Updated: Jun 23, 2019
Sam was 25 when she entered the barn on August 31st, 2017. She heard about Grind2Fit from her friend Paige. Before coming to Grind2Fit Sam felt tired, lazy, unmotivated, and had low self-confidence. In her past, Sam attended every school dance growing up, but never felt confident enough to dance.
When Sam entered the barn on August 31st, 2017 she immediately felt welcomed. Sam remembers Amanda saying something like, “So Glad you are here, we do not judge anyone in the barn, so just have fun and enjoy yourself”. After she danced that first day she realized this place was the perfect place for her.
Sam had so much fun that first day. Over time she realized that no one cared if you could or could not dance. She realized that everyone came to the barn for the same reason, and that was to have fun, dance with friends, and lift each other up. She was used to being put down and being surrounded by negativity, but she finally found a space where she could feel wanted. A space where she mattered.
Sam discovered that her happiness mattered. Her self confidence grew and her self-worth. She finally felt like she could reach her goals. The sky was the limit. She had support from everyone at Grind2Fit, which she never had before. A support system. A community. She began doing things that she never thought she could before and she was motivated.
Sam says that her biggest struggle she went through during her time at Grind2Fit was getting nutrition laced into her fitness routine. She is so grateful that both Amanda and Scott guided her along her nutrition and fitness journey.
Sam believes she is the best version of herself today. She can do more and she is motivated to do more. She no longer is tired and lazy, but energized and ready. She has the self-confidence she never knew she could obtain and the support system she always wanted. Sam’s advice to anyone new coming into the barn is “Step out of your comfort zone” because no one is here to judge you.
Today Sam is happy to say that she has lost 93 pounds since coming to Grind2Fit. She has also gone from a 3XL to a Large and a size 24 to a size 10. Sam’s favorite quote is, “She Believed She Could So She Did”. And she believes any of you could do what she did and is happy to be an inspiration to others.