Published November 12, 2015

Welcome Our Newest FHITness Pro: Emily


1. First FHIX experience?
June 2013 with Eric! Love at first FHIX.

2. Personal theme song?
Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls)

3. Who is your FHITspiration?
Beyonce. Have you seen her perform?! She is electric. But it’s her whole energy that I love - her work ethic, drive, and fierce girl power.

4. Celebrity doppledanger?
Hayden Panettiere

5. Favorite guilty pleasure?
The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen. It makes me so happy.

6. What is it about group fitness?
The energy! A room full of people working to be their best, encouraging each other, and having fun while they do it.

7. Post workout snack?
Smoothie with spinach or kale, almond milk, vegan protein powder, blueberries, cinnamon.

8. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A dancer on Broadway. I’ve been performing since I was 2.

9. Perfect Sunday afternoon activity?
Hanging out with my bff Andy. Watching football, foam rolling, drinking coffee, and lounging.

10. Most challenging exercise movement and why?
The one you haven't learned yet. Because once you break it down, any exercise movement can be accomplished with consistent practice.

11. Best advice you ever received?
Believe in yourself, work hard, and never give up no matter what life throws at you.

12. Food you can’t live without?
Is coffee a food?! The love runs deep.

13. Favorite sneaker brand?
Nike all the way. My collection keeps growing...

14. What is always in your fridge?
Eggs, almond milk and apples

15. Your biggest accomplishment?
Founding my own personal training business - EMpowered NYC - and our global impact for girls' education. The EMpowered community has raised over $20,000 for education scholarships and currently sponsors 5 students in Northern Tanzania.  (

16. Your favorite book?
It’s a tie. Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss for its timeless wisdom. And The Alchemist by Paula Coelho for its inspiring story of courage and following your dreams.

17. Best vacation you have ever taken?
The time I worked for Walt Disney World in college was a 7-month vacation from studying, and it as AWESOME. I'll take Disney magic over exams any day.

18. Celebrity you would love to train and why?
Ellen. We would laugh a lot and bond over our home state of Louisiana (while I kicked her butt, of course).

19. Who you would love to meet and have dinner with?
Oprah & Deepak Chopra.

20. Favorite quote?
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

- Howard Thurman

21. The best time of the year in New York is…
Now! The holidays are magical. Lights, decorations, the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, red Starbucks cups, holiday music in every store, and the giving spirit in the air.