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David and Samantha were no strangers to each other. They had met several times at family gatherings, since the couples close cousins had been dating and eventually got married. While they had shared varies “hellos” and “goodbyes” and always found each other attracted they never seemed to be in the same place long enough to really get to know each other. David had been traveling state to state for Medical School and Residency and Samantha was beginning her college career in Education for Physical Education and Health. Four years later timing was on finally on their side, after a family christening they got together and found they shared a passion for the one thing they could not do without…the Gym! These two grow up around sports and were athletes throughout their lives. They took their passions pushing the parameters of physical activity to their careers. David is a Medical Doctor specializing in Sports and Spine Medicine at The Mount Sinai Spine Institute of New York and Samantha is a Physical Education and Health Teacher in Garfield, NJ. They both preach on a daily basis the qualities of a healthy and fit lifestyle. Samantha always dreamed that she would marry someone that shares the same passion she has for fitness and that dream finally came true! This native NJ couple was engaged on April 13, 2016 while vacating in Washington D.C. in the sculptural gardens of the Washington Museum of art. “While most NJ couples would choose the NYC skyline, Hoboken waterfront or Jersey shore beaches as the backdrop for an engagement photo-shoot, we felt our natural habitat was the only fit scenery. We chose a bride and groom theme and used our favorite place Mission Fitness in West Livingston. This is where we can be found strengthening our quads and strengthening our relationship.” The couple’s big day is set for August 18, 2017 at The Grove, in Cedar Grove, NJ. Even through their work schedules and hectic wedding plans, Samantha and David stay committed to their fitness routines. Getting in shape for their wedding day is not a goal for this New Jersey couple, it’s a lifestyle. [ Photo credit: Just Ally Photography, Florham Park, NJ ]