Kara came to us from Fairfax, Virginia. She started attending Stroller Strides when her son was 2 months old and became hooked. After maternity leave, she started taking Body Back classes and then became a certified Fit4Mom instructor. Advancing in her fitness goals while gaining more knowledge about pre and postnatal exercise and health has become one of her passions. Kara is certified in Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Body Back, and Fit4Baby. Her classical dance training, knowledge of anatomy and physiology and advanced degree in Early Childhood Education help make her classes engaging, challenging, effective and fun!more
I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself! My name is Sarah Johnson, and I am the owner/ instructor of FIT4MOM St. Augustine Beach.
I am a mother to two wild and adorable children, Norah (4) and Micah (2).
My background in fitness began in college where I earned my degree as an occupational therapy assistant. Right out of school I worked in rehab for almost three years, and once I gave birth to Norah, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom.
As knowledgeable as I was about the body, muscles, health, ect, I never truly applied it to myself. After having my daughter I quietly dealt with post partum depression which resulted in unwanted weight gain.
After about 9 months I decided it was time to change my lifestyle and take care of myself so I could willingly give to my daughter and my family the way I knew I needed to. No more giving from an empty cup.
I will never forget the first Stroller Strides class I attended. The instructor was encouraging, uplifting and made me feel like a million bucks. Nothing I had ever experienced before in the fitness arena. The women I was surrounded by were just the same. We were all in this together. Motherhood, fitness, and life!
I want to bring that same vibe to the tribe here in St. Augustine Beach/Palm Coast community. Camaraderie, solidarity, and a spirit of encouragement and empowerment.