ABOUT EMIKO

My interest in midlife fitness began when I was 40 while I was preparing for my first (and only) pole dance competition.  In the two years I spent pole training, I became stronger than I had ever been in my life. However, as my training frequency and intensity increased, my improvements slowed, I felt less enthusiastic about workouts and I was developing overuse injuries. I knew something had to change or my training and, ultimately, my health would suffer.

With an insatiable curiosity and passion, I began researching proper training and recovery strategies, and started my journey towards becoming a personal trainer. I quickly discovered that much of the evidence-based information on fitness and nutrition does not address the changing needs of midlife women, so I learned a lot through my own trial and error.  To this day, as better data relevant to our health and fitness needs trickles in, I continue to connect this proven information with my experiences in order to help women achieve their desired fitness outcomes.

Like many midlife women, your fitness goals may be shifting and evolving along with the rest of your life.  You may be less interested in following popular exercise and diet trends and more interested in maintaining a satisfying balance of looking, feeling and performing YOUR best while enjoying time with family and friends. Whether midlife has shaken you up or you’re ready to shake up your midlife, I would be honored to be your coach and partner-in-crime.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE MIDLIFE YOUR BEST LIFE

EDUCATION

  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • FMS Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise Level 2 Certified, Functional Movement Systems

  • Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach, Precision Nutrition

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern California

  • CPR and AED Certified, American Heart Association​