Hi!  My name is Simone Samuels and welcome to my little corner of the web!


Writing these “About Me” pages have always proved challenging because it’s hard to put me in a box (and I tend to think outside of the box, hence my logo, :)).  Besides being a graduate of York University, Glendon Campus (B.A. (Hons.)) and McGill University (LL.B., B.C.L):

  • I’m a writer.
  • I’m a food blogger.
  • I’m a fitness professional.
  • I’m a vlogger.
  • I’m a consultant

I’m a writer.

Writing is my earliest hobby and one of my fortes.  Most of my writing nowadays can be found on my personal blog, but I try to do more freelance writing when I’m… “free”.  You are welcome to check out the writing tab to see the latest things I have written and published.

I’m a food blogger.

I love everything about food!  I love shopping for food.  I love cooking food.  I love eating food.  I love working off food… I just love food!  And I love food so much that I started a food blog a few years ago.  I used to be a vegan (yes, one of those people), but ever since I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis I’ve had to change the way I eat and view food.  Join me on my food journey and kitchen adventures as I try to figure out what to eat!

I’m a fitness professional.

I am a licensed Zumba and Aqua Zumba instructor, I am a certified group fitness and aqua fitness instructor and personal trainer.  I teach at a few fitness centres in Toronto and online.

I’m a vlogger.

My YouTube channel is an outlet to share everything that I’m passionate about:


Join me in the kitchen as I cook up my favourite healthy meals.

Sipping with Simone

An in-depth, personal and authentic vlogging series and conversation where we sip tea, “spill tea,” and talk about the things no one is talking about.


I post vids of some of my Zumba/Aqua Zumba choreo, as well as workouts.

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I’m a consultant.

I am regularly invited to speak about race and racism, inclusion and diversity, as well as financial aid. I am a multiple-scholarship winner and a law school graduate, and I would love to help you reach your educational goals.

I won about $90 000 in scholarships.  You can read more about that here.

I am also often invited to provide commentary to the media based on my fitness expertise.

Basically, I’m a creative person.  I like to think of innovative, out-of-box ways to do things and live better.  That pretty much sums me up. 🙂  Feel free to poke around my website and reach out to me if you would like to work together.