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About Emma

Looking for a program designed specifically for you and your goals? Let's get started! Growing up a dancer, I realized after twelve years of training that I would never be a professional ballerina and shifted my focus to a fitness plan that works the best for me and my body. Every client is an individual with unique goals and deserves a program to fit. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and I have had experience from Crossfit and HIIT training to Gymnastics and Children's Fitness. I believe the quickest results come from the most specific programming. This is why I always begin with goal setting and assessments with clients, to insure that each client gets exactly what is right for them and can always check progess based on those baselines. No matter your background, there is a way to achieving your goals - and I'm here to provide the roadmap! I focus primarily on an positive and high energy atmosphere while training - motivation comes when you feel recognized and heard. I travel to clients in the NYC area and also train small groups and/or families. If you are a novice hoping to lose a few pounds or a performer getting in shape for a show or simply have questions about your fitness, you've come to the right place!


Please contact me before booking- my calendar is in constant flux and I wouldn't want to double book- Thank you!

My training philosophy

The gym should not be your whole life, but fitness should be a part of everybody’s life!

My training experience

I’ve taught children’s gym and group fitness to teens in NYC for a years. I then got my training certification and began training at Equinox. I eventually decided that free lancing works best for me - I do personal training and group fitness in residences and outdoors in the Manhattan area.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Kettlebells
  • CrossFit
  • Dance

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED/First Aid


BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Michigan

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Dancers, Women

Additional Languages Spoken


Training Areas Served

In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training

Emma Sohlberg is an amazing trainer. I took a high intensity training class with her, and it was one of the best workouts I’ve ever had. Emma is very knowledgeable about all aspects of body mobility and she assists you with difficult movements no matter your skill level.

Taylor R.

Emma is a great personal trainer. She interviewed me about my person goals and then created a spot-on workout plan just for me. Emma is smart and strong and combined both those strengths - along with her passion for me meeting my goals. I am stronger and lighter and I feel so much better since being trained by Emma. Emma has been very inspirational toward helping me get really fit. She's awesome.

Greg A.

I am a 58 year old woman. I am a runner and a cyclist and go to Barre 3 classes. I wanted to increase my upper body strength and work on injury prevention. I also wanted to have the convenience of having a workout at my home. I invited a couple of my friends and had Emma provide a small group work out. It was EXCELLENT. She tailored the her feedback and exercises so that all of us felt like our goals were reached. She was fun, energetic and supportive. She listened to what we wanted. She really understands instruction and how to model, demonstrate so that I could be successful. I felt really comfortable and can't wait for my next session! She's amazing!


Emma is a talented personal trainer. She helped me identify my own fitness and health goals and then tailored a training plan to meet my personal needs. Her passion about fitness and her skills as a trainer are evident in the thought and personal touch she puts into her training plans. She finds a plan that works for you no matter your fitness or skill level. Plus she is fun to work out with!


Emma is an amazing, super motivating trainer. She pushed my limits to get more comfortable with upper-body and core work outs. Feeling strong!


Initially I was hesitant to invite a trainer into my home gym, but Emma brings the perfect energy and meets me where I’m at each time. Emma motivates me to push toward goals and has helped me reach a whole new level of fitness (now I do real push ups instead of girly ones!) No session is ever boring: she knows just when to spice it up and keeps me smiling. You will not regret hiring her.

Erika S.

Very personable, good motivator, perfect intensity level.


With her fierce intelligence and calm, kind and direct manner, you feel safe to push yourself past the limits of what you think you’re physically capable of in the very capable hands of Emma Sohlberg. Working out therefore becomes fun, thanks to the environment and game plan she creates for you.

Bobby T.

Emma was great, helped me with some specific movement goals! Would definitely recommend a session to see how you vibe.

Henry N.

Emma knows exactly when to push you to work harder and when you may need a minute or two, especially to avoid potential injuries. I would definitely work with her in the future.

Anil M.

Emma is a great trainer. She is always on time, professional and motivating. She really tailors her sessions to your specific goals.


Emma has changed my viewpoint on fitness. I've had several personal trainers, but there is something about what she provides that's unmatched. Each workout was uniquely designed for me and kicked my butt. I never left our workouts feeling like i didn't get the full package, and I'm stronger than I can ever remember. If you're looking for a trainer that's motivating, thorough, smart and engaging, then look no further.


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