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We are descendants of the world’s most athletic species. We inherit our strengths from our ancestors who ran, hunted, and climbed to survive life on this planet. From competition climbing to big wave surfing, modern sport relies on our inherited traits to be explosive, agile and coordinated. The Samsara Method is designed to help you reclaim your innate athletic potential – and transform your performance at every level. Train at home or wherever life brings you.
Training Strategies for
Moments that Matter
In an age of ultra specialization, we see athletes who can run 2.5 hour marathons but can’t pull up their body weight and athletes who can climb 5.14 but live with chronic back pain. Sport specificity is crushing our performance.
Training shouldn’t mimic sport – it should mimic the evolutionary blueprint of human athleticism, respecting the biomechanics that underpin performance in every sport. It should reflect our capacity to be both explosive and long-lasting.
The Full Spectrum training approach reflects a comprehensive study of human athleticism, enabling you to develop:
Strength is the engine of our movements. Our scientifically rigorous training method will transform your ability to produce force. The result? Game-changing confidence in your body.
Endurance is the currency of adventure. Our aerobic training method is rooted in the study of human biology and evolution. The result? Our athletes go farther and get there faster, with less energy.
Athlete IQ is the movement intelligence exemplified by elite performers. Our IQ training reflects the 6 million year athletic journey of the human species. The result? Elasticity, fluidity, and coordination for your every move.
“Performance training is the ultimate adventure, which is why we don’t just coach you—we train with you. We are athletes ourselves. Through tailwinds and headwinds, athletic gains and life setbacks, we are on this journey with you.”
– Zahan Billimoria, Founder & Head Coach
Z is a lifelong athlete and student of the human body. His passion for training stems from his connection to the mountains—and desire to go bigger and higher.
When he began training for mountain endurance events in 2005, he hired his own coach. After three dedicated years of work, Z qualified for the U.S. Ski Mountaineering Team, and represented the U.S. at the World Championships in Switzerland.
Z’s experience of training for the World Championships highlighted just how adaptable the body was, how much control humans have over their physiology, and how an understanding of human biology can give an athlete the tools to transform their performance. If the aerobic engine was so responsive to training, what other systems could be trained, and how?
In the 19 years that have followed, Z has pursued the study of human physiology through the lens of modern science, ancient martial arts, and human evolution. It is his constant pursuit of a deeper understanding of the human system that fuels the Samsara Method.
Follow coach Z @zahanbillimoria
As a coach and a physical therapist, she helps keep us in one piece so we can pursue our training and our passions with 100 percent effort.
“I’ve never been a part of anything else like this team at Samsara, including our Athlete Team and community,” she says. “The depth of purpose and curiosity is limitless, the quest for high performance has no ceiling, and the support of one another feels like a vital, seamless fabric that only gets stronger with stretch, stewardship and remodeling.”
Follow coach Esther @esthersmithdpt