A two-sport athlete in college, Sam continued to foster his passion for fitness while working on his doctorate at the University of South Carolina. After completing his degree in 2007, he moved to Atlanta with his wife and spent 5 years teaching science and coaching tennis while spending his early mornings and evenings instructing fitness and strength training. While a teacher, Sam started an employee fitness program for faculty and staff at Woodward Academy leading ultimately to the formation of the Smugs Fitness Outdoor Fitness Program in Barrett Park (College Park, GA).
Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor