Emma Tate perhaps needs no introduction. Her Scottish accent can be heard from across the Kalamazoo lands and her passion for her classes and participants is evident to anyone who has been to Phoenix Fitness. Emma teaches BODYPUMP Wednesdays at noon, Thursdays at 9:15am and Saturdays at 8:10am. She teaches BODYCOMBAT Mondays at 9:15am and Tuesdays at 4:30pm. She can be found tuck jumping in BODYATTACK Fridays at 5:00pm and coaching GRIT Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30pm.
PF: How did you get started in Fitness?
ET: I was a competitive swimmer from age 5!!! I then coached the younger kids in swimming as I got older.
PF: How did you choose Phoenix Fitness?
ET: Phoenix Fitness embodies everything I believe! From the Elite standard set for instructors, to the fitness journey each member experiences every time they walk in the door. We are a Fitness Family!
PF: You’re certified in BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYATTACK, CXWORX and GRIT, do you have a favorite to teach?
ET: I love them all!!!!!! They all bring out a different element in my coaching style and character when I step on stage but I think my true ESSSENCE is BODYATTACK!
PF: What do you love about teaching?
ET: I love the ability to make a difference. I believe in what I do and I truly care about every single person in the room. The experience I give others is the reason I do what I do.
PF: What are a few of your go to healthy snacks?
ET: I am hooked on wasabi almonds but I also always have a red grapefruit cup in my gym bag and a banana!! Another go to would be Quest Bars….every single flavor!!
PF: Do you work outside teaching at Phoenix Fitness?
ET: Yes…. I’m a personal trainer, a cosmetologist/ esthetician (in home salon) and I work directly for Les Mills US as an assessor. Do you think I have enough jobs??
PF: What are your hobbies outside of teaching at Phoenix Fitness?
ET: Running, Hiking with my boys, shopping, shopping, shopping….. shopping! AND eating wonderful healthy food.
PF: What is one thing people at Phoenix Fitness might not know about you?
ET: I hate driving in the snow!! Oh wait .. everyone already knows that!!!! I lived in California with my parents when I was a baby and actually learned to walk stateside!
Thank you Emma for taking a few minutes to answer some questions for us! Thank you for putting in the hard work needed to deliver great classes.