By James Feichtner
Plenty of fitness trainers like helping their clients get healthy, but for Cindy Sams — the owner of Full Body Fitness in Fishers — the journey of helping her clients get healthy is a personal passion.
Sams believes its all about helping her clients understand the mentality behind the bad habits that may have led to their weight-related issues and teaching them skills to get results.
“I do a lot of training and self study in the psychology aspect of it because honestly, that is where it is,” Sams said. “It’s the hardest part, but that’s just me. I love helping people into those little “ah ha!” moments. It’s absolutely so empowering to give someone their power back. I don’t keep you in the dark about what you are doing here. I’m showing there’s a lot of concentrating on the mind and muscle connection and really teaching them skills.”
Sams has been running her business for over a decade and as her business has grown, so has her passion for it.
“I’ve been doing this for about 12 years and it has just kind of built,” Sams said. “It’s my vocation, my passion. It has really strengthened and developed in these past years.”
While Sams mainly focuses on helping women, she said it’s not uncommon for men to join her program.
“There are a few that have never been with a trainer, but everybody is different and has their own story,” she said. “I specialize with women and weight loss mostly, that’s my preference. I don’t body build or anything like that. I do have men on my roster. I have three guys on there right now.”
Operating out of her home, Sams focuses on nutritional approaches as well as weight loss through endurance and strength training, teaching her clients how to use the machines properly.
“I do nutritional counseling for weight loss; everything for weight loss,” she said. “I do cardio to burn more fat and gain endurance. We [weight]lift here too.”
Sams offers flexible sessions to fit any schedule. For more info, visit fbfitness.com.