December 31, 2019

"I've pushed myself to reach some pretty lofty strength and fitness goals over the years in search of happiness and to feel better about myself. But after reaching these goals, I wasn't fulfilled."

October 9, 2019

If you only and forever focus on WEIGHT LOSS, you’ll never meet your full potential in strength or body composition.
Notice: I said, “if you only focus”.

It’s not that weight loss can’t or won’t occur—but the scale can never have the final say in meeting strength goals,...

December 22, 2018

Hey, Emily here.

Years ago, being extremely vulnerable, I wrote “my story” about how I came to love all things exercise and nutrition. 

Many told me they resonated with my story, thanked me for sharing, confided to me privately about their similar struggles, and even ask...

November 8, 2018

Julie says that lifting has changed her life and even helped bring her out of depression!

June 30, 2018


And listen: We all know there is too much nutrition and dieting info out there.  And it's overwhelming and we are always searching for the next and best newest TRUTH!


YOU LOSE WEIGHT FOR ONE reason and ONE reason only....

May 31, 2018

So here is the thing. And I want to be careful how I say it because people get offended. So much so that I’d like to get a shirt that says: “I’m offended that YOU’RE offended”. 😉

But, as a trainer and nutrition coach, it is my desire (not just job), to be honest with p...

May 2, 2018

You do NOT need NEW exercises with every single training session. It’s a popular idea because trainers are afraid their clients will get bored. Or maybe some still think that muscle confusion really exists. But it doesn’t. Your muscles are not capable of being confused...

April 9, 2018


March 6, 2018

Meet client Betsy Scudder, Physical Therapist!

February 17, 2018

NAME: Mary Litton

AGE: 40

LOCATION: Purcellville, VA

Intro from Emily: I've had the pleasure of working with "ML" (as we call her) for several months now! I call her my "famous author friend" because she has published children's books, novels, cookbooks and more! She pret...

February 3, 2018

A look inside training at Emily Ledford Fitness & Nutrition!

January 25, 2018

The Turkish Get-Up is a phenomenal exercise for the shoulders, core, mobility and overall strength. As a certified Level II Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC II), I want to break down each movement to make sure you are staying safe while reaping all the benefits it ha...

January 9, 2018

As a trainer and Precision Nutrition certified nutrition coach, I’ve picked up on a few things over the years, so heck, I’ll share ‘em. 29 of ‘em. For free.

1) Showing up at the gym to say, “Hmm. what am I going to do today?" isn't the most effective plan and gets the l...

December 1, 2017

I've been in a really big hurry lately when it comes to workin' on my fitness. Maybe you find yourself in that spot too! No worries, I got you! 

A quick workout here!

Get your strength on!

4 exercises, 4 rounds. 8-10 reps EACH

Reverse Lunge w/ Overhead Press: all Left, th...

June 22, 2017

Get it, Mama Bear.. or Papa Bear!

This is my preferred cardio... high intensity-with weights!Conditioning makes you better at, well, everything! ;) 

You will perform with 30 seconds of work and then you'll have 30 seconds of rest. Repeat this pattern throughout. If you n...

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