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Samantha Cascardo

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About Samantha

" Your results are the perfect reflection of the work that you either did, or did not do." However, though we may be doing the work in one aspect of our life, are we doing the work in all aspects? Are we solely focused on our physical wellness, but choose to ignore our mental and emotional wellness? What are our habits, thoughts and behavior patterns like? Are they limiting? Asking yourself these questions is the concept of not health, not fitness, but wellness. Understanding the different dimensions of wellness and their interaction together may be the answer to your "why can't I lose weight?" question.

As my seven years of experience being a personal trainer, I noticed that many of my client's "weight loss issues" were not about eating or exercise, but rather altering their lifestyle, thought patterns and behaviors. As a health, fitness and wellness professional, it is my goal to 1. help you identify the problem, 2. address the problem with the necessary tools, skills and knowledge that I hold, and 3. teach you the necessary tools, skills and knowledge, so that you can sustain these new behavior implementations as well as identify future obstacle and select the appropriate skills to overcome challenges.

I hold a variety of fitness certifications including my 200 hr YTT, BS in Kinesiology and I am currently working on my Master's in Clinical Exercise Physiology degree . I have taught hundreds of group fitness classes as well as had thousands of hours of experience working with clients. I specialize in working with women focusing on weight loss and strength training, however, in my experience I have trained clients who have suffered from multiple back surgeries, knee surgeries, shoulder surgeries, sciatica, cancer, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, obesity, stroke, paralysis and hypertension. I have experience training individuals pre/ post natal, in addition to working with the older population 80+.

I believe that when working with clients, I am taking the journey with them. I check in with clients regularly, sending motivational videos and reminders. Though the main purpose of training sessions is to exercise and teach clients exercise knowledge, it is also a time for clients to reflect upon their thoughts, habits and behavior pattens. It is through training sessions that we discuss the challenges of life and how we can modify ourselves to overcome difficult times or lifelong struggles.

We all deserve to meet the greatest version of ourself. Every client is capable of achieving their goal. The question lies within you though. How hard are you willing to work to become your greatest version?


Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Yoga
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Wellness
  • Dance

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, STRONG by Zumba, Zumba Fitness, SPIN Certified Instructor, SPINPower Instructor, CPR/AED, Silver Sneakers Classic Instructor, Yogafit Level 1, YogaFit Level 2, Chakra Flow University YTT 200 hr

Education

MS Clinical Exercise Physiology , BS Kinesiology

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Bariatric, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Disabled, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Middle-aged, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ACL tear, ADHD, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cardiac Rehab, Celiac Disease, Chronic Pain, Dementia, Depression, Diastasis Recti, Headaches/Migraines, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Joint Pain, Joint Replacement, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Metabolic Dysfunction, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Stroke, Stroke recovery, Ulcerative Colitis

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