5 Things Your Trainer May Not Be Telling You: Part I

Hello readers! I have been enjoying a weekend home in the Bay Area celebrating my brother’s birthday, my grandpa’s 95th birthday, belated Mother’s Day celebrations, and lots of delicious salads, sweaty workouts, and moderate runs! Unfortunately, I haven’t been taking pictures. I just completely forget. I get so caught up in enjoying what I’m doing that my camera is the last thing on my mind. Now that I’m a ‘blogger’ I know I need start making it more of a habit. I did get pictures of my delicious Whole Foods and Pacific Catch salads though! haha As most of you already know, I’m a Monterey, CA based certified personal trainer. I appreciate that my title comes with a lot of responsibility. My clients come to me trusting Read More




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




How to Train Your Brain to Reach Your Fitness Goals – And Why It’s Key!

You know that feeling you get when your heart sinks, your stomach’s in knots, your breathing becomes short, and your heart rate increases? Most of us associate these feelings with anxiety, or some threat to our survival. I got these feelings when I visited my hometown this week to see my hair stylist, catch up with my mom, and for a lunch meeting. As soon as I drove by the mall of my teen years, heard the familiar noises of birds and fancy cars humming, and saw all the Silicon Valley techies swarm into the local lunch spots my stomach sank. This is not the normal reaction I usually feel when I go home. Home is usually my comfort zone, the place Read More