How Long Do You Need to Workout to See Results?

I can’t believe it. My dream career is manifesting right in front of my eyes! My weeks currently consist of bouncing around from personal training at the gym, co-teaching classes and finishing instructor training at CarmelBarre, fitting in my own workouts, blogging for all of you lovelies, and studying for my ACSM. And now as of this weekend, I officially have my Zumba teaching license! Speaking of which, I can now offer you 10% off all Zumba Wear at zumba.com! Just use my personal promo code: EMILYF10 at checkout! My days are packed but I am more energized than ever before. Why? Because I am living my dream and having so much fun along the way! Lacking energy? Get on my level!!! Try one of my Read More




My First Week as a Personal Trainer and 5 Energizing Breakfasts in Under 5 Minutes

Oh my goodness, what a week that was! Oh and look, I’m on to the next! I officially started my personal training job at the Peninsula Wellness Center and I’m absolutely in LOVE with it! Work has always felt like a trap and just a sole means of financial survival. Until now! I sleep, eat, and breathe fitness and I don’t want to stop. I have never been so motivated in my life to put in the hours, hard work, and learning. I have pushed myself far beyond my comfort zone with enthusiasm! Between personal training and teaching Pilates inspired boot camps and Zumba classes at Peninsula Wellness Center, going through teacher training at Carmel Barre, and prepping for my ACSM (the Wellness Center does Read More




NEW Sculpted Arms Workout & The Importance of Continuing Your Healthy Lifestyle in Winter!

I’m about to go to my first shift as a Personal Trainer at Peninsula Wellness Center! But first, I will leave you with a workout that’s guaranteed to sculpt sexy shoulders and arms. Remember, ladies, it’s very important to incorporate strength training into your workouts to sculpt those muscles, trim down fat, and maintain bone density. Hear me now so I don’t have to repeat this every time I put up a new weight lifting routine – “Weight lifting will NOT make you bulky!” It takes women a lot of effort to build muscle at all, and very specific nutrition and weight lifting routines to get a more “built” look. My workouts will shape feminine curves and help you burn calories all Read More




Top 5 Tips to Stay on Track While Traveling and My Trip to Palm Beach, Florida!

It must be a curse. 75% of the time I get sick after traveling. I went to Palm Beach, Florida this past weekend to watch R play in a golf tournament at the Guy Harvey Invitational at the PGA National course and to visit his East Coast family. Low and behold, I’ve been couch-ridden the past three days with a terrible head cold, sore through, and cough. I have been itching to hit the gym hard to get ready for my Zumba® certification tomorrow. However, a sweat sesh has been nowhere in sight! Thankfully, I stayed on track while on vacation so I am not too worried about losing any fitness progress I’ve made. People think I’m crazy when I tell Read More




‘Tis the Season for a New Career and Pumpkin Everything!

Whew! What a week! My barre training officially started and I was hired as a personal trainer at the Peninsula Wellness Center here in Monterey, CA! There is nothing quite like that feeling of all your hard work paying off. Oh and the cherry on top, my official NASM Certification came in the mail! My barre training at Carmel Barre is really bringing me back to my roots. Some of you may already know that my fitness journey began because of my teenage dance career and the body image struggles it revealed. What you may not know, is that a couple years ago I was highly addicted to the Bar Method when I lived in Redwood City. I took classes 5-7 times per week religiously for about Read More