From Passion to Purpose: Building Studio Elevate Fit with Sarah Hellenbrand

Sarah Hellenbrand is a fitness enthusiast, mom, and proud founder of Studio Elevate Fit in Libertyville, Illinois. We met Sarah at a networking event where she shared her raw and inspiring journey of opening her own business. With over 1,800 women opening new businesses every day in America, and we couldn’t wait to share her story with you.

In our conversation, Sarah opens up about her struggle to finding fulfilling work in the early years of her career, and the journey that led her to finding her passion and starting her own fitness studio. We’ll chat about the incredible environment she’s created at Studio Elevate Fit, and what she’s learned throughout her entrepreneurial and personal health journey. Stay tuned to be inspired by Sarah’s story and to gain a refreshing perspective on personal development, resiliency, and business ownership.


Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:


  • The challenges Sarah faced in the corporate world + the journey of opening her own fitness studio
  • Creating a body-positive and inclusive environment at Studio Elevate Fit
  • The importance of resilience and continuous learning as an entrepreneur
  • Sarah’s advice for women considering starting their own businesses


Learn a little more about Sarah:


Sarah Hellenbrand is a boutique fitness studio owner and believer that we can create a world where women can embrace the bodies they have. Having worked in the fitness industry while struggling with body image herself, Sarah is committed to delivering high quality fitness experiences while fighting diet culture and promoting self love and acceptance.

Mom to Eleanor and wife to Zeke, Sarah and her crew love cooking, outdoor adventures, and live music!


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Where you can find Sarah:

Studio Elevate Fit


Sarah on Instagram

@sarahelevate @studioelevatefit

Sarah on Facebook