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1003 Diamond Ave
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
United States

Our Team

Our Team

Sarah Lynn Baird - Owner / Wellness Engineer

Sarah Lynn has a B.S. in Biosystem Engineering and an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies and has worked as a fitness instructor, motivator, and wellness coach for over 15 years. She is also a certified Precision Nutrition coach who is extremely passionate about helping clients improve their quality of life through nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. She is currently pursuing a PHD in functional medicine.

Sarah Lynn has worked with a variety of clients struggling with metabolic disease, IBS, hypothyroid, autoimmune issues, injury/healing, depression, etc. She works closely with physicians, psychologists, and holistic practitioners to support clients in their wellness initiatives.

Sarah Lynn is well versed in ketogenic therapies, Low FOD MAP nutrition, mindful eating techniques, and sport specific nutrition. 

Sarah Lynn is a mother of two boys, a closet entomologist, and a competitive endurance athlete who enjoys running trails, swimming, biking, rock climbing, and lifting heavy objects with a changing center of mass!

Steve Mackel - Wellness Engineer

Steve graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1985 with a B.A. in Psychology and has worked as a FT coach/teacher for over 25 years.

Steve is currently in the Precision Nutrition Coaching program. He specializes in working with diverse populations-from beginners to elite endurance athletes. His experience spans working with seniors, Parkinson patients, Ironman competitors, marathoners, and people looking to make basic lifestyle changes.

Steve has helped thousands of people transcend their own glass ceilings! He encourages his clients to step beyond their boundaries and create new habits which yield LIFESTYLE CHANGE.

Steve currently holds certifications in the following:

  • Triathlon Coach
  • Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
  • NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Certified Bike Fitter
  • RRCA - Marathon Coach
  • ChiRunning - Master Instructor

In his personal time, Steve is a competitive endurance athlete and yogi. He is President of Tri This Coaching, Head Coach and Program Director of the Sole Runners Marathon and Half Marathon Training Programs, Founder of, MarathonTraining.TV, and a member/sponsor of the Pasadena Tri Club.


Karen Hames - Wellness Engineer

Karen Hames is a Precision Nutrition student with a keen interest in helping people sustain positive lifestyle habits.  She is also a logician with degrees in philosophy, math, and physics, which makes her an innate researcher!

 After growing up obese, reaching 275 lbs at age 12, she took her health into her own hands and began experimenting, researching and learning the science and psychology behind nutrition and wellness. She understands first hand that lifestyle change is not always enough if you have metabolic disease. Five years after embarking on her nutritional quest, Karen is 80 pounds lighter, healthier than ever, and ready to share her knowledge.

Karen specializes in ketogenic/LCHF lifestyles but does not champion this strategy for everyone.  She approaches each client as an individual and is committed to helping coach her clients to success.

Given Karen has walked the road of radical transformation, she offers a unique and profound contribution to our team.