My Story

Hi friend!

My name is Samantha and I’m so glad you’re here. Not long ago, I was almost 200 pounds (I’m hardly 5’2! and that was not a healthy weight for me!) and feeling miserable. I ate sugar all day long and couldn’t find any time or reason to exercise. I was tired all the time, discouraged and sad about how I looked and felt. I felt lost and stuck inside my own body.

Through lots of hard work, I lost weight, grained strength and discovered my healthiest self. I am still on a journey every day myself and fight to give myself grace, time to exercise and the space to grow and work on my goals.

Now, as a coach and trainer, it’s my mission and passion in life to help women transform their lives inside and out – through abundant mindset coaching, fitness, and health. I specialize in personal training sessions that encourage and challenge my clients with a focus on strength training.

I am a Certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise Organization. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Community Health and coach with certifications in Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, TRX Certified Trainer and Revolution Running Trainer. I have been working with women of all ages for the past 10 years.

I live in Idaho with my two young boys and my husband. (I’m originally born and raised in Oregon (Go Beavers!) and also lived in Anchorage for 10 years before making Idaho home)

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I have truly “been there” so trust me, I get it! I understand the guilt, the shame, the emotions, the fear…. I have been in these shoes and you know what? I still walk them – daily! I know this is a journey and it’s not as simple as “just eat less and exercise.”

I know what its like to do a sit up when you have to get down on the floor. I know what it’s like to go for a run when your feet hurt and your stomach hangs over your leggings. I know what it’s like to show up at the gym and feel intimidated and not worthy of the space. I know what it’s like when you look in the mirror and don’t recognize the face staring back at you. I know what it’s like because…. I have literally walked this path for 5 years myself. Even now, as Ive grown and reached some of my goals, that path and journey I’ve been on is so etched in my soul that I understand it and recognize it others so deeply.

I will teach you everything I have been through as I help guide you along yours. It IS possible. I promise. I believe in you so much and I am here for you. ❤


To learn even more about me, my story, and what I believe in, check out a few blog posts I’ve wrote:

This one about being rescued

or This one about my secret to weight loss

and a message to all of you: There’s a girl Inside of You..

*I promote real food and do not encourage, or promote shakes, pills, wraps, quick fix programs, etc. *

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