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Personal trainer Emiko at 41, performing the Yogini on the pole.

When I was 40 I joined the cast of a pole dance revue and competed in my first (and only!) pole dance competition. I had a lot of expectations of things I might (should?) accomplish when I grew up, but becoming an award-winning pole dance performer in midlife wasn’t one of them.


But to paraphrase Elizabeth Gilbert, that’s what happens when you follow your curiosity–sometimes that curiosity turns into a white hot burning passion. Discovering pole, learning a new skill, meeting other people who shared my passion, practicing a hobby that served no other purpose (or people!) than delighting the hell out of me felt like being in love–only better. 

How about you? Is there a hobby, sport or activity that’s been piquing your curiosity, but you feel like it’s too late or you’re “too old” try it. Maybe pole's not your thing! Maybe you've been wanting to join a hiking group but the worry of not being able to keep up keeps you putting it off until "some day".

Do you want to dance the night away at your daughter’s wedding? Play on the floor with your pets (and get back up again)? Get your hands dirty tending your garden?  Be harder to kill?  You name it, and I’ll help you move toward it. 


Hi, I’m Emiko.

I’m here to let you know that it’s never too late to live a fuller life, with fewer limits. That’s where I can help.  

I’m a personal trainer who offers thoughtful, sustainable fitness training for women over 40.

Whatever makes you feel alive, whatever gets you excited about the future–the right fitness plan will help you enjoy it even more and for longer.

Emiko a 52 yo personal trainer standing by a fence on a walking trail.
Woman over 40 with brown hair in white tank top and black leggings sprinting on the beach.



  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine

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

  • Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist, Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification

  • Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach, Precision Nutrition

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern California

  • CPR and AED Certified, American Heart Association​

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