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Sam Pogue

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Sam Pogue is the co-founder of Fitness Break Room, an online fitness community that specializes in telling the stories and strategies of some of the industry’s most successful players. Sam specializes in helping fitness trainers and fitness professional pivot into the industry.

He is also the Director of Communications and Senior Coach for the Onnit Academy Education Team. He spent the last nine years in the fitness industry as a membership councilor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and fitness educator. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he was in search of personal development, which led him to his current HQ of Austin, Texas.

Sam Pogue was tired of seeing countless internet marketers lying to aspiring trainers chasing their dream and convincing them this industry is easy to make hundreds of thousands of dollars write workout programs online or generate new leads for your in person training business.

Sam helps people not only get into the fitness industry and chase their passion but helps provide realistic expectations and strategies to help build a successful career.

He believes that “Fitness is about community” and that we should give back to those who are starting out. We all have a mentor or someone that helped us out along the way. And while the fitness industry is very rewarding, it’s also filled with challenges. He believes that by bringing the fitness community together, we can help the industry thrive. “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Education & Certs

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Organizational Communications and Entrepreneurship)
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND 2004-2008

FOUNDATIONS SPECIALIST
ONNIT ACADEMY

DURABILITY SPECIALIST
ONNIT ACADEMY

KETTLEBELL SPECIALIST
ONNIT ACADEMY

STEEL MACE SPECIALIST
ONNIT ACADEMY

BATTLE ROPES SPECIALIST
ONNIT ACADEMY

SUSPENSION SPECIALIST
ONNIT ACADEMY

More Certs

FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITION MOBILITY SPECIALIST
FUNCTIONAL ACADEMY

WOMEN SPECIFIC CERTIFIED
GYM JONES

FUNCTIONAL RANCE ASSESSMENT ATTENDED KINSTRETCH
FUNCTIONAL ACADEMY

LEVEL 1
ANIMAL FLOW

LEVEL 1 CLINICAL WEIGHTLIFTING COACH
USA WEIGHTLIFTING SPORTS PERFORMANCE

CPPS
CERTIFIED PHYSICAL PREPARATION SPECIALIST

LEVEL 1
REFLEXIVE PERFORMANCE RESET

CERTIFIED CLINICAL WEIGHTLIFTING COACH
CLINICAL ATHLETE

Fun Stuff

BODY WEIGHT ATHLETE
MIKE FITCH

PRIMAL CHAINS
PERRY NICKELSTON

ADVANCED PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCE COACHING
JOHN RUSIN AND CHRISTIAN THIBAUDEAU

FOCUSED FLEXIBILITY
GMB