"I have been training with Sam twice weekly for over two years, and I can unreservedly recommend her as an exceptional personal trainer and holistic health expert. Thanks to Sam my body has completely changed and I am stronger, sleeker, fitter and happier. Sam has so many important skills – where do I begin? Firstly, she is not just impressively knowledgeable and highly experienced in her field but she knows how to communicate and is creative about keeping me motivated. Her instructions are clear and articulate, she gives physical demonstrations and she is constantly adapting the workout according to my ongoing needs. She has a deep understanding of anatomy and kinesthetics, and is vigilant about postural alignment — making every session safe and productive. And she draws from a diverse range of disciplines – her state-of-the-art knowledge of yoga, breathwork, nutrition and bone health gives maximum benefit to our training sessions. But on top of all this, Sam is a special individual: ethical, caring, compassionate and never judgmental. Our sessions are not in the least boring, and are always instructive and fun." ~ Victoria
"Sam is absolutely, hands down, the best trainer in Park City, if not Utah! Her knowledge in the field is so impressive! I was working out with a different trainer before going to Sam so I was fit starting my sessions and had something to compare to. Anyway, 5 years later, I have had 2 babies and my body measurements are smaller than they were pre-baby. I know each exercise Sam has me do is healthy and will not create any injuries especially when I am pregnant! She is constantly educating herself in the field attending exercise and fitness classes so she is current on new ways to stay fit. I have found this to be rare in many trainers. SHE IS THE BEST!!!!" ~ Erin
"I came to Sam last summer after being thrown from a horse. Needless to say, I really needed some help with my alignment. What was interesting though was Sam noticing a former injury to my shoulder that also had my spine out of alignment and had created on and off back pain. The exercises really helped me get back on track and now, after 4 years, my shoulder injury is healed. I actually had thought surgery would be the only way out. It was also interesting learning more about postural alignment. I don't think many people realize how important good posture is for all of us. I would and have highly recommended Sam." ~ Jim
"I have been training with Sam for several years as her first client. Sam is excellent at developing strength while being aware of my body and the alignment. Each workout is so different and perfect for the day. It's as though she knows what I need. If I have any pain we work on that for the session and because she has knowledge in so many areas, I walk out pain free and with exercises to correct the problem. Sam has kept me strong and aligned for years, which helps me enjoy all my sports and everyday life." ~ Dawn
"Sam is one of the most knowledgeable trainers I have ever worked with. Even though her breadth of knowledge is already vast she continues to learn and experience new things which she applies to her training methodology. She is adept at pulling from her resources and tailoring a workout to your goals, needs and requirements. She is creative and makes every workout fresh. Sam is motivating and supportive. She truly wants you to achieve your fitness goals and her efforts are constantly moving you in the right direction. She is always professional and well prepared for your sessions and it is obvious that she has put work in on her own time to maximize your experience." ~ Stacey
"I just recently moved to Park City from San Diego. My trainer in San Diego suggested that I give Sam a try. It was a very good recommendation. I have seen very positive gains in my health and fitness level. The first area that we worked on was my postural alignment. I had used the Egoscue method before but had gone away from it. I am now more consistent with my Egoscue routine and it works. I work out with Sam 1-2 times per week and we have been focusing on my core strength. The effort has been really worth it. Sam is knowledgeable and has an engaging personality. She is also very clear in her expectations and what I need to do to get the maximum benefit." ~ Jonathan
"Sam is an awesome trainer. She has a great personality and wonderful sense of humor. I am always impressed with her vast knowledge and the ability to make each workout unique. She motivates me to do things that I wouldn't do on my own. I have had problems with my shoulder in the past, but because of her thoroughness and extreme knowledge base, she has been able to customize a safe and effective program that allows me to exercise without pain. I have been working with Sam for over five years now and would not want to train with anyone else." ~ Michele
"Sam is constantly deepening her knowledge of overall human wellness. She also has the ability to share what she knows in a very unassuming manner. She customizes every workout, and is able to make changes on the spot when needed. She is always thinking of ways for me to get the most out of every workout! There are very few trainers that have the vast knowledge of yoga, ayurveda, traditional strength and aerobic training, corrective exercises, nutrition, and overall wellness. Because of this I feel Sam is hands down the best personal trainer out there!" ~ Tyffanee
"Sam Zilvitis is one of the most highly trained and committed yoga teachers within the state of Utah. She brings such clarity and tremendous knowledge to the practice of yoga that students always walk away feeling stronger and lighter within themselves. Because of her depth and her ability to honor the heart of each individual, I highly recommend Sam to anyone seeking to create a joyful life through a skillful practice of yoga. She is extremely good at helping people to clear pain, create strength and flexibility, and she is great at working with beginning as well as advanced yoga students. It's an honor to have a peer that is such a vibrant ambassador for the practice of yoga"
"I have been attending Sam's Basic yoga classes at The Shop for about four years. She is very welcoming to both regulars and visitors to Park City. I particularly value the tone and speed of her classes, and every time I get on my mat I learn something new, whether it be about a pose or about my body! She is physically strong, and demonstrates the levels of poses extremely well. In addition, I absolutely love hearing the names of the yoga poses in Sanskrit! I would recommend her as a fabulous yoga teacher without hesitation."
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