About us

 

Sarah Krumme Stahr, MS – Owner

Sarah’s Background

Sarah’s life has been devoted to sports and athletics since elementary school, where she images_SarahSittingparticipated in tennis, softball, basketball and running track. As her interest in sports became more serious, she began to concentrate on her running and healthy eating lifestyle. These interests continued throughout high school, where she played tennis and continued to run and compete, even though her high school did not have a track or cross country team. After graduation from St Ursula Academy, Sarah arrived at Arizona State University, where she made both ASU Cross Country and Track Teams as a walk-on and competed on the Division One collegiate circuit with the Sun Devils for the next four years. Sarah graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and went on to achieve a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University.

Sarah has been working as a personal trainer since 1994. She has a well-rounded background in the fitness field as she earned her experience in different fitness settings: health club, physical therapy and corporate fitness. During her first experience as a personal trainer (at a highly regarded studio in Virginia), she received comprehensive training in the practical aspects of personal training. Sarah has the perfect balance of on-the-job training and experience, science background and education to be a top personal trainer. Pursuing her own vision, Sarah opened the doors to foreverfitness on July 1, 2012.

Having worked with hundreds of individuals, particularly older adults and clients with special medical needs, Sarah has a compassionate and motivational manner for helping people achieve their fitness goals. Her enthusiastic and professional approach helps her clients achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. As a former collegiate athlete, she understands what it takes to be competitive, but also knows how important it is to be mindful and balanced in one’s approach to fitness.

Sarah has worked with hundreds of clients, particularly older adults and clients with special medical needs. Her compassionate and motivational manner helps people achieve their fitness goals. She has an enthusiastic, professional approach while teaching clients to achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. As a former collegiate athlete, she understands what it takes to be competitive, but also knows how important it is to be mindful and balanced in one’s approach to fitness.

She has developed a special interest in working with people with Parkinson’s disease and has worked with Parkinson’s clients for over 10 years. She understands the symptoms of the disease and has designed exercise programs specific to the needs of individuals with PD. Her father, Don Krumme, had Parkinson’s disease and this personal experience continues to inspire and motivate her professionally.

Constantly seeking to improve her knowledge and skill set,  she has received post graduate training in Parkinson’s-specific exercise from leading professionals in the field and researches on her own as well. Her continuing education credits for course and study include University of Milwaukee – “Parkinsonism: Retraining the Brain Through Exercise”, “Delay the Disease”, an exercise for PD program developed by David Zid and “PWR! Fitness Training” a program developed by Becky Farley, a foremost expert in the area of exercise and PD and the founder and executive director of the Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery Fitness Training program in Tucson, Arizona.

Recently, she was invited to be an instructor at the nationally recognized week long PWR! Retreat, an exercise-focused Parkinson’s disease-specific retreat and conference for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers in Arizona, developed and run by Dr. Becky Farley. Sarah was an instructor at the 2013 Retreat as well. Sarah was a featured speaker at the 2009 Sunflower Revolution VI Parkinson’s Disease Symposium and Expo in Cincinnati and participated in this event in 2010 and 2011.

Sarah’s Exercise Philosophy:

“The purpose of exercising is to have your body and brain feel better and to be healthier. Exercise enables you to do all the things you want to do for as long as possible, in short, to be “forever fit”. My approach is to exercise in a safe, effective, efficient and progressive manner with lots of variety. I want clients to feel better, healthier, be able to do things that they weren’t able to do before.”

My life motto is: ‘I think I can…I think I can.’ I bring that positive attitude to each and every client. Every day my goal is to improve the quality of life for all of my clients.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University: Zoology

Master of Science, Long Island University: Exercise Physiology

Professional Certifications:

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA): Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

USA Weightlifting (USAW): Certified Coach

Dancing Thru Pregnancy: Pre/Postnatal Exercise Certification

American Red Cross: CPR/AED

Delay the Disease (Parkinson’s disease Exercise Certification)

PWR! Fitness Training (Parkinson’s Exercise Certification)

ACE Older Adult Fitness Specialty Recognition

Katie James, Physical Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer

Katie’s Background:

Katie has always been an active individual, participating in a variety of sports when growing up, primarily gymnastics, until graduating form high school. Katie injured her back and ankle in gymnastics, requiring her to go through physical therapy to recover. It was through those experiences that she decided to pursue physical therapy as a career. Throughout college Katie maintained her fitness by running, lifting weights, and playing recreational softball. Katie graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 and immediately began study of physical therapy, graduating with her doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2009.

During grad school, Katie volunteered by helping an exercise class for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. She quickly developed a passion for working with these individuals. After working in hospital setting as a physical therapist for five years, Katie decided to pursue her passion for helping people, especially those living with Parkinson’s disease, to live a better life through exercise.

Katie’s Exercise Philosophy

“Exercise is more than just something you do, it needs to be a part of your lifestyle. Whether you are an athlete training for the next event, a retired adult, or somewhere in between, exercise has something to offer. My goal is to show how exercise can help you individually and improve your quality of life. I have never heard someone say “I really regret that workout.” I have often heard people say, “I wish I would have kept moving.” God only gave you one body, so take care of it!”

Education

Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University  Exercise Science

Doctor of Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University

Professional Certifications:

Licensed Physical Therapist

American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Personal Trainer

American Red Cross CPR/AED

PWR! Fitness Training (Parkinson’s Exercise Certification)

Specialization

Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Individuals with multiple medical issues

Older Adults

 

 Jennifer Woods, Tai Chi Instructor

Jennifer’s Background:

Jennifer is a certified instructor of Tai Chi for Arthritis, with over eleven years of jenniferwoodsexperience sharing Tai Chi with persons of different physical abilities. She is also a licensed instructor of Health Steps. She shares this movement form with cancer survivors who experience firsthand how movement can lift the spirit and improve quality of life . Jennifer is a registered dietitian with over 20 years experience in health care and working with adults with disabilities.

Jennifer’s Exercise Philosophy:

“I believe Tai Chi is for people of all ages and abilities. The gentle movements of Tai Chi can nurture positive changes both physically and mentally. It is my intention that each individual who attends a class has a safe and comfortable experience, with improvements in balance, range of motion, and stress reduction.”

Education

Bachelor of Science University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Certifications

Certified Instructor of Tai Chi for Arthritis

Licensed Instructor for Healthy Steps

Registered and Licensed Dietitian Sate of Ohio

Certified in CPR / AED

Kazuya Ochi, Certified Personal Trainer

Kazuya’s Background:

Kazuya (Kaz) has always enjoyed physical activity and pursuing fitness. Originally from kazochiColumbus, Ohio, his love for health sciences brought him to the University of Cincinnati, where he is currently studying physical therapy. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Kaz played golf in high school, as well as soccer and track and field. Sports pushed him into maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a diligent exercise practice. Kaz has been certified as a personal trainer since 2013. He is passionate about his profession and takes great pride in helping individuals reach their fitness goals as an advocate for healthy lifestyles. Kaz also has experience working with PWR! Moves group exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Exercise Philosophy:

“Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying active are very important. I believe that eating right, consistently staying active, and enjoying exercise can help improve the quality of your life. With my training philosophy and education, I help you achieve you fitness goals. My workouts out are challenging, but also fun and exciting. We will work constantly to vary the exercise to keep you engaged. I practice safe exercise techniques with correct supervision in order to maximize your results, and ultimately improving the quality of your functional abilities.”

Education:

University Of Cincinnati (2012 to present) Physical therapy

Certifications

American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Personal Trainer

American Red Cross CPR/AED

Specialization

Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease