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Lose Weight, Move Better, Get Stronger  with Seth Thomas

Personal Trainer in the Capital Region


Sara K. Madden, AMF Run Coach

As a coach, Sara has helped runners achieve their race goals, from finishing their first triathlon to running a faster half marathon. She has also raced triathlons, road races and marathons, including Ironman Lake Placid in 2011, 2013 and 2014!  Her accomplishments include:

  • 1stPlace in Age Group (2012 Sky High Super Olympic)
  • 2nd Place Overall female (2013 Mac-a-athon 10k, Honaunau, HI)
  • 1st Place Overall female (2014 Oak Mountain 10k Trail Run)
  • Qualifying for the Boston Marathon at the Philadelphia Marathon, and finishing Boston in April 2014
  • 1stPlace in Age Group (2016 Indian Ladder 15k Trail Race)
  • 2nd Place Overall female (2016 Mastodon Challenge 15k)
  • 3rd Place Overall female (2016 Squirrely Six 10k Trail Race)


  • Functional Movement Running Coach
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified
  • Co-founder and captain of Team Loco racing team
  • Waterfi Athlete Ambassador
  • More Than Sport Ambassador
  • Eight-time marathon finisher, including Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon National Championships Qualifier
  • Boston Qualifier

Sara is committed to inspiring her athletes and clients to push beyond their limits, learn to move better, run stronger, and to make lasting changes resulting in a healthier life.

“Sara gave me fun workouts, commented on my progress regularly which made me want to work harder, and made me feel like I could do anything that I set my mind to!  When race day came, Sara showed up with her infectious energy to make sure I reached my goal.  Since then, with her support and encouragement, I have gone on to tackle several more 15Ks, half marathons and even marathons!   Sara even inspired me to sign up for a triathlon and her coaching helped me to my first triathlon finish line, and a half ironman finish as well!   Sara is one of the most inspiring, encouraging and supportive people I know.   I have learned so much from her coaching and would never be where I am today without her!”

Sharon Strodl, Ironman Lake Placid 2016 Finisher