About Us

About Body Project


To elevate our clients' satisfaction in life by improving their physical self.

 Core Values

  1. Provide a plan and accountability to our clients
  2. Honesty to our clients and in our business relations
  3. Friendliness
  4. Competence in training methods

Time Ives - The Body Project IowaAbout Tim Ives

  • Owns and operates The Body Project, Inc.
  • BA in Exercise Science
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACE-certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Track & Field Level I Coach
  • Experience training hundreds of clients
  • Head Boys Cross Country Coach at Dowling Catholic High School
  • Co-founder of elite distance running club, Runablaze Iowa
  • Basketball and collegiate track & field background
  • Completed 9 marathons with a personal best of 2:39 

Tim Ives hold professional certifications through the American Council on Exercise and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

About Sara Schwendinger 

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." - John Wooden

saraSara's passion and enthusiasm for coaching center around her desire to help others realize their potential and become their strongest, healthiest selves.  Sara has coached high school athletes since 2016 and currently serves as the Head Boys Cross Country Coach and Head Girls Track & Field Coach at Des Moines Roosevelt High School.  She has worked with a wide range of ability levels, including first-time runners and experienced state meet qualifiers.  A life-long fitness enthusiast herself, Sara has been a runner for over 20 years and continues to compete as a masters athlete on the roads and on the track.  Some of Sara's proudest running achievements include completing the 2017 Boston Marathon and winning the 2019 Drake Relays Championship in the Women's Masters 800 along with the 2019 Kansas Relays Championship in both the Women's Masters 800 and Mile.  Sara has served as a past board member of the Capital Striders Running Club and currently holds her coaching authorization from the state of Iowa.