. Mobility is also a specialty skill! Note that specialty skills are located at the top of the pyramid.
Why is back pain, joint pain and tightness so prevalent in adults?
It’s because we sit all the time and engage in movement patters and training programs that create structural deficiencies that lead to lead to muscle imbalances. You cannot build functional strength or mobility on an imbalanced body.
That’s why you see so many adults getting really hurt when they specialize. That’s why they don’t actually end up learning the handstand or the splits or whatever it is they’re trying to learn.
Structure is having the ability to fire muscles required for you to have proper movement patterns so that you can move safely.
If you can't properly stabilize your spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle, guess what happens? You develop imbalances. That's what happened to me, and it's why I was crooked and in pain.
Mobility: (Tension through Range of Motion)
Mobility is different than just flexibility. Mobility is how far you can move a joint with muscular control. The greater your structure and stability, the greater will be your mobility.
Every year that passes without correcting these imbalances, your body compensates in all the wrong ways.
If you sit at a desk all day, you’re making your muscle imbalances even worse. If you’re working out and find yourself pushing through pain or stiffness, you’ll only make those issues worse. You are feeding your problems.
Strength Academy 3.0
Fix your foundational problems instead of compensating for them.
This Corrective Movement / Functional Training Online Course is built on the principle that you can’t change your body until you change your movement patterns. Most people walk around their entire life with incorrect movement patterns, and live with nagging issues like tight hips, stiff shoulders, and back pain. This program will let you connect with your body, improve your movement patterns, and resolve pain like back or knee pain.
Strength Academy 3.0 is a comprehensive membership program that follows the same model I used to take myself from rock bottom to rockstar––in my forties!
If you’re ready to focus on steady long-term progress, Strength Academy 3.0 will empower you with a solid foundation to gradually and independently MASTER the following fundamental skills:
Pain and Injury
- Move freely without pain in any area of your body that’s causing you discomfort, distress and limits your quality of life.
- Identify and correct the most common causes of pain, injury, and stiffness so you can put an end to painful compensatory patterns.
- Build functional and balanced full-body strength and mobility by eliminating structural core strength deficits.
- Build a powerful core to correct related issues such as diastasis recti, lower back pain, anterior pelvic tilt, and proximal hamstring tendinopathy.
- Eradicate jumping incontinence and painful intercourse by strengthening your pelvic floor and vaginal muscles.
- Build strength from the privacy of your home OR a gym depending on your personal situation and preference.
- Grow taller and shrink your waist without dieting by correcting compensation patterns.
- Be the master of your own bodyweight to feel secure in your body and improve your movements, so you can say goodbye to pain and master cool party tricks like handstands, pistol squats, and pull-ups.
- Improve overall mobility so you can expand your range of motion, participate in any activity and get the most return out of every single exercise.
- Breathe properly so you can better connect to your core and improve your performance.
- Develop a powerful growth mindset so that you can overcome setbacks and make continuous progress without falling off track
- Feel more attractive and live life to the fullest by developing a deeper relationship and trust with your body.
- Become a stronger, more mobile, and more confident badass who’s capable of learning pull-ups, push-ups, pistol squats, handstands, and other cool party tricks!
I did it, and here’s how you can too:
Enroll in Strength Academy 3.0
to correct compensatory movement patterns, increase structure, stability, strength and mobility, improve your mindset, and become more connected to your own body.
Commit To The Plan
Each new monthly plan will include a fresh batch of theory and/or mindset training, brief exercise video demos with written explanations, daily written workout sequences, and your homework.
Start living a fuller, easier, and more exciting life
as the best, healthiest, strongest version of you!
Monthly Group Video Meetings
You’ll also get a monthly group video meeting, where Sara will take you through live mindset and exercise training sessions. These meetings are an opportunity to follow up on everyone’s progress, discuss ways to improve, go over what’s next and tackle any challenges TOGETHER!
Pelvic Floor Clinic NO MORE LEAKS!
Most of us have weak pelvic floor muscles because we never train them. And if you have been pregnant or have had a vaginal delivery, this can lead to dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles.
If you suffer from urinary incontinence when you sneeze, cough, jump rope or deadlift, please know that hope is not lost. If you suffer from painful intercourse or feel disconnected from your sexual life-force energy, hope is not lost.
What blows my mind is how fast incontinence can be corrected. Some of the women in my strength academy have fixed their incontinence in a week of doing the exercises.
My Strength Academy focuses on learning how to engage and strengthen the pelvic floor & TVA. It’s also the first step to correcting muscle imbalances that contribute to issues ranging from urinary incontinence and diastasis recti, to low back pain and mobility restrictions.
Yes, You can heal yourself. You are your own best healer.
Premium Workshop Clinics!
Exclusive access to my very popular L-Sit Clinic, Handstand Clinic, Pistol Squat Clinic, Nauli Kriya (stomach vacuum) Workshop, Splits Clinic, Back Bending Clinic, and more!
Strength Academy 3.0 Plans
$54/month Billed Semi-Annually
$324 (every 6 months)
Full access to all Strength Academy
one month free
$49/month Billed Annually
$588 (per year)
Full access to all Strength Academy
two months free
$59 per month
Full access to all Strength Academy
No contract, cancel anytime
Still have questions? Click here for general FAQ!
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 (I invested in 2 but you don’t have to: mine are 65cm & 75cm 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.
How many workouts a week?
How long will 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? 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.
So yes, there is an order of operations that you will follow. This is important!
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 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 program content. If you have any issues logging in, please email email@example.com.
If you’re hesitating to take this leap into something better, ask yourself why.
Are you ok with…
…being in the same, stagnant place 6 months from now?
…feeling tired, in pain, and worried about your declining health?
…dealing with urinary incontinence, back pain and/or limited range of motion?
…struggling through uninspiring workouts and negative self-talk?
Self-awareness is a powerful thing that puts everything in a sobering perspective.
You shouldn’t accept pain as something you have to live with. It’s not worth “sucking it up” to keep your ego intact, especially when there are non-invasive solutions for the problem.
Any discomfort you’ll feel while doing the corrective work is only temporary. The consequences of avoiding the corrective work, on
the other hand, can negatively impact your quality of life in the long run.
Although it is difficult to acknowledge and overcome deficiencies, doing so can result in dramatic and lasting life transformations. Aging
doesn’t stop, but with an effective strategy, you can keep getting better and better.
Don’t you deserve to…
…believe in yourself and become a challenge tackling machine?
…have an empowering training system that works?
…turn your biggest limitations into your greatest sources of power?
…feel beautiful and confident like all the people you compare yourself to?
…enjoy pain-free sex without it being ruined by a negative self-image?
…get a chance to feel what it’s like to be excited about life and the future?
…be the person you want to be instead of satisfying other people’s ideals?
…experience the thrill of taking bold chances without pleasing the whole world?
…live a complete life without regrets?
Isn’t YOUR happiness worth fighting for?
I KNOW IT IS.
Just ask these movement badasses:
This is your chance to rewrite your story and BE that person.
I am a firm believer in the old saying “live as you preach”, which is why I’ve spent the last 20+ years being committed to leading a healthy lifestyle while working toward personal self-improvement. I approach every client and program journey from both an individual and scientific health perspective rooted in an extensive academic, professional, and athletic background.
I am deeply invested to help others achieve the best version of themselves.
After receiving my first personal training certificate in 1999, I graduated from McGill University with first a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (2001) and then DMD from their faculty of Dentistry (2005); after which I spent 10 years practicing dentistry in Toronto, before finally finding my way back to my fitness passion full time.
I believe in excellence through growth, which is why I’ve continued adding to my original B.Sc in Physical Therapy degree with a range of advanced fitness certifications.
- B.Sc in Physical Therapy (McGill University)
- DMD (McGill Faculty of Dentistry)
- Certified Strongfit Coach
- Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor
- Crossfit L1 Trainer (2016-2021)
- Buddy Lee Jump Ropes Level 2 Instructor
- NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
- Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor
- ACE Personal Trainer
- WBFF Pro Fitness Model
All types of progress and evolution depend on a willingness to learn, which is why I love experimenting on myself with new exercises and training styles.
Overcoming my own physical limitations with back pain, upper trap dominance, hamstring tendinopathy, knee pain, and jumping incontinence has helped me learn so much––not only about human movement but also about developing a strong mindset.
From my own journey over the past five years, I know it takes a combination of several intertwined, non-negotiable components to overcome what holds you back. Building a truly strong and lasting foundation takes time, commitment, patience, hard work, and an ongoing mental commitment to rewiring counter-productive thinking patterns.
The philosophy that drives me is that one transformed person can transform a thousand more. Prioritizing your own well-being isn’t selfish––it’s the most important journey you will ever embark on because it holds the potential to inspire and positively affect the lives of others in ways you can’t imagine. I’ll guide your way now, so you can be a badass leader for someone else.