Meet Sandra Blackie

Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Health Coach

About Sandra

Sandra Blackie helps clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle through a variety of personalized training programs. She is passionate about helping men and women reach their personal health and fitness goals no matter what they are. With a focus on communication, continuous improvement and excellent service, Sandra brings her knowledge and expertise to the table to deliver high quality, unparalleled results.

Sandra is a Personal Trainer & Certified Sports Nutritionist at Freedom of Fitness, located in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Additionally, she is an Instructor for Coach Export, in Montreal, Canada. She travels there, two to three times a year, to teach the future Personal Trainers of Quebec, resistance training techniques. She has the following degrees/certifications: B.A. Recreation & Leisure Studies, NASN, NASM, AFAA, CRP & AED, and IFBB Pro Bodybuilder.

Sandra has over 34 years of experience in nutrition, athletics, and counseling. Her education includes a B.A. in Recreation & Leisure Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the National Association of Sports Nutrition, the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America, and the American Heart Association. She has traveled the world, giving seminars on nutrition, the bodybuilding and fitness lifestyle, as well as many other health-related topics.

She has competed as a Professional Bodybuilder with the International Federation of Bodybuilders until her retirement in 1996. Her highest competitive achievements include; being ranked as high as the top five in Professional / International competition in 1992, competing in the very prestigious Ms. Olympia three times, and winning the Canadian National Bodybuilding title in 1986.

Today, as the owner of Freedom of Fitness, a personal training and nutrition counseling service, Sandra helps men and women enjoy the freedom of healthy weight management through proper nutrition and exercise. She also continues to help competitors (bodybuilders, physique, figure and bikini) prepare for contests. The level of conditioning they achieve always guarantees a high placing in every event!

Sandra’s background and extensive experience as an athlete and trainer help her to pursue her dedication to giving clients the tools, education, guidance and motivation to reach their personal health and fitness goals

Join Sandra today and discover the transformational journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

“One of my greatest joys is to see people get healthier, to help them exceed their expectations and actualize their goals, while having fun exercising”.

Personal Training

Our programs are all personalized to fit your unique fitness needs. Program design is based on personal goals, current level of conditioning and past experience.  You will learn proper posture, technique, and improve your range of motion. Proper movement patterns minimize injury and promote positive change. Your program’s intensity will increase over time.

“Willpower is like a muscle, the more you train it, the stronger it gets.”.


Are you looking to lose weight and keep it off? Would you like to change your body composition and burn calories at a faster pace? Do you want to feel more energized?  Are you getting ready for an athletic event, like a physique show or 5K race? Sandra offers personalized dietary programs, nutrition & exercise packages, and half-hour or one-hour nutrition consultations.

“There is no better time than NOW to start living healthy!”

We help you focus on making healthy food choices, stabilizing & improving energy levels, and healthy weight management; make a healthy lifestyle change – not a quick fix! In addition, we provide nutrition programs to enhance athletic performance in a variety of sports and cater to the nutrition needs of the fitness & bodybuilding competitors, as well.

Other Professional Services

In addition to personal training, Sandra has vast experience in:

  1. Contest preparation for Bodybuilders, Physique, Bikini and Figure Competitors
  2. Health & Fitness Seminars in the Workplace
  3. Fitness Testing (8-site caliper, BMI, Waist-to-Hip Ratio, Overhead Squat Assessment & more)
  4. Small Group Fitness & Outdoor Fitness Classes

“It’s a lifestyle, not a life sentence!”