Sam is a 23 year old weightlifter, bodybuilder, and former collegiate track and field athlete from Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Denison University, she started her career in tech consulting, and she makes health and wellness a central part of her lifestyle. Her fitness journey has been anything but linear, after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2014 and still going on to compete at the collegiate level in track and field. Although she’s achieved remission, managing a chronic illness is a continuous challenge. On the hard days, when symptoms take over, she reminds herself that movement is a privilege and pain is temporary.
“Movement is a privilege. Take advantage of each good day!”