Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Mancine.
Samantha, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I always loved studying and learning about the human body. I found it fascinating, which led me to get my degree in Physiology at University of Arizona. From there, I took a few years on and off traveling the globe. Spent some time living in Guatemala and Peru volunteering at different orphanages, hospitals, and clinics which then really helped me get more perspective in what I wanted to do.
I ended up moving out to LA and began applying for nursing schools. When I finally started nursing school, I made the decision to start training fitness classes. I knew it would be a good balance for me emotionally with school stressors and physically so I wouldn’t eat away my feelings 🙂 . I ended up LOVING being a fitness trainer and seeing such crazy transformations in people made my heart happy.
When working in the hospital you constantly see health on the opposite end that it starts to drain you. Even most medical professionals spend so much time taking care of others that they forget to take care of themselves. You want patients to make changes to improve their health but it’s not always as easy to fix health problems instead of prevent them. And as a medical professional, I believe, you should always lead by example.
Having the opportunity to work in both spectrums of health helped me realize how I wanted to incorporate this balance in myself and others. Since then, I’ve worked toward becoming a holistic nutritionist and I continue to move forward in health and wellness. I work with individuals and help create a personalized plan for them for their overall health. Whether it be personal training, medical tips or nutritional coaching I’m able to help coach individuals toward a more overall wellness.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Not at all… I’m always doubting myself or questioning if I chose the right path. And there’s always something that brings you back a few steps.
Nursing school alone was enough to break me down and make me want to quit… But I’m too stubborn 🙂 .
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I provide personal coaching for individuals for their overall wellness. I’m a registered nurse, holistic nutritionist, personal trainer and full of all the good juju 🙂 .
I help individuals create the best version of themselves with a mental, physical and nutritional balance. With my BS in both physiology and nursing, it helps give me a strong medical background and my experience has helped me understand that there is no “one fits all” for individuals to reach their health peak.
I believe that I stand out because I try and incorporate all types of medicine to a person’s overall wellness. Each person is different so I do what I can individually and help them understand that prevention is key for their health.
Lastly, I try and bring a communal aspect by creating pop up events within the community. Whether it be group bike rides, nutritional talks, rooftop HIIT workouts, volleyball tournaments, etc… I do what I can to bring people together and create a community of health and wellness.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I’m not sure about lucky, I’ve just realized that the more you submerse yourself in health and wellness the more you meet other individuals like-minded and the connections become endless.
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