Sam Rider is an experienced freelance journalist, specialising in health, fitness and wellness. As well as writing features, Sam is also Coach’s designated reviewer of massage guns and fitness mirrors developing expertise in those product categories.
For over a decade he's reported on Olympic Games, CrossFit Games and World Cups, and quizzed luminaries of elite sport, nutrition and strength and conditioning.
Through it all, Sam has come to understand how fitness and wellness can be a force for positive change. From the individual, in transforming one’s physical and mental health, confidence and self-worth, to the collective, in championing sustainability, diversity and equality.
Sam is also a REPS level 3 qualified personal trainer, online coach and founder of Your Daily Fix.
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