Samantha has a Physical & Health Education degree and graduate studies in Biomechanics, Exercise Sciences Dept. from University of Toronto. She became a comprehensive Pilates instructor in 1999. Click here for her Pilates training background and Continuing Education Courses. She has worked in sports medicine, physical therapy clinics and Pilates’s studios providing therapeutic to athletic training. She enjoys teaching Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer, Barre and Stretch on the Reformer classes. She has started a Harmony Pilates out-reach program with MANO Ju Jitsu studio with mat classes geared to all abilities.
Samantha played for U of T and competed on the Canadian Jr. National Basketball team. Later became an ultimate frisbee player making the Toronto women’s touring team and took up snowboarding. She moved to Hawaii in 2017 to join her husband and is taking up surfing.
Samantha provides Pilates’s instruction through virtual and in-person classes and private in-studio or in-home equipment sessions. She provides classes and private training for Harmony in Manoa and Kailua. She also provides private n-home training sessions for those who with their own reformer, within Honolulu.
Samantha also has carpentry and framing experience having worked in residential home construction for about 10 years. This led to a strong interest in design and renovation.
Samantha is an exercise-room consultant for Place Hawaii which provides exercise room kits by design, everything you need to create your own workout area at home, at the office, on the lanai or outside. She helps clients make exercise part of their daily routine by removing the number one barrier to exercise – getting to the gym! Bring the gym home and dedicate part of your living space as a home exercise area. It’s all about convenience, saving time and money, staying active, and healthy aging. Join the at-home reformer community, with delivery and set-up of your equipment, that includes on-demand classes taught by master instructors from Merrithew Connect. Join Harmony Pilates classes from your own home, on the North Shore or from another island with virtual mat and reformer classes. Whichever way you want to do Pilates, get ready to feel great! Click here to leave a message for Samantha.