Sammi Burns, Fitness Instructor

Sammi Burns

Sammi Burns 

Hometown: Hilton Head Island
Education: Erskine College - Athletic Training - Health and Biology
Certifications: ATC, First Aid, CPR, AED-AHA

Hi! I'm Sammi,

I am originally from Ohio, Akron to be exact, however, Hilton Head will always be my home after moving here in 2005. As a very active family, we took advantage of the Island’s perfect weather by spending time outside enjoying all sports. While in high school, I was a swimmer and played lacrosse, soccer and basketball. I continue to play lacrosse at the collegiate level for 4 years while earning a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training / Health at Erskine College in South Carolina. 


I wanted to become a personal trainer because I am passionate about fitness and enjoy helping others. I received my personal training certificate from NASM and began working at LAVA. I have found that teaching group training on the turf to be very rewarding and fun! I like to put on some throwback jams to get everyone pumped; the high energy in the classes is so addicting. However, I absolutely love working one on one with clients. Nothing compares to the relationships I have with my clients and the joy of seeing them reach their fitness goals. 


I am motivated by the people at LAVA. Seeing everyone try so hard every day and being able to be apart of someone's fitness journey/transformation is the best kind of motivation and inspiration.  


The next time you see me, ask me about my 3 favorite exercises. 




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