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  • Are You Taking Responsibility Or Pointing Blame?

    HollowbackHanaleiThis past weekends’s epiphany brought me to today’s blog post, and I am going to cut to the chase in hopes to offer you an ah-ha moment for yourself too.

    Back in 1992 I received a partial gymnastics scholarship to San Jose State University. I worked hard to receive that scholarship. But the summer before my freshman year I hopped in a school bus with a handful of friends and followed the Grateful Dead.

    It was awesome! We partied. We danced. I saw much of the world I had never seen before. And beyond cartwheels and backhand springs on the Dead Lot, I didn’t think about training at all. (more…)

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  • A 10-Day Group Athlete Transformation

    Purium Athlete TransformationAre you desiring a REBOOT?

    Are you desiring to be INSPIRED with your yoga or fitness?

    Are you ready to increase your athletic performance?

    Are you ready to feel freaking amazing in your body?

    Are you ready to lose 1-3 inches off your belly, yep in 10 days?

    Are you ready to take your existing wellbeing and lift it up?

    Are you ready to really really transform your body, mind and energy?

    Are you really ready? Keep reading to hear the interesting results from my own personal 10 day athlete transformation… (more…)

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  • Next Level Wellness That’s Simple

    waterfall prayer kauaiWhat if I shared with you just one action step that could positively influence your energy levels, joint and muscle pain and athletic performance, as well as help you lose weight? Would you apply it?

    And what if I told you this one little detail was so easy to follow, that it truly takes barely any energy on your part to adhere to. Would it excite you?

    Now I don’t know about you, but I love getting a lot of bang for my buck. I love creating simple refinements that provide huge results not only in my own life, but in the life of those I personally help transform also.
    If you are anything like me and the clients I coach to get in the best shape of their lives, then the answer to the above questions is a great big YES.

    The Power Of Hydration

    blue hole kauai

    Water makes up about 2/3 of our body! It is an essential element to our health and every single cell and organ relies on water to function. If that’s not inspiration to drink up, I’m not sure what else is.
    Some of the miraculous functions of the body that demand water as part of the equation to function optimally include: digestion, circulation, cellular communication, muscular contraction and extension, and I could go on and on.

    This is not breaking news. This is a component of basic self-care, yet ironic enough, most people reach for food and beverages that dehydrate their body. How crazy is that?!

    Just a few of the many side-effects our body can experience in a dehydrated state include:
    •    headaches and migraines
    •    hunger
    •    lack of energy and even exhaustion
    •    aches and even severe pain in joints and muscles.

    Simple Tips To Staying Hydrated

    Again, I don’t know about you, but if I knew there may be a solution to the above that is SIMPLE, and requires ZERO medication to alleviate, and costs you barely anything to implement on the daily, I am all over exploring that option. And the equation is easy:

    1. Greatly REDUCE what you are putting into your body that is contributing to it working insanely hard to do something extraordinary it can do with minimal effort.
    2. INCREASE the amount of hydrating foods, beverages and supplements that contribute to your body being optimally hydrated.

    What to reduce or eliminate:
    •    soda
    •    coffee
    •    packaged and processed foods, for they contain a high amount of sodium.
    What to increase:
    •    water (duh, rocket science, yet this is so overlooked).
    •    fresh and local, organic, gmo-free fruits and vegetables (watermelon, mangos, avocados, cucumbers…)
    •    an all natural electrolyte supplement may also be required on hot summer days or for those that live an active lifestyle. My recommendation is a product called Super Lytes.

    How Much Water Should I Drink Daily?

    How much water is enough water? On the average experts say 8-8oz. glasses of water a day is sufficient. For athletes drinking half of your body weight in ounces is another measure. However, if you are sweating and exercising your body with intensity, up to a gallon a day may be required.

    How much water are you drinking on the daily?
    Bonus, by not confusing hunger with being thirsty you may save yourself unwanted poundage on your body.  If you feel hungry yet know your body doesn’t require more food, drink a big glass of water and watch that hunger dissipate.

    Also, mid-day when you are feeling an energy dump, instead of grabbing that caffeinated beverage, drink a couple glasses of water and feel yourself come to life naturally!

    Tips to getting in the water you need on the daily:

    1. Drink a large glass of water as soon as you wake up. You can add lemon if you like for extra internal-cleansing and alkaline-inducing goodness. I also like to use warm water with a splash of raw, apple cider vinegar for a morning blessing to my body with an internal cleansing and metabolism boosting pow.
    2. Drink before you are thirsty. Once you are thirsty your body is already in a dehydrated state.
    3. Bring water with you when you leave the house. Bring it in a glass jar so you can leave it in the car and not be concerned with leaching plastic in your warm car.

    Keep that body hydrated!
    Samantha Fox Olson, a wealth and wellness coach on Kauai, is helping to transform the lives of countless people with an organic, gmo-free lifestyle that includes loving on our bodies with yoga and fitness.

    Contact her today for a free $50 gift certificate towards your own personalized transformation. Or join her global Athlete Transformation now.

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  • 4 Tips To Healing When Your Body Abandons You

    Dancer Pose At Hanakapii FallsHaving the privilege of serving as a health coach to people all around the globe, I have heard a common belief that is disconnecting people from their amazing bodies.

    This one belief wrecks havoc in our body’s miraculous ability to teach us, lead us and guide us into greater freedom and well being. This one belief keeps many trapped in a body that feels heavy, slow and dull.

    This one belief can make us feel inadequate, broken, and robbed of an energetic and strong, healthy body. This one belief can bring in more pain, mentally and physically, and will keep those that have it from searching out any alternatives towards getting in the best shape of our lives. (more…)

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  • Yoga And Fitness On Kauai Class Descriptions

    kauai yoga and fitness flyerI am so excited to share with you the juicy details of my yoga and fitness classes here on the north shore of Kauai.

    “Felling Sexy!!! I have been going to Samantha Fox Olson’s classes and she has been kicking my bootie into shape! LOVE LOVE LOVE her amazing class! She rocks at what she does, she has engaged me fully and consistently, and my ass is killing me In just one week of training with Samantha I am amazed at the results in my body. I look in the mirror and all I can see is SEXY and I feel amazing! – Vanessa Simpkins, Hawaii

    But first let me warn you that my classes are not like any other you have experienced in the past. The location, the themes, the vibe, the way I will encourage and challenge you, are all part of the experience that will leave you feeling on top of your game, inside and out! (more…)

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  • The Difference Between A World Record Holder And A Beginner

    Ryan Moody Box JumpsThe difference between a master (or in the case of who has inspired today’s sharing, a 2-time world record holder in box jump) and a beginner  is that the master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.

    I am not sure who to credit the quote above too, but wowzers what a simple truth!

    Today’s share is to acknowledge and honor all our you out there taking a risk, going for it, falling down, getting back up, and giving it your all once again! And it is also for those that are feeling defeated, not-good enough, and maybe a little hesitant with how you are approaching your life and your goals.

    Today I am going to share with you a tool and a meditation that was inspired through me by Ryan Moody, inspirational speaker, 2x world record holder in the box jump and well known athlete for his skills in the Cross Fit community.

    I was fortunate enough to participate in a WOD that Ryan Moody coached at Kilauea Cross Fit about 5 weeks back. He taught us how to get the most out of our box jump by using rhythm in our feet at the top of the box to get faster reps banged out. But most importantly he inspired us about the significance of our MIND-SET in being the best possible athlete we can be in our bodies.

    Yes! And I am going to pass this powerhouse of inspiration on to YOU because it can help to create life-affirming results in your body and in your life if you drive these inspirations home too!

    But first, check this out: (more…)

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  • Tapping (EFT) To Support Your Best Body Ever

    strong bodyYou have probably heard of “tapping” or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as a tool to support you in releasing struggle and frustration in your life, but have you tried it?

    Have you considered using this tool as a way to support you in designing the body of your dreams on purpose and not by default?

    You KNOW I am a huge advocate for living inspired in a body that purrs with vitality, strength and appreciation. You KNOW that I love using the tools of yoga and fitness to unlock our bodies greatest potentials and energies. And because you follow me in social media such as FB or IG, or because you receive my weekly newsletters, you KNOW that I have overcome plenty of struggle with my body over the last 20 plus years.

    And just like you, I do still occasionally experience challenges and frustrations with my body (because of my thoughts). But, unlike what I use to do with those struggles in the past, I now (most of the time) take those challenges as a cue to tune in instead of go down a dark rabbit hole of self-loathing and self-abuse.

    Now, when I feel and hear myself being less than loving to my body, I take that as a cue to check in, to get real, to listen, and to love. And what I can tell you is that it brings insight and freedom EVERY TIME.

    Today I am sharing a technique, a tool, that resonates with me as yet another way to bless my body with love, truth, light and acceptance. It is called “tapping” and I have interviewed a very special guest, an expert and a leader in teaching EFT, Judy Lynn of Harmonic Living Now, to share the magic of tapping with you too. (more…)

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  • A Meditation To Open Up Portals Of Ease In Our Lives

    sunrise hike on kauaiI shared a great call with my group coaching clients the other day. The call very naturally unfolded into a meditation that evokes more ease in our lives.

    The very day that I led this meditation I had two HUGE breakthroughs in my life in bringing ease into areas I felt like I was creating lots of struggle. Yay!

    Maybe you can relate to that feeling yourself too?

    I want to share this meditation with you today because I experienced such powerful breakthroughs myself with it. Also, it is a great share to also honor and celebrate the Power Up Your Mindset Telesummit that I was recently interviewed to be part of! (more…)

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  • A Hawaiian Summer Retreat: Yoga. Fitness. Play. Paradise.

    dolphin-escortIf you read my last post you KNOW we had an epic last 2 retreats here on Kauai this year. Actually, each retreat I lead is truly remarkable and takes on a personality and theme of its own. This summer retreat will be no different. I am always so delighted in anticipation as my next retreat comes alive with it’s new guests and new curriculum.

    I understand summer is a time when many people are content at home because it is warm and beautiful where they live. Especially for those that live in a brutal winter season. (I am from Michigan, I totally get it). However, SUMMERTIME here on the north shore of Kauai is exceptionally dreamy. There are magical beaches that one can only access in the summer due to the calmer ocean waters this time of year. Oh, and because the DOLPHINS are here!!! (more…)

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  • Kauai Yoga & Fitness Retreat: Off The Beaten Path

    women circling on kauai beach at a yogaretreatIf you follow me in social media you have probably seen some of the magical moments from last week’s yoga, fitness and adventure retreat I led here on the magical island of Kauai, Hawaii. The vibes were HIGH and the aloha was alive.

    Check it out! This video contains photos from my 2015 retreats thus far. Feel into the JOY present in your heart as you imagine yourself in these images too. Watch it all the way through:

    I have one more retreat this year set on my calendar for August 21-27 and there is still room available! Honestly that time of month is my fave because in summer we can access beaches on the north shore we can’t in the other seasons here. Also, the DOLPHINS are here in August! If swimming with dolphins on Kauai is a dream of yours, THIS is the retreat you wanna book baby!

    Additionally I will be leading 2 more in 2016. One in February, and another later in the year.

    I will be offering couple partial-scholarships for people who are truly incapable of paying the full tuition for this life-transforming event. It is in my heart to assist those that truly are called to be here to make it happen! Contact me ASAP for this possibility. This is what others have experienced in my past retreats: (more…)

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