I am Sonnet Grant. For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about three things, being active, supporting others and having a positive impact on the world. Nothing makes me happier than being outside moving my body and seeing other people shine. I’ve also always been fascinated by the human body and how it can adapt and transform both mentally and physically. To be able to combine my passions into a career has been an amazing journey.
The early days
I grew up in an active family in Colorado. I was fortunate to be able to backpack and mountain bike all over the Rockies. I also played competitive soccer. I’ve always had an athletic body; but after a challenging time with my parents divorce and breaking my leg, I began to gain weight. In middle school I was badly bullied. Over time I was conditioned to believe that something was wrong with me and my body learned to protect itself with even more weight. This led to an unhealthy path of hating my body, feeling unworthy, and being extremely depressed. I went from being an athlete to hiding on the inside. I completely withdrew from being an active person and participating fully in life. My diet was terrible and I could hardly recognize the person I saw in the mirror. This did not change until years later.
When I was in college I decided to do something about my weight the only way I knew how, through external action. So I trained and trained myself back into a fit person. This made me realize that even though I felt better in some ways, I still felt like an overweight person on the inside. I spent many years working to stay fit and yet still hating my body.
Life took a turn
In my early thirties my life took a major turn as I experienced a personal tragedy. My world was shattered and I slowly had to pick up the pieces of my life and put it back together. Through lots of therapy and lots of movement, I learned to love and accept myself in a totally new way. My perspective on what was important shifted. I set out to learn new things. I decided to spend time discovering more about who I really am and how I can be the best version of myself. I embarked on a spiritual journey that led to me reconnect with the true joy I had lost so many years before.
It was through this experience that I started to feel my dream come alive. I wanted to be outside more and support others in new, more creative ways. I decided to focus my gifts and passions toward a career as a fitness trainer and coach. So I quit my corporate job as a business coach and sales trainer to follow my heart.
I help others not only lose weight and get healthy and fit, but also experience life in a whole new way. Our bodies are our home and we should enjoy the privilege of getting to live in them. Do I have it 100% figured out? No, I am a lifetime work in progress and I’m committed to continual learning and evolution. Many days I wake up feeling like I'm in kindergarden, determined to make it to recess and nap time! I do know for sure that working to change your deep conditioning, learning to see a bigger view, expanding your choices and accepting yourself on a core level will ignite in you to take inspired action on the outside.
In my free Time
I've been in Hawaii for over 16 years now; but I still love exploring the island and feel truly lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I love playing soccer, running, competing in triathlons, surfing, SUP’ing, hiking/trail running, yoga, cross-training and backpacking adventures. I also enjoy travel, quality time with friends, eating out, relaxing at the beach, movies, music and wine!
Experience I draw from
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- TRX Group Certified Trainer
- BA in Community Studies from University of California Santa Cruz with a focus on Social Change and Integrative Medicine
- Professional Business Coach & Sales Trainer
- Background in Real Estate
- Years of personal fitness experience, athletics, races, classes, real life, intuition and a commitment to lifelong learning