Sam is a personal trainer at Lords, a City of Subiaco recreation centre.
Starting off as a cafe assistant at the centre, Sam took the opportunity of a foot in the door and proved his ability on the job.
“I honestly thought it was a long shot to get into the fitness industry, which is what I’ve always wanted to do.” Having acquired a brain injury, Sam has overcome a lifetime of barriers to be where he is now.
“EDGE are very dedicated to their clients, which I believe helps individuals like Sam to gain a sense of confidence and involvement within the community.”
Sam has harnessed his love of fitness and his fantastic customer service skills and has applied them to what he loves most. Now a qualified personal trainer, Sam’s role is to help others to realise their own potential. “I help people achieve their goals and improve their capabilities. I like to use my life experiences to motivate people.”
Sam’s supervisor Kristen reports, “EDGE are very dedicated to their clients, which I believe helps individuals like Sam to gain a sense of confidence and involvement within the community.”
Lords, City of Subiaco is leading the way with inclusion opportunities. “EDGE has helped us get into contact with people with disabilities for a more diverse and inclusive workforce. We are able to have a point of contact for each EDGE client. If we have had any questions or concerns in regards to the employees, EDGE has been quick to follow up.”
Not yet 20, Sam is currently focusing on gaining more PT clients. We recently asked Sam about where he sees himself in future, “To answer that question in a black and white statement, I really do not have a clue where my path’s going to take me, but I love the way it is going.”