About Samantha

My name is Samantha Forbes and I am 31 years old. As I child, I was always into sports and all through school I ran track, however, this stopped once I went to college and university.

In 2010, I had my daughter and picked up fitness once again. The birth of my daughter was very traumatic, as my C-section surgery went terribly wrong. After the surgery, I caught an infection, which infected my whole body. I was just a week away from dying when doctors performed emergency surgery. The lifesaving surgery I had lasted for 5 hours and doctors didn’t think that I was going to make it.

I stayed in hospital for over two months and when I was finally out of hosppital and on the road to recovery, I suffered from depression, low self-esteem and I had zero confidence.

During my pregnancy and whilst I was in hospital, I gained a lot of weight, but instead of beating myself up about it, I made the decision to do something about it and joined the gym.

In the first few months of going to gym, I noticed that I lost a lot of weight, but that is not all I wanted to do. I love the toned look and decided to also do weight training.

I fell in love with weight training and in 2013 I decided to enter into a fitness competition. Out of 20 girls, I came in 4th place, which was a real achievement for me. I felt empowered, strong, confident and felt that nothing could get in my way.

Since 2013, I have been competing in the UKBFF/IFBB Federation and have not looked back.

My greatest achievements came in 2017, when I came in 1st place at the UKBFF ZKK Qualifier , which meant that I qualified to compete internationally. I competed in the Arnold Classic Europe in 2017 and came 3rd in my category out of the whole of Europe. I also become British Bodyfitness Overall Champion in October 2017, where I was awared my IFBB PRO CARD!




My passion for health, fitness, and fashion has driven me to create my own fitness line for women.

I decided to make my own fitness clothing line because I wanted to create something that could inspire, motivate and empower women. Women are often unrepresented in fitness and I wanted to create something for women that was fashionable, but incorporated sportswear elements.

I teamed up with the well known Nicole De Carle, a well known British lingerie designer so I could bring my designs to life. 

This is how I Am Her Athletics was born.




Sizing Chart
UK 4 6-8 10-12 14-16
EUROPE 32 34-36 38-40 42-44
USA/CANADA 0 2-4 6-8 10-12




82.6 CM 84.6-88.6 CM 89-94CM

99-104 CM