Huntington Beach, CA 92647
After teaching group fitness and boot camp classes for over six years, Samantha decided it was time to turn her love of fitness and passion for teaching into her own business. FirstLight Fitness was inspired by the early morning classes she has taught for the last six years and the rising sun she sees each day while spending her mornings training the clients she loves! Samantha is excited to grow the FirstLight Fitness family and offer programs that appeal to a variety of clients and interests. ?Samantha earned her Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton with an emphasis in fitness and health promotion in 2006. She completed her personal fitness trainer certification through NESTA that same year. Samantha went on to further her education and completed the occupational therapy assistant program through Santa Ana College in 2010. She is a certified and licensed occupational therapy assistant (COTA/L) currently working in pediatrics. ? Sam spends her mornings motivating and training her beloved clients, and loves starting her day off active and outside. Throughout the rest of her day, she works for a local school district servicing children with a variety of unique needs. She finds both to be equally challenging and rewarding, and loves that she has the opportunity to help others. ? Samantha actively pursues continuing education opportunities in both fitness and occupational therapy. She would like to further her fitness education with additional personal training certifications as well as specializations in Pilates and yoga.