Sierra found a love of movement through her background in dance. She attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Boston Conservatory for dance before heading back to the West Coast where she became a certified personal trainer in 2012 and completed her yoga teacher training in 2015. She loves helping clients on their unique health and wellness path. She believes that health is a product of regular exercise, good nutrition and psychological well-being. As you work with Sierra she will help you to identify and change behaviors empowering you to reach your personal health and wellness goals. Sierra completed a certification in Nutrition through Precision Nutrition in 2018 in order to better help clients learn how food affects our bodies and work with them to build healthy nutritional habits. She completed her AA in psychology in 2018 and is currently completing her BA in Psychology at CSULB in order to explore behavioral change and further understand how our thoughts, behaviors and self-perceptions affect our health.
What should clients expect when they train with me?
My clients should expect to be pushed physically in every session in order to gain strength, flexibility and stamina. Each client’s workouts will be tailored to fit their specific goals. We will combine HIIT, strength training, cardio, stretching and flexibility in order to keep your muscles healthy as well as discuss nutrition. Each month we will set a monthly goal, take measurements (if necessary) and make a plan for how you will get to that goal.
My favorite client story
Every time I hear a client say that their confidence and body image has improved, that they feel proud of themselves, that they feel stronger or happier and more in control of their life choices, it makes my day. It's hard to pick just one.
My training philosophy
I believe that training is more than just the physical part of health. It is about identifying behaviors and changing them to live a lifestyle that leads you towards your health goals. This involves bringing awareness to your current behaviors, learning correct exercise, nutritional habits and mental thought patterns.
My training experience
I have been a personal trainer (CPT) for 6 years and a yoga instructor (RYT) for 3 years. I worked for 2 years as a trainer for 24 hour fitness and then started my own company, Sierra Training and Yoga. I have worked with clients ages 18-65, male and female. I have also worked with people recovering from injuries and helped them correct their form and movements to relieve pain.