move mountains with emily

Hello there!


Welcome to Moving Mountains Wellness, a site about moving well and eating well to live well.

My name is Emily.  I am the writer and mountain mover behind this site.

I am a certified personal trainer and USA Weightlifting coach.
I studied Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nutrition at Colorado State University- Go Rams!
I not only walk the wellness walk, I talk the talk, teaching others what I have learned through my studies and my own experiences, in order to offer guidance when it is time to move your own mountains and begin, or continue, living a healthy and well life.
My passion for health and wellness runs deep and I hope to share it with anyone and everyone who has an inkling of interest or question about why or how to improve their life through wellness.
I moved to Orange County summer of 2019 and am currently living in the sunshine and drinking in the sea.  I spent my childhood and teenage years in Houston, Texas, but really grew-up and came into myself in Colorado where I spent 7 years.  I am so grateful I got to live and grow in the colorful Colorado community where being active outside is the norm, farmer’s market season is a weekend activity, health/wellness stores are on every block, and biking is the preferred method of commuting. I miss Colorado for sure, but am slowly finding my own in California.
two steps back for four forward || Journey for Jessi

Quick Quirks About Me:

  • I have a rescued Maltipoo named Penny
  • Taurus
  • INFJ
  • Enneagram 4
  • Breakfast and dessert are my favorite
  • Summer soul–I don’t do cold very well
  • Pineapple obsessed
  • I go upside down at least once a day, more yoga please
  • Books, books, books
  • Avid podcast listener
  • I always have a journal and pen with me
  • Peace, love, rock n’ roll.  And Punk.  And Alternative. Punk Rock?  Perfect. I love music and frequently attend concerts

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Let’s MOVE MOUNTAINS together:


instagram: @emvalerioti & @movingmoutnainswellness

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This site was created in honor and memory of my best friend Jessi.  She inspired me to start living my best self and to share health and wellness with the world.  You can read more about her and my journey here.