Sami Sweeney is the owner and operator of 6 Pure Barre fitness studios in the Seattle area. She has been teaching group fitness for over 10 years, and specifically barre for 9 years. She loves sharing the non-impact, high intensity, and results-driven approach of Pure Barre. To Sami, movement is empowering. Sami’s worked with several coaches and trainers over the years and has adopted the philosophy that safe and challenging workouts, combined with healthy nutrition, is key for achieving optimal health. She’s learned that healthy movement is multi-faceted and includes a focus on strength, power, flexibility, mobility, balance and endurance.
Prior to owning fitness studios, Sami was an athlete. She trained as a gymnast from a young age. She was competitive cheerleader in high school and earned a scholarship to cheer in college at the University of Idaho, where she got her BS in Finance and Economics.
In 2016 Sami was named the Best Fitness Instructor in Western Washington. Also in 2016, Sami’s Pure Barre studios were named the “Best Gyms in Western Washington”. Sami became a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree for her leadership in the fitness industry. As a Lululemon ambassador she’s helped connect fitness studio owners and communities across all styles of fitness. She has lead teacher training programs all over the country and leads many of the Pure Barre workout DVD’s and streaming fitness content for your at-home workouts!
Helping others improve their lives through sweat and movement is Sami’s life mission, and she’s determined to make the biggest impact possible! You can follow her on Insta @SamiSween! Sami is expecting her first child with husband Brandon in August of 2017! As an obsessed Fitbit user, Sami couldn’t be more excited to sweat with the Fitbit Local crew!
Kevin Ng is the founder of Kevin Ng Yoga + Mindfulness. He is devoted to helping others realize their best selves through a dedicated yoga practice and a commitment to mindfulness.
As one of the most sought after yoga instructors in the Greater Seattle area, Kevin combines a dynamic power vinyasa sequence with a solid core workout, and a focus on proper alignment. His weekly classes are set to modern and progressive music that opens the mind and spirit, while encouraging strength, flexibility, and a commitment to the present moment. Described by others as a cultivator of self-inspiration and motivation, the experience he creates through his classes gives students a new perspective on the traditional yoga practice.
As a mindfulness coach, Kevin integrates the teachings of presence and perspective guiding students to self-realization and experiencing life in the now. By pairing his take on yoga with mindfulness, he strives to create an experience that allows students to harmoniously connect mind, body, and soul.
Kevin shares his unique perspective with students across a variety of studios in the Greater Seattle area including Hot Yoga Inc, Get Zen Hot Yoga, Pure 8, Firehouse, and The Wake. As resident yoga instructor for The Wake, Seattle’s revolutionary morning dance and fitness movement, he inspires students from all levels to realize the greatness that lies within each of them. Kevin has a private client base and takes his students on a journey of self-discovery, while also partnering with companies in support of their corporate wellness programs. His goal throughout all of these endeavors is to help people achieve balance in an often-unbalanced environment.
Kevin is thrilled to be a Seattle Ambassador for Fitbit Local and feels a natural parallel with his goals around health, fitness, and technology and what the Fitbit brand stands for today. He is looking forward to connecting with the local community on Facebook and Instagram, as well as seeing new and novice yoga students in his classes across the Greater Seattle area.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.