Emma is bodybuilder who is at the young age of 16. She got into fitness around the age of 12 after doing dance, but now bodybuilding her become her main focus. Her parents were always big into fitness so she grew up running around in a gym. Around the age of 12 she went to the gym herself and realized the experience was very calming for her. She wasn’t competing against anyone and enjoyed the environment. Now, she finds herself as a very young bodybuilder.
Her influence among her peers is evident due to her age. She says it is inspiring for others to see her dedication at her young age. Preparing for a show is no easy task, not to mention being in school, having friends, and balancing out the general life of a teenager. Emma says, “You have to sacrifice a lot but it’s a very fun community. The gym is like a big family and when you go to shows you meet more people and they become your friends. Everyone has a story.” She would love to become a fitness influencer when she is older. She’d like to direct her life further into fitness.
Emma recently competed in a competition and placed first and second in her categories. She says, “At such a young age, having that dedication and getting first and second, it wouldn’t have mattered what I got, it wouldn’t have mattered if I didn’t place. It was already an accomplishment as it was just getting to that point.”
First, Emma wants to graduate high school. Then she is setting her sights on going pro. She plans on making it to Olympia and getting her Ms. Olympia title. Additionally, Emma would also like to start her own business, owning a gym and doing personal training.
Emma admires Chris Bumstead, the Canadian bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia Classic Physique winner 2019-2021 and Stephanie Sequeria. Emma says, “I found Stephanie Sequeria on Instagram. She kind of got me into fitness. I’ve never but met her but I used to just look at her. She has the nicest arms.”
She says, “Knowing you can push yourself. I don’t like to not win. Everyday I have little goals. If I’m having a tough day and don’t want to do anything, I just tell myself, Take it slow and you will get through it. It helps to not beat myself up over it.”
Monday’s she doesn’t workout. Tuesdays are leg days. Wednesday’s are normally shoulders. Thursday’s are back day. Friday is rest day. She says, “Because I just got off prep we are doing an extra rest day, so Saturday is another rest day.” And Sunday is a full body, more arms. Also 20 minutes of cardio three days a week. Emma says she has a coach who is very helpful in instructing her workout routine.
“100% prepping for my show. I didn’t know what it was going to be like at all. Because it’s your first one you don’t know what you’re doing, except your coach is telling you. I was having breakdowns, wondering how much farther I can push. Near the end, I was done. Of course, I would do it again, because now I know what I’m getting myself into. I think it was more like showing teenagers you don’t have to be 20 years old to compete. You can still be in school, you can still have a social life, even though it was challenging to have a social life at the end. I think that was the greatest challenge I took on.”
Hanging out with friends, skiing. She says, “I am very outdoorsy, I can’t sit still for the life of me.” She loves going on walks, hanging out with her family who she is very close with. She enjoys doing puzzles with them. Additionally, she says, “I’m very good at math, so sometimes we’ll do math for fun.” She likes taking pictures, doing her makeup, anything that involves moving around and being with family and friends.