Stop by our Bella Collina Sportivo Fitness Centre, a full-service fitness facility in the heart of our Bella Collina Community. Try a new exercise class or take advantage of our premium cardio equipment, free weights and TRX suspension training.
Strength Training Area
TRX Suspension Training
Private Fitness Rooms
Sarah was born and raised in a small town just outside of London, England. She became a competitive waterskier at a young age and represented Great Britain and traveled all over Europe. Waterskiing brought her to the United States and Clermont became her home in 1997. As a mother of three and preschool teacher Sarah was drawn to yoga to compliment her active lifestyle of waterskiing and running. She started practicing yoga at home and then in 2012 decided to get certified to teach yoga by taking a 200-hour yoga teacher training at One Yoga & Fitness in Clermont. Since getting her initial certification and becoming a member of Yoga Alliance, she has trained in yin, aerial, and chair yoga. She is also a NASM certified personal trainer, certified in TRX and Glide Fit instruction. She is excited to start teaching here at Bella Collina and is looking forward to sharing her love of yoga with the membership and also offering personal training services to anyone interested in taking their fitness to the next level.
Susan started in the fitness world with group exercise classes, mainly cardio classes and strengthening with weights. Later she discovered Pilates and loved it, especially after having surgery on her Achilles tendon, since most Pilates exercises are done in a seated or lying position. In 2004, she was certified to teach Mat Pilates. Later in 2006, Susan was introduced to the Pilates Reformer machine. She became certified to personal train on the Pilates Reformer and Tower attachment in 2007. Susan’s reformer and tower certifications are with PHI Pilates and also with SCW. She has participated in workshops with well-known master trainers: Lawrence Biscontini, Leslee Bender, June Kahn, and Ariel Hernandez.
Susan says, “Pilates has become a big part of my life. It works out the kinks in my body. And I’m sure it is something that I will continue to do through the rest of my life.” Pilates is a great way to round out your fitness program. Cardio exercises and weight-bearing exercises are very important, but you don’t want to neglect your core. A house cannot stand without a strong frame and inner support, and neither should you!
Susan currently teaches classes at the National Training Center in Clermont and at The Plantation in Leesburg.