For the last 11 years, I’ve worked as an independent trainer and fitness coach in Hollywood. I have a passion for helping people “unleash their inner athlete” adopt healthier habits, and change their lives.
I believe health is more than just having 6 pack abs — or suffering through an unrealistic diet. Optimum health (my goal) is achieved by balancing an ever-changing ecosystem. Physical well being is part of that — but it’s also mental health, sexual health, financial health, having a social life, living in a positive environment, being creatively expressed and working in a career in which you’re flourishing. This forms the foundation of my entire coaching philosophy.
TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH; TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
It’s something I know about. As a 13-year-old kid in Utah, I started my own candy store after school—and I ate a lot of the profits! I can joke about it now, but back then, I was fat and super uncomfortable in my skin, which led to more isolation in my teenage years. Here’s me at age 13:
After graduating from university, I moved to LA to launch HERO Magazine. But in LA, I found that my physical insecurities only grew deeper, surrounded by so many “beautiful people,” I even resorted to the brutal procedure of liposuction at age 21! leaving me with permanent physical damage and thousands of dollars in debt.
FINALLY, I SAID “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”
Something sparked deep inside, so I set out on a bold new course that changed my health, and my life. I did the 575-mile California AIDSRide (San Francisco to Los Angeles), so my physicality could no longer be a question.
Slowly my body began to shift. I even started getting modeling offers to model for physique photographers in the country! But after spending a few wild years in the harsh light of the camera’s eye, I decided to switch gears. In 2004, I opened my flagship training studio inside the HPC. I opened two other branded locations throughout LA followed in the years since—including Glendale and Downtown.
INFLUENCER: JACK LALANNE
I consider myself truly lucky to have briefly known one of the true icons of modern fitness, JACK LALANNE. Great coaches inspire you to new levels of performance. They stretch your self-imposed limits of what you thought was possible. They communicate the end game, and inspired you to go for it. That was Jack. Before his death, he shared with me one of the keys to his success:
“The MOST IMPORTANT person on this earth is YOU. What are YOU doing to help the most important person in this world: YOU? To live right, you have to exercise, have goals and challenges.”
In years since, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the top producers, singers, songwriters and celebrities in the world. But I feel just as blessed and lucky to have trained hundreds of regular people from every age and walk of life, who are determined to embark on a new adventure.
BETTER WORKOUTS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Did you know that NINETY PERCENT of personal trainers do not track their clients’ workouts AT ALL. (And if they do, not in any meaningful way). I went paperless in 2007– eight years before EQUINOX — and never looked back. My app “PocketSAM” takes your training to the next level. Sam Page clients have graphs of their progress, which means they cut through the bullshit, with actual data to show they’re really advancing. When they finish training, PocketSAM is their fitness tool for life, empowering them to ask questions and get specific guidance about training on their own schedule, where ever they are — at an affordable price.
ARE YOU READY?
Don’t worry. Your current physical condition doesn’t matter very much—I’ve coached hundreds of people from every walk of life, in all physical conditions. What matters MOST is that you’re willing to dedicate yourself to a program unique for you. I’ll ask for 110% of your total effort during our sessions together, consistency in your program & diet, and pushing yourself beyond your self-perceived limits. In return, I’ll provide you with motivation, education and personal fitness & lifestyle coaching to fuel your results. I’ll help you understand your body and your own technique so you achieve results in less time My training is SAFE, RESULTS ORIENTED, CHALLENGING AND FUN!