Sam joined CrossFit 808 in 2019 and began coaching shortly thereafter. Originally from Boston, she moved to Hawaii in 2016 and now calls the island of Oahu home. When she is not in the gym, you can usually find her hiking with her two chihuahuas: Leonidas and Chili Bean. In addition to her CrossFit Level 3 certification, Sam also holds a CrossFit Adaptive Training certification, CrossFit Gymnastics certification, USA Weightlifting Level 1 certification, and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer certification. Sam has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University.
Sam began CrossFit in 2014 when a friend literally dragged her into her first box in Ansbach, Germany. Before that, the only athletic endeavor she had undertaken was running the Boston Marathon in 2010. She quickly fell in love with the strength training aspect of CrossFit and completed her Level 1 the very next year to help other cardio junkies realize that they, too, can be strong! Sam is most passionate about the competitive side of CrossFit and coaches part-time to allow her to pursue her goals as an athlete.
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