Our Story


Meet Samantha Dawson and Erin Saba

When Erin and Sam met, they set out on a mission to change the way the fitness industry was in regards to women. They were ready to help women discover a new approach that had a stronger focus on mental health, confidence and happiness.

At Ohana, we are a women’s fitness studio located in Shelby Township, Michigan. Our mission is to help enhance your quality of life through fitness, nutrition and mindset development. Our focus is to build women from the inside out and empower her to be the best version of herself. Ohana is a place to escape the daily stressors in life and make yourself and your health a priority. We provide a safe space both online and in-studio that offers support and coaching through all stages of life.

We are so much more than just a fitness studio. One of the biggest things we pride ourselves on is our community we have built. We believe one of the most important things to focus on is surrounding yourself with positive people in an encouraging environment. Our community is truly unlike any other. They not only support each other through the ups and downs in life, they are also so welcoming to each new client who walk in the door. We offer events every single month, outside of just fitness related classes, that help bring the community closer together. We also run quarterly challenges that help our clients get to know each other on a deeper level while being supported on similar journeys. Change is hard but you don’t have to do it alone.

Who would have thought in naming the business “Ohana” it would stand up to it’s name. Ohana means family – we had a vision of that and used that as a driving force as we continued to grow the business. This has had a ripple effect on our clients and we are proud to say that our studio is a home away from home for so many.