"Run run river, carry me to my home in the ocean, carry me away."
Happiest in the water or up a mountain, you'll find me outside with big skies and a blue sea as I continue to explore and embark on endurance challenges. My name is Emily Ackner. I'm a level 3 personal trainer in Hackney, London and Community Manager for The North Face’s Never Stop London former BASI-qualified snowboard coach, ultra marathon runner and adventure-seeker.
Born in British Columbia, my early months were Canadian snow. We moved to the UK and exchanged mountains for Cornish ocean where I grew up surfing. Teenage years were dreaming of a return to altitude and post-university, the Swiss Alps were home. Teaching snowboarding in the winter, biking and trail running in the summer, I was breathing year-round mountain air.
7 years after leaving the mountains and moving to London, things have come full circle. Recognising the benefits of a strong body through consistent strength and conditioning training, Fit for That embodies a passion for movement, teaching, action sports and a great outdoor challenge. From sea to snow to city, the journey continues...