ywca Minneapolis

Sarah Lipinski

Posted on Thu, Feb 9 2017 1:00 pm by Lipinski

Sarah Lipinski, YWCA endurance sports coach

Contact Info:

Training Levels:
Endurance Sports Coach

Fitness Philosophy

“Be bold. Be fearless. Be courageous. In whatever you set your mind to doing, you already have all the tools you need to succeed through the acknowledgement of your talents, of prior successes and failures, and your irreplaceable self-worth. Get up and get after your goals!”


  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • RRCA Level 1 Running Coach
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • B.A., Saint Mary’s College


  • Assistant Cross Country & Track Coach (jumps, mid-distance and distance)
  • Swim Coach
  • Swim Instructor
  • NCAA Div. 3 Cross Country

Areas of Expertise

  • Endurance Sports Training – Running and Swimming
  • Youth Running
  • Adult Swim Beginners
  • Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion


  • YWCA Midtown

Learn More About Sarah

What is your favorite workout and why?

1000 meter intervals on a track or trail. You have to hold on a little longer than a 400 meter or 800 meter race to keep up the pace, pushing your mental and physical game even further. 

What do you consider your greatest fitness accomplishment?

It's a tie between finishing the CITYTRAIL Loppet 10 Mile and swimming the Lee River in Cork, Ireland. Both were unique experiences which challenged me in different ways from road-racing or swim meets. I can’t wait to do a trail race or open water swim again!

What is your biggest athletic goal?

I want to run the Boston Marathon with my dad, or at least have him cheer me on to the finish line. My own running career really got underway while he was training to qualify in 2007. 

What is your biggest goal outside of the gym?

To be remembered for more than my identity as an athlete – I want to be known for the work I’ve done, my commitment to social justice, for my faith and loyalty to family and friends.

What do you do on your rest days?

Coffee and chats with friends and exploring the lakes and parks. Lake Nokomis is my favorite.

Schedule and Purchase Services

View trainer availability and manage appointments for:

  • Endurance Sports Coaching
  • Massage and Bodywork
  • Personal Training
  • Private Pilates Training
  • Private Swim Instruction

Schedule Appointments