A huge thank you goes out to my family that has been an amazing support system for me. Thanks for believing in my dreams and always helping me reach for the stars!
Thank you to the following companies and businesses that have provided me with products or services to help support me with training along my journey.
Shaklee Pure Performance Team
The products that Shaklee offers are:
Safe – The products undergo a screening process that surpasses even the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia.
Proven – The products are backed by 71 patents and patents-pending, and over 120 published scientific papers and presentations.
Guarantee – Shaklee stands behind their products with a 100% money-back guarantee—no questions asked.
The products are safe for you and safe for our planet
To order Shaklee products and directly help support me along my road to Tokyo go to my page: pws.shaklee.com/samanthakusa
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)
I joined the US Army in 2017 and was placed into the World Class Athlete Program at Ft. Carson, Colorado upon completing Basic Training and my job training. I represent the US Army by competing in modern pentathlon as well as taking part in TSET, Total Soldier Enhancement Training, and TARE missions. These are utilized for recruiting and teaching other Soldiers about exercise, resiliency, healthy habits, and other areas that can be translated back into their Army duties and physical fitness training. They Army has been a huge support and help throughout my pentathlon career. It has allowed me such a great opportunity to grow and develop not just as an athlete, but also as a Soldier for the US Army and represent my country. Soldiers First!
Gym Gypsy Journals
Journaling has always been important as an Olympic level athlete for tracking my workouts, nutrition, goals, etc. The Gym Gypsy journals that I use are great for tracking daily workouts and reflecting. They are also extremely helpful for planning which important as a full time athlete training for five sports. The journals are not bulky as they are seasonal and include the daily pages and calendars for three to four months.
For a 20% discount use the code: GGSAMUSA. To check out and purchase their seasonal journals visit the Gym Gypsy website.
Halo Sport is designed to make your training or practice more efficient by improving your brain’s natural plasticity. The headphones that are pictured below are to be worn for 20 minutes prior and during warm up before training sessions. The primers on the headphones apply a mild electric field to the motor cortex, Halo’s Neuropriming technology induces a state of “hyperplasticity.” When someone trains in a hyperplastic state, the brain’s normal fine-tuning process occurs more rapidly meaning better results from each practice rep. I have been using Halo Sport for almost a year now and have seen improvements in my ability to focus and really work on my muscle memory leading to gains in all aspects of my sport.
If you are interested in trying out Halo Sport contact me or you can use my special code to get 10% your order of Halo Sport! Discount code – sammyachterberg10
Unlock Your Potential and visit the Halo Neuroscience website.
I am an athlete representative for the swimwear company blue seventy. I am proud to wear their suits and have had great results with their race suits. Their practice suits, caps, and goggles are great for training and very comfortable. They also make great triathlon gear and have well developed products to help any kind of swimmer get to the next level!
For a 25% discount use the code: bluecrewSA. This also helps kick back 10% back to me and helping to support my to travel and training expenses. Visit the blueseventy website
THE WORLD IS SWIMMING FASTER IN BLUESEVENTY.
East Winds Acupuncture
Throughout my training and recovery I have started to use acupuncture as an alternative form of treatment and to help my body repair, recover, and stay balanced. It has helped with coming back from my hip surgery, getting through tough weeks of training, and with minor injuries that frequently happen. A huge thanks goes out to Dr. Diane Cridennda for providing me with treatments to help aid in my dreams and keep me healthy. Visit East Winds Acupuncture website
REST & Float Solutions
I am happy to be an ambassador for REST and Float Solutions. The practice of flotation (also called flotation therapy) is quickly gaining popularity as a primary means of rest, relaxation, and recovery. Additionally, it is being used as an alternative to medicated solutions for chronic pain and generating notable results. The weightlessness achieved by effortlessly floating in a dense salt water solution makes it possible for the muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems to rest in a zero gravity environment, a unique sensation that only astronauts and free divers will regularly experience. Floating has been a great way for me to visualize my events, meditate/relax, and help with recovery from training. It is an out of body experience and has been beneficial with not only my athletics, but with life as well. If you are interested in trying floating please contact me! Visit the REST website.
Athlete On Fire
Scott Jones and Lauren Jones have been a huge part in aiding in my athletic career. They have been my personal trainers early on in my training as well as life coaches who have guided me along the way with ways to train smart, eat right, and always including some fun new ways to train and exercise. Visit the Athlete On Fire website
Cheyenne Fencing and Modern Pentathlon Center
This was where I first learned about Modern Pentathlon and met Elaine Cheris, a Olympian in fencing, as well as Janusz Peciak, an Olympic gold medalist in Modern Pentathlon. The club is located in Denver, Colorado and has been a huge part of my success as a pentathlete. Elaine and Janusz have supported me through the years of training and competing and are still active as my coaches. Visit the website for Cheyenne Fencing and Modern Pentathlon Center.