7/25/2018 2 Comments
It’s time to formally welcome one of our newest instructors, Sarah MacGregor!
Born in Mountain View, this 3rd generation Californian was reunited with the Bay after being whisked away to the Midwest where she made Mt. Vernon, Iowa her home as her parents worked for Cornell College.
A graduate of Cornell College, herself, Sarah decided once she completed her undergraduate studies that she longed to head back home to the Bay. After doing so, she continued on her academic pursuits and received her masters in counseling at Santa Clara University. Sarah’s allegiance to the school continued on as she worked with SCU’s school of education and recently returned after a stint working in the human resources world and receiving yet another masters degree.
Leading people has never been a problem for this Bay Area go-getter and she has transferred those skills to the front of the class at labarre studios.
“I love working at the University, but this is where I come to fill my soul, [working as an instructor at labarre] is my passion” Sarah notes.
Teaching in front of a class offered both anxiety and excitement for the newest equipe member. As a singer and performer, Sarah enjoyed musical theater and felt the same butterflies she does now when she takes center stage, but the limelight suits her well and has helped her at 1445 The Alameda.
Standing up and speaking in front of people comes easy to her as ushering people on their journey is in her DNA.
“Realizing how much fun and how rejuvenated but exhausted you get at a class here, that is the best feeling ever and I want to make others feel how wonderful I feel. That is what brought me from the back of the studio as a student to the front of the studio as an instructor.” And that shift from student to teacher serves both Sarah and the labarre members well.
“Although I am leading the class, I am so laid back.” Sarah further defines her teaching style as a reflection of her personality. “As I become more comfortable I have let a little more of my humor come in – I want everyone to leave feeling that they got a great workout – but just as important that they actually had time to be happy. Once they are here it’s their time and I take that very seriously I want them to have the best hour possible.”
Assuring that everyone is getting the most out of their workout is key as it allows the down time to be that much more enjoyable. In her downtime, this workout warrior is happy to just chill. When not working, she loves to relax. “Sleeping in, having a nice cup of coffee and walking my 10 year old dog, Tessa is what I love to do. In a perfect world, I would follow all of this up with a nice book.” Sarah says with a smile in her voice.
On top of all of this her boyfriend, Adam, a professional photographer and Adam’s son Eric, complete Sarah when she is away from the office and studio and we can see why they love her!
Be sure to take a class with Sarah if you haven’t and we know you will love her as much as the people in her life!
She finishes the interview with, “It’s a joy and a pleasure to be part of this team.” The feeling is reciprocal! Welcome to labarre studios, Sarah!!
7/26/2018 07:46:03 am
I am so prod of my wonderful daughter who continues to delight and amaze me as such a lovely, generous adult who freely gives her love and shares her talents with those lucky enough to come into her orbit.
I caught myself staring at the word "welcome" for a few seconds. It's funny we hear this word a lot, but if we are going to ask ourselves if we really are welcome in the usual places or with people who use this often, the answer will no longer be a surprise. It will be a quick "hey, all these people have an agenda". Excluding the "You're welcome" reply each time we express gratitude, most of the people who are tasked to inform us that we are welcome really meant "please leave quick so we can attend to the next customer or go back to work". It's sad but true.
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