My name is Samantha Gillman. I am a PE/Fitness instructor at Excellence Girls Charter School, a Basketball Coach at Kings Collegiate Charter School and last, a Fitness Instructor at Brilla College Prep.
I love to Coach and Teach. The looks on these scholars faces when they learn a new exercise or run faster than a week before is priceless. I also love making a difference and having a scholar approach me and remember something I said that helped them. I have been coaching for over 3 years coming from a history of my own basketball career. I have been teaching for 2 years and each year is a better year than the last. My favorite teaching moment: One of my scholars was a handful for the previous instructor. Very problematic and unfocused. Once I got there I learned that all she wanted to be was a kid having fun. She has to grow up faster than her age at home and in my class all of that goes out of the window. So with a little bit of sternness. Patience and guidance we no longer have issues and I watch her excel in everything she does.
Favorite coaching moment: Everyday I walk into Kings and all I hear is Hi coach Sam what are we doing today?? I love the eagerness to learn and have some fun.
I am Fit4Life because what we do aides in the fight against obesity and diabetes. This is an important health issue that occurs at a very young age. Many scholars aren't educated enough on their bodies or what they put into their bodies which can cause health problems later on.