Currently a senior at Northwestern College, Sam will graduate in the spring of 2019 with a degree in physical education and a fitness management career concentration, and a minor in health. A native of Hull, Sam attended Boyden-Hull High School and was actively involved in football, track and wrestling programs before graduating in 2014. While at Northwestern, Sam has been involved in wrestling for 5 years as well as leadership roles at the Rowenhorst Student Center. "After graduating high school, health and fitness has always been a passion of mine; while seeing the change in others makes me feel accomplished. In the fall semester of 2018, I had the opportunity to do my internship at an area fitness center. During my time there, I learned a lot and found that to be a great experience. I have my coaching endorsement and am currently working on becoming a certified personal trainer. I believe fitness is a life choice, that should be in everyone's daily life and I love to see the change of others."
After growing up in Orange City and attending Unity Christian High, I graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Exercise Science while playing volleyball for four years and track for three. In 2009 earned my Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Cal U. After college I worked in a gym associated with the hospital system and helped with stage four cardiac rehab, geriatrics, and prenatal clients. At Dordt I have had the opportunity to serve as a track and/or cross country coach for eight years and taught an exercise science course for a semester. Certified as personal trainer through NASM, I am enthusiastic about developing stability, balance and core in all ages to improve and maintain a high quality of life while preventing disease. I believe we are made to move and that every one can find joy in movement.
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