Sam is a Guinness World Record Holder, Britain’s Strongest Woman 2020, the World’s 3rd Strongest Woman, and Co-Owner of Kaos Strength Cymru Gym, Aberdare.
Sam and her fellow Welsh Strongwomen athletes are taking part in our Rise and Take Action Campaign, and will be collectively lifting 10,791kg of Atlas Stones on Saturday 10th September to represent the number of women who will experience violence and abuse each year in Wales.
Having worked in housing for many years, Sam is a passionate advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. She has supported numerous women to escape abusive relationships and rebuild their lives, and is also a survivor of domestic abuse, and credits her recovery to her Strongwoman journey.
“I had to build a new life and I didn’t know what that would really look like. I started off by giving myself coping strategies every day like baking a cake or riding my bike – that way I had a purpose.
I decided I was going to join a gym just to get out of the house. I would go at 1am so no-one could see me. I suppose I’ve taken it to the extreme now.”