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Sam has changed my life!

After mourning my best friend’s death for over two years and not working out at all, I was so fortunate to receive one of her mailers and discovered she was my neighbor!

Since working out with Sam since late July, I have lost 15 pounds and 12.5 inches!! She has also inspired me to want to work out again. No two workouts are the same and she is such an inspirational trainer. I look forward to my workouts not just for the way I feel, but to spend time with such a good person. I am doing great things for my health and building strong muscles and bones, especially important for a woman at age 56.

I continue to work with her and can’t wait to see what more she has in store for my transformation in both body and mind.

Thank you Sam from the bottom of my heart!


For the first time ever, and after years of failed attempts, Sam’s positive attitude and pleasant ways have finally made me stick to, and actually enjoy, a regular exercise program. Her skills have also vastly improved my long-standing back problems to an extent I wouldn’t have thought possible six months ago.”



I don’t call Sam my trainer I call her my coach. She is so much more than someone who works you out and says goodbye until the next week. She listens, encourages, and truly motivates. I met Sam at a time when I had no self motivation. She helped me find it- and I’m now 20lb lighter for it! Not only that but together we’ve created a strategy to continue achieving my fitness goals. Available via email or text throughout the week to help you through life’s workout and diet obstacles, she really is an amazing professional and I’m so thankful. I can always depend on her greeting me with a friendly smile, followed by fun and diverse workouts. I leave feeling strong, upbeat, and motivated. Every session.”

Rachel – Edina, MN


Sam is, without a doubt, the best personal trainer money can buy. I began seeing Sam to help me lose the weight I had gained after having 2 beautiful children, and to try to tone up my flabby self. I was concerned that I couldn’t afford more than once a week of training and Sam was so accommodating of this. I work out with her once per week and she gives me “exercise homework” to be done during the week. Brilliant! It fits my busy schedule as a working mom. Sam is inspiring, motivating, kind, well informed, and supportive. She understands that weight loss is hard and a journey, but her support has made all the difference. After working with her for 5 months I have lost 22 pounds and 22 inches. I feel like I am getting so much stronger and actually now like looking in the mirror. I still have a ways to go, but with her support I know I will get there! Working with Sam you will get results and have fun doing it (seriously!); she’s amazing!”

Melissa – Linden Hills, MN


Six months ago I was 25 pounds overweight and knew that I desperately needed help to get in shape, but the thought of going to a gym and working out in front of other people was mortifying. When I found Sam’s flyer hanging on my door, it offered a ray of hope. A certified personal trainer with a private gym just a 5 minute drive from my home? It seemed too good to be true. As soon as I met her, I knew I had found the perfect person to get me motivated – funny, personable, and relentlessly positive.

I’ve been working out under Sam’s guidance for 5 months. The results speak for themselves – 23 of the 25 pounds are gone, along with 24 inches. I’ve gone from barely fitting into a size 12 to having room to spare in a size 8. My balance and flexibility are remarkably improved. I’ve gone from struggling to hold a plank position for 30 seconds to easily surpassing two minutes. More importantly, I feel 10 years younger. I’m sleeping better and my energy level is tremendously improved. I’m 48 years old and in the best shape of my life. What’s more, I enjoy every minute of our sessions. Sam pushes me to give 100% and is always challenging me with new and increasingly more difficult workouts, with unconditional support and plenty of humor. She makes me feel strong and fierce. If you want to change your body and your life, give Sam a call.”

Jacqueline – Edina, Minnesota


I’ve been working with Sam for 4 months. It has been a wonderful experience and a very worthwhile investment. Not only is Sam simply a delightful person to spend time with, she takes a personal interest in my well being. Always quick to offer a word of encouragement and a smile, Sam sincerely cares. The other thing that has struck me about Sam’s approach is she enjoys teaching me why we are doing certain exercises and how they will benefit me. It’s important to her to translate her knowledge to me. Personal trainers I’ve had in the past have acted like training methodology is a secret or that I, as a mere customer, will not be able to understand. Sam’s approach is the opposite. It’s refreshing, positive and extremely energizing. I highly recommend Sam to anyone who wishes to improve and enrich their lives while at the same time learning techniques and obtaining tools that will benefit them far beyond the completion of their training program.”

Michelle – Linden Hills


Within the first month of training with Samantha, I felt better during the day and slept well through the night. I began moving with strength and grace (well, most of the time…). I felt embodied from head to toe. Now, several months later, I can’t imagine where I’d be without my morning workouts. My whole body is in a gentle but powerful process of reclamation and reshaping. Not a bad way to move onward into Mid-Life with all it has to offer. I’ve worked with other trainers whose styles don’t hold up to what Samantha brings to my workouts. It goes without saying Sam knows her stuff and keeps routines fresh and challenging. She has a great sense of timing – developing my strength and agility without lingering too long in a skill set I’ve mastered. She attends to concerns particular to the physicality of a woman and trains accordingly. Not all trainers do this or do it well. What truly sets Sam apart is not only her attunement to the needs of my body and spirit, but her respect for me as a person as well. No doubt she creatively tailors workouts to accommodate the individuality and eccentricities of each client. Fortunate are we who have found her. I continue to train with Samantha. I invite anyone who’s serious about their health and well-being to do the same.”

Kate, Minneapolis, Minnesota


You just don’t know how good Sam Perry really is as a trainer until you’ve spent your first hour in her exercise studio. I’m rowing, hill climbing on the treadmill, boxing, using free weights and doing Pilates-style core training in her private, inviting studio. I would never work that hard on my own! She inspires me, she works with me and we have fun. She can make an hours workout fly by with music, conversation and laughter. I can see the difference in the mirror and feel the difference every day. My mood, energy and self-confidence continue to grow week-by-week. I’m thankful I took that first step and gave her a call. She’s very skilled at what she does and I’d recommend her to anyone.”

Thank You Sam,
Lois, Minneapolis, MN.


This past summer my weight was on a continuous rise and my golf game had deteriorated over the last couple of years from a 7 handicap to a 13, primarily due to my weight gain and lack of flexibility. At 53 I decided it was time for a lifestyle change. I met Sam in her studio for a consultation and she convinced me she could help. 5 months later I have lost 60lbs. I have gone from 263 pounds to 203, from a 44 inch waist to a 37 inch waist and my handicap is back to 8. To understand, I was the person that absolutely hated exercise, I dreaded the thought, I would make every excuse why I did not have time to work out. Today, I anxiously look forward to every workout session.

Sam makes exercising fun, she inspires you and encourages you every step of the way. Her passion for health and fitness is intoxicating. The sessions are never the same, it is never boring. Sam combines strength training with cardio and sprinkles in some Pilates exercises. Her knowledge of different exercises is endless, combine this with her nutritional advice and you have an incredible package.

Besides the physical results you will accomplish, my mental state has never been better, the confidence I have today and zest for life is amazing. Pick up the phone and call Sam, you will be happy you did.”

Kevin – Edina, Minnesota

Cindy Lee

I had been trying to lose weight for months with no results, in fact, I kept gaining weight. The extra weight was zapping my energy and my zest for life. I was becoming more and more depressed. And then I met Sam. I received her flyer in the mail at the perfect time. I was unsure what to expect with her home gym, but I was delighted she was located in the Linden Hills neighborhood, just a few blocks from my home. My first impression of her home gym was WOW! I couldn’t believe how comprehensive and professional her gym was. She has a wide range of equipment in an extremely comfortable setting.

Since I started working out with Sam almost four months ago, I have lost 20 pounds, five inches from my waist and 13 inches in total. I have a whole new outlook on life because of my sessions with Sam. I truly don’t know if I could have lost the weight without Sam’s help. She works me harder than I would ever have worked myself, not to mention, her workouts are personalized to my level and varied so I’m constantly doing new routines keeping it fresh and interesting. Sam’s upbeat positive attitude makes exercise fun.

If you are serious about losing weight and improving your health, I strongly recommend Samantha’s Fitness Studio. She has the facility, knowledge and temperament to help you achieve your fitness goals. I know, because she is helping me to transform my life.”

Cindy Lee – Linden Hills