Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Category Archives: fitness

It Depends.

I think I am going to make a T-shirt that says “It Depends.” Why? this is the answer to 90% of questions I get on – What are the … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 60-30-10 workout

I’ve started doing cross fit again this month, and I think it’s influencing the naming conventions and style of my workouts – of course! I decided I needed a little … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Mocktails!

One thing you may not know about me is that when not training for competition I’m actually a wanna be ‘foodie.’ I adore spending time coming up with unusual flavor … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


per·se·ver·ance /ˌpɜrsəˈvɪərəns/ Show Spelled [pur-suh-veer-uhns] Show IPA noun 1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. 2.Theology … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Training Plan plan

“If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?” – Basil S. Walsh Continuing on the subject of the Importance of Planning (the 3rd … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Meal Plan Plan

Even when not training for a race or competition, I have always found weekly meal planning the key to ensuring myself and my family eat healthy. Without a plan, it’s … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Before we begin…

As I start my training this time around, I come to it gratefully no longer a novice, having 1 regional competition under my belt last year. A sense of not … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment