Meet LAVA's PowerHouse Sammi Burns

Meet LAVA's PowerHouse Sammi Burns

One could say I was born to be a personal trainer. Due to my upbringing I fell in love with fitness and health as a child.


I am originally from Akron, Ohio. However, Hilton Head is my home. My family moved to Hilton Head in 2005. As a very activite 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 so much fun. I like to put on some throwback jams to get everyone pumped and 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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