Emily was born and raised in Cape Girardeau until she was 19 and joined the Navy. She recently moved back to the area after living in California and Hawaii. She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, but went on to follow her love of health and fitness and received her personal training certification through ACE in 2014. She is also a certified fitness nutrition specialist and working on becoming LivingFit Kettlebell Fundamentals certified. Health and fitness are Emily’s passions and she loves to push people out of their comfort zones, because that is where real change happens.