Instruction Reviews

. Hawaiian Sands Fitness . Samantha Reed Omick

Hawaiian Sands Fitness is the name of the instruction side of the Pilates Equipment Shop. Here are some reviews of our lead instructor Samantha Reed Omick.

Aloha.  I’ve been teaching Pilates since 1999. I have a background in biomechanics, played competitive basketball at U of T, became a snowboarder and now am learning to surf.  I found Pilates later in life, but once I did, I thoroughly understood its value to restore and strengthen the body. Do Pilates your body will thank you!” Samantha

Rating: 5 out of 5.


“Samantha is a dedicated teacher. She is always looking for ways to better her classes and find
ways to help her students become stronger and more balanced. I’ve been taking Pilates from
her for about three years and my progress has been constant and pain free. If I slack off and miss my Pilates classes, I can definitely feel the difference.” Helen Nakano 10/1/22

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Samantha is amazing! Low-key, encouraging and knowledgeable. After our private session something released my my hip/groin area and i feel 1000% better!!! I’m convinced that your guidance triggered it all!!! I was practicing breathing and “neutral” posture while on my walk…  something happened, my hip feels like it is now in it’s correct place and i can absolutely do more and have strength without the pain!!! It allowed me to use muscles I couldn’t use before and stretch in a way i couldn’t before!!!!! Absolutely life-changing at the moment!!!!! Thank you” Gaylen A

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sam is outstanding. She is extremely approachable and non-threatening. She knows what she’s teaching and is always positive. I have upper body weakness and Pilates has helped me do push-ups and improve my strength training. We all lose muscle as we age so continue to do Pilates…you’ll notice the difference! Gail Y.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Sam is an excellent instructor, who is very knowledgeable, positive and supportive. I have been taking Pilates from Samantha on the reformer since 2017 of which over 2 years has been via online Zoom classes. I have seen improvement in flexibility, core strength, and muscle tone. Her classes provide you with a total body workout!! Nancy H

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I have been taking Pilates from Samantha for over 2 years and am convinced that her method of instruction has helped me overcome several sports injuries from years past. Her positive style and encouraging professional demeanor is a true asset in my loyal attendance to her classes. She’s the best! Linda L

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Samantha mat Pilates class not only improves flexibility, muscle tone and strength but is fun! Sam is knowledgeable, engaging and energetic as she moves through her class. I have been taking her classes for over two years and love the Pilates skill set she shares with detailed attention and lots of benefits! Susan E.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I attend Pilates Classes 2 times weekly with Samantha. Sam is an excellent teacher and usually manages a range of student competency levels in one class with great cuing and assisting those who need help with their postures. She is my favorite instructor to take Pilates Classes with.Claire R

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hawaiian Sands Fitness has been my saving grace, especially during this quarantine time of a pandemic. I felt my body turning into a distorted mush and desperately needed a Pilates program or class to whip me back into shape and alignment both gently and efficiently. I’ve been studying under their Pilates instructor Sam for several years now. She is, hands down, the most knowledgeable, professional, experienced, and effective Pilates instructor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. As a retired professional dancer, I need Pilates to keep my spine in alignment after so many injuries. By continuing my Pilates practice with Hawaiian Sands Fitness, I will surely keep my core SOLID and my mind SHARP.” Kaleo S

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Samantha is a great instructor- she adjusts and modifies for each person’s abilities and prior knowledge.”  Class Pass Pilates Equipment – Basics with Samantha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

” Samantha was awesome!. She provided hands on assistance and clear communication to guide me through my first Pilates class. Highly recommend! She adjusts and modifies for each person’s abilities and prior knowledge. Classpass

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I feel great with these stellar instructors. If you want to improve your health and work on your strength try it out. You are sure to see results if you stay with it. Nina

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Samantha is a gifted instructor with just the right mix of patience, careful instruction, pace and fun. There’s always time for new students or ones who are just getting used to the equipment, while more experienced folks never feel neglected. Samantha offers not only a complete and balanced workout, but also the inspiration to start at your own level, and keep getting stronger and better. Their service is brilliant! ” Judy

“Samantha was amazing!” Pilates Equipment with Samantha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Amazing first time using the reformer! Sam was super helpful and gave a lot of special attention to everybody.”

“Challenging workout and she was really great with cues and corrections. Thank you!”
7 months ago Pilates Equipment – Basics with Samantha

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“Samantha’s classes are always challenging”. 10 months ago Pilates Equipment with Samantha

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Samantha was awesome! She provided hands on assistance and clear communication to guide me through my first Pilates class. Highly recommend!”
11 months ago Pilates Equipment – Basics with Samantha

“Samantha plans very challenging workouts!”
last year Pilates Equipment with Samantha

“Samantha is great! Love the variety.” 2 years ago Pilates Equipment with Samantha

“Great core and strength exercises! Love this class!”
2 years ago Pilates Equipment with Samantha

“Great class. Great personalized attention!”
2 years ago Pilates Equipment – Basics with Samantha

“Samantha is an experienced instructor with a great understanding of Pilates and her class skill level. Excellent workout. I’m definitely taking her class again!”
3 years ago Pilates Equipment with Samantha