About Sara Fleming

Sara Fleming is an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Instructor and USA Weightlifting coach. In addition to being the wife of an ER physician and mother of three children, Sara trains people from all walks of life including youth athletes, middle aged fitness enthusiasts, national and world level weightlifters and powerlifters. Sara is also the co-author of the newly released ISSA Group Fitness course.

Articles from Sara Fleming


Sara Fleming | February 6, 2018

From the 1984 Olympics to the Founding of the ISSA

The International Sports Sciences Association was the first organization to educate and certify personal trainers. What few people know is the motivation behind the development of this institution and the vision of its founders.  This is the story of the founding of the ISSA.

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Sara Fleming | October 31, 2017

Children and Olympic Weightlifting: An Interview with Mike McKenna

It’s hard to believe, but when you see the video of a child lifting up huge barbells in her gym and how serious she is about her training, it brings up a lot of questions.  Mike McKenna discuss these questions you may have.

 

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Sara Fleming | August 9, 2017

Kids, Fitness and Sports: A Call to Action for the Fitness Community

Kids need sports and fitness. Physical activity is so important for the physical, social, emotional, and even academic well-being of children, and yet too many of them are not getting access to appropriate fitness or sports opportunities. There is a lot of work to be done here, and we as professionals in the fitness industry have the power to make real change.

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Sara Fleming | June 28, 2016

Kids in the Weight Room?

The benefits of strength training aren’t just for adults. Kids can safely lift to get stronger, to build self-esteem, and just to have fun while being active.

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Sara Fleming | April 26, 2016

Get Over Your Fear of Strength Training and Get in the Weight Room

Weights aren’t just for meatheads.   As an exercise and health nut, you know the drill. A complete workout means cardio AND strength training. But how do you convince these people? Check out and share the 5 reasons and infographics with your clients to get them into the weight room!

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Sara Fleming | February 8, 2016

Is High Intensity Interval Training for Everyone?

If you’ve been in a gym lately, you have probably picked up on the fact that High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is very much the go-to format for a number of fitness classes these days whether they be cardio based dance classes, boot camps, or intense resistance training programs.  But is HIIT for everyone?

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