Samantha was born and raised in Portugal. Her path in sports/fitness began at the age of ten when she joined a federated track and field team. At the age of twelve she began playing basketball and this lead to playing semi-professionally in Madrid while studying theater and sports science at Suffolk University. Samantha received her personal training certification with Holmes Place Gyms in Portugal, where she specified working with the elderly and retired athletes. Samantha moved to NYC in 2008 to pursue a career in acting. During her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts she discovered her love of dance; this transitioned into a five year exploration of ballet, yoga, pilates, contemporary and modern dance. She began working as a professional dancer in 2014 and is currently a member of the Armada Dance Company. Samantha knows the focus, patience and determination it takes to start from scratch, and she's thrilled to be able to share her love of health and wellness with her clients.