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Love & Fitness: Couple Finds Love at SamFit

Elibeth Immel-Zamora first noticed her now-husband long before she met him. His strong physique and nice eyes caught her attention from across the local SamFit, where they both worked out.

A customer service representative for Samaritan’s call center, Immel-Zamora preferred to visit the gym in the later evenings, after the post-workday rush.

Sean Immel, a warehouse employee for Target, worked nights and preferred to exercise at SamFit at the beginning of his day — consequently the same time as Immel-Zamora.

“She caught my attention pretty immediately,” recalled Immel, “Although it took me a little while to talk to her.”

The two continued their workout routines simultaneously — but not together — for several months before Immel finally asked Immel-Zamora on a date.

“I almost said no,” joked Immel-Zamora as she looked at her husband.

From the first date on, they spent their spare time hiking, enjoying dinners together, and most importantly, working out with each other.

“He proposed to me in December, and our wedding was planned for the next May,” Immel-Zamora explained. “We wanted our engagement photo to be as fun as we are, in the place we met.”

The couple married last May in an intimate outdoor wedding with their close family and friends in attendance, but not before their love was captured where it all began.

A Bit About SamFit

Located in Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley and central coast, SamFit has four convenient locations in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Newport to help you reach your health and fitness goals. 

Each SamFit is open 24/7, 365 days per year offering a safe and secure environment with fitness and health education classes. The facilities are equipped with the latest exercise and cardio equipment.

For more information, visit or visit your local SamFit to sign up today.