MEET MASTER TRAINER, LEAH HARDESTY
Graduate of the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI)
Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Weight loss, muscle gain, body toning, disease prevention, functional improvement, pregnancy weight management, postpartum fat loss, boot camp.
Word of advice:
Take it step by step, day by day and you’ll get there.
Leah’s utmost priority with all her clients, no matter the fitness level, is their safety and comfort level when performing exercises. She ensures that her clients learn proper form and positioning for each and every exercise, maintain proper breathing and how to use the equipment on their own for times outside of sessions. Leah is focused on providing each client with a unique experience by developing a specific exercise regimen based on proper progression, movement ability, overactive/underactive areas and overall goals.
Before becoming a certified personal trainer, Leah was a public relations professional for 12 years. After Leah became a mom to two adorable daughters (ages 4 and 2), Leah dealt with her own weight loss struggle. She gained 65 pounds with both pregnancies and fought hard to lose. After her first pregnancy, Leah only performed cardio to lose weight and achieved some success, but wasn’t satisfied with the result. After her second pregnancy, she combined cardio and strength training, and eventually solely strength training, to lose weight and experience amazing results. In March 2013, six months after her second child was born, Leah weighed 148 pounds, 28% body fat and exactly one year later, she weighed 135 at 18% body fat, and she continues to maintain this healthy body composition. Her own success story has driven her to help others achieve the same gratification in being able to change their body for the better rather than accept it the way it is.
MEET PRO TRAINER, SARAH MASLAKOW
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification
Pending degree in Kinesiology at Cal State East Bay (standing senior)
Weight loss, disease prevention, muscle gain and toning, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, functional improvement
Word of advice:
Set goals, enjoy the difficult process and have fun!
Deadlifts, rows, lunges, planks and box jumps
Pursuing my Kinesiology degree while working full time, volunteering 100+ hours at Duke University in their Physical Therapy clinic, and finding a career goal that I love and enjoy!