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Become a Lifelong Athlete

Join the Samsara Athlete Team

| Build Strength | Regain Your Athleticism | Outlast The Terrain |

Born in Jackson, WY

Discover the Most Athletic Version of Yourself in 12 Weeks

Discover the Most Athletic Version of Yourself in 12 Weeks

Elevate your performance and rebuild your body using the fascia-driven method. Join an online Athlete Community designed to help you discover the strongest, more athletic version of yourself

Your Struggle is Real

Modern life is degrading our bodies. Constant injuries and depleted energy are not a sign of aging. They are a sign that we aren’t giving our bodies the environment to regenerate. 

✅ Build Strength in the Patterns of Human Movement 

✅ Restore your Body with Fascia-Driven Mobility

✅ Build All-day Endurance the Efficient Way

✅ Build Genuine Athlete Community

You are born athletic, we help you reclaim it.

Your Struggle is Real

Modern life is degrading our bodies. Constant injuries and depleted energy are not a sign of aging. They are a sign that we aren’t giving our bodies the environment to regenerate. 

✅ Build Strength in the Patterns of Human Movement 

✅ Restore your Body with Fascia-Driven Mobility

✅ Build All-day Endurance the Efficient Way

✅ Build Genuine Athlete Community

You are born athletic, we help you reclaim it.

Photo: Ken Etzel

Testimonials

Testimonials

Why Samsara?

Why Samsara?

Habits

The Habits-Driven Approach is the heart of the Samsara Mindset. Replace decision-fatigue with decision-automation. Habits become the train tracks that lead to the most athletic version of yourself.

HOW: The Habits Workshop: Leverage the neuro-science of habit formation to become a lifelong athlete. Support and accountability are always included. 

Strength

Strength is the engine of our movement. Our revolutionary approach has been recognized by Outside Magazine as one of the great innovations of modern training. Using minimal equipment, in as little as 15 min, you will build groundbreaking strength in the patterns of athletic movement.

HOW: We custom-build your training plan to address your injuries and performance needs, using our 3 part framework: Pattern + Load + Accelerate.

Mobility

Mobility is the foundation of athleticism. Forget the random exercises, and useless stretching routines.  Athlete IQ is a mobility training method based on 2 decades of study into the science of human athleticism. Expect mobility training that elevates your agility, coordination and elasticity.

HOW: We integrate 15-20 min Athlete IQ circuits to improve the way you move. We help you build morning movement routines that require no equipment.

Endurance

Endurance is the greatest limiting factor for any mountain athlete. We follow the time-tested Maximum Aerobic Function Method, and optimize your aerobic volume to deliver longevity and performance results in the least amount of training time possible.

HOW: We implement our 4 pillars of effective endurance training: Go long, go slow, avoid rests, and train fasted when possible.

Community

Community is why we started the Athlete Team. It is what sets us apart. Building connection through the journey of becoming a lifelong athlete is in the DNA of the Samsara Experience. Join an authentic and transparent community of athletes who share the high and lows.

HOW: Weekly calls, our own private community network and live, in-person events are how we create the community that makes the Athlete Team an experience without parallel.

Holistic Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition is about more than performance. It is also about culture and the enjoyment of food. We help athletes build lifelong nutritional habits that support their everyday life and their wildest missions.

HOW: Shannon O’Grady is a PhD of Nutrition Physiology, who hosts workshops and Q&A sessions to help athletes dial in their fueling and lifestyle eating choices.

Rehab

Rehab is interwoven with training at Samsara. All of our training interventions restore and realign the body. Our 10+ yr study of the fascia/tendon system has enabled us to heal 100’s of common joint and tendon injuries. Our in-house DPT & McKenzie Specialist handles all types of back pain.

HOW: Our weekly calls are the ideal environment for addressing common injuries with coaches. DeepDives & Q&A Sessions with DPT Andrew Merget provide easy access to a spine specialist.

Hear From Our Athletes

Hear From Our Athletes

How the Athlete Team Works

STEP 1: Establish a Baseline

Our Movement Screening, Strength Assessment & the Aerobic Test are the start line of your training journey. We will build a roadmap based on your current fitness, your goals, and the training resources you have access to.

  • Eliminate the frustration of generic plans
  • Target opportunities for rapid growth
  • Measure your progress
STEP 2: Begin Your Training Journey

Your plan is designed to be the puzzle piece that fits your life, respects your time, and accounts for what you have available.

  • Your training is sustainable
  • Your training doesn’t interfere with your life
  • Progress in 2-4 weeks, transformation in 12 weeks
STEP 3: Get Support & Accountability

Weekly Coaching calls, Live workouts, and Habits Cohort are live on Zoom all week. Pop in from wherever you are; driving kids to soccer or mid training session. Post your questions or your moves on the Team Chat for feedback, and connect with partners in your area.

  • Get the support and accountability you need
  • Celebrate your wins
  • Get help and pivot when life derails your training
STEP 4: Level Up Your Education

DeepDives into strength, endurance, mindset and nutrition with the coaches. Live Q&A with pHD nutritionist Shannon O’Grady. Access the entire Basecamp Library of rehab content.

  • Understand your body, to optimize your training
  • Get answers to whatever is holding you back
  • Gain autonomy around your body
STEP 5: Flex with Life

And we will pivot with you. Want to sign up for a skimo race? Book a surf trip to Mexico? Got a 5.13 project? We are here to support all of it. Need adjustments to your training? Help with rehabbing injuries, or tweaks to your nutrition? We got you.

 

  • Say yes to life’s opportunities
  • Fix what’s ailing you
  • Always ready to perform

Photo: Fred Marmsater

We Guarantee Our Results

We are ALL IN on your results, and if you are too – you will discover the most athletic version of yourself in your first season at Samsara, guaranteed. 

Here is how we can make such a bold claim: we have never seen anyone put in the work, and fail. 

The results are not magic. Samsara works where others fail because our method is rooted in the evolutionary study of human performance. When you align your training with the design of your body, the results are inevitable. 

At the end of 12 weeks, if you have put in the work, and you have not made massive strides towards the most athletic version of yourself (by your own admission) we will work with you FOR FREE for another season in order to get you there.

NOTE: You must put in the work, if you want to see the results. That means that you must maintain an average of 32 leaderboard points/week to qualify for this guarantee. Bottom Line – if you put in the work, we will take responsibility for your results. We insist on your progress.

*32 points is the team average

— Join the Community —

Sign-Up for the Team

Our three pricing tiers are defined by level of coaching support, not athletic performance. You decide what you need, and together we’ll create a plan to meet your goals. We train in four 12-week cycles per year, and each season is a three-month commitment.

MANDALA

$350/month

MOMENTUM

$520/month

MATRIX

$990/month

MANDALA

$350/month

MOMENTUM

$520/month

MATRIX

$990/month

Each season is limited to 50 athletes (returning athletes get priority), so sign-up today to reserve your spot!

Have Questions?

Meet Your Coaches

“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

Zahan Billimoria

Founder & Head Coach

Sasha Dingle

Athlete & Coach

Shannon O'Grady

Nutrition Consult, Ph.D.

Iain Kuo

Athlete & Coach

The Athlete Team experience delivered in a purpose built platform. Coaching, Community & Content inside the Mighty Networks Community Platform. Access your coaches & community right from the app.

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Athlete Team Partners & Perks

Benefits:

-Free Gnarly Nutrition sample pack
-20% off Gnarly Nutrition subscription

Benefits:

-40% off Julbo Sunglasses

Benefits:

-20% off Modern Alpinism Course
-20% off Non-Textbook Anchors Course

Benefits:

-Free race entry into any Cirque Series event

Benefits:

-Discounted spot for annual Athlete Summit

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Benefits:

-30% off all socks

Athlete Team Calendar

Winter Season: January 15 to April 7
> Registration Deadline: January 5

Spring Season: April 15 to July 7
> Registration Deadline: April 5

Summer Season: July 15 to October 6
> Registration Deadline: July 5

Fall Season: October 14 to January 5
> Registration Deadline: October 4

Athlete Team FAQs

Answers to our most common questions.

Every human is an athlete. Our ancestors developed athletic traits to run, throw, jump and climb, and you are their descendant. Our bodies are all purpose built for athleticism. When we talk about athletes, we mean all human beings. Not everyone gets to cultivate their athleticism, and that’s why you come to the Athlete Team, to grow and foster your raw athletic ability.

Many of our athletes are moms and dads, busy professionals and athletes of all ages (currently from 18 – 70 years old). Some are professional athletes, but we make no distinction, we are all athletes.

Samsara is a revolutionary training method (we won the prestigious Outsider of the Year award for our fascia-driven innovation). You’re not here just to get fit, to get strong, or to heal your imbalances and dysfunctions – you are here for all of it. A total transformation of how your body moves, feels and performs. From rehab, to nutrition, to habit-formation, athlete mindset and genuine athlete community – this is what makes us different.

There comes a time when your daily choices, and who you want to be as an athlete – are leading in 2 different directions.

The nagging injuries, the plateaued performance, the lack of confidence in your body – when you’re in a place where you are ready to truly invest in yourself, you know it is time. We will create a roadmap to rebuild your body from the inside out and cultivate the athlete within you.

We favor a high frequency, low volume approach to strength & mobility training, this means you will train frequently but for short durations (if you are limited on time). Our coaches will work with you to program a training schedule around your work, family, and life responsibilities, along with your personal preferences.

To get the most out of the experience, plan on attending 1 coaching call a week.

This is a training program without comparison. There is nothing else that comes close to comprehensive care that you get as a member of the Athlete Team. Athletes who train with us can save 1000’s of dollars on PT, rehab, gym memberships, studio, massage fees and hospital bills. 

Everything you need to succeed as an athlete is here.

All of our live coaching and training sessions are done online via Zoom video conferencing. We have built a private community network on Mighty Networks. You can meet and train with athletes from all over the world and have access to top coaches without ever leaving your house (or van).

Coaching tiers determine the level of engagement with the coaches. All tiers have direct coach access, but Momentum and Matrix give you 1:1 access to your coach.

Mandala is group coaching between all Mandala athletes and all coaches, who alternate calls each week, with the most flexible schedule. Join a coaching call weekly or come sporadically if your schedule is unpredictable. This level is best for those who like flexibility, variety, and being surrounded by a larger group of driven athletes!

Momentum is a small team, with a dedicated coach. Before the season starts, we match athletes based on their goals, passions, and personalities. You’re also welcome to come to us with your own group, if you already have a crew you’re psyched to train with!

This tier is best for those who prefer smaller, more intimate group settings and consistency, or need a little more support and accountability. Momentum athletes tend to be at a stage in their lives when kids, mortgages and families are taking center stage, and in order to get the fastest and more targeted coach access – you choose Momentum.

Matrix is private one-on-one coaching. This is the fastest progress, most individualized coaching experience available. Everything on your schedule, and optimized for the most direct road to peak performance.

 

You’ll hear from our Athlete Team manager within two business days about whether the information you provided appears to be a good fit for joining the Athlete Team. We prioritize current athletes who want to continue each season, so you’ll receive confirmation about your acceptance the Monday after the last registration day. Mandala team spots tend to be more available, but Momentum and Matrix team spots are very limited each season. If you’re open to different coaching tiers, you’ll have more options to join the team.

 

You’ll hear from our Athlete Team manager within two business days about whether the information you provided appears to be a good fit for joining the Athlete Team. We prioritize current athletes who want to continue each season, so you’ll receive confirmation about your acceptance the Monday after the last registration day. Mandala team spots tend to be more available, but Momentum and Matrix team spots are very limited each season. If you’re open to different coaching tiers, you’ll have more options to join the team.

Register today to get your name on the waitlist for the next training cycle (we accept sign-ups on a rolling basis)!

Even better, join Basecamp, our digital training platform, to get a head start on the onboarding process—and begin training. As a Basecamp member you will get the highest priority in the selection process for the Athlete Team because you are already integrated into our method.

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Zahan Billimoria

Founder and 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

Sasha Dingle

Coach & Meditation Consultant

Sasha is a professional skier turned meditation teacher who loves the mental game. She has spent her lifetime training her mind and body. Sasha competed at the highest level of skiing and mountain biking, winning the Freeskiing World Tour and competing on the Freeride World Tour and Enduro World Series.

Initially finding her way to Samsara as a self-coached athlete, the philosophy that “every human is an athlete” resonated. Now a Samsara coach, Sasha understands firsthand how our bodies and minds are incredibly capable, trainable across the lifespan, and how we can rehab injuries to even greater performance.

Additionally a meditation consultant at Samsara, Sasha is the founder and director of Mountain Mind Project. Her meditation practice grew out of her time as a competitive athlete. Sasha saw – in herself and those she loved – how accidents, trauma and life’s load can compound over an outdoor career. During years of illness and chronic pain, Sasha deepened her meditation practice, logging hours on retreat and becoming a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher by the UCSD School of Medicine MBPTI. Sasha’s style of meditation is to engage fully within the inherent risk of life, refined from her time spent in the inherent risk environment of mountains.

The daughter and granddaughter of Vietnam war refugees, Sasha keeps one foot planted in the Mountain West of the U.S. and the other in the Mekong of Vietnam.

Follow Sasha @sashadingle 

Shannon O'Grady

Ph.D., Nutrition Consultant

Shannon O’Grady is a food-loving nutrition nerd with two ‘spirited’ children, an ever-supporting husband and quite a few animals.  Currently the CPO/COO for Gnarly Nutrition, her job combines her interests in nutrition, sports and education.

Her love for moving her body started with running and evolved into all things endurance, especially if mountains were involved. She discovered jiu jitsu at 38 and became obsessed with how the martial art combined flexibility, strength, whole body movement and strategy. Six and a half years later, she’s a brown belt and still enamored with the sport, which has proven to be simultaneously humbling and empowering.

Jiu Jitsu has now become a family affair with her husband and both of her kids now training, but they also climb, hike and ski together…the ‘together’ part being what’s most important. She has her doctorate in Biology from the University of Utah and came on as a Nutrition Consultant for Samsara in 2022.

Iain Kuo

Athlete and Coach

Iain Kuo (pronounced “ian”) is a coach, personal trainer, and mountain athlete based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After exploring a number of other life paths and careers over the years, Iain finally allowed his never-ending passion for the mountains to guide him into a role where he makes a living by helping others maximize their athletic potential, return to sport after injury, and live out their dreams in the great outdoors.

Iain works as a coach with Samsara and as a rehab specialist with a sports chiropractic office in Jackson, where he lives with his partner Kira (who skis faster than Iain) and their cat Teddy the Tiger (who is totally the boss of Iain). Outside of helping clients get pain-free and improve their performance, Iain can be found backcountry skiing, ice climbing, rock climbing, hiking, mountaineering, camping, and exploring the vast wilderness of the Tetons.

Since leaving a desk in New York City and embracing his passion for the mountains, Iain has skied from above 6,000 meters on three continents, and has been lucky to climb, ski, and photograph expeditions in the Tetons, the Cascades, Alaska, Patagonia, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, the Himalaya of Nepal, and the Wind River Range of Wyoming. He loves traveling, exploring new cultures, and sharing those experiences with people and athletes from all walks of life.

Iain has completed Samsara’s Foundations of Athleticism course for coaches, and is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Functional Strength Coach. Iain graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.

Andrew Richardson

Athlete and Coach

Andrew came to Samsara as a member of the athlete team in 2021. A relative latecomer to organized training, he understands viscerally the incredible changes generated by a full-spectrum training habit. As a busy dad, he also knows how hard it can be to fit training into life.

His goal as a coach is to give people the tools they need to hone their athleticism through movement, habit-building and play. Andrew lives in Seattle with his partner and their two fantastic kids. He spends the snowy months as a ski guide and avalanche educator. 

Andrew’s athletic journey is a testament to the human body’s incredible adaptability. When he started backcountry skiing in his mid 20s, he was kicking a pack-a-day smoking habit. By his mid 30s, he was still an overweight, sedentary weekend warrior. At 40, unable to resist the snowy mountains, Andrew abandoned a city job to pursue a career in the wild. Now well into his 40s, he is stronger, fitter, and more athletic than he’s ever been.

Andrew came to Samsara for the coaching and stayed for the community. He believes traditional training is often a lonely pursuit and what makes Samsara so different is that the athlete team is a tightly knit, diverse crew with whom it is his privilege to share the joys and challenges of training and life.