B.A. Sports Management and Functional Movement
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Samantha Lander Adams found her way into the health industry through years of working on her own health. She first set personal goals for herself as a young athlete who participated in team sports such as synchronized swimming, water polo and field hockey. In high school she focused her athletic interests on rowing where she was a member of the St. Louis Rowing Club and one of a team of eight young women who were ranked nationally.
While a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor she was a coxswain for the Men’s Division I crew team. Her sophomore year she became certified as a Johnny G Spinning Instructor and a Group Fitness Instructor. She worked at a private athletic club in Ann Arbor while attending the university full time. Her experience working in the fitness field was so positive that she decided to major in sports management. In 2003 Samantha graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan with a major in sports management.
Following graduation she moved to Los Angeles, CA where she found success working in the music industry as a club DJ and producer. After several years she became disenchanted with her work and began to realize that she missed having athletics in her life. Always one to tackle a dilemma head on, she decided to take a spinning class and immediately wanted to get back into the fitness industry. She began recording fitness cds and marketing them to a record labels.
In 2006 Samantha moved back to St. Louis to pursue her personal training certification. Her certifications include NASM, Functional Diagnostics Nutrition, NESTA and CHEK Level 2 Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Samantha’s desire to practice functional diagnostics came from her own health problems she discovered when she learned she suffered from adrenal fatigue, food sensitivities, pathogens, eaky gut and many other hidden stressors. She spent a good portion of her life struggling with weight despite working out and eating a perfect diet and knew it had to be something more. With the right coaching she slowly began to rebuild her health and realize that she didn’t have to settle for feeling horrible the rest of her life.
The long hard road to get better has given her the drive to help others who are suffering with the same.
Through her passionate love of health and wellness and natural ability to partner with her clients to tailor their individual workout plans and Holistic protocols, Samantha has found her professional calling as Functional Diagnostics practitioner. In this role she has a genuine desire to help her clients achieve their goals they believed were never attainable. Currently she works with a diverse range of clients in terms of age, gender and ability.
Whether you are engaged to be married and hope to look and feel your best for your wedding; a corporate executive who wants to reduce stress, lose inches and gain stamina; a college or high school student athlete who needs an extra push to stay in shape; a retiree who wants to keep up with his or her grandkids; or an individual who is just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired after trying everything, Samantha will develop a health plan that suits your needs and help motivate you to reach your goals!