Emily Nelson

Emily is a Group Fitness Instructor and HIGH Fitness business owner. Since a very young age, I have always loved to move. It has come full circle in my life and I am the co-owner and creator of HIGH Fitness, a group fitness format mixing old school aerobics and HIIT training. Over the last 3 years, HIGH Fitness has grown at a rapid rate with 1200 certified instructors spreading into 100 cities across the United States and Canada!

I began my teaching career over 13 years ago in Canada and I have not looked back teaching every fitness format I could get my hands on. The driving force behind my passion for what I do comes from strengthening my participants well-being, both mentally and physically. My goal is for each participant to feel my passion and pure joy as a teach and to realize every age, size, and shape can move and feel good!

When I am not teaching, I choose to spend all my time with my husband and 2 daughters. They are my reason I do what I do. I am also passionate about fashion, donuts and LuluLemon!


  • HIGH Fitness Master Trainer and Owner
  • AFFA Exercise Theory, Group Fitness, Portable Equipment
  • LesMills BodyAttack
  • LesMills BodyJam
  • TRX Suspension Certified
  • Zumba Fitness: B1, B2, and Zumbatonic
  • Benda Ball


  • Bountiful, UT

Brigham Young University, BA Marketing/Communications

Athletic Background:

  • 100 Miler Pacer
  • Taught Jazz for multiple years at several studios
  • Multiple 1/2 marathons and relay races
  • Current presenter at 3 different national fitness conventions including IDEA World