Longevity Studio Staff Members
Sara King – owner
Certified: Pilates, Gyrotonic®, Barre, Aerial Pilates
“I believe that movement heals and feeds our body, mind and soul.”I’m thrilled to be expanding the studio and growing the Longevity community. I have a passion forPilates that is reinforced on a daily basis as I witness the transformative powers of the method. With 20 years of Pilates experience, I work with clients to not only increase their fitness level, but to increase quality of life and break free from chronic pain. What I love most about Pilates is that it’s a very smart approach to movement, you have to be present and in the moment during the exercises, there is no room for outside distractions. That kind of focus is a great gift to ourselves.When not at the studio, I love to check out new restaurants around town (any recommendations?), read and be a mom to two awesome daughters.
Certified: Pilates Reformer
I’ve been a fitness junkie and health nut my entire life, so naturally I found a passion for helping people achieve their fitness and health goals. I started in the health field as a Personal Trainer, through that I discovered Pilates, and instantly fell in love with the movements. Personally suffering from low back, hip, and knee pain, I have experienced pain relief through practicing Pilates. Whether you want to reduce pain, or gain long lean muscles, I love teaching and helping my clients reach their individual fitness goals.
If I’m not in the studio you can find me outside, waterskiing, snowboarding, tele skiing, cross country skiing, and enjoying the amazing outdoors Minnesota has to offer.
A lifelong competitive equestrian and former corporate professional, I discovered Pilates as a way to relieve chronic low back pain. I am now completely pain-free and believe so deeply in Pilates that I made the move to become and full-time instructor in 2015. I hope to help everyone discover the incredible transformational power of an ongoing Pilates practice.
Nationally Certified: Pilates Teacher, Board Certified Massage Therapist
I’ve been interested in health and wellness since I was in elementary school. Remember Hasbro’s Get in Shape, Girl! fitness program from the ‘80’s? I was obsessed!
I discovered a love for Pilates while studying dance in college. Though it wasn’t until I got on a Reformer that I was hooked! I love the mindfulness that comes from working in a controlled and efficient manner, and I try to bring that feeling to all of my classes.
My Pilates and massage practices both focus on women’s health and fitness. I have the following special training:
- Advanced Certification Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Massage
- Pre/Postnatal Pilates Specialist
- Pilates for Menopause
- Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
- Diastisis Recti Recovery
When I’m not in the studio, I’m probably out exploring St. Paul with my daughter and husband or just spending time at home in my kitchen or garden.