What most of you probably don't know about Sam is that she is a type 1 diabetic. This means that she needs insulin injections daily to live. It is very different from type 2 diabetes in that no amount of exercise or dieting will ever fix it. Being diabetic is part of why she CrossFits because exercise is important! However, it's not the reason she started. Sam joined Chuckwalla CrossFit ( in 3/2016) to make friends after moving here from Massachusetts (in 2015) with her fiance Rich, and says, "That turned out to be the perfect way to meet new people and make some amazing friends! I'm not especially competitive, but I do love feeling jacked up after the workouts!"
Sam is a doctor of physical therapy, which is something she loves to do. In fact she been practicing PT for ~2 years, and is currently working on being a certified orthopedic specialist. Wish her luck on that exam in March!
Sam & Rich are also planning a really small wedding for 10/7/17! They are going to be getting married off a trail on Camelback mountain.