I could not be more excited to be bringing on 2 new JillFit Coaches: Kelley Vargo and Sara Baker! Both ladies are experts in the field of fitness, holdingNSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certifications, one of the most coveted certs in the industry. Both are athletes themselves having competed in figure competitions with the NPC, as well as completed numerous endurance events. They love fitness, nutrition and have a hunger to learn, grow and teach in the wellness arena. But most importantly, they are two of my dearest friends and I am so excited to have them on board! Welcome! :)
Kelley is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Exercise Science at the George Washington University while serving as the graduate assistant of nutrition and wellness. She is a Metabolic Effect Group Instructor, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as an ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant. She graduated from Wake Forest University with her BS in Health & Exercise Science and found her passion for the fitness industry while working alongside Jill Coleman. Also a fitness model, Kelley has been competing in figure competitions for the past 2 years, placing 1st at her very first show. Her future goals include modeling, speaking, writing, and furthering her education in nutrition – ultimately helping others achieve their goals. Find Kelley on Facebook!
Sara earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, emphasis on Fitness Program Management and minor in Business Administration from Oregon State University. In May of 2007, Sara completed her Masters of Science in Sports Studies from High Point University in North Carolina. Sara’s certifications include NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Schwinn Cycling Instructor and USS Swim Coach/Water Safety Instructor. Sara is the endurance junkie of the JillFit Trainers, having completed 11 sprint distance triathlons, 2 Olympic distance triathlons, 7 half marathons, 1 full marathon and numerous shorter races. Sara loves working out with weights, interval cardio and hot yoga. When she is not training, Sara enjoys watching college football with her husband and bulldog, eating peanut butter, healthy cooking, reading and pretending to know the answers to Jeopardy.