Meet Sarah

Sarah Hallman, a known wellness entrepreneur, is a whole body integration practitioner based in Los Angeles. She offers one-on-one pilates-based intelligent exercise and various forms of bodywork. She can read your body and intuit what your needs are. Some call her a “healer” who can also give you an intense workout.  She loves to share her passion for movement and encourage others to grow and to look at exercise as fun and interesting.  Her practice expands across several fitness and health modalities including Pilates, massage, GST, weight and cardio training, water aerobics, ergonomic integration, various rolfing/myo-fascia release techniques, nutrition as well as power plate. Through the study and practice of these various modalities Sarah healed her own body of 17 years of chronic back pain. Sarah embraces a philosophy of re-patterning muscle through bodywork, traction, fascia movement and intelligent exercise.

Sarah’s devoted clientele come to her to draw upon on her expertise in knowledge of the body and her “universal wellness” approach. This clientele ranges from Hollywood celebrities looking to strengthen and tone the body, to those in need of relief from varying degrees of physical pain and rehabilitation.

Sarah treats each client with the same warmth, engagement and discretion that is necessary to help each individual exceed their wellness goals. Come discover your body’s potential.

Sarah Hallman, a known wellness entrepreneur, is a whole body integration practitioner based in Los Angeles. She offers one-on-one pilates-based intelligent exercise and various forms of bodywork. She can read your body and intuit what your needs are. Some call her a “healer” who can also give you an intense workout.  She loves to share her passion for movement and encourage others and to grow to look at exercise as fun and interesting.  Her practice expands across several fitness and health modalities including Pilates, massage, GST, weight and cardio training, water aerobics, ergonomic integration, various rolfing/myo-fascia release techniques, nutrition as well as power plate. Through the study and practice of these various modalities Sarah healed her own body of 17 years of chronic back pain. Sarah embraces a philosophy of re-patterning muscle through bodywork, traction, fascia movement and intelligent exercise.

Sarah’s devoted clientele come to her to draw upon on her expertise in knowledge of the body and her “universal wellness” approach. This clientele ranges from Hollywood celebrities looking to strengthen and tone the body, to those in need of relief from varying degrees of physical pain and rehabilitation.

Sarah treats each client with the same warmth, engagement and discretion that is necessary to help each individual exceed their wellness goals. Come discover your body’s potential.

Philosophy

What holds you back from loving being in your body?  Let’s figure that out and then change it. 

Is it the way it feels?  Do you suffer from pain caused by injury, post surgery or just sitting at your desk for hours at a time?  Do you have nagging back pain, neck and shoulder tension?  Is it the way it looks?  Overweight, lacking tone, poor posture?  I look at the body as a whole and I have studied a myriad of ways to optimize it.
Let’s take a journey into your body, dissect the pain, note any dysfunction and re-teach you how to move and therefore shape your body. Let’s stretch the tight muscles and strengthen the weak ones. Let’s unravel the tension and “stuck” patterns so you can experience freedom in motion, improve the shape of your body and change the way you move in the world.

I love to move my body and I want you to love moving in your body.  I want you to feel strong and look lean. I want you to be able to get out of pain and teach you how to sustain it. I want your body to exude confidence through it’s posture and motion.

It is possible.  Welcome to the BODY LAB LA!

PHILOSOPHY

What holds you back from loving being in your body?  Let’s figure that out and then change it. 

Is it the way it feels?  Do you suffer from pain caused by injury, post-surgery or just sitting at your desk for hours at a time?  Do you have nagging back pain, neck and shoulder tension?  Is it the way it looks?  Overweight, lacking tone, poor posture?  I look at the body as a whole and I have studied a myriad of ways to optimize it.
Let’s take a journey into your body, dissect the pain, note any dysfunction and re-teach you how to move and therefore shape your body. Let’s stretch the tight muscles and strengthen the weak ones. Let’s unravel the tension and “stuck” patterns so you can experience freedom in motion, improve the shape of your body and change the way you move in the world.

I love to move my body and I want you to love moving your body.  I want you to feel strong and look lean. I want you to be able to get out of pain and teach you how to sustain it. I want your body to exude confidence through it’s posture and motion.

It is possible.  Welcome to the BODY LAB LA!

Nutrition

Research has proven time and again that what you EAT is the biggest factor in weight loss.

I know that to be true for myself and countless clients.  Unfortunately, exercise alone is not going to affect the numbers on the scale much.  I highly recommend holistic nutritionist Karen Duggan for nutritional support for weight loss.  Her 10 day whole-food cleanse changed my relationship with food.  She will guide you knowing what to eat, discover what foods make your body feel the best and support you along the way.  Give it a try and help me help you.

NUTRITION

Research has proven time and again that what you EAT is the biggest factor in weight loss.

I know that to be true for myself and countless clients.  Unfortunately, exercise alone is not going to affect the numbers on the scale much.  I highly recommend holistic nutritionist Karen Duggan for nutritional support for weight loss.  Her 10 day whole-food cleanse changed my relationship with food.  She will guide you knowing what to eat, discover what foods make your body feel the best and support you along the way.  Give it a try and help me help you.

the Buzz

Sarah is a body god

Before Sarah I couldn't walk 1 block...

“Sarah is a body God! I have been going to Sarah since December 2014. I have double hip replacements and a newly replaced knee. Sarah changed the way I walk, helped me understand body alignment, helped me strengthen my core and understand how to position myself and control my movements. Before Sarah I couldn’t walk 1 block, now I just got back from vacation where I was walking all day and climbing up inclines and steps.
This was after only 2 months. What will happen in 5 months?
She has also helped me with exercises in the pool. I couldn’t recommend anyone higher than I could recommend Sarah. If you are having body problems let Sarah help you.”

Bob M – media executive, age 70

 

Astounding physical change...

“The most noticeable and significant results Sarah brought to my body using her swift and targeted approach are my visibly relaxed shoulders, elongated neck and newly uncramped happy toes and feet.
Decades of stress, my daily wear of high heels and consistent running and hiking uphill, (absent of proper stretching and posture), had left my shoulders in a permanent state of tension – hunched up and hiding my neck. My toes and feet were predictably cramping in the evenings when I removed my shoes.
Today, Sarah and I routinely marvel at my astounding physical change. I have incorporated her techniques into my daily life.
Sarah’s unique ability to pinpoint and address critical areas for improvement will lead to your overall wellness and empowerment!”

Lisa C – packaging sales, age 44

A career spent hunched over a computer's keyboard...

“I continue to be amazed at the drastic changes Sarah can bring to my posture in an hour of body work. A career spent hunched over a computer’s keyboard and tapping on a mobile phone has caused a lot of tension in my neck, shoulders, and chest. Sarah has helped to reduce neck pain, add mobility to my shoulders, and open my chest…all of which have helped improve my posture. Her clear, descriptive, and encouraging instructions make the time spent with her rewarding and rejuvenating.”

Adam A – college administrator, age 37

There really isn't anyone as good as her...


“Sarah has been my trainer for the last seven years. Her knowledge of the body combined with her approach to training that starts with an emphasis on proper form, strengthening, and stretching, is like no other. Her workouts are unique, varied, and continually progressive. There really isn’t anyone as good as her.”

Nick F – talent manager, age 43

I have asked her very specifically to target certain places and I have seen real results...


“Sarah is very gifted in her ability to understand the body and is an exceptional trainer.  She is challenging and motivating.   I have asked her very specifically to target certain places and I have seen real results.   Some people can lead you through “exercises” but Sarah knows the the relationship between all aspects of the body.   It’s not enough to go through the motions.  She is super intuitive about form and how to shape a body.  My goal is to look like her and if that isn’t inspiring, what is?”

Stephanie R – talent agent, age 42

She helped me get it touch with muscles I didn't even know existed...


“I’ve seen Sarah for back pain, and weak core muscles that are adding to structural pain. She is excellent and knows the body really well, including the bones, muscles, and movement patterns. We met in Shiatsu Massage School, and since then I’ve become a client, I see that she is hungry for knowledge, and is well trained in several modalities, including Pilates, massage, and myo-fascial release to name a few. When I work with her, I have fun, and feel that I am effectively able to tap into areas of my body that need to strengthen. She has helped me develop muscles I wasn’t even aware existed.

Also, she makes the sessions fun and is very encouraging and light-hearted. I recommend checking her out. Also- good rates for everything offered!! She’s the real deal.”

Katherine K – reiki master and masseuse, age 37

I went from muffins to six pack...


“Sarah is beyond cool! My muffin top has disappeared thanks to Sarah’s brilliant training. She has helped me with hip and back issues as well, while strengthening my core. I even got rid of the cellulite on my thighs by having her train me on the power plate!! I went from muffins to six pack and beyond!”

Mary I – emmy winning costume designer, age 44

She is my body healer...

“I started seeing Sarah in 2007…my first introduction to Pilates.  She was able to shape my body and posture in a way I didn’t know was possible. You see, I was walking on an arthritic hip for over 40 years and had not addressed my unbalanced body and pain.  Sarah worked miracles by defining muscles I didn’t know I had!  My core is strong and my muscles were ready for the hip replacement I eventually needed to have.
All these year’s later, and Sarah is not just my Pilates instructor, she is my body healer.”

Elizabeth S – product development, age 50

Completely change your body...

“Sarah is phenomenally gifted and will completely CHANGE your body, by reshaping, strengthing and correcting posture.
I have tried everything under the sun… yoga classes, weightlifting, cardio, martial arts, boxing, spinning, you name it… absolutely nothing compares to spending an hour with her.
Sarah has established her own unique way of getting true results by inherently understanding the intricate functions of the body, and how it effects each connective muscle tissue.
I love working out on her power plate and pilates machines (cadillac and reformer) and can’t get enough of how it makes me feel.
Her kind, but encouraging demeanor is motivating and inspiring.
I am so grateful to have found Sarah.”

Brook L – screen writer, age 30

Best physical therapy session I have ever had...


“I went to Sarah in agony from sciatica that was really affecting my life. Within an hour she had opened my hips and back up to a point where the pain was 90% gone and stayed gone until my next session a week later. Going deeper the second session, activating all those muscles that didn’t know how to fire and relax the muscles that over do it day in day out. Her website doesn’t do her work justice. Best physical therapy session I have ever had and I’ve been going to different people all over the planet.”

Anthony W – actor, age 44

 

It totally changed my life!...


“I have never enjoyed working out in my life until I started taking classes at Beyond Your Core, now known as The Body Lab LA.  Sarah is the most amazing trainer I’ve worked with. She literally works every muscle in your body, while making it an incredibly fun experience.  I know every person’s physique is different, but I started to notice remarkable results within the first month. Most trainers do not have the Power Plate….Using this modern machine, combined with pilates is the ultimate workout. I highly recommend you pick up the phone and make an appointment. It totally changed my life!”

Shanna K – costume designer, age 49

 

She does not just teach a form of exercise...


“Sarah has made me think in a different way about exercise and my body.  I am now conscious of my posture and movement in my daily life. She does not just teach a form of exercise, mindlessly counting reps, she teaches you a new way of being in your body.  Educating you about your muscles and bones and how they should interact and move your body and how the breath helps to facilitate this process.  It is fascinating.  My mind and body are completely engaged during our session. Whenever I come in with an ache or pain I always leave with it relieved. I consistently work up a sweat and I am so much stronger.”

Jessica K – student, age 22

 

Before Sarah I couldn't walk 1 block...

“Sarah is a body God! I have been going to Sarah since December 2014. I have double hip replacements and a newly replaced knee. Sarah changed the way I walk, helped me understand body alignment, helped me strengthen my core and understand how to position myself and control my movements. Before Sarah I couldn’t walk 1 block, now I just got back from vacation where I was walking all day and climbing up inclines and steps.
This was after only 2 months. What will happen in 5 months?
She has also helped me with exercises in the pool. I couldn’t recommend anyone higher than I could recommend Sarah. If you are having body problems let Sarah help you.”

Bob M – media executive, age 70

Astounding physical change...

“The most noticeable and significant results Sarah brought to my body using her swift and targeted approach are my visibly relaxed shoulders, elongated neck and newly uncramped happy toes and feet.
Decades of stress, my daily wear of high heels and consistent running and hiking uphill, (absent of proper stretching and posture), had left my shoulders in a permanent state of tension – hunched up and hiding my neck. My toes and feet were predictably cramping in the evenings when I removed my shoes.
Today, Sarah and I routinely marvel at my astounding physical change. I have incorporated her techniques into my daily life.
Sarah’s unique ability to pinpoint and address critical areas for improvement will lead to your overall wellness and empowerment!”

Lisa C – packaging sales, age 44

A career spent hunched over a computer's keyboard...

“I continue to be amazed at the drastic changes Sarah can bring to my posture in an hour of body work. A career spent hunched over a computer’s keyboard and tapping on a mobile phone has caused a lot of tension in my neck, shoulders, and chest. Sarah has helped to reduce neck pain, add mobility to my shoulders, and open my chest…all of which have helped improve my posture. Her clear, descriptive, and encouraging instructions make the time spent with her rewarding and rejuvenating.”

Adam A – college administrator, age 37

There really isn't anyone as good as her...

“Sarah has been my trainer for the last seven years. Her knowledge of the body combined with her approach to training that starts with an emphasis on proper form, strengthening, and stretching, is like no other. Her workouts are unique, varied, and continually progressive. There really isn’t anyone as good as her.”

Nick F – talent manager, age 43

I have asked her very specifically to target certain places and I have seen real results...

“Sarah is very gifted in her ability to understand the body and is an exceptional trainer. She is challenging and motivating. I have asked her very specifically to target certain places and I have seen real results. Some people can lead you through “exercises” but Sarah knows the the relationship between all aspects of the body. It’s not enough to go through the motions. She is super intuitive about form and how to shape a body. My goal is to look like her and if that isn’t inspiring, what is?”

Stephanie R – talent agent, age 42

She helped me get it touch with muscles I didn't even know existed...

“I’ve seen Sarah for back pain, and weak core muscles that are adding to structural pain. She is excellent and knows the body really well, including the bones, muscles, and movement patterns. We met in Shiatsu Massage School, and since then I’ve become a client, I see that she is hungry for knowledge, and is well trained in several modalities, including Pilates, massage, and myo-fascial release to name a few. When I work with her, I have fun, and feel that I am effectively able to tap into areas of my body that need to strengthen. She has helped me develop muscles I wasn’t even aware existed.
Also, she makes the sessions fun and is very encouraging and light-hearted. I recommend checking her out. Also- good rates for everything offered!! She’s the real deal.”

Katherine K – reiki master and masseuse, age 37

I went from muffins to six pack...

“Sarah is beyond cool! My muffin top has disappeared thanks to Sarah’s brilliant training. She has helped me with hip and back issues as well, while strengthening my core. I even got rid of the cellulite on my thighs by having her train me on the power plate!! I went from muffins to six pack and beyond!”

Mary I – emmy winning costume designer, age 44

She is my body healer...

“I started seeing Sarah in 2007…my first introduction to Pilates.  She was able to shape my body and posture in a way I didn’t know was possible. You see, I was walking on an arthritic hip for over 40 years and had not addressed my unbalanced body and pain.  Sarah worked miracles by defining muscles I didn’t know I had!  My core is strong and my muscles were ready for the hip replacement I eventually needed to have.
All these year’s later, and Sarah is not just my Pilates instructor, she is my body healer.”

Elizabeth S – product development, age 50

Completely change your body...

“Sarah is phenomenally gifted and will completely CHANGE your body, by reshaping, strengthing and correcting posture.
I have tried everything under the sun… yoga classes, weightlifting, cardio, martial arts, boxing, spinning, you name it… absolutely nothing compares to spending an hour with her.
Sarah has established her own unique way of getting true results by inherently understanding the intricate functions of the body, and how it effects each connective muscle tissue.
I love working out on her power plate and pilates machines (cadillac and reformer) and can’t get enough of how it makes me feel.
Her kind, but encouraging demeanor is motivating and inspiring.
I am so grateful to have found Sarah.”

Brook L – screen writer, age 30

Best physical therapy session I have ever had...

“I went to Sarah in agony from sciatica that was really affecting my life. Within an hour she had opened my hips and back up to a point where the pain was 90% gone and stayed gone until my next session a week later. Going deeper the second session, activating all those muscles that didn’t know how to fire and relax the muscles that over do it day in day out. Her website doesn’t do her work justice. Best physical therapy session I have ever had and I’ve been going to different people all over the planet.”

Anthony W – actor, age 44

It totally changed my life!...

“I have never enjoyed working out in my life until I started taking classes at Beyond Your Core, now known as The Body Lab LA. Sarah is the most amazing trainer I’ve worked with. She literally works every muscle in your body, while making it an incredibly fun experience. I know every person’s physique is different, but I started to notice remarkable results within the first month. Most trainers do not have the Power Plate….Using this modern machine, combined with pilates is the ultimate workout. I highly recommend you pick up the phone and make an appointment. It totally changed my life!”

Shanna K – costume designer, age 49

She does not just teach a form of exercise...

“Sarah has made me think in a different way about exercise and my body. I am now conscious of my posture and movement in my daily life. She does not just teach a form of exercise, mindlessly counting reps, she teaches you a new way of being in your body. Educating you about your muscles and bones and how they should interact and move your body and how the breath helps to facilitate this process. It is fascinating. My mind and body are completely engaged during our session. Whenever I come in with an ache or pain I always leave with it relieved. I consistently work up a sweat and I am so much stronger.”

Jessica K – student, age 22

Outdoor Adventures

I want to share my love of nature and fitness with you.

Join me on the water in Malibu where I will teach you to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) or surf. Prefer to hike? Let’s get on a trail in the mountains of LA and I can show you the proper posture and stride for optimal form and muscle engagement.

I want to share my love of nature and fitness with you!

Join me on the water in Malibu where I will teach you to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) or surf. Prefer to hike? Let’s get on a trail in the mountains of LA and I can show you the proper posture and stride for optimal form and muscle engagement.

Work With Me

Each session will focus on your individual needs whether they be to tone and strengthen, get you out of pain, align your body, improve your posture, post-surgery rehab (including knee and hip replacements), ergonomic instruction and/or foot fitness.

Please call or email studio directly to discuss pricing.

There is a marked parking spot available directly in front of the studio.

Please be aware that if you need to cancel your appointment we require 24 hours notice in order not to be charged for scheduled appointment.

Sarah’s work should not substitute the care of your physician, it is intended to be complementary. Sarah’s sessions do not include diagnosis or predictions.

Work with Me

Each session will focus on your individual needs whether they be to tone and strengthen, get you out of pain, align your body, improve your posture, post-surgery rehab (including knee and hip replacements), ergonomic instruction and/or foot fitness.

Please call or email studio directly to discuss pricing.

There is a marked parking spot available directly in front of the studio.

Please be aware that if you need to cancel your appointment we require 24 hours notice in order not to be charged a late cancellation fee.

Sarah’s work should not substitute the care of your physician, it is intended to be complementary. Sarah’s sessions do not include diagnosis or predictions.

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11020 Ventura Blvd . Suite G . Studio City . 91604
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Sarah@theBODYLABla.com

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