Enjoy an even fuller life with fewer limits
If you’re in your 40s or 50s, and wondering why stuff that used to feel like a walk in the park–including the walk in the park–seems more challenging now, you’re probably experiencing the effects of aging (it sucks, I know!).
BUT growing older doesn't mean you have to feel old.
I bet your mind and spirit are willing (SO willing!) to do things like tend your pride-and-joy garden, take a rafting trip down the grand canyon with your family, show off your fancy footwork in dance class, hike the trail leading you to that view everyone's been raving about or even walk the Camino de Santiago to reflect on your amazing life so far.
If your body is a bit more. . . ambivalent, the great news is that you can get your body on board through fitness.
And if you’re not sure where or how to start, Midlife Momentum can help.
Midlife Momentum is a custom 4 week 1:1 fitness training program, where we focus on the one core area that will make the most difference to your life.
(Don't worry, I can help you decide what the best thing to focus on is!)
In 4 weeks you can:
Stop relying on that second (or fifth!) cup of coffee to get over the mid-afternoon energy slump
Keep up with family and friends on your hikes
Toss that suitcase in the plane’s overhead bin on your next trip
Start each day feeling less like the tin man and more like Toto
Think of Midlife Momentum as a quick setup to get you up and going--making real progress in less time than you probably think it will take you to “get fit”.
Over 4 weeks, Midlife Momentum will make a noticeable difference to an area of your life.
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!
Emiko has helped me regain the stamina and strength for hiking I had 20 years ago. Before working with her, I was convinced that my weight was holding me back from achieving my goals. That belief was put to rest when I went on a hike that was WAY harder than the “moderate” trail I was preparing for, and I made it to the top!
I will ask you to fill out a questionnaire so I can learn all about what you want to be fit for right now and also what, if any, injuries and likes or dislikes you have around exercise.
We’ll also identify any roadblocks that may be getting between you and your goal (and navigate around them).
At the beginning of our first training session I’ll guide you through a movement assessment so I can further home-in on selecting exercises that best fit YOUR body, fitness level and goal.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
I’ll create a customized fitness program that will be our roadmap that meets you at your current fitness level and thoughtfully guides you to your next game-changing level.
We’ll meet twice a week for 4 weeks on Zoom for 1 hour 1:1 training sessions where I will coach and support you as you make progress toward your meaningful fitness goal.
You'll leave each session feeling more energized and confident.
This is NOT a 30 day challenge that abruptly ends and leaves you wondering what to do next.
Instead, this is a personalized momentum-creating plan designed to help you achieve your short-term goals AND, most importantly, lay the foundation for creating the long-term fitness that means you can keep enjoying the activities that are important to you.
By the end of our 4 weeks together, you will feel more energized, and have made noticeable progress towards the fitness goals you’ve been meaning to start “some day”.
l’ll also share my recommendations on how to continue making progress on your own.
I'm Emiko (she/her) - your Personal Trainer and Fellow Midlifer
I’m a late bloomer. I learned how to swim and joined a masters swim team at 25, started pole dancing at 37, became a fitness trainer at 41 and hired a sprint coach at 51. At various points I received compliments(?) that went something like “that’s really impressive for someone your age”. And I always found it weird.
Because my age has never had anything to do with why I was drawn to any these activities–that was all ME. The same curiosity and pursuit of fun that compelled me as a child to play tag with my friends or learn a new trick on the uneven bars at recess hasn’t gone anywhere. That 5 year old playful me still lives in this 52 year old body!
This is what I help you tap into. Whatever it is that gets you out of bed in the morning, that blissfully makes you lose track of time or makes you feel most alive is what we will create even more of in your life--and help you enjoy it for even longer--through fitness.
It’s never too late to bloom.
I've helped people who have never engaged with formal exercise before, executives who spend hours at their desk and in meetings, healthcare professionals who are on their feet all day, retired folks who want to remain active and even former Division 1 athletes get fit and stay fit for the activities they want to enjoy now and well into the future.
I’d love to help you enjoy a fuller life with fewer limits, too.
* AND if at the end of our 4 weeks you would like to continue working with me to receive ongoing coaching and a regularly updated program (most of my clients work with me for years), because I am already familiar with your goals and the training has been consistent, you will have the opportunity to work with me at a monthly rate of $960 going forward.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In a nutshell, how does this program work?Once you purchase and download the program, you can start right away with the Quick Start Guide or you can review the program first and create a schedule for your first 4 training sessions (I have included a guide that will step you through how to use the program). You will start by learning a 10 minute warm-up sequence that you will practice the first 2 weeks and for the rest of the program. Every 2 weeks going forward you will learn no more than 4 new exercises (video instruction is provided for all exercises) which you will continue to practice for the duration of the program. By the end of 8 weeks, you will be performing two 45 minute (or less) full body training sessions weekly. Any equipment you might need are household items (soup cans, a broom handle, low step, etc). The program is designed to be completed in 8 weeks, but you can move as quickly or slowly as feels right for you. More challenging versions of the exercises (also with video instruction) are included for most of the exercises when and if you feel ready to progress that exercise. Upon completion of the program, suggestions on how to continue or maintain progress are included. There are also 2 bonus programs (4 Week Strength Training Program and 4 Week Cardio-Strength Program) included for different fitness emphases that each build on the foundation you created with the 8 week Ease Into Movement and Strength program. Also included is an optional tutorial on how to perform cardio interval training for your fitness level and how to add it to your strength program.
I’ve never done strength training before, will this program be too challenging for me?"I have designed Ease Into Movement and Strength at Home to be a gradual and gentle introduction to strength training. If you follow the recommended schedule provided (you can go slower or faster, whatever is appropriate for you), you will gradually prepare your body over 4 weeks before even starting the strength portion of the program (you will be working on improving movement quality and core stability during those first 4 weeks). I use these exercises with my private training clients who are new to strength training as well because they are relatively easy to learn and perform. As skill and strength increases, there are more challenging versions of the exercises suggested (with video instruction) when you are ready to try them.
I’ve done strength training before, but it’s been a while since I’ve been consistent with it. Will this program be too easy for me?"If you’ve been away from strength training for a few months or you are new to it (training less than 6 months), this program will provide a safe and gradual reintroduction to strength training. It will also reinforce using correct form when performing the exercises. You will have access to instructional videos demonstrating more challenging versions of some of the exercises (direct links provided) when you’re ready to progress your program. There are also 2 bonus programs (4 Week Strength Training Program and 4 Week Cardio-Strength Program) included for a different fitness emphasis that each build on the foundation you created with the 8 week Ease Into Movement and Strength program.
What if I have injuries or physical limitations?It’s always a good idea to get clearance from your healthcare provider before starting this or any other fitness program. That said, this full body training program includes a variety exercises which involve getting up and down off of the floor, lying on the back, standing, kneeling and/or using the arms and legs for pressing or pushing movements. If pressing with your arms (as in a push up) is unavailable to you, for example, you could omit those types of exercises and focus on the other exercises that don’t use those movements. If you think you may need more than a few modifications, I recommend having a customized program designed specifically for your needs. I offer virtual 1:1 training and coaching packages if this feels like a better option for you. You can visit my services page HERE to learn more.
Will I lose weight on this program?While changes in weight and body composition may occur as a result of changes in activity level, Ease Into Movement & Strength at home was created to increase fitness. A calorie deficit (diet) is required for weight loss to occur and pursuing this is counterproductive to the primary goals I help my clients achieve which require adequate nutrition to ensure sustained energy levels throughout the day, better sleep, decreases in stress and increases in physical capacity and/or increasing muscle mass and bone density.
What’s your return policy?I do not offer refunds on this digital product. All sales are final. If you still have questions or concerns about whether Ease Into Movement & Strength at Home may be right for you, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing and I’ll be happy to assist you.
I ended up paddling for a long time with no back pain! . . .and I was thinking ‘oh this is really working! The stuff I’m doing with Emiko is, like, really working!!' . . .having the ability to do an activity I love pain-free is such a great feeling.
Emiko is experienced, knowledgeable and can easily work within the parameters of my weaknesses and old injuries. In just 4 weeks, I grew stronger and experienced no pain or irritations. I especially notice the difference in the strength of my core.