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Peggy Emory

Peggy Emory

I am an optimist at heart and enjoy being around people doing something positive for themselves. Exercise should be enjoyable, sometimes challenging and just plain FUN! Life is too short to do things you hate!


I am grateful everyday to be able to move freely and confidently and want to share that feeling. Whether it’s playing with grandchildren, working in the garden, or going out for a run or walk, success is helping clients to be able to do the things they love. A great session ends with a client saying “I feel better now than when I came in!” That is music to my ears!


To help people discover movement as a positive experience so that they can have fun and enjoy life.

things i like to do

I “run for fun” and enjoy participating in road and trail races. I also enjoy reading, jigsaw puzzles and listening to music. My ideal vacation is solitude at the beach but traveling to Colorado to play with my grandchildren is very fun and brings me tremendous joy.


I have been actively involved in the fitness industry since 1983, starting as a group fitness instructor specializing in aerobics, kickboxing, strength and senior fitness classes. I began personal training in 1998. My certifications include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Health and Lifestyle Coach.

“Training Partners has created a unique environment for fitness that works for me. Peggy is a big part of that.  She continually challenges me and has shown me how to workout in an effective and safe manner.  This has helped me to significantly improve my overall fitness level. 

Whether focused on strength, flexibility, balance or stamina, she is supportive and encouraging – and I enjoy it.  Never thought I would say that about my workouts!”

– Jackie Wellons

“I have worked out with Peggy for over 11 years – how time flies! Peggy is my motivator. She pushes me when I don’t feel like being pushed and I always feel better when we’re through. On top of this she is fun and extremely patient.  She gave me a birthday card that said: ‘You are a human sparkler’…. this is a great description of Peggy.”
– Hope Stress

“Peggy was recommended by three friends and after I joined her at Training Partners, I discovered that another friend was also a client! It sounds a little over the top to say she has changed my life, but she has. I came to her right out of PT for a hip problem. I knew I’d never keep up the exercises on my own. My balance was shot, I was a mess. Every time I bend over to pick up something off the floor without falling on my head, I thank Peggy! And I’m stronger too. Recently I woke up feeling terrible and thought it’s time to head to the gym…for the first time ever. Thanks Peggy.”

– Pamela Nickless

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