• Weight Reduction + Fat Loss
  • Flexibility
  • Postural Improvement
  • Yoga (200 Hour Certification)
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Pre and Post-Natal Training
  • Group Training


Sara's philosophy as a trainer has been shaped by her experience in the ballet world: the demands of consistent practice, the frustration of injuries, and most importantly, the joy of movement. She is dedicated to helping all of her clients achieve their fitness goals – while encouraging injury prevention and long-term quality of life. Her goal is for her clients to enjoy exercise and be able to do so for their whole lives. When you love to move, weight loss happens!

Sara is certified in a variety of modalities in addition to Personal Training, including Yoga, Pre/Post Natal Training, Pilates Mat, TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebells, Vitality Integration Performance Reconditioning (Vipr), as well as Group Exercise.  She has worked as a trainer and group exercise instructor for over 8 years.

Sara also has a background in teaching and uses her teaching skills in her personal training sessions, making sure all of her clients understand not only how to perform exercises correctly, but why it is important to do so. Sara also moonlights in local theatrical productions as a dancer and singer, and her skills as an entertainer come in almost as handy as her skills as an educator during grueling training sessions.  Whether with laughter or patience, Sara is committed to helping her clients harness the power of exercise to lead richer, happier lives.

"Take care of the body with steadfast fidelity. The body must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded." — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


I’ve been training with Sara Ris for over a year and a half now - she caught me from my downward spiral into plumpness after a previous trainer did some serious damage. The first several sessions were spent working out ways to strengthen not only my core, but the area that was damaged - within a few months, my body was back to normal, and pain from the previous injury was gone. Flash forward a year, and its like it never happened. Sara not only knows her craft, but adjusts completely to your needs and what you aiming to get out of each session...and, most importantly, she’s funny. (Hey, if you’re gonna spend a few hours a week with someone, you gotta be entertained.) Good stuff.
I trained w/ Sara for the past few months for my upcoming wedding. She whipped me into shape! She understood my goals and worked with me to overcome obstacles. She is funny, great to work with and knows her stuff. Highly recommend her if you are trying to get into shape.
Sara Ris is a great trainer. I’ve been a member of a fancy private club, working out with a trainer there for two years. I’ve also been a member of an East Coast gym, working out with a trainer there for about a year. Both of them were very good. I also travel quite a bit. I’ve probably worked out with another dozen trainers. Almost all of them have been good. Sara is the best. She is funny, patient, personable, and, most importantly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It’s a different program each time. She emphasizes the whole body and she’s using a mix of exercises that do not depend on just machines. She also thinks about diet and lifestyle and has useful tips. She’s gotten me into much better shape than I’ve ever been in. Going to the gym and seeing her is the highlight of my day. You won’t go wrong with Sara.”