In college, Saara was a Division I springboard diver and Mountain West Conference Champion, while also earning an undergraduate degree in kinesiology (human movement), health promotion, and psychology.
She continued her post-graduate studies in her ancestral country of Finland, pursuing a Master`s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and is currently in the final stages of completing her PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology**
While studying, she was also competing in springboard diving for the Finnish National team. Saara was the first overall alternate for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 (ranked 30th in the World).
Saara has coached and trained humans of all levels, from beginners to international competitors for 22 years in three countries. However, she found her calling in fighting the sitting pandemic and helping humans live happier and healthier lives at work using the three M's: Movement, Mindfulness and Meditation.
In her free time she enjoys gardening, home reno, working out, crafting and exploring all that Colorado has to offer with her husband and boxers.
**Read about Saara's publications and conference presentations here**