Sara is the owner and founder of The CryoBar. She created The CryoBar in 2016 after personally experiencing the benefits of cryotherapy in treating her aches and pains caused by osteoarthritis and the many side effects of a hypothyroid. She has a passion for introducing Cryotherapy to her community. She is the spokesperson for The CryoBar and manages all marketing, sales, and the culture of The CryoBar. She received her degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University and previously worked as an oil and gas analyst in Dallas, in Capital Markets at JP Morgan Chase, and as a marketing/project director for a local celebrity chef’s food company.
Sara opened The CryoBar in 2016 to bring the amazing benefits of cryotherapy to her neighbors and friends in Chicago. After over a decade of intense inflammatory and arthritis issues, including hip and foot surgeries and a hypothyroid, Sara was miserable and ready for relief outside of doctors and all the medications. At the recommendation of a friend, Sara began doing whole body cryotherapy for her inflammation and joint pain relief. She was amazed how quickly she felt all of the positive effects of cryotherapy.
“I have to admit I was scared to death and hated the idea of being cold. I’m cold all the time and live in Chicago, so why in the world would I intentionally get into a human freezer?” Sara’s first whole body cryo treatment only lasted 2 minutes. “I was so nervous that as soon as I heard 2 minutes, I let myself out! It was really more my nerves than how cold the machine was during the treatment. When I got out, my body immediately started warming up and I felt the endorphin high. That energy enabled me to get SO much done that day; yet, that night, I slept like a baby, which is not my norm.”
Sara gained 16lbs two years prior when her thyroid failed. She immediately began losing weight and had increased energy after each whole body session. Now, she is off all her anti-inflammatory medications, has lost all 16lbs, and can wear her original wedding ring again, after years of inflammation in her hands. Cryotherapy has truly given Sara her quality of life back. Cryotherapy also allows Sara to workout regularly without pain and soreness throughout her body. Sara’s hope is to educate people on all the amazing benefits of cryotherapy beyond just the athletic recovery aspect.