September 19, 2010

Be Aware of Haters [Monday Motivation]

I’ve got a killer motivational and video for you today.

It’s actually one of my awesome clients that was ecstatic about her results at 5:30 in the morning.

But first I need to get up on my soap box for a minute and get something off my chest.


Before I start I want to thank the Sheriff department and the RA Sushi management for escorting him out of the establishment.


hater-21It’s awesome to know that so many cool people live in this area. :)

Okay… here’s the deal.

I’m so FREAK’IN tired of the haters!

All they put out is piss and vinegar.

They cry like little babies, put out inflammatory remarks, threats and when it comes down to backing it up don’t do S***.

To the haters I say don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.

What’s even more funny is that the one in particular claims to be a fitness professional.

The point I want to make is:

I wouldn’t go to a dentist if his  teeth is all messed up.

Would you go to a mechanic if his car constantly broke down.

I would also think twice about hiring a personal trainer if he couldn’t get anyone in shape. Or worse if he can’t get himself in shape.

S***, some don’t even have a single success story – but they manage to give themselves EXPERT status.

WTH does that mean anyway!?!


It’s one of three things with these Jokers…

They either have ZERO industry experience and get into personal training for the wrong reasons.

They don’t have solid business systems put in place and they wonder why they have to move to a different location every few years because they can’t seem make it. One of my very good friend and client Mr. Feinman told me once “No matter where one goes they can’t escape from themselves”.

Or they catch the vapors and get VAPORIZED when someone is actually delivering great services and delivering solid results for their clients and they go into HYPER HATER-ISM mode and spew their venom.

hater-1I’m not saying that I’m all that         that’s stupid!!!

Yeah, I know my stuff. And I’m REALLY good at what I do.

I still get up at 3:15am and work out at  4am. Not because I have to BECAUSE I WANT TO AND IT’S A PART OF MY LIFE.

I still work 12-15 hour days not because I have to BECAUSE  I WANT TO. I LOVE WHAT I DO.

In my twenties, I was taking 14-20 units per semester, working 35-40 hours per week as a personal trainer, getting ready and winning numerous bodybuilding titles including Mr. Orange County, Mr. Los Angeles and a dozen more all while passing the National Boards of Chiropractic Examiners the first time around.

Now I own one of the most successful personal training facilities in California.

I am 37 years old now, wise enough to know to fight with my brain not with my fist. After all last time I checked our brain is what put us at the top of the food chain.

I’ve personally helped over five thousand people get in the best shape of their lives and have clients all over the world.

I’ve authored the book “Total Body Transformation Secrets” which is available worldwide. You can get it on Amazon Here, download it here: or come support me on September 25th at my book signing at Barnes and Noble in Chino Hills. I will donate my portion of the profits to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

I’m not saying any of this to toot my own horn or to impress you. Most of you reading this already know this stuff.

I’m telling you this to impress upon you that my industry, like all industries has its good, bad, ugly and THE HATERS!!!

My advice to you… BEWARE OF THE SKINNY CHEF.


And NEVER EVER be a hater.

If you aren’t good at something, either get good at it or get the F#%K out and choose another industry.

Because haters never prosper.

Okay, where were we before the haters interrupted?…  OH yes, here is yet another client totally ecstatic at Fitness Concepts. (A lesson to be learned here)

Do you have Haters? Leave me a comment and let’s share some Hater stories.

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September 19, 2010

Rene C @ 3:12 pm

Hey Sam,

He always hated on you. I know that for a fact because I worked there. I really feel sorry for him. At his age he should know better than that.

Gio @ 3:14 pm


That’s exactly why I left his gym. He was never open to any ideas and wanted to do everything his way. The only problem is that his way wasn’t working and we always had to move from one place to another. I had many meetings with him that we had to cancel because he was already drunk by 9pm.

Yvette @ 3:32 pm

Hey Sam,

I was there to celebrate my birthday with my friends when I saw the whole thing. I told him there is a bunch of women and children here and he said “I will F*** up B***. That’s when my boyfriend Joe stepped in and was ready to jump on him. He has no class. Thank God they kicked his drunk ass out. Was that seriously his wife???

Armando @ 3:36 pm


He looks like he has some anger issues. I saw him there when the cops took were questioning him and he was hyperventilating and foaming at the mouth. If he wanted to so something he would have done it instead of just yelling and talking about it. As far as I am concerned his is all talk.

Mike @ 3:38 pm

Hey Sam,

My dad knew him when he was in the Police Department. He told me about him. Let’s just say glad he is not on the streets with a gun.

Chad @ 3:41 pm

Exactly Mike,

Why would someone quite the Sheriff’s department and become a personal trainer. Something must have happened there.

Nicole @ 3:43 pm


He probably wanted this publicity so he can become well known like you. Did you ever consider that? On a different note he is a total weirdo.

James @ 3:47 pm

Hey bro,

Keep doing what you doing having HATERS is part of being successful. Every successful person has a boat load of HATERS. It’s like job hazard.

Jane @ 3:50 pm

My husband and I trained at their spot. One day we went back and it wasn’t there and he still owes us a bunch of sessions.

Aaron @ 3:52 pm


I think he needs to hear this song. This is the my all time favorite HATER song.

Will @ 3:58 pm

@Sam: Don’t waste your time on him.

@Sam and Aaron: Here is what the scripture says about HATERS.

Chris @ 4:06 pm


All that matters is that you are the best at what you do. You have changed my life and I have lost over 70lb this year. thank you Sam!!!!!

Dr. Saman @ 4:13 pm

@Rene: I know I am 37 and don’t have the energy.
@Gio: It’s all for the best. Now you are doing everything you wanted. Thank for teaching my little girl how to swim.

Dr. Saman @ 4:19 pm

@Yvette: I can’t believe he said that to you. wow…..

@Armando: Yes he is all talk. Loud bark that’s for sure.

@Mike: I remember you told me that a while ago. Tell your dad I said hello.

@Nicole: You might be right. Maybe I will make him into a celebrity.

Dr. Saman @ 4:21 pm

@James: I know, I know

@Jane: I think you are thinking of his ex-partner.

@Aaron and Will: You guys are funny. Old memories and the Gospel.

@Chris: The pleasure was all mine.

September 20, 2010

RhinoJoe @ 7:25 am

My wife and I can totally relate to this. We have a big problem with people who pretend to be something they’re not (posers) or people who talk big and do nothing. We are right there with you: we get up early, workout and open the gym, not because we have to, but because we want to. It is our passion. We have been at this awhile, we possess highly-regarded certifications and we know what we are doing. It’s a slap in the face when the guy comes along, buys a certification online and then pretends to be a fitness expert. Shame on them for de-valuing what we do.

Thanks Sam.

Joe and Loy Palmieri

Dr. Saman @ 7:43 am

@Joe and Loy: I know we have “posers” in every industry. Keep doing what you doing and don’t worry about the “extra fans”.

E E @ 8:52 am

It’s a lit of hard serious studying to be a certified personal trainer especially the one I am working on NASM. I would just focus on the positive and ignore the losers and haters who are trying to bring you down. They will never go anywhere in life. Why waist your time with them. Enjoy life Sam, You’ve made it big time.

Nikki Rances @ 9:00 am

Hahahahahahahahaha……. Damn Sam, wish I had been there to see it!

Dr. Saman @ 9:17 am

@EE: You are so right. Thank you for the compliment and you do the same.
@Nikki: I wish you were there too. It was comedy.

Sako @ 9:20 am

The more successful you get the more haters you’ll have. You must have a lot of haters Sam lol They’re just jealous!

Giovanni Cogua @ 10:29 am

Hi Sam,

Now that you got it off your chest, go back to work and keep doing what you know to do best and that is to help a lot of people to get fitness results. It is my pleasure to teach your girl. You know I love her!

Christian @ 11:46 am

Similar thing happened to me with a local gym. I wrote a blog post about it and a ton of their members had to opt in on my email list just to see what the drama was about. I converted a lot of their members into clients. Great post btw it happens

Dr. Saman @ 11:51 am

@Sako: Thanks I appreciate your friendship and I saw your new toy. Love the big AMG.
@Gio: My little princess loves you to Gio. ROCKS.
@Christian: I guess HATERS are not geographically challenged.

September 21, 2010

Rock79 @ 5:08 am

Man he needs to grow up, I feel sorry for him!! keep doing your thing Sam. Let them hate.