Hey, I’m Samantha. I have been married to my husband Justin for 6 years now and have a crazy son Waylon who is almost 2. We have two fur babies that create a great dynamic, our cat Jada and our dog Roxxxie. I was born and raised in Iowa where I grew up on a farm. While in high school I participated on the dance team and used it to stay in great shape. After high school I went through cosmetology school, and that is where I met my husband. After cosmetology school I completed massage therapy school, learning various types of massage. After Justin finished his Navy schooling in South Carolina he was stationed in Hawaii and brought me along for the trip. I found myself managing a salon with very little motivational downtime. After the first trip to Hawaii we moved to Virginia, where I worked in a high energy salon and occasionally worked out with a friend. After Virginia we were lucky enough to pull shore duty in Hawaii. I was grateful for a second chance here. Shortly after returning I became pregnant with Waylon. After my pregnancy I found most of the clothes in my closet didn’t fit anymore and decided that it was time to get back in shape. It was at this point that I was finally introduced to Stroller Strides. I was instantly addicted and my only regret was that I hadn’t started sooner. I was able to enjoy being outside in beautiful Hawaii, meet supportive women, entertain Waylon, and make some really great friends. I even find myself looking forward to my mornings (even though I have never really considered myself a morning person). I am excited to spread my addiction for exercise and help others to reach their own goals!