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1003 Diamond Ave
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
United States

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OUR TEAM

Our Team

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Sarah Lynn Baird

Owner / Wellness Engineer

Sarah Lynn has a B.S. in Biosystem Engineering and an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies. She has worked as a fitness instructor, motivator, and wellness coach for over 15 years. She is 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 Ph.D. 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!


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Celene Lyddon

Wellness Engineer

Celene has a passion for healthy living, which for her, encompasses nutrition and movement among other things. Her passion for healthy living was a result of her journey of disordered eating in college. Her recovery from disordered eating inspires her to help women heal their relationship with food and encourage self-love. She views food as fuel and medicine for the body, and exercising as a form of self-care and the best kind of stress reliever.

Celene has a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising. After working in the fashion industry in a corporate position, Celene decided to follow her passion of nutrition and completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certification program. Celene subscribes to the philosophy of bio-individuality, where there isn’t one specific way of eating that will work universally - every person has their own set of nutritional needs.

Celene is a mother of twin baby boys.


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Alex Handy

Wellness Engineer

Alex Handy is also one of our homegrown success stories! Alex has a degree in Civil Engineering and spent much of his adult life struggling with his relationship with nutrition and fitness. After having his first child, he saw his son emulate his sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits, and he himself started to make increasingly frequent hospital visits for back injuries from attempting to play with him. Things changed when a friend took him to the gym where he found a supportive community of friends who directed him to Sarah Lynn and Fit-Fax! It was at Fit-Fax that he learned the tools he needed to reshape his relationship with nutrition.

Food was no longer a scary and misunderstood thing. It was no longer a source of shame. Alex is now constantly training for endurance and obstacle races, striving to lift more and push harder and is using his knowledge of nutrition to fuel his body to do so. Now he enjoys cooking with his son and loves to give piggyback rides!


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Bryan Yates

Wellness Engineer

Bryan Yates is a veteran personal trainer, endurance athlete/coach, writer, business consultant, and nutritional coach. He has been in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years and is the former owner of Pedal Spin Studio in South Pasadena. Bryan is a certified cycling coach and the owner Locomotiv Performance Coaching. He is a six-time head coach and Lead Rider for the annual Pablove Across America pediatric cancer fundraiser ride.

Bryan has mostly stopped competing in masters road racing, however he continues to race XC mountain bike and endurance gravel events. He has participated in hundreds of races, multi-day events, centuries, and double century rides including America's toughest 2-day race- the Everest Challenge Stage Race.

Whether he's advising athletes, fitness seekers, organizations, or nutritional clients, Bryan treats each as a unique individual with specific needs, and uses his experience in endurance to help people become unstuck from unhelpful patterns.


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Lu Lu

Resident Service Dog

Lu Lu is our resident service dog. She is half human and offers emotional support and hugs to all clients, staff, and guests.

You can find her at the office from time to time, or out in the park exercising and making new friends.


1003 Diamond Ave., Suite 201 South Pasadena, CA 90310 • (626) 603-3028