I started working with Sara in January of 2012. I was hesitant to get started with a weight training routine because I hadn't been in the gym in 5 years, but she made me feel comfortable immediately. Not only did I gain strength and learn how to use the equipment, During our first few months, I lost 13 pounds and reduced my body fat by 8 percent.
Sara has shown me that with consistent training at three times a week, my every goal can be achievable. When I started training, I couldn't do one push-up, but after a few months, I could do 10. For my 60th birthday, I was able to do 60 push-ups in 3 sets and now can do over 30 push-ups in one go. In January of 2014 I did my first real pull-up.
Sara always makes it interesting and includes a fair amount of humor into the hard work. I love that she will adjust the program if I ever show disinterest in an exercise or don't feel up to doing something and after I've mastered a move, she builds on and incorporates new exercises to advance my training.
Sara is constantly improving her education and she not only offers training, she provides nutritional advice and answers any questions I have about health and fitness. The sessions are informative, fun and challenging and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
- Marris A., Hair Colorist
I have trained with several trainers and Sara has been the best of all of them! She is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also very professional. When I go to the gym I want to be focused on working out and that it exactly what we do. When I fractured my shoulder, Sara was very attentive to my injury helping me with rehabilitation. I would recommend her in a second to anyone!
- Ashley D., owner of Ashley Darryl Interiors
I started working out with Sara in 2010. Due to my work schedule, I had stopped working out and was badly out of shape. Sara sat with me and we discussed my goals and she designed a workout plan just for me. Sara has a super easy going personality, an incredibly healthy life style and enough energy and enthusiasm for the two of us.
Sara makes getting up and going to the gym easy. Each workout is different and builds off the previous workout. Her workouts are designed to challenge me and to push me just a bit further each week. She also switches up workouts from high impact cardio to strength to keep me from getting too comfortable and if there was an exercise I didn’t like (say burpees), she would swap the exercise out for something else (one that was usually I hated more!) She has an innate ability to understand what her clients needs and what will work for them. I highly recommend Sara to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer to meet their fitness goals.
- Anne B., HR Specialist
I have been working with Sara on and off for the past two years. Clearly, I am in better shape during the “on” times! What I love about working with her, which makes her different than so many others, are the following three things: (1) Sara keeps everything fresh and interesting, making each session new and fun. I never get bored by a session, and if there’s a particular exercise I can’t do or don’t like, she’ll quickly adjust to give me the same conditioning using a different move. As I like to workout outdoors, her ability to make the world into a gym is awesome! (2) Sara is more than a trainer, she’s a nutritional guide. Her food recommendations, strategies for combating my sugar binges, and encouragement for me to stick with my food plans have been so incredibly helpful. I can’t tell you how in love I am with her Almond Milk – Chia Seed pudding. Meets every craving I have for a sweet desert while giving me key protein! (3) Sara really accommodates her sessions to the needs of her clients. I want to become a marathon runner, I want to be lean and strong, and Sara incorporates moves into the trainings to accomplish that. Right now, I can’t workout rigorously do to medical reasons, and she’s adjusted my plan accordingly. She knows when to push me, and when enough really is enough.
But beyond all of that, Sara is just one of those people who is so incredibly supportive, inviting, and encouraging, that you can’t help but feel great both before, during and after the workout. I truly look forward to my sessions and am thankful for her support in helping me to reach my goals. I know she’ll get me there and it’s great to have her as my secret weapon.
- Julie L., Global Product Manager
I strongly recommend Sara Silberstang as a personal trainer. I trained with her for five months and during this time she helped me lose body fat, increase my overall fitness level, and helped me to strengthen my body overall. She also worked carefully with my knees and showed me exercises that didn't trigger my previous meniscus injury. Sara is knowledgeable in health, fitness, bettering lifestyles, and will help you reach any goal you would like to achieve.
- Sally N., Fashion Manager
You were the one who got me to run on the treadmill. And honestly, before that - I really did not want to run. Now, I really enjoy it. And - I am looking forward to more races. So.... I just wanted to say - thank you!
- Joe D., Owner of Draper Associates
After not working out hard for a while, I started working with Sara to get a routine going, lose weight and change my body. Sara has positive energy, is a hard worker and incorporates challenging exercises to making working out less boring. In addition to our workouts, she answered any questions I had related to nutrition and diet during and outside of our sessions. She accomplished all my goals and I would recommend her to any of my friends!
- Cintia, C., Filmmaker
There are very few people I can imagine spending considerable amounts of time with at the 6am hour. Sara is a burst of energy at the start of my day! She is an exceptional trainer and coach—the perfect combination of fitness knowledge and experience mixed with overall lifestyle, health and wellness guidance.
She’s very attune to the various and ever-evolving ailments I bring into our sessions—always willing and able to make adjustments on the fly. Her positivity knows no bounds and has served as great motivation along the way. Sara helped get me in the best shape of my life in the lead up to my wedding and over six months later I'm still coming back for more. It's a true testament to the impact she's having.
- Michael P, Filmmaker
I have trained with Sara since 2012. Originally we were introduced through Equinox, as I wanted to do some pre-wedding workouts. I was very pleased with my results (and the way I felt) and continued to train with her throughout my pregnancy.
Training with Sara is not only about lifting weights, she helps you to focus on your body - inside and out. She helps with nutritional intake and diet and makes sure you are knowledgable about everything that affects your workout and your body. I suffer from migraines and every so often she even sends me articles about new studies or new natural pain relievers to help.
The biggest benefits of training with Sara is that she truly cares about you as a person and wants you to be the best version of yourself. When you train with Sara you certainly get more than the hourly workouts you are signing up for. She is wonderful and I couldn't be more pleased to recommend her!
- Lindsey D., Interior Designer
I reached out to Sara a few months before my wedding hoping to lose a quick 15-20 pounds. After initial discussions of my goals and timeline, she suggested we commit to 3 sessions a week for the next 8 weeks to see optimal results. I really had no idea what I was in for since the only real work outs I had done since high school involved running a few miles. I just wanted to get “skinny”.
After the first 20 minutes of my first session, I didn’t think I was going to be able to make it through that session- much less the next 24. I’m not sure how she does it, but Sara has a way of making her clients feel powerful, confident and in control of their bodies. She pushes you to your limit and doesn’t allow ” I can’t” as an answer. She was exactly what I needed! Not only did I lose the 18 pounds she promised me, but I also toned muscle that I hadn’t seen since I was in high school. Thanks to her, I also lost 4 inches in my waist and felt beautiful on my wedding day. Thank you Sara for changing my life!
- Lia S., Advertising Executive
Working out with Sara was like no other personal training I've ever experienced. She pushed me and made me see what my body was truly capable of and I lost 26 pounds! Because of Sara, her guidance and the unique exercises she'd come up with I was never bored and continued working out and seeing the inches and weight melt away.
- Brooke H., Illustrator & Blogger
I’ve worked with several trainers over the years and Sara stands out among them. She’s all about making each workout–and each move–dynamic, so that you truly get the most out of each session with her. I was very happy with my results and I continue to use some of the routines she taught me. Plus, Sara has amazing energy and is generous with her vast knowledge of fitness and nutrition. Ask her anything!
Tali J., Executive Editor
I live in Boston but frequently visit New York for work. Every time I come to the city, I make it a priority to book training sessions with Sara. I’ve trained with many others in various cities – San Francisco, Denver, Boston, and New York – and I can say that Sara is the absolute best trainer I have ever worked with, period. She is extremely motivating and puts together amazing workouts that get results. Not only are her workouts effective, but she is also an inspiration to be around and work with. If I could train with Sara every day, I would!
- Cindy S., Advertising Executive
Sara has been my personal trainer for the last few months. In this capacity, she was responsible for creating and implementing a custom workout based on my short and long-term physical goals.
As an avid user of personal trainers, I have extensive experience from which to assess the performance of other trainers. In my opinion, Sara is successful because she is thoughtful, judicious, and consistently demonstrates a balance of both exemplary technique and communication skills. Sara would make an ideal trainer to anyone seeking such services.
I hold Sara in the highest regard and fully expect her to continue achieving significant accomplishments in the future.
- Greg H., The Henson Group
The best thing about training with Sara is seeing the results. While overall I think of myself as a healthy and active person, I don’t push myself when I workout on my own. Not only does Sara help me push past my comfort zone, she makes it feel so effortless and I'm always amazed by how good I feel after each session. And when I wanted extra support for special occasions, she was there all the way; helping me feel fit and toned for my wedding, and keeping me strong and steady throughout my entire pregnancy. She knows how the body operates and what works best - I don't think I can ever go back to my pre-Sara workouts!
- Alexi M., The Type A Health Coach