Helping people of all ages win their battles with addiction.
WellStrong’s Mission is to create communities of fitness and mindfulness that enable adolescents, young adults and people of all ages to find the inspiration and motivation they need to win their battles with addiction. In short, we help them to get strong so they can get well.
I am a grateful woman in recovery who finds joy, peace and mindfulness in a daily yoga practice. I bring a Power Vinyasa practice to WellStrong a few days a week. I have over four years of practice under my belt and a 200hr certification in Power Vinyasa, Yin/ Yang, Hatha and Gentle Yoga. I will be bringing you all through a practice of breath to movement. With each posture we will be focusing on our breath to bring us into our next asana. There are three levels; allowing all to feel welcome, from beginner to yogi masters :). I look forward to working with each and every one of my students, sharing the love and beauty that yoga has brought into my life and how it has added to my recovery.
Stephanie Thompson, Running Coach & Personal Trainer
Stephanie Thompson is a Cape Cod native, Sandwich High School Class of 2002. Upon graduation from the military college, Norwich University, she commissioned as a Naval officer and served four years active duty, including a deployment to the Persian Gulf. She is a certified running coach (Road Runners Club of America) and certified personal trainer (World Instructor Fitness School). Stephanie has coached the Sandwich STEM Academy cross-country team since 2014, coached the Sandwich Sailors Special Olympics track team, and started the running coaching business, Warrior Runners. While working at Get In Shape For Women, Stephanie led small group strength training classes. Her own physical fitness accomplishments have included completing a marathon in every state (including qualifying for Boston Marathon), a marathon on five continents, as well as an Iron-distance triathlon. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing.
I am a certified, 200-hour, Yoga Instructor and AAAI/ISMA Certified Fitness Trainer. I have been practicing yoga for over ten years, and approximately four years ago, decided to get my certification. I have done most of my fitness training in the physical therapy field where I was also a PTA. My Yoga classes are very diverse in order to tailor them to the people who attend. Most often, my classes combine Hatha Flow and Power Yoga. I am always open to incorporate Yin, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Chair and any other practice you enjoy. As long as we are being mindful of where we are, and combining our breath with our movement, it’s a win! Also, I have been weight training since high school where I was a competitive gymnast. My Circuit Classes incorporate all body parts, HIIT workouts, targeted training and TRX.
Sarah has been practicing yoga for 7 years and recently completed her 200-hour teacher training certification over the Summer. She has practical experience using both yoga and meditation as tools in her journey of recovery and is passionate about sharing their benefits. Sarah believes that overcoming addiction is much more than abstinence and true healing occurs along a spiritual plane through intense inner work on ourselves and with others. She is excited to learn and expand her yoga practice with others who can relate to the struggles and triumphs of recovery.