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About Sami Sweeney
Sami is the owner of all 6 Pure Barre fitness studios in the Seattle/Eastside area. With nearly 10 years of fitness teaching experience, Sami has built a loyal following of students who love her upbeat, challenging classes that emphasize proper form and technique. Along with operating 6 studios and teaching 15+ classes a week, Sami also spends her time as a regional Master Teacher Trainer for the Pure Barre training department and develops choreography and leads many of the Pure Barre fitness dvd's. Training as a gymnast from a young age, she learned the value in challenging herself, both physically and mentally. At age 13, she became a cheerleader and continued to cheer for the following 9 years, eventually earning a scholarship to the University of Idaho to cheer. She graduated from the University of Idaho with two degrees in Finance and Economics. After graduation, she started her journey towards fitness studio ownership in Nashville. TN. Sami brought the first barre studio to Seattle in June of 2010 and has continued to spread her love for all things health and fitness in the Seattle area ever since.
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02:00 Mindset tips to make fitness a lifestyle
03:30 Fitness goal setting and constant improvement: Sami says the goal has to be coming from a good place. All too frequently I'll see the person that's coming out of a divorce or life change that's like, “Okay, this brought me to a low place.” That maybe won't be a sustainable. There has to be this shift in kind of how you look at it and what am I looking to accomplish. Those are people that are going to be successful with it.
05:00 Meal prep and nutrition strategies
06:00 Exercise timing and fat loss, is there a correlation?
07:30 Why high protein diets tend to have the most influence on fat loss
09:30 How Sami structures her day to manage 100+ employees
10:30 The importance of musically based, fun and full-body workout
12:30 How women can build more tones abs and glutes
14:00 The power of community when it comes to fitness success
15:00 Leveraging social media as a make-shift fitness accountability partner
17:00 Tips to prevent and get ride of cellulite: the more muscle you have and the less body fat you have, you're going to see that muscle, and your not going to see the lumpy cellulite that women try not to show.
18:30 Different ways to train abs to firm up core and oblique’s
21:30 How often should women train and expect to see results
23:00 Adding resistance training to group fitness to enhance the results
24:00 Tips to get more toned arms and shoulders
25:00 Does resistance training cause women to get too bulky and buff? Sami discusses her 10+ year experience in the industry
29:00 How Sami juggles her seven-day-per-week business, over 100 employees and six different studios
30:00 How Sami sets goals to keep moving forward and ensuring that her progress is continual: Even after 10 years of professional fitness experience, Sami still sets and reviews her fitness goals weekly and recommends that her clients do the same.)