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Sara Hunninghake

Massage Therapist & Community Manager

Sara is the gal behind the scenes, handling all of the marketing and communications initiatives, events, newsletter and patient outreach. She graduated from the massage therapy program at the Swedish Institute and also works as a licensed massage therapist at Finish Line. She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. She has been with Finish Line since 2011.

Sara was first exposed to the Finish Line community as a patient back when it was just Michael and Andre operating out of the basement of the gym in midtown Manhattan. Previously, Sara worked as the media relations manager for New York Road Runners and USA Swimming. She has done freelance PR and media operations for Olympic Broadcast Services at five Olympic Games, the adidas Grand Prix and Millrose Games track & field meets and Runner’s World magazine.

Sara is an avid runner, having completed eight marathons (NYC and London are her favorites) and numerous half-marathons. In 2016, she got her first BQ at the New Jersey Marathon. She is a member of Empire Triathlon Club and completed her first Half-Ironman in August 2015.

    Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute
  • Functional Soft Tissue Transformation Certified
  • Trigger Point Therapy and TPT SmartCore Certified
    The Skinny

  • Hometown: Wichita, KS
  • College: University of Missouri-Columbia and the Swedish Institute
  • My teams: Can the Olympics be a team? (I love the Olympics) Really I’m just a big sports fan. I always cheer for Mizzou.
  • Favorite music to listen to at work: Indie station (or whatever the one is that plays Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers)
    What I Like:

  • About working at FLPT: Finish Line is more than just a PT clinic; it’s a community. It doesn’t feel like work when you believe in the philosophy, really enjoy what you’re doing and have great coworkers.
  • About FLPT patients: They’re hardcore! And dedicated, fun, motivated people. I also love that so many of our patients run races and raise money for charity.
  • About running/sports: I feel most alive when I’m running. Nothing else helps me clear my mind like a good run outside in the morning. Plus Prospect Park is like a little piece of heaven in the city.