Sarah Is the Newest Member of the 24alife Team

November 20th, 2015

Sarah is the newest member of the 24alife team and this is what she wrote to introduce herself:

"Hi! My name is Sarah Nguyen and I am the newest member of the US 24alife team! I am so thankful for the opportunity to be working with Maja and Andrej here in Rochester. It was an amazing gift to be able to meet a few of you as well during my recent visit to Europe. Not only was it great to meet a few of you at Mikropis, I was able to meet and work with many of our colleagues in Belgrade. My eyes were truly opened to the great world that we live in. I was struck by the beauty and the generous spirit of all that I meet.

I have made my home in Rochester Minnesota for the last 18 years. My husband Thang and I have been married now for 13 years and we have three loud, rowdy and full of energy boys. Marcus is 12, Maxwell is 8 and Mason will be 6 in 3 weeks. My background and formal education is in Exercise Physiology, Health & Physical Education. I was a licensed physical education and health teacher in the Rochester Public Schools for 5 years prior to attaining my job at Mayo Clinic. For the last 10 years, I have worked at Mayo as a Health Educator and Wellness Coach in a number of departments. I really enjoyed working one on one with patients in the Nicotine Dependence Center, the Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Clinic and the Cancer Education Center. During these interactions, I helped patients create basic wellness programs that contained appropriate exercises as well a balanced diet.

Working at the Mayo Clinic was privilege and I value all the experiences and relationships I gained from working there. However, it was still just a job. My true passion and gift in life is as a Group Fitness Instructor. I often say that I can teach anything from A-Z! I say this because in the last 18 years, I have taught almost all formats of group fitness sessions. I am currently the Lead Interval Instructor at the Rochester Athletic Club and teach 4-5 classes a week. I have been at the RAC now for 11 years.

I am so grateful for this opportunity to use my experience and my love of health and wellness with 24alife. I am excited for the weeks and months to come!

In Your Good Health -

Sarah Nguyen"

Thank you, Sarah. We're very happy to have you on our team, too.