ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Strength & Conditioning Coach
My name is Samantha Hart, aka “Samm”. I’m a conditioning coach, health coach and personal trainer from Ottawa, Ontario. I’m presently in Manitoba, Canada on a new adventure to discover our country.
I’m a linguist turned health-professional, and have always had a dynamic personality to relate to others.
I have a goal:
Touch the lives of 1,000,000 people, into leading a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. Creating their lasting change.
One life at a time, one day at a time, I’m here. For you.
We focus on the mind-body-soul, tri-fold wellness mindset. We need to exercise and integrate all of these elements in order to ensure long-term success and to provide the biggest impact in helping you achieve your greatest version.
Euforia Latin Aerobic
Latin Dance Instructor
Coming from Peru, Guido has a flair for latin dance & traditional Andean Dances. He teaches regularly at Herman Prior & the Portage Fitness Co-op.
Anita is an avid service volunteer in Portage Lions, and assists our office in keeping the files in order & running things behind the scenes.
How It Started...
My story starts at the root of it all. I have an aim, and purpose to help others to avoid having the chronic lifestyle diseases of today.
I come from a family with it all: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis.
In 2010, I first started researching and wanting to make a difference. When I, myself, became ill at 17-years-old with a lymph-node infection, I missed 45 days of school in my grade 12 year and turned to yoga and healthy eating to recover.
In 2011, I became a powerlifter and injured my spinal erectors with an improper lift. (Shhhh… Good mornings should not be done with too heavy of a weight.)
In 2012, I became my fittest self, while living on a pretty simple diet in Russia for the summer.
In 2013, I decided to bodybuild. I gained 30 lbs. in 4-months, and competed in the International Drug-Free Athletics competition in Gatineau, Quebec. I ended up with metabolic damage post-competition, from not having a follow-up from my trainer, and extreme dieting.
In 2014, I ended up with patello-femoral arthritis as a result of overtraining. I turned to plant-based nutrition for one year, and it rectified itself.
In 2015, my metabolic damage finally subsided.
In 2018? I’m finally able to train and implement my knowledge post injury!
These experiences have shown me the importance of periodized and proper nutrition and training plans. Over-use injuries are slow to heal, and sometimes never go away.
The health examples followed from my family members and older friends who did not follow a fitness and wellness plan have led them to mental health issues, diseases of affluence, and more.
My goal is to ensure that no one else has to fall into this tail-spin of high-stress, over-eating, unwellness.