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Meet Sara Vatore

Helping Athletes Achieve Peak Performance

Sara Vatore, M.Ed., BCC, SEP is a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner, MELT Method ® Instructor and Nia Technique® White Belt Instructor. With the techniques and skills learned from her father’s 33 years of experience, along with the three-year professional training in Somatic Experiencing® (SE), and MELT Method training, Sara synthesizes modalities and uses breakthrough techniques in the field of peak performance to help athletes understand where they are stuck – and how to turn it all around!

As a competitive childhood softball player and dancer, and a current Nia and MELT instructor, Sara understands the importance of the mind-body connection and its direct effect on peak performance. Sara specializes in working with athletes and coaches across all sports worldwide, including gymnastics, diving, swimming, dance, figure skating, equestrian, cross country and track, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and cheerleading – to name just a few. Sara’s Peak Performance Coaching clients range from youths to adults, across all levels from professional and Olympic athletes to junior competitors. She is currently the Peak Performance Coach at Hampshire Gymnastics in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Committed, Dedicated, Professional,
and Caring


Sara is committed to working alongside Dr. G to continue to shift the landscape of youth sports through the education of coaches and parents. Sara helps coaches and parents get to the root of and understand their athletes’ fears, blocks, and performance problems. This enables them to provide the most supportive path for helping their athletes get unstuck and performing back to their peak potential.

Sara is dedicated to helping coaches create a safe and supportive environment for their athletes to excel in their sport, while fostering the development of the athletes’ confidence, self esteem, and a strong connection to themselves. We have an epidemic in our culture of adults inadvertently teaching kids how to distrust and ignore their own body pain signals and push through pain. This is resulting in more injuries and damage to kids’ bodies, along with confusing our children and adolescents.


Educating coaches, parents and athletes about the importance of REST and RESTORE as the missing piece for reaching ULTIMATE PEAK PERFORMANCE through nervous system regulation and connective tissue care is one of Sara’s most important missions. She works with athletes and teams to integrate the MELT Method® into their weekly training programs to get the most out of repetitive training, reduce damage to the body, lower the risk of injury, and speed up recovery time.

13 years of experience working with kids and their families


As a consultant, Sara works directly with head coaches and gym and club owners to navigate the often-complicated dynamics of managing coaching staff and parent communication. She understands the complexities of negotiating the support staff needs while juggling athlete and parent concerns. Connect with Sara to find out how you can find more ease in your overall communication and get the results you want from your staff. Supported staff = happy athletes = satisfied parents.

With over 13 years of experience working with kids and their families, and a background in school guidance counseling, Sara has a deep understanding of adolescents and the difficulties that they face. Reach out today for your free consultation and find out how she can quickly get you or your athlete back on track.


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