"Aliyah Emas is both a talented fitness coach and genuinely good person. She has an excellent advanced academic background in exercise and sport science, but most importantly, she lives what she coaches. She is an extremely high-performing athlete. She is the kind of coach who can do everything she asks of you. I had the great fortune of crossing Aliyah’s path at a time of deep personal need. I was in recovery from a complex hip replacement that included removal of a cancerous tumor. Post-surgical therapy and rehabilitation in the medical system delivered me to a state conducive to returning to work but I was still left with functional limitations and reduced range of motion.
I personally credit Aliyah with delivering me to improved strength, flexibility, and function through a series of progressively intense exercise programs. Through her programs, I easily surpassed strength and flexibility milestones I had not reached even at my healthiest before surgery. The physical changes my body experienced were impactful. I dropped 40 pounds of fat and added muscle mass and definition. I became leaner and more athletic in my 30s than I had been in my teens and 20s. Most importantly, Aliyah gave me the tools to make fitness a lifestyle change. I recommend Aliyah as a fitness coach for any person at any stage of your fitness journey. If you are not an athlete, she will transform you into one. If you are an athlete, she will push you to higher levels."
"It’s really cool when you can look back in time and point to a person who you met that changed your life forever. That was the case when I met Aliyah Emas. Like most thirty-something year olds, I found myself in a viscous cycle when it came to fitness and self-care. Fitness wasn’t completely foreign to me, but my routine would entail working out for six months and then taking six months off... over and over again (for about 7-8 years). I first met Aliyah when she was coaching at a local Crossfit gym. You can tell right away the passion she has for fitness and helping people attain a better version of themselves. I quickly gravitated to Aliyah’s coaching style, which I would define as 'tough love.'
It didn’t take long before I actually looked forward to training and I attribute that to Aliyah’s unique ability to motivate in a fun way. When it comes to Aliyah’s knowledge of muscle anatomy and the programming of workout plans, there is nobody better. She puts proper form above everything else. She constantly works to get me out of my comfort zone... encouraging me to enter competitions as an example. Today, 10 years later, fitness is still a huge part of my life. It has helped me tremendously.... both physically and mentally. I owe that, in large part, to Aliyah Emas. If you are considering working with Aliyah, I would highly recommend that you do. Like me, you will gain a lifelong fitness advocate, cheerleader, and friend."