Born in a small rural fishing community, in Nova Scotia, Canada, Santana Anderson was first bit by the fitness bug in his early teens. Competing in powerlifting meets throughout high school, his focus shifted towards bodybuilding after high school, which also went hand in hand with his passion for helping others realize their goals via personal training. This carried over throughout his adulthood, training clients remotely and in person as he finished his undergrad degree with a Bachelor of Business Administration from St.F.X. University while working both as a trainer and seasonal commercial snow crab/lobster fisherman. His passion for fitness and bodybuilding culminated in 2010 with his win at the Canadian Bodybuilding Championships as the overall and heavyweight winner, qualifying him to compete as an IFBB pro. During this time he began promoting amateur bodybuilding events in Nova Scotia for 6 years, while competing as a professional from 2011-2016 and then began the transition to opening a 14,000 sq ft 24 hour big box facility named O2 Wellness in 2017, meeting his wife Christie during the planning stages who has been the backbone of support for the business over the past 5 years, working together to provide a premium fitness experience for individuals in the Halifax Metro Area. They began working with Gym Launch in 2019 which has been the reason the facility has been able to thrive throughout the pandemic and beyond.