UCI Campus Recreation - Personal Trainer Janina Emery


University of California, Irvine (Class of 2020)
B.S Biological Sciences - Exercise Science and Physiology
Minor - Psychology


National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certified


As a lifelong competitive athlete, I have a wealth of knowledge covering proper body mechanics, program planning, and personal development. I have trained numerous multisport athletes ranging from ages 8-21 to perform at their peak athletic potential.

Physical Therapy Volunteer Aide at Southlands Physical Therapy I have learned proper muscle functionality, rehabilitation, and injury prevention techniques while developing my interpersonal skills. Whether you are a novice gym goer or a hardcore fitness enthusiest, I am fully capable of designing a detailed and results driven fitness program to help you reach your fitness goals.


  • SPORTS! I have played high level football, baseball and soccer since the age of 5. I am currently the President of the UCI Club Baseball team and can be found in all of the intramural sports at UCI. I also closely follow most professional sports; mainly the NFL, NBA, and MLB. 
  • Travel! I love to see new places and experience different cultures! I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland and Japan. 
  • Research! I am currently apart of a Biology/Neurology lab on campus that is looking at how sport related head impacts affect an athlete’s cognitive function. I have also been apart of a group UROP project that looked at the effects of exercise on aerobic fitness, cardiovagal tone, and inhibitory cognitive control. Ask me about our findings!
  • Technology! I have such a fascination with technology and how it can be used to advance our understanding of life in a multitude of fields. 


  • I not only want to guide you through your program, but I want to teach you all the fundamentals in order for you to be able to succeed independently. I will provide you with a high quality, individualized training program that will help jump-start you to a healthier lifestyle.
  • My favorite training style is to combine personal experience with a research-based approach to movement and performance enhancement as the base of any training program. 
  • Success if often overshadowed by hard work. While many people are only strive for the end result, I always motivate my clients to enjoy the process and the lifestyle that they are striving toward. 


Sports Performance Training, Sport Specific Movements
Strength and Conditioning
Muscle Functionality and Injury Prevention
Improved Proprioception (body position awareness)
Weight loss/fat loss

Our trainers are certified by nationally recognized programs such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and set the standard in the fitness industry for their knowledge and education.

To better serve you, we select trainers with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to provide you the opportunity of finding a trainer that best fits your needs and availability
    •   LaVonne Beacom
    •   Priscilla Castaneda
    •   Josh Chen
    •   Janina Emery
    •   Alana Hodge
    •   Lucy Kim
    •   Veronica Lopez
    •   John Macauley
    •   Haylesh Patel
    •   Carolyn Reynolds
    •   Yvony Richards
    •   Merritt Robinson
    •   Hannah Segal
    •   Zurich Solomon
Please fill out our Personal Training Online Inquiry form to get started or for more information, please contact Courtney Burkes.