Raised in Saskatchewan, Sams' athletic endeavours began as a young teenager in the military. She left the military to pursue a degree in the sciences, and used long distance running and triathlons to balance out the university lifestyle.
After too many cold winters, and too many mosquitoe-filled summers, their family moved to Penticton in 2016 (yayyy!). As an avid marathon runner and triathlete, she enjoyed long, aerobic workouts but always felt that there was something missing. After finding out she had rheumatoid arthritis, she needed to focus on getting stronger to protect her deteriorating joints....so she joined Beach City in 2016 and never looked back.
Sam continued on her fitness journey, taking the CrossFit Level 1 certification in 2019, and Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 in 2020. She is always looking to learn and grow with each person she meets, and will continue to educate herself through CrossFit Certifications.
CrossFit Level 1
Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1
AED/CPR First Aid