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Sarah GartonThe School of Balance

MY BIZ: The School of Balance

KNOWN FOR: The SH(I)NE Programme

FROM: London, UK

BACKGROUND: I was your typical high earning corporate exec, spending 3-5 days a week in a hotel, working in a male dominated environment, and pushing hard to achieve in all areas of life. People kept telling me I would burn out and that I didn’t have to ‘Do It All’. I didn’t (or couldn’t) listen and it all came to a head when I picked up a relatively minor infection, the straw that broke the proverbial camels back. My body gave up on me and it started a domino effect of health problems.

As strange as it may sound I am grateful for this experience (as tough as it was) as although I am likely to have life long effects, it opened my eyes and made me realise that health and fitness is so much more than nutrition and exercise. As much as pushing yourself to be your best can help you achieve things that you didn’t know were possible. Rest and relaxation is the only way to be able recover ready to push again. Professional athletes understand the importance of training and recovery and I believe this concept extends to every part of life.

MY MESSAGE: I help ambitious, driven women who crave more balance in their life. The School of Balance is here to provide you the pathway to a healthier, happier and balanced you whether thats in weight loss, relaxation or other parts of your life. The end of crazy crash diets, the end of deprivation, the end of high stress 24/7 and the start of a sustainable and balanced future. It sounds good doesn’t it?

MY PASSION: I love Nutrition + Fitness + Mindset + Happiness + Relaxation and see them as a pathway to health, happiness and balance, but in a nutshell I want to help other women learn from my hard lessons to allow them to find their balance

SOMETHING I WISH ALL WOMEN KNEW AND PRACTICED WITH THEIR HEALTH & FITNESS: You don’t have to do it all. Seriously. Sometimes (read often), less is more. By reducing stress, increasing sleep and stopping doing the ‘shoulds’


FAV BOOK: This is harder than picking between dark chocolate and wine! I’m a total book worm. At the moment I would say I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, although if you ask me another time I expect you’ll get a different answer.

FAV MOVIE: Probably ‘Before Sunrise’ with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy

FAV QUOTE: ‘The Future Depends on What You Do Today’ Mahatma Gandhi

FAM LIFE: ‘The Boy’ and I split our time between my house in London and his in the surrounding countryside. I am very close with the rest of my family, even living with my sister.

ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT ME: My toes curl over and look like monkey feet!

IN MY FREE TIME, YOU CAN FIND ME: In the kitchen. I LOVE everything to do with food and cooking and devour recipe books the way most people read novels.

You don’t have to do it all. Seriously. Sometimes (read often), less is more.
- Sarah Garton