Our @SPARKLYSOULINC Blogger of the Month for December 2013 is @FITNESSsamantha of @FitnessMagazine and fitnessmagazine.com/fitstop #sparklysoulinc #bloggerofthemonth


Happy December! We sure have a treat for you this month! We are very excited to feature the awesome and sparkly @FITNESSsamantha of @FitnessMagazine and fitnessmagazine.com/fitstop


Samantha Shelton (@FITNESSsamantha)

 Samantha is the Assistant Web Editor at FITNESS Magazine in Manhattan, where she edits the magazine’s blog, The Fit Stop (http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/blogs/fitstop/), manages all of their social media efforts and oversees online editorial production. Samantha has worked her way up into her position – she started at FITNESS as an editorial intern, was hired as an Editorial Assistant after college graduation, and made the move to web in May 2013. She graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and creative writing.


An athlete since her mom started her in soccer and softball at age four, Samantha’s love of fitness has continued to grow over the years. She played soccer through her sophomore year of college, until an athletic injury and medical diagnosis ended her career. Not to be brought down by circumstance, though, Samantha picked up long-distance running and has now run 10 half-marathons, including the Run Rock ‘n’ Roll Strip at Night and Disney Wine and Dine, along with a handful of 5- and 10Ks.


While her main love is running (along with the occasional pickup soccer game), Samantha is game for pretty much anything. She loves checking out different studios around the city – some of her faves include SoulCycle, Uplift Studios and Barry’s Bootcamp. And when she’s not working out, she’s either reading, watching endless amounts of TV (can’t get enough Scandal and Nashville!) or, of course, plugging into all things social media.


 To keep up with Samantha, visit The Fit Stop blog at fitnessmagazine.com/fitstop, or follow her Instagram and Twitter feeds. You’ll find her at @FITNESSsamantha. Be sure to follow all of FITNESS Magazine’s adventures at @FitnessMagazine!


We are big fans of Samantha and Fitness Magazine here at Sparkly Soul – so check them out!  We are so excited to be featuring them this month!


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