About Me
 

MEET EMMA

If you’ve ever suffered an injury or dealt with the frustration of your body changing, you know that we don’t think about the muscles we don’t use until we need them. As a former competitive skier, I understand what it means to push my body to its limits, and sometimes beyond them. Over time, I learned that the key to sustainable peak performance, and overall wellness, is intentional cross-training.


I fell in love with the focused nature of Pilates and the inclusive practice of yoga for just that reason. Now, I am devoted to helping my clients more deeply understand their bodies so they are able to recover quickly and build functional strength through these disciplines. 


My clients benefit from more than my passion for Pilates and yoga—I provide expert coaching rooted in professional certifications and extensive experience. While working toward my B.S. in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University, I completed my first yoga certification at Charleston Power Yoga. I used my spare time during school to work for local yoga and Pilates studios.  I found a similar, but different, power in Pilates. I became a true believer and acquired comprehensive certifications in both classical and contemporary Pilates. I believe that understanding and adapting the techniques of each allows me to better connect with and address my clients’ needs. 


No two people are exactly alike. We are different ages, genders, and body types. We have different goals and intentions. My clientele includes athletes, new and expectant moms, seniors, and those looking to train for life and its curveballs. We all need functional strength and mobility in our daily lives. I have found that Pilates and yoga provide crucial support and stability that help each of my clients achieve their own success.


In addition to training clients at my home studio, I teach Pilates to dancers at the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts & Humanities and the International Ballet of Greenville. You can find me teaching group yoga and Mat Pilates for Indigo Art & Flow in West Greenville. When I’m not coaching my clients, I am traveling with my husband, Christian, playing the piano, reading a book, or adventuring outdoors with our two rescue pups.

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Want to know more? I’d love to connect. Reach out, and I’ll be in touch as soon as I can.

TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

PILATES

Certified Pilates Instructor

 

Peak Pilates® Classical Comprehensive Certification
Balanced Body Contemporary Comprehensive Certification 
Fusion Pilates Pre/Postnatal Certification 
Pilates of Greenville Advanced Apparatus Certification 

YOGA

Certified Yoga

Instructor

 

Charleston Power Yoga, 200 hours
The Baptiste Institute, 100 hours
Gioconda Parker Yin Yoga, 20 hours 

PERSONAL TRAINING

Certified Personal Trainer

 

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

B.S. in Exercise Physiology

 

West Virginia University College of Medicine

Client Testimonial

"I remember coming out of my first group Pilates class with Emma and feeling ecstatic that I would be training with her; I knew she would have a positive impact on me and my potential dance career. Over the past two years, I have been able to utilize her expertise to strengthen my dance technique - which has followed me on and off the stage. "

 

Alina Shaner

Ballerina, 18 y.o.

 

READY TO GET STARTED?

If you think I can help you reach your fitness goals, I’d love to hear from you. Tell me a bit about your needs in your message, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.