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1:1 personal training for active women over 50 in Del Mar

As an active woman over 50 (or aspiring to be!), fitness training is essential.

And I’m not talking about workouts that do little else than leave you feeling sore and exhausted. . . I’m talking about a strategic, holistic, tailor-made for YOUR body and YOUR priorities program with skillful coaching that leaves you feeling energized, capable and strong–and ready to make midlife your best life.  I believe you know your body and needs better than anyone else. You’re a grown-up woman and you deserve grown-up fitness training from a trainer who listens to you. I won’t ever ask you to step outside your fitness comfort zone, but I will support and guide you so that you gradually and intelligently expand it and make real, sustainable progress. I would expect nothing less from my own trainer.


Emiko knows what it means to be an active older woman and helps me be the most fit version of myself. When I started training with Emiko,  I just wanted to keep up with my athletic husband and teenage girls on our family hikes and trips. I was also recovering from a back injury and wanted to get fit without injuring myself again. Today I feel stronger than ever before! Not only am I keeping up with my athletic family on challenging hikes, but we just went on a very active vacation touring Italy and I could fully enjoy the experience without running out of steam. I don’t just want to maintain my current strength and endurance, I’m motivated to keep increasing it as well!

--Adri T.

It's never too late to start training and the sooner you start the more fitness benefits you can enjoy for longer.  

Whatever your past history with exercise–whether your goals were around performance, aesthetics or just pure fun (or maybe you’ve never done any formal exercise in the past)–if you’re here, it’s likely because you understand how important exercise for women over 50 is, and, specifically, training to maintain your bone, muscle and cardiometabolic health in addition to enjoying activities you care about now and well into the future. 

And even if you’re new to fitness or strength training (because let's face it, weight training for women wasn’t really a thing for us growing up in the 80s when cardio–still important–seemed to be the only option presented to us), the good news is that it really and truly is never too late to get stronger, increase stamina and move with more ease and enjoyment.


This is what I love helping women just like you do. Because as a trainer, nothing makes me happier than hearing how the work my clients and I do together in the gym profoundly and positively impacts their confidence and the activities they love doing outside of the gym.  


Midlife Fit starts at $960/month and includes:

  • A customized training program tailored just for you 


  • One-on-one 1 hour personal training sessions 2-3x/week at a private gym in Del Mar, CA


  • Evidence-based nutritional guidance to adequately fuel activity and recovery 


  • Sleep and stress management recommendations to support training


  • Unlimited email support between sessions

Are you ready to get Midlife Fit? 

Emiko Jaffe, Del Mar Certified Personal Trainer and Fellow Midlifer.

As a woman over 50 who has racked up a decent amount of mileage on my own body, I know how important it is to get stronger (while protecting old injuries and preventing new ones), increase stamina (without workouts that leave you feeling sore and exhausted), move with more suppleness (while relieving aches and stiffness) and have the option of expressing on the outside the youthful vibrant version of YOU that you feel on the inside.  

As our bodies and life priorities change in midlife, exercise is no longer a “nice to have”-- it’s a necessity to delay and even reverse the negative effects of aging which include bone, muscle and strength loss. But one-size-fits-all “busy work” workouts won’t cut it for us when it comes to maintaining and improving our health and fitness. Nope! For that, you’ll need a  thoughtfully and strategically designed program, ideally, tailor-made just for you with nutritional, sleep and stress management support.


I love helping women like you enjoy your favorite activities even more and for longer through fitness. 


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 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 make your midlife your best life, too.

51 yo woman posing on a fence on a hiking trail surrounded by lush greenery.


  • 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 workout plan 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 if this feels like a better option for you.
  • 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 before purchasing and I’ll be happy to assist you.
  • I'm interested in a private training, do you work with clients 1:1?
    Yes! If you would like to receive a customized program and private coaching, I offer virtual 1:1 personal training over Zoom. You can learn more and book a complimentary consultation here.

Trevia W.

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.


Carolyn M.

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.


Mari V.

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!

Enjoy an even fuller life with fewer limits.


Are you ready to make midlife your best life?


Training Facility 

Training sessions take place at Self Made Training Facility Del Mar, a private gym exclusively for the use of personal trainers and our clients located at: 12264 El Camino Real Suite 60, San Diego, CA 92130

Near the I5 & 56 exchange, serving Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, San Diego and surrounding areas.

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