DiscoverWellness Her Way with Gracie NortonFinding a Wellness Journey That Works for You, How Self Discipline Leads to Self Love, and Mixing Business and Friendship with Founders of Form, Sami Spalter and Sami Clarke
Finding a Wellness Journey That Works for You, How Self Discipline Leads to Self Love, and Mixing Business and Friendship with Founders of Form, Sami Spalter and Sami Clarke

Finding a Wellness Journey That Works for You, How Self Discipline Leads to Self Love, and Mixing Business and Friendship with Founders of Form, Sami Spalter and Sami Clarke

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In this episode of Wellness Her Way, host Gracey Norton sits down with Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark, two incredible friends who have inspiring wellness journeys. They discuss how they met, their friendship, and how they took their passion for wellness into a business together, creating ActiveWareline and their podcast. Sammy Spalter shares her personal transformation journey, including her weight loss experience and how she learned to love and accept her body. She emphasizes the importance of finding movement that you love and the benefits of low-impact exercise. Sammy Clark talks about her journey with weightlifting and how she found the perfect balance between strength training and Pilates. Both Sammys discuss the importance of intuitive eating and how they've learned to listen to their bodies and make choices that nourish them. They also share their experiences with different diets and how they've learned to find what works best for them. The episode concludes with a discussion about the importance of patience and self-love in the wellness journey, and how their individual wellness journeys have impacted their relationships. Sammy Spalter shares how her journey with Andrew has allowed them to prioritize their individual wellness and show up as their best selves in their relationship. Sammy Clark shares how her journey with JT has allowed them to prioritize mental health and support each other through the ups and downs of their wellness journeys. The episode ends with a discussion about the importance of finding friends who align with your energy and support your wellness goals. Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark share their own experiences with finding friends who have been instrumental in their journeys and how they have learned from each other. They encourage listeners to be the friend they want to have and to reach out to people who inspire them.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the episode and the guests, Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark. Gracey Norton, the host, expresses her excitement to have them on the podcast and shares how she met each of them. She also mentions that the episode will delve into their wellness journeys, their business partnership, and their approach to intuitive eating and movement.

00:01:29
Sammy and Sammy's Friendship and Business Partnership

This Chapter explores the unique bond between Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark. They share their story of how they met through their partners, who were friends from middle school. They discuss how their friendship blossomed into a business partnership, leading to the creation of ActiveWareline and their podcast. They emphasize the importance of trust and respect in their relationship, both personally and professionally.

00:10:14
Sammy Spalter's Wellness Journey

This Chapter focuses on Sammy Spalter's personal transformation journey. She shares her struggles with weight and how she finally committed to a lifestyle change in 2018. She discusses her mindset shift, her experience with keto and CrossFit, and how she eventually found movement and nutrition that she loved. She emphasizes the importance of listening to your body and finding what works best for you.

00:17:34
Sammy Clark's Wellness Journey

This Chapter delves into Sammy Clark's wellness journey. She shares her experience with weightlifting and how she found the perfect balance between strength training and Pilates. She discusses the importance of finding workouts that you enjoy and how she's learned to listen to her body and make choices that nourish her.

00:47:29
Intuitive Eating

This Chapter explores the concept of intuitive eating with both Sammys. They discuss their personal experiences with different diets and how they've learned to listen to their bodies and make choices that nourish them. They emphasize the importance of finding food freedom and making decisions based on how food makes them feel.

00:59:03
Tracking Food and Nutrition

This Chapter addresses the common question of whether or not to track food intake. Sammy Spalter shares her personal experience and explains that she's never tracked calories or every bite of food. She emphasizes the importance of finding what works best for you and that tracking can be helpful for some but not for others.

00:59:33
Wellness and Relationships

This Chapter explores how Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark's individual wellness journeys have impacted their relationships. Sammy Spalter shares how her journey with Andrew has allowed them to prioritize their individual wellness and show up as their best selves in their relationship. Sammy Clark shares how her journey with JT has allowed them to prioritize mental health and support each other through the ups and downs of their wellness journeys.

01:11:20
Finding Friends Who Align with Your Energy

This Chapter discusses the importance of finding friends who align with your energy and support your wellness goals. Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark share their own experiences with finding friends who have been instrumental in their journeys and how they have learned from each other. They encourage listeners to be the friend they want to have and to reach out to people who inspire them.

Keywords

Wellness Her Way
Wellness Her Way is a podcast hosted by Gracey Norton that focuses on creating a holistic approach to wellness, emphasizing individual needs and preferences over trends and quick fixes. The podcast features conversations with inspiring individuals who share their personal wellness journeys and insights.

Sammy Spalter
Sammy Spalter is a wellness influencer and entrepreneur who is known for her inspiring transformation journey and her focus on intuitive eating and movement. She is the co-founder of ActiveWareline, a workout platform, and a podcast host. Sammy Spalter is passionate about helping others find their own path to wellness and encourages self-love and acceptance.

Sammy Clark
Sammy Clark is a wellness influencer and entrepreneur who is known for her expertise in strength training and Pilates. She is the co-founder of ActiveWareline, a workout platform, and a podcast host. Sammy Clark is passionate about helping others find movement that they love and encourages a balanced approach to fitness.

Intuitive Eating
Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to food that emphasizes listening to your body's hunger and fullness cues and making food choices based on what feels good for you. It encourages a mindful and respectful relationship with food, free from restrictions and guilt.

ActiveWareline
ActiveWareline is a workout platform co-founded by Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark. It offers a variety of workouts, including strength training, Pilates, and low-impact exercises, designed to help individuals find movement that they love and achieve their fitness goals.

Hormone Health
Hormone health refers to the balance and optimal functioning of hormones in the body. Hormones play a crucial role in various bodily functions, including metabolism, mood, sleep, and reproductive health. Maintaining hormone balance is essential for overall well-being.

Gut Health
Gut health refers to the state of the microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that live in the digestive tract. A healthy gut microbiome is essential for digestion, immunity, and overall health. Factors that can affect gut health include diet, stress, and antibiotic use.

Mindset Shift
A mindset shift refers to a change in perspective or way of thinking. It involves challenging limiting beliefs and adopting a more positive and empowering outlook. A mindset shift can be a powerful tool for achieving personal growth and transformation.

Low-Impact Exercise
Low-impact exercise refers to physical activity that puts minimal stress on joints. Examples include walking, swimming, yoga, and Pilates. Low-impact exercise is beneficial for individuals of all fitness levels, especially those with joint pain or injuries.

Girl Flirting
Girl Flirting is a term used by Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark to encourage women to be bold and reach out to other women they admire or want to befriend. It involves taking initiative, sending a direct message on Instagram, or simply introducing yourself in person.

Q&A

  • How did Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark meet and how did their friendship lead to a business partnership?

    Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark met through their partners, who were friends from middle school. Their friendship blossomed into a business partnership, leading to the creation of ActiveWareline and their podcast. They emphasize the importance of trust and respect in their relationship, both personally and professionally.

  • What was Sammy Spalter's experience with keto and CrossFit, and how did she eventually find movement and nutrition that she loved?

    Sammy Spalter initially tried keto and CrossFit to jumpstart her wellness journey. While she saw physical results, she found both to be too restrictive and ultimately not sustainable. She eventually found movement and nutrition that she loved, emphasizing the importance of listening to your body and finding what works best for you.

  • What is Sammy Clark's approach to exercise, and how has she found the perfect balance between strength training and Pilates?

    Sammy Clark enjoys a mix of strength training and Pilates. She emphasizes the importance of finding workouts that you enjoy and how she's learned to listen to her body and make choices that nourish her. She believes that Pilates helps work the smaller muscles that can't be specifically targeted with weight training.

  • What is intuitive eating, and how do Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark define it?

    Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to food that emphasizes listening to your body's hunger and fullness cues and making food choices based on what feels good for you. Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark define it as sitting in their own bodies, feeling themselves, knowing themselves, and making decisions based on what's best for them.

  • What are some of the key takeaways from this episode about the wellness journey?

    The episode highlights the importance of patience, self-love, and finding what works best for you in your own wellness journey. It emphasizes the importance of listening to your body, both in terms of movement and nutrition, and finding a balance that feels good for you. It also emphasizes the importance of prioritizing your own wellness in order to show up as your best self in your relationships.

  • How have Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark's wellness journeys impacted their relationships?

    Sammy Spalter shares how her journey with Andrew has allowed them to prioritize their individual wellness and show up as their best selves in their relationship. Sammy Clark shares how her journey with JT has allowed them to prioritize mental health and support each other through the ups and downs of their wellness journeys.

  • What are some of the challenges that Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark faced in their wellness journeys?

    Sammy Spalter faced challenges with weight loss and finding a sustainable approach to exercise and nutrition. Sammy Clark faced challenges with finding workouts that she enjoyed and that helped her achieve her fitness goals. Both Sammys faced challenges with societal pressures and expectations around body image and food.

  • What are some of the tips that Sammy Spalter and Sammy Clark offer for those who are starting their own wellness journey?

    Sammy Spalter encourages listeners to find movement that they love and to be patient with themselves. Sammy Clark encourages listeners to experiment with different workouts and to find a balance that feels good for them. Both Sammys encourage listeners to listen to their bodies and to make choices that nourish them.

  • What are some of the benefits of intuitive eating?

    Intuitive eating can help individuals develop a healthier relationship with food, reduce stress and anxiety around food, and improve overall well-being. It can also help individuals make food choices that are aligned with their individual needs and preferences.

  • What are some of the benefits of low-impact exercise?

    Low-impact exercise is beneficial for individuals of all fitness levels, especially those with joint pain or injuries. It can help improve cardiovascular health, increase muscle strength and endurance, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Show Notes

Episode 32: Today we are joined by 2 incredible friends of mine, Sami Spalter and Sami Clarke! Sami and Sami both have inspiring wellness journeys that have connected them in friendship and led them to start their own workout platform, activewear line, and podcast. In this episode, we dive into how Sami and Sami really took the time to understand their bodies to allow them to live intuitively. They share all the details of what has worked and what hasn’t throughout their journey, including diet trends, workout plans, supplements, and more. We learn how narrowing in on your bio-individuality and tuning into what feels good to your body can work wonders in seeing results. Both Sami and Sami also discuss what made them take their passion and friendship into a business and how it has been mixing work and their personal lives. I hope you guys enjoy this episode as much as I did! 


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Finding a Wellness Journey That Works for You, How Self Discipline Leads to Self Love, and Mixing Business and Friendship with Founders of Form, Sami Spalter and Sami Clarke

Finding a Wellness Journey That Works for You, How Self Discipline Leads to Self Love, and Mixing Business and Friendship with Founders of Form, Sami Spalter and Sami Clarke