We are...CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACHES, FITNESS TRAINERS, COMMUNICATORS, EDUCATORS, SERVICE FOCUSED, SOCIAL, TECHNOLOGY HAPPY, LISTENERS, ADVISORS, FOODIES, TRAVELERS, AND FRIENDS. SoMoved was founded in 2010 by fitness and nutrition coach, Sarah Mills, as a discussion forum to further the sharing of information about nutrition, fitness, performance, and healthy lifestyles.
SoMoved Nutrition TEAM
SARAH MILLS, Founder
Sarah founded SoMoved in 2010 to further the conversation and action around nutrition, fitness, performance and healthy lifestyles. As a long time fitness professional and Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition, Sarah has a distinct passion for helping others set and achieve their nutrition and fitness goals. Since 1998, she has trained professional, elite, and everyday athletes to make performance and personal health and fitness gains. Her combined fitness coaching and experience as a career communications professional led her to creating and providing creative Nutrition Programs for fitness facilities, organizations, and individuals.
Sarah's early coaching was for both gym-goers, as well as endurance athletes, and she has coached CrossFit since 2009. She is an active Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CFL3/CCFT) and a Head Trainer for the CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff, traveling worldwide teaching their CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate Courses. She is Head Coach at CrossFit Reston in Northern Virginia, and was a competitive collegiate athlete (NCAA Division 1 tennis), road cyclist, marathoner, and volleyball player. Sarah's own nutrition, health, and fitness journey, and family history with health challenges has translated to her providing a motivating, empathetic, and effective client experience.
Sarah has a Masters in Business Administration, a BA in Political Science, and Certifications in Nutrition, CrossFit, and a host of specialty fitness training qualifications.
Rachel is a SoMoved Nutrition Coach, Certified Nutrition Coach (PNL1), a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and contributes to the the SoMoved Nutrition Test Kitchen, prepping healthy recipe options for our clients and followers to find on our "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" blog. Rachel has a passion and love for food, entertaining, and travel. She has been a client with SoMoved since August 2017 and has made significant changes in her body composition, fitness performance, and overall health. Check out her story...
Rachel grew up in Egypt (is Egyptian-American) and moved to the U.S. in 2006 to attend the University in Texas. She played soccer from age 5 through high-school, and even dabbled in water polo and softball. After struggling with her weight for years since moving to the United States, Rachel walked into her first CrossFit class in March 2016 and quickly became passionate about the challenge of the workouts, camaraderie, and community that the box provides. As the social person that she is, she dove right into managing social media and events at CrossFit Fairfax and supports SoMoved's social media, as well!
Sam is a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition, a Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CFL3/CCFT), Army ACFT NCOIC (Army Combat Fitness Non-commissioned Officer in Charge), Army Unit Fitness Trainer.
Growing up in Maine and studying classical music at some of the finest conservatories in the country, physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle were not part of Sam's daily routine (countless hours practicing, and too much junk food). That all changed when he won a position with the premiere band in the U.S. Army and found himself in dire need of losing weight, and to pass basic training. He found that he enjoyed training, but with the demands of a busy performing career, finishing a degree, and a young family, the pounds started to come back. Knowing that he needed to make a change, he tried CrossFit in 2012 and found a training methodology that captivated him. His real transformation came when he worked with SoMoved Nutrition in 2016 and he saw a dramatic change in body composition and athletic performance. Now after almost 20 years in the Army, he's in the best shape of his life. What Sam is most proud of though, is that his transformation helped his mom lose weight and start living a healthy lifestyle by also working with SoMoved Nutrition.
Sam attended the Manhattan School of Music, holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern Maine, a Masters degree from Yale University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland. He is in demand as a guest artist and clinician, and is often asked to speak on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle as a professional or aspiring musician.
Mary is a SoMoved Nutrition Coach, a Certified Nutrition Coach (Precision Nutrition L1), a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and a fitness and nutrition enthusiast. She seeks solace in meal prepping, but also enjoys sweet treats. There's something about being organized and prepared that fuels her neuroses (ha!).
After being introduced to CrossFit in college, Mary was hooked. Once she had a nutrition coach, she watched her body composition change and her performance improve greatly. So, she felt the strong desire to support her friends in striving to feel the best they've felt in their lives, just as she did. Helping others is a passion for her as an eighth grade special education English teacher, along with laughing a lot, and staying hip (thanks 8th graders).
A relatively new mom, Mary continues her fitness and nutrition journey, much like we all do everyday. She loves to hit early morning workouts when she isn't coaching, ride bikes, dance to reggaeton and salsa, or hip hop depending on her mood, read true crime, play beach volleyball, and practice gymnastics skills. Most importantly, she can't wait to celebrate each tiny win alongside you in your own fitness and nutrition journey!
Andrea is a Certified Exercise Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition (PNL1), a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.
Originally from Colombia, Andrea has always been involved in a variety of sports. Throughout school and college, Andrea's primary focuses were volleyball, ultimate frisbee and underwater rugby, until she found CrossFit in 2012, after moving to the United States. She quickly became passionate about the variety, community, and challenge associated with CrossFit. Not only did she find a new way to keep herself active and healthy but a new love for bringing her passion of sports, nutrition, and overall wellness to others.
Having experienced SoMoved as a client, Andrea learned how good it felt to properly fuel her body, and wants to help others to find their own balance, and to empower them to become the best versions of themselves. She shares her love for coaching and being in the gym with being in the water playing underwater rugby and traveling around the world.