A Balanced Life LLC
with Samantha T. Jones MSc.
I've been in the health & fitness industry for almost 20 years and have worked with many distinguished clients around the world. In particular I was recruited as a private health coach for a prominent member of the Saudi Royal family. There I worked as part of an intimate team of advisers implementing a corrective exercise program to manage my client's chronic spine pathology. I also worked with all family members as their personal trainer and holistic lifestyle coach.
I have had an amazing personal health journey so far; I am blessed to have had such a rewarding life and at times frustrating health issues but it is these challenges that have given me the strength to heal and empathy to understand my clients better. I'm able to communicate and motivate exceptionally well and have an invested passion for my client's unique and personal journey.
I pride myself by helping others take control of their lives both mentally and physically, and have helped many people get up and running on the road to personal fitness, improve their golf game or support any niggling health concerns.
With my experience and skills, I can help you make healthy, realistic sustainable lifestyle choices without the fads, quick fixes and gimmicks that will help you improve your health for now, and for the long-term. I would love to talk to you about becoming one of our satisfied clients.
I've played golf around the world and represented the ladies division for the country of Bahrain at the BMW World Cup Final 2011 held at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.
I've played golf at courses around the world such as Thailand in Pattaya and Hua Hin. Bahrain - I was a member of the Royal Golf Club for three years. Scotland - my family is from Dundee, approximately 13 miles from St Andrews. Qatar - I played regularly at the Doha Golf club. I've played in Muscat, Oman; Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi Golf Course. England - I've played the Belfry golf course.
Samantha is a certified Exercise and Holistic Lifestyle Coach through the CHEK Institute. She is also trained in SOMAGOLF and the ELDOA Method under the tutelage of expert Osteopath Guy Voyer. She has a Masters degree in Holistic Nutrition and incorporates these approaches within every one of her programs.
She is also a Golf Fitness Coach under the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) level 1 certification program. And the ELDOA for Golf continuing education program through TPI.
Based out of the Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center, Samantha sees clients in person and works with the following fundamental skills required by every golfer: posture, balance, flexibility, power, stability and mobility.
She also incorporates myofascial stretching, analytical segmental strengthening, proprioception and de-coaptation of the spine into each of her unique and target focused programs. These important aspects are part of the Guy Voyer teachings.
She is focusing her attention to the ELDOA method as she has found this to be the key ingredient to improving the overall health of her golfers who want to feel strong when they finish their rounds.
She is available for private, semi-private and group training weekends for visiting golfers to Florida. In addition, she holds a number of Golf Fitness Workshops throughout the year. See website for details about the next, upcoming workshop.
She is also available for holistic lifestyle coaching with the golfer in mind: nutrition, healthy joints & muscles for optimum performance.
I used to lead a fast paced, jet setting lifestyle and was always on the lookout for the best party. However, eventually it took its toll and I developed niggling health challenges that wouldn't go away. That being said looking back I am grateful for my debilitating symptoms as that was my 'pain doctor' telling me that I needed to slow down and turn my attention inwards. Ultimately I had to learn how to take responsibility for my health and wellness.
It started in 2000, where I had graduated from university in the UK and soon after became a certified Personal Training and Group Exercise Instructor. I began teaching high impact classes, lifting heavy weights and following mainstream health and fitness guidelines. Needless to say, despite thinking I was turning 'healthy', it wasn't until I became a C.H.E.K certified Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach that I realized that the mainstream approach to health was so damaging and misinformed. I thought I was healthy but was actually placing more stress onto my mind, body and spirit.
In 2006, I became a patient of Dr Dan Kalish, a former C.H.E.K faculty member and we dealt with underlying parasites, dysbiosis, candida, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue and an imbalance in my neurotransmitters. Finally, I found out the root cause of my health challenges. I was so blown away with the results that I enrolled in his first ever Kalish Method Mentorship; a 6 month comprehensive functional medicine practitioner program. It was an invaluable tool and I made a pivotal change in my personal and professional health and wellness approach.
In addition to graduating with a MSc. Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University, I was not only able to help clients address their postural imbalances but was now able to thoroughly help them with holistic lifestyle coaching.
In 2012, I moved to the USA permanently and am now based at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. I also teach yoga, core Pilates and Golf & Tennis Conditioning where we focus on strength, flexibility, power and balance.
I'm an avid golfer, ballroom/salsa dancer and love healthy outdoor pursuits. I believe in 'one day at a time' and to trust that 'everything is just as it should be'.