A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Hello friends! Allow me to introduce myself:
My name is Sam Walters, and fitness has been a passion of mine for years. I think that I have a story that is very similar to other's, especially many young women. I began going to the gym when I was around 15, with my main motivation being to change what my body looked like- to lose weight and "tone up." I did endless hours of cardio and abs workouts hoping to look like the fit girls I saw on my timeline but was always disappointed.
Eventually, I developed a very toxic relationship with exercise and an overly obsessive and restrictive diet. I spent years treating my body with both verbal and physical abuse, and I was tired of letting my life be dictated by food and fitness. In September of 2018, I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. I soon began the long process of recovery.
Through this healing journey, I discovered new passions in my love for exercise that are outside of aesthetics. While this is always an added benefit, I main reasons I work out are to feel strong, aid in my mental health, improve my energy, increase my quality of life, and so many more.
I am currently an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, an NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and a nutritionist and weight loss specialist. Because of my negative history with exercise and food, my passion is to help young girls and young women discover the beauty of exercise that has nothing to do with changing our bodies from the outside. Having this perspective truly transformed my entire life in the best way possible, and I know that it can do the same for so many other women.
I primarily help young women (ages 25-35) find the value in GROWING rather than shrinking by building strength and gaining confidence in their own skin. Instead of wanting to be skinny, we want to be strong!