We love working with the 50+ age market and celebrate with them when they reach their wellness goals and live their lives doing whatever they choose. 

Many of us have been together 12+ years and have over 150 years of experience.

The Best Job!

For 24 years we have served the 55+ age market in Asheville and have had the privilege of working with over 3000 clients. Helping them be fit and strong enabling them to live their best lives as they age.

As a group of trainers we come from diverse backgrounds and interests, but share the same training philosophy and values. We are professionals in our field and each of us possess 2+ certifications with national organizations. We strive to constantly hone our “craft” so that we can provide our clients with the right fitness program to ensure their success. The majority of us have been together for 12+ years and together possess over 150 years of experience.

Over the years we have shared in many celebrations as our clients accomplished their goals: walking the El Camino; biking thru Newfoundland; ability to play soccer and other games with their grandchildren; hiking Macchu Picchu; the Dolomites and the mountains of Chile; paddling the Yukon Territories; building Habitat houses or just taking a walk thru their neighborhood. Sometimes they come in the door feeling tired or stiff, yet leave feeling better than when they came in. We couldn’t ask for better clients or a better job!

We love what we do and hope to have the opportunity of working with you too!

Personal Training

Working one-on-one with our clients is our specialty.  We work with each of our clients to help them accomplish the goals they have for themselves; to move better and overall, feel better.

How do I get started?

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You can schedule a in-person or virtual session by calling or sending an email using the contact button below.  It’s as simple as that.  For additional info. on our trainers click here.

Can I pick which trainer I want to work with?

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We all work as a together as a team and share many clients.  If you choose, please feel free to review our trainer bios and select a trainer(s) you might want to work with. Please note some trainer schedules might be full.

How long are the sessions?

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Sessions are an hour or half hour in length.  Clients can schedule workout times with a trainer once a week or more or even every other week for accountability.

What happens if I am sick and need to cancel?

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We do have a 12hr. cancellation policy which your trainer will review with you when you begin working with us.  If you are sick and let us know there will not be a charge as long as it’s out of your control.  If you need to cancel for something within your control under the time frame you will be charged for that missed session.

Client Forms for Personal Training

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All clients will need to complete our Health History form before beggining training.


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Pricing Models For Every Need

Clients can start with the Intro Pkg or with single hour or half hour sessions. All clients will be assigned an individual training zone and will not share equipment with other clients. Masks MUST be worn at all times while in the studio.  Pay for individual sessions or purchase several sessions at a time.

Need less individual attention or on a budget try small group/team training.


Emma brings energy, smiles, and detailed attention to her clients’ needs. Having worked with Emma frequently, I can attest to the hard work and great good humor she brings to every workout. Although I am her senior by (too darn many!) decades, she cuts me no slack on that account, while accommodating the demands of one or two balky joints. She offers a creative approach to specific joint issues and always has a substitute exercise to suggest if something doesn’t feel right. Workouts with Emma are both challenging and enormous fun!

Alice LeMaistre

I have worked with personal trainer Peggy Emory for seven years. She is always enthusiastic and cheerful, urging me to do my best every time I come to Training Partners. She carefully designs workouts that improve all aspects of my fitness—strength, cardio, balance, posture, and agility. She is sympathetic with the frailties of my “experienced” body, but at the same time she does not allow me to be lazy. My joints and muscles thank her. So does my heart. I hope to continue working with her for another seven years.

Phyllis Lang

Kelly has been my trainer for four years. She utilizes very innovative techniques to keep me motivated and moving toward my goals. She has been very flexible with me as my goals change. Most of all Kelly keeps me safe. I haven’t had an injury since working with Kelly which keeps me coming back to her!

Lynn Hill