Houston Inner Loop Trainer

Houston Inner Loop Trainer


Fitness should be fun! Personal training should be personal!

Customized personal training to fit your needs.
Two locations inside Loop 610. Private training near Memorial Park, plus a neighborhood gym on West Gray St. 

With Houston Inner Loop Training, YOU have a choice!

 (1)  Completely private personal training sessions with me, Ellen Rodriguez,  at 550 Westcott Street, Suite 340, an office building near  Memorial Park.  The private office has strength training equipment, free  weights, med and exercise balls, kettlebells, Bosu balance training,  and a recumbent bicycle for your warm up/cool down. 

 (2) Meet me at the River Oaks Gym - 1937 W. Gray # 200, Houston, TX  77019 (above the Musee carpet business, between Pier One and the Men's  Warehouse) 

(3) Corporate fitness challenge. Ask the HR leader at your company. Many corporations want their employees to get fit and stay fit! I have organized and facilitated small group fitness classes in the on-site corporate gym. Want more information about Corporate fitness? 

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How can Ellen help you?

 I have been helping individuals with the following specialties for  over 16 years. Let me know which area below you want to be your focus, and I  will help you meet and exceed your goals!

• Strength Training with Gym Equipment, Large Exerballs, Free Weights, and the most current training aids

• Weight Loss and Weight Management

• Pilates Mat and Core Strength Training• Flexibility and Balance Training

• Prenatal and Postpartum exercise

• Bride to be? I've helped several brides look and feel great on their wedding day!

• Golf Flexibility and Strength Conditioning 

• Corporate Fitness challenge. This is usually a month long event to help a company's employees begin and maintain a healthy exercise program.

Do you have questions before you begin?

Want to find out if we are a good fit for each other?  The longer you wait, the further you’re  getting from your goal. Those calories aren't burning themselves. Make  the commitment to be healthy. I will be your partner every step (or plank or squat thrust) of the way.   I'll be glad to do a free telephone consultation and answer your questions or concerns. Call me at 713-410-7072.  FitEllen@aol.com


I haven't exercised in years--Why should I start now?

Even if you've never been active, it's never too late to reap the many health benefits of regular exercise.  Regular cardiovascular exercise, such as brisk walking, bicycling or swimming strengthens the heart and muscles, boosts energy and endurance.  It also helps control blood sugar and cholesterol levels and works as a natural mood elevator.

Being sedentary raises the risk for developing such serious health conditions as diabetes and heart disease.  

Strength exercise, or resistance training, helps preserve muscle tissue and bone health.  It will help you stay strong, so you can go about your normal daily activities.

I have several medical conditions--Is exercise safe for me?

Consult with your health care provider before starting an exercise program.  Ask about precautions specific to your condition and which exercises are beneficial and safe for you.  Regular exercise helps manage health conditions and can speed up the recovery process of serious illnesses, including heart attack, stroke and joint-replacement surgery.  Your doctor may recommend that you start exercising in a medically-supervised setting before you exercise on your own.

Which exercises are easy on your joints?

Water exercises (swimming, water walking) or non weight-bearing exercises (Bicycling, rowing, elliptical machines) are easier on the joints and often recommended for people with joint issues.  However, your health care provider may recommend some weight-bearing exercises (walking, jogging) to protect and strengthen your bones.

How much exercise is enough?

Start with 5 minutes or whatever you can manage, then gradually work up to 30 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise most days of the week.  You should notice a difference in how you feel within 6-8 weeks.  Perform muscle-strengthening exercises twice weekly with at least 24 hours in between sessions.

To get started, hire a certified personal trainer, attend group strength-training classes, visit your library to check out a strength-training DVD and visit the Ace Exercise Library.  

I'm not overweight--Do I really need to exercise?

Even if your weight is in  a healthy range, regular exercise is key for maintaining good health and to reduce health risks.  One study showed that physically fit overweight people had significantly lower health risks than thin, sedentary people.  An inactive lifestyle raises your risk for developing serious health conditions, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease.

I'm a Senior. Is strength training good at my age?

Strength-training is critical for older adults.  Adults lose 4-6 lbs. of muscle tissue per decade, which means a significant loss of body strength and a lower resting metabolism.  

Older adults who undergo a structured strength-training program have shown to regain lost muscle mass, increase their strength, metabolism, bone density and balance and improve their quality of life.  One study linked muscular strength to reduced stiffness in the aorta, the major artery carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body, which can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular events, independent of current aerobic fitness levels.  However, if calorie intake isn't also reduced, fat weight increases.

Ellen's mission

How Ellen can help YOU! FitEllen@aol.com

Private client testimonial

Sandy describes Ellen's training in the private studio on Westcott St. 

Ellen at the River Oaks Gym

How Ellen can help YOU! FitEllen@aol.com

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Carl Lewis talks about watching Ellen running a marathon, and how she got motivated to help others feel better.

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Houston Inner Loop Trainer

550 Westcott St # 340, Houston, TX 77007

(713) 410-7072


Monday - Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed