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A born and raised upstate New Yorker (real upstate, guys, not Westchester), Samantha Lefave moved to New York City immediately after graduation and started working in the health and fitness field. She attended State University of New York at Oswego, where she received a degree in both journalism and creative writing. Now, you can find her work in Fitness, Richmond Bride, fitnessmagazine.com, redbookmag.com, dailyburn.com, and more. When she's not working, you can find her Instagramming her favorite fit and foodie finds, running half-marathons like it's her job or, let's be honest, eating peanut butter straight from the jar.
Articles by Samantha Lefave
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