Samantha is a Midwest girl born and bred. She grew up in good Ol’ Wisconsin and happily has called sunny California home for the last several years. At 6’1 from an early age sports have always been a huge part of her life. She ran track and played basketball and volleyball growing up and was a D1 collegiate athlete. She played volleyball at the University of Tulsa and graduated with a degree in nursing and minor in psychology. Though volleyball was her first true love her body had other ideas and after multiple shoulder injuries she transitioned away from team sports to more functional movements and weight lifting.
Once an athlete always an athlete and though she stepped away from the court the bodybuilding stage was calling her name. She started training at The Mecca of Bodybuilding Gold’s Gym Venice and eventually fell absolutely in love with the sport of bodybuilding. She has competed in the NPC bikini division for a few years and is a nationally qualified and nationally ranked competitor with the dream of one day obtaining her pro status in the International Federation of Bodybuilding.
In addition to her athletic background she is also a registered nurse at UCLA Santa Monica and certified nutritionist. Her medical and athletic background ultimately lead her to the desire to share her passion for health and fitness with others. She started as an online coach in her spare time and her passion and business has slowly flourished from there. She started personal training as well as teaching small group fitness classes and eventually found her way to Double Ops drawn by the strong sense of community and opportunities there.
She loves the sense of community, comradery, and strength that comes with being part of the Double Ops family and the diversity of everyone who trains there. She believes in the versatility and functionality in the programming at Double Ops and the opportunity for all who join to start somewhere and become a better stronger version of themselves in the process. Double Ops is a family of badasses who SHOW UP for themselves SHOW UP for one another and she is hoping to share her passion and knowledge with everyone as the community continues to grow!