Are You Ready For Your Own Transformation Success?
Sara has mentored thousands of women since 2011, helping them achieve the body of their dreams. Not your average weight loss coach, Sara is results driven, top shape determined and motivated to see you reach your potential. Pairing holistic nutrition practices with the modalities of the fitness industry, she will have you both looking and feeling your best!
Here are a few stories of the amazing women she has had the pleasure of working with....

Chelsey Merkt

6 months ago I was ‘ok’, I wasn’t in bad shape but I was the heaviest and fluffiest I had ever been. 
I had no goal I was working towards. I was still suffering with back pain, I was a nightmare to be around, I worked too much, drank too much. I was more than overdue to do something. It was time to make myself a priority again.

I am constantly preaching to my clients and my team that every coach needs a coach. I needed a coach.
A friend had recommended Sara. Right from the beginning she was easy to talk to. She understood my lifestyle and what I needed. I knew from that this process was going to be awesome and it was. She walked me through every issue, freak out, answered all questions and didn’t make me feel like I should’ve known the answer.

So results ... gut issues, gone. Alcohol consumption back to where it should be. Back pain GONE. Confidence through the rough, I was embarrassed by my shoulders and not fitting into girly clothes. Now I love them. My golf game improved, I drove the ball over 200 yds. That’s a big deal. And I’m attempting gymnastics without fear of hurting my back again. I have a herniated bulged discs through my whole lumbar spine. I connect with my clients better, am able to help problem solve their issues better and through my transformation I have motivated and inspired them more than I had ever thought I would.
Physically I have never felt better, at 33 I feel more alive than at 23. 

Sara quietly pushed me in the background. I knew I had to push and work hard for her, I had to check in with photos so there was no hiding. Plus, I made my goal very public and knew photos were going to be shared. I am so happy, I chose Sara to work with, and will be continuing to work with her for a long time coming.
Every coach needs a coach.  

Rachel Colvin

I reached out to Sara in search of guidance and accountability. I was doing a "90-day-push" to transform my body with a big end goal of attending my first ever photo shoot with a big name photographer. I met Sara while attending a business seminar her and Joe had ran and was instantly drawn to her calm and knowledgeable nature (not to mention her gosh darn hot modelesque bod!!!). 
HER PHYSIQUE IN REAL LIFE IS PROOF ENOUGH that she knows what she's doing and values health just as much as her fitness. 

I was stubborn to hire a coach in the beginning of my transformation (since I'm a coach myself, I didn't see why I couldn't do it myself) but I was not getting the results I wanted. I told myself right after meeting Sara, “If there is one coach I would hire, it would be Sara!!!". I also really valued her perspective with being a holistic nutritionist...I knew she would have my best interest in health and mind throughout - and she sure has proven me right! I have really valued her knowledge about digestion & hormones.

Sara not only made me feel valued as her client, but she knew exactly what I needed and in my *limited* window of time before my photo shoot, she helped me dial in my body to new levels of confidence and coached me through the process leading into the photo shoot! I have never looked & felt so confident since working with Sara.

Working with Sara has been A BLESSING especially with juggling my 2 jobs.  The meal plans are easy to follow and allows me to take the stress out of figuring out little details, the workouts are super fun and have lots of variety (which is what I need!) and her support and encouragement to my progress/struggles has been so helpful. I honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful working with Sara has been. Even after this photo shoot, I plan on continuing to work with her.

Sara Nayler

My name is Sara Nayler and I am 34 years old. I come from a family with three very athletic siblings but I struggled with weight and body image issues from a young age. Its not that I didn’t enjoy athletics but I was always afraid of not being good enough. My weight issues followed me to high school and that’s when things took a turn for the worse. I struggled with an eating disorder for about 15 years both anorexia and bulimia. I never thought I would be able to break the hold that these horrible disease had on me until I was able 25. It still wasn’t easy but I knew my life was way to valuable.

I have known Sara for quite some time, we grew up in the same city. I had not seen her for many years but then came across her on facebook and was blown away at her physique. Last Spring, 2013 I came to Sara to help me physically prepare for my bachelorette party in Vegas and wedding. I had no idea what was in store for me.

I knew Sara had become a huge name in the fitness world but she was so much more than a name. She became my inner voice of strength. Sara went above and beyond to help me get to my goals. I knew that when I finally decided to step into the fitness world myself, Sara was going to be by my side as my “coach”. This journey has changed my life in so many ways. Sara showed compassion and knowledge at every pit and peak of my journey. Not once did she compromise my health and always was there to give me that pep talk I needed telling me I could do it. June 14th, 2014 I stepped on stage in a bikini in front of 100’s of people and that once insecure girl felt like she could take on the universe.  

I think the most important thing I have taken away from my experience with Sara is that she is all about balance. I know I am a “few” years older than Sara but I truly look up to her in so many ways. She is an inspiration to all women! Thank you for being my coach and my friend. 

Nicole LeBel

My first journey to getting healthy started back in Sept 2012, weighing in at 173lbs I decided I needed to make a change but making this change wasn't going to be an easy thing for me to do. I suffer from anxiety and depression and I'm just a full out shy person.The most simplest things like going to the gym wasn't so easy for me, it was nerve racking and terrifying.

After losing some weight, and starting a contest prep I ended up self sabotaging myself. I gave up 2 months away from my show date and went back to my old, unhealthy ways.

So here we are a few years later, with a clear head and a better understanding of where I want to be and who I want to become. My passion for fitness and to compete is so strong! This is what makes me happy.

I decided to start back at the gym in Aug 2014 but I wanted more, I wanted to compete. I then contacted Sara whom I've been following for a few years and just knew without a doubt she was the best person to guide me along my journey. 

October 1st, 2014 I started with Sara, I weighed 165lbs. I was excited and determined to do this and to do it right. I love how sara is all about health and doing it the right way, the healthy way, no short cuts no "magic diet pills", no crash diets!

In the beginning I learned I could still eat the foods I loved but in moderation. I learned not all fats or carbs were horrible. She has taught me so much about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.

Now here I am, who would have thought 6 months later, I am down 43lbs, went from a size 11/12 pants to a 1/3. My drive and energy is incredible and I have a new outlook on life! 

I have the best coach, motivator and inspirational lady guiding me along this incredible journey, I couldn't be any happier, not to mention I have met some incredible people along the way and made some amazing friendships.

Thank you Sara for all you have done, I cannot wait to continue this journey with you. We are just getting started😀


I started working with Sara with the goal to compete in a bikini competition in late 2013. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, Sara was knowledgeable and helpful throughout my first prep teaching me the ropes about proper nutrition and training. It’s been a year and a half, and together we have accomplished so much. In 2015, I placed 1st in Bikini A for both the OPA Provincial and CBBF National.
The best and most intrinsic reward I have learned from Sara is much more than a trophy: she has taught me how to educate myself on a multi dimensional level: emotionally, physically and holistically.
Sara’s passion and education in holistic nutrition has allowed me to learn all the benefits of detoxification and the importance of the types of foods I put in my body. I am able to apply this knowledge to improve my health and training to push myself to the next level. Her guidance is dynamic and educated me to make my own informed decisions, so I am not restricted to a cookie cutter fact sheet on ‘what to eat / not to eat’ as I truly believe Sara when she says 'everybody is different and we have to understand what works best for ourselves'.
I also see Sara during my competition prep for personal training. Her expertise in fitness and training have allowed us to take the judge’s guidance and bring my best package to the CBBF nationals. Her knowledge of human body mechanics provided us a map on exactly how to target specific muscle groups.
I’m honoured and blessed to have Sara not only as my coach, but part of my support team on and off season. She’s the most humble person I know and I’m grateful to call her one of my good and truest friends. She’s truly an inspiration with all that she has accomplished for herself and her clients. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Jenna Brisson

Working with Sara has been an incredible journey for me. I was one of those people who would start dieting and exercising but lose motivation and quit after a couple of weeks.
Sara’s program has offered me exactly what it promised. I lost inches and body fat, gained muscle, strength and self confidence. My goal was to lose 20 – 25 pounds in 12 weeks, however I have lost a total of 30 pounds working with Sara.
She has been such an amazing coach that I have decided to work with her towards my very first OPA bikini competition!
I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old, so this makes it difficult for me to leave the house and go to the gym. Sara provided me with a workout plan that was tailored for me and could be done in the comfort of my own home. When I first started with Sara the only equipment that I needed were some dumbbells, a resistance band and a stability ball. I was amazed to see all the different exercises she provided me with, using these three simple pieces of equipment! Now I have expanded my home gym allowing my body to build even more and always keeping a good variety of exercises.

Sara is always there for me, and answers any questions I have. Any limitations I have, she can and will find a way to work around them!
When working with the eFIT program there is no room for error, follow the workouts and meal plans that are provided and you will be successful!! Listen to what Sara says and you will see results. Every two weeks you are required to send updated pictures and measurements, this helps keep me motivated & accountable. It allows me to compare pictures and measurements so that I can visually see the changes taking place in my body.
The results you will have in just two short weeks is incredible, it encourages and motivates you to push forward and keep with it! Sara’s eFIT programs will work for anyone who really wants to make a change in their body. It has for me!

Liz Knight

Working with Sara has been a great experience!
I am a mom of 3 boys, with a home daycare. I never thought with such a crazy busy life that I would ever be able to compete in a figure competition, though it had been a long time goal.
Sara helped me stay motivated. She is flexible, REALLY listened and came up with great tailored meal and training plans that suited me. Training for a figure competition takes a lot of dedication and working with a dedicated coach like Sara really helped me to stay focused and led me to achieve and surpass my goals.
On June 16th, 2012, I competed in the OPA Naturals and won 1st place in both my categories, and 5th place in the International Fitness Model Search.
Thank you Sara!!!

Sydney Fairman

Two years ago, I sent Sara an email wanting to enroll in her online training to prepare for a trip to the Caribbean. Enthusiastically, Sara took me under her wing and began to guide me along the path to being healthy for me. Her willingness to help and her dedication to her clients were evident but mentally, I wasn’t prepared to commit to the program. I made excuses, I cheated on my meal plan, I skipped workouts and convinced myself that I would NEVER have abs. 
Fast forward to February of 2014; I sent Sara another email asking to enroll in her Bikini Model program. Not only did she welcome me back with open arms but, because Sara always has her clients’ health, wellness and success in mind, she advised that we start slowly with the Lose Weight, Get In Shape program before moving to Bikini. I would be lying if I didn’t say I was disappointed; I expected immediate results. I have always been that girl who looked for the next weight loss gimmick or would start dieting and exercising every Monday; if I didn’t see drastic results by Friday, my motivation was gone, I was feeling sorry for myself, binging on pizza and whining about the fact that my body will never change.

In February I promised myself and Sara that I was fully committed to trusting the process. This journey hasn’t been easy but I can say with wholeheartedness that I could not have done it without her. She was there for me at every high and low, she offered support when I needed it but most importantly, she believed in me when I didn’t. Her tailored meal plans and training programs are so effective- you just have to do it! Sara was always available to answer questions, offer support, and she genuinely cared about my goals. Not only have I been successful in losing weight and building muscle but at 28, I feel better than I did at 18! Working with Sara has given me a new outlook on life, the confidence to do things I didn’t think I would ever be able to do, and the ability to finally look in the mirror and be comfortable with what I see.
Sara, the day you responded to my email is the day that my life changed forever! This is just the beginning…I am so proud to be a part of the eFit family! 

Ana (wishes to remain anonymous due to her area of work)

In August 2014, I hit rock bottom weighing in at an all time high of 204 lbs, at 5'2 and feeling bad about how I looked and exhausted all the time. How could I let myself go like this?  

Although I had been going to the gym on a regular basis, a combination of wrong foods, wrong exercises and lack of motivation got the better of me. My life had gotten complicated and very busy and I was simply forgetting about looking after myself.  

I started noticing that a couple of the ladies I see at the gym all the time were getting amazing results and I approached them about their secret. Both responded the same way... Sara Fennell!  

At first I had excuses that I didn't have the money or the time but in reality, when we want something bad enough, we find the money, the time and the determination to get it. 
That was it for me.... I was 48 and the big 5-0 was creeping up on me in less than two years and I wanted to be fit and fabulous! Thanks to Sara I am getting closer to my goal everyday. I am down 62 lbs in just over 6 months and now that the weight is almost all off, my focus is on getting strong... physically and mentally. Every morning I get up and look forward to starting my day by going to the gym and living my life to its fullest. 

I am so thankful to Sara for her encouragement and helping me understand that just because I had a bad day, it didn't mean I should give up. Giving up is simply not an option for me.With my family and friends cheering for me and having Sara coach me every step of the way, I have gotten my life back!

Kiera Tessier

I never thought, when I started with Sara, that I would ever get this far. Growing up, I came from a very negative environment. My mother is bipolar/manic depressive, as is my brother. I was molested at a young age, and basically told to “get over it”. I was never one to watch what I ate. I wasn’t athletic, but I wasn’t “lazy” either. I’d binge on chocolate and candy, skip meals, get up in the morning and start my day with a Pepsi.

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 14. Think I changed my diet? Nope. I was suffering from depression for a looooong time, which I didn’t find out until I was diagnosed in my early 20′s after my first child.
I was living in a constant state of negativity. I don’t think I ever experienced happy…or what happy was supposed to feel like. Then I met my soulmate. My now fiancé, my rock. He taught me that whatever problem you have, you can work it out in the gym. Great! How/where do I start??

Then I saw Sara’s Facebook page. This girl oozes strong, beautiful, secure…. and she offered online coaching. She customized my workouts to suit my home gym, which makes it easier to work out when you have kids!
And the meal plans? Just what the doctor ordered..literally! With my diet change and a steady exercise routine, I have only had 1 UC (ulcerative colitis) flare up in 2 years. That’s the longest I’ve ever gone! My mood has changed, I see the positive side of things instead of focusing on the negative. I feel happy!
For the first time in my life I actually feel happy! I’m proud of myself and how much I’ve accomplished in this year…I could not have done it without Sara’s guidance. I am planning on showing off my accomplishments this May, in my very first competition! It’s a little scary, but with my amazing coach and so many positive people standing beside me, I know ill do great!

Cindy Churan

Entering in a figure competition had been a dream of mine for many years. I buy all the fitness magazines with hopes of learning all I can so someday that dream could become a reality. I thought I could compete in a competition and do the prep on my own. But after trying unsuccessfully 2 times and backing out at 8 weeks out I knew I needed a professional coach.

When searching YouTube 5 years ago I came across Sara’s videos and discovered she was training online and I knew that was for me. I needed to be held accountable with someone who knew what they were doing. For a woman who is wanting to compete I felt it was important to have a female trainer who understands how a women feels. Sara knows, after all she lives what she teaches.
Sara knew exactly what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it. She has done her research and leads by example. I was never hungry, and I ate all the time. At times it may not have been what I felt like eating but I never starved myself. If I had a question Sara always got back to me within 12 hours or less. If I said urgent it was within 4 hours. Where I live in Oregon and her in Canada, the distance never mattered she was always there to answer my questions. All her plans are very detailed with supplements, food, and workout routines. For me having a trainer in a gym and online coaching, there was no difference. I knew what I needed to do, the workouts are detailed with pictures and videos.  

If you have a dream to one day take the stage or just to simply change your eating habits, or to get into better shape try Sara’s programs. They work, all you have to do is follow the program and like she said many times to me, “Trust the process”. I did that and I surpassed every goal I made for myself. In my 6 months of training from day one till show day I lost 22 lbs and gained muscle. I lost over 12 inches over all, and went from a size 6 to a comfortable size 2 by show day.
I learned so much from Sara. I respect her and for me I hold her on the same level as the Nicole Wilkins, and Erin Sterns of the bodybuilding world. She is inspiring and her programs work, if you are motivated to change your life and serious about making a commitment to your health but are not sure where to start, I highly recommend that you start with Sara’s programs. She will always give you an honest answer and most importantly backed by years of personal knowledge. I cannot thank her enough and I’m so happy I decided to online train. 

Kristina Kulik

I have always been interested in fitness and working out. After years of going to the gym, lifting weights, doing cardio I felt like I had hit a plateau...doing the same thing everyday and not getting results anymore. Late December 2012 a few people at my gym asked me if I had ever thought about competing and doing a show since I was already so into that lifestyle. The truth is the thought had crossed my mind before but I never felt like I would be able to pull it off. However I started looking around, asking people’s advice on who to train me, what association to compete with etc. until a mutual friend of Sara’s and I recommended I look into the programs she offered online.
I was more then interested after reading all she had to offer and was excited to meet and speak with her. As soon as we spoke and went over goals and expectations I was more then impressed! She really knew her stuff and made me feel comfortable to ask questions, share my fears, and set up a plan for me to compete in my first regional figure competition in 2013.

As mentioned I had always lifted weights, was interested in health and fitness but Sara’s knowledge and expertise far exceeded my expectations. Within 12 weeks of starting my prep with Sara I was on stage for the first time competing in figure and ended up leaving with First Place in my category! I couldn’t believe my accomplishment! I could not have done it without her ongoing support, knowledge and guidance.
This year I went on to compete at the OPA Provincials using Sara as my coach again...I had a lot more personal hurdles to overcome this time around and wasn’t sure I would make it to the end of my prep and wanted to give up several times. With Sara’s encouragement I was able to pull it off and get on that stage for a second time, and ended up qualifying for Nationals in which I will be competing in 2015. I cannot thank Sara enough for believing in me, and in helping me achieve my goals.
She is a wonderful coach and friend. Thank you Sara!

Sylvie Brun

I used to get asked how I lost the weight I had once gained. That query was nice to hear, of course, since I had worked hard to lose 124 pounds over a period of a year. But these days, I get asked an even better question: how do I remain as fit as I do? My answer is that It all started last year, when I noticed a friend at my local gym. Her physique reminded me of that of a competition model! My curiosity was peaked. She referred me to Sara, her trainer.  
I joined Sara’s EFIT online coaching website, looked at the available offerings, and decided to follow the Fitness Model program. I've never looked back.
As a result, my body was transformed and sculpted in a matter months... really! I couldn't be more pleased. As I said, I had lost a lot of weight years earlier by myself, but had fallen short of the sculpted look that I wanted. Sara taught me how to get that shape - nutrition, strength training, cardio. Now, I feel absolutely amazing. Some people even ask me if I am competing... which is one of the most rewarding compliments I have ever received!

Carol Monette

I started working with Sara in September 2013 when I decided that I wanted to take my fitness to the next level. I am currently a spin instructor, but with a busy life, didn't always have the best nutrition. I decided to do Sara's Fitness Model Challenge program.  
I stayed true to her program for 3 months, and had amazing results (with pictures to prove it). I couldn't believe the changes that were happening to my body. Her workouts are easy to follow and her nutrition plans are simple yet effective. Sara is always available to answer your questions. My check-ins were informative, and I always looked forward to the feedback she gave me. It motivated me to continue on, as I always felt like she was just as excited as I was to see changes in my body.
After completing the Fitness Model Challenge program, I decided to enter my first bikini competition. At 48 years old, I ended up placing 2nd and 4th in my categories, and have now qualified for provincials next year (2015) and will be doing another competition this fall, always under the guidance of Sara.
If you want results, you can have them. It's not that hard, you just have to follow the plan! It worked for me, and it has worked for many of my friends who I have referred to Sara as well.

Carissa Beck

Working with Sara has been such a wonderful experience. I am a shift worker with a hectic schedule and suffer from chronic back pain. I came to Sara with the hopes of gaining strength to assist me in coping with my back injury and the aspiration of competing in an upcoming figure competition.
Sara provided me with a personalized workout program, tailored to my limitations along with a customized meal plan.
Sara was always available to answer my questions and guide me along this amazing journey. I am happy to say that I have learned so much about myself and pushed my body beyond what I ever believed was achievable.
I recently competed in the OPA Ottawa Bodybuilding Championships (2012) and took home 3rd place, something I never thought possible. I have met some wonderful women also working with Sara, who I’m now happy to call friends!
I am a proud member of Team eFIT and looking forward to working with Sara for the next prep!