About me

Hi there — I’m Sam, a journalist and health coach.

I’m the editor of Coach, Nine Honey’s health and fitness site. I have more than 10 years’ experience working in digital media and journalism, and in recent years I’ve shifted my focus to health and fitness.

My side-hustle is working as a professional bully coach at F45 Training in Darlinghurst, Sydney, where I’m based.

I hold a certificate III and IV in Fitness (through the Australian Institute of Fitness), and I’m currently gaining an advanced certificate of nutrition and diet (through Beck Health and Nutrition).

If you’d like to contact me shoot over a message via Facebook or Twitter.


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