Samantha Clayton is an Olympic athlete, personal trainer, fitness model, track coach, TV spokesperson, wife and mother. She’s the fresh face of fitness leading “BeFit in 90” a free, new online workout series from Lionsgate. This 90 day fitness challenge provides daily 35 minute workouts that include strength, cardio, flexibility, yoga and high intensity drills.
Samantha’s life achievements and experiences stem from competing in the 2000 Sydney Olympics as a sprinter, to training other athletes and celebrities, and finally getting her own body back to peak condition after having triplets (and gaining 72 pounds in the process!). In addition to BeFit in 90, Samantha is the lead instructor in the upcoming Herbalife DVD series. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Coach through American Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA) and ACE. She is also certified to teach spinning and Pilates. While living in AZ, she owned a women-only gym.
Samantha Davis was born September 20th, 1979 in Liverpool, England. Having competed for Birchfield Harriers in Birmingham for 6 years, her breakout year came in 2000 when she represented England in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in both the 200m race and the 4×100 meter relay. Prior to the Olympics, she won two medals in the Olympics AAA trials – a silver medal for the 200m and a bronze for the 100m – as well as a silver medal in the 4x100m relay during the European Junior Championships. Her personal records include an 11.40 in the 100m and 23.02 in the 200m.
Samantha’s sporting experience and bubbly personality create a motivational platform for many to kick start their own road to fitness. Currently she is on staff at Pepperdine University as the head women’s sprint coach.
Samantha lives in Malibu, Ca with her husband of ten years, professional baseball player, Royce Clayton, and their four children; Royce Jr. (8), and six-year-old triplets, Niya, Elijah and Imani. Both Samantha and Royce take an active role in their community and volunteer for many charitable organizations including their own, the Royce Clayton Family Foundation.