Testimonials

Ellen and John with Olympic Champion Carl Lewis

Client testimonials

 "My husband and I have been going to  Ellen's training studio for over a year.  She makes weight  training  sessions fun!  Ellen varies the routine every week based on how we feel  and what distance we are running the next day.  Jim and I know we are  stronger and more balanced since she started our training.  Just can't  say enough about her training knowledge and level of professionalism."  Grace B.

"Been  a client for a number of years and have been able to lose some of the  weight that I wanted to lose.  I am not a diet person so I am doing it  slowly.  I have higher energy levels and all my blood work is really  good according to my Doctor.  Could not be happier.  Thanks to Ellen I  have dropped three sizes and have muscle instead of fat.  I highly  recommend Ellen for anyone looking to tone up and not have someone  critical of your weight."  ​Julia S.


"Ellen  delivers a creative environment that makes working out fun.  For the  last 8 months, we've been working out with Ellen, and couldn't feel  better!

I've  been playing sports and lifting weights with trainers for years, but  not until I started working out with Ellen did I finally learn the right  way to do each exercise.  She has gotten me to focus on the specific  muscles being used, and hones in on my posture to ensure the movements  are correct throughout.

My wife, who also works out with Ellen, and couldn't look or feel better.

Did  you know how important it is to stretch, especially as we get older?  I  didn't either.  All of these years of working out and feeling minor  pain or discomfort, all because I wasn't taking enough time to properly  stretch.  Ellen has also instilled in us the need to stretch, and  demonstrates good stretching techniques (just as she demonstrates all  the exercises)."   Bill C.

"...  I'm also THRILLED with the progress we've been making! Everyone has  noticed the change and when I weighed myself on my body fat analyzing  scale, my body fat was the lowest it has ever been!!! ... Maybe someday  I'll be your poster child."Traci D.

"I  am really excited about the improvements I have seen in my cycling  since I have increased my workouts from once a week to 3 times a week. I  can now keep up with the fast riders and also have the ability to  sprint when I need to. It is so nice to not be at the back anymore! I  shared with Ellen my goals and my workouts with her are  tailored toward  these." Leslie K.

"When  I was looking for a trainer, the thing that stood out for me about  Ellen was that she was a Weight Watchers Lifetime Member. I knew she  understood the struggles of weight loss. As I started working out with  Ellen, we set goals together and achieved them. One year after becoming a  Weight Watchers Lifetime Member myself, I am still working out with  Ellen. Our goals are now more focused on performance (5k times!) rather  than weight loss (over 35 pounds lost!).  Thank you Ellen for helping me  to achieve my goals! "  Ashley F.


I've been  training with Ellen for six years. I first recruited her to help me get  in shape for my wedding and, after seeing the transformation in my body,  I've stayed with her. I'm always getting compliments on my toned arms,  and I love it! The best part about Ellen is that she always comes up  with new ideas for workouts and is very willing to adapt to my needs.  She is a great motivator and sets a wonderful example of a healthy  lifestyle. THANK YOU for all you do!   Sandy L.


At  62, I am improving my stamina, strength, coordination, balance, and  flexibility. Ellen Rodriguez set me on this path about four years ago. I  find Ellen's training sessions unique and interesting. We repeat  exercises but never and entire workout. Ellen's approach balances  concern for the realities of my age with real physical challenges,  challenges that I am proud of accomplishing.
I am enjoying it!  Tom J.   


 Ellen's enthusiasm is infectious!  John W. Mecom, Jr.  


I  want to tell you how much I appreciate the work that you did with me.   It is amazing that it has awakened my muscle memory. I rode Wednesday  and Thursday.  I already noticed a marked improvement in my connection  with my horse, Tippy.  In fact last night I gave a loud hoot when she  made a smooth long sliding stop (the first in a very long time).  I will  ride today and show her Saturday and Sunday at Great Southwest  Equestrian Center.  I know that your Pilates exercises woke my core and  legs. The exercises are working (and I am feeling it in my thighs and  stomach, ouch!).  It's great.    Gerry W.

I  am a 26 year old mom of 2 children under the age of 3.  I started  training with Ellen to loose my baby weight when my daughter was 6  months old (about 7 months ago).  I was 176 lbs and always had problems  with my knees which limited me when it came to working out and running.   I have lost 25 lbs (*and still loosing) and have never felt better  about myself!  I am always getting compliments and I have more energy to  devote to my family - which is much needed!  Not only has Ellen helped  me accomplish a much desired goal but she has also helped me develop a  healthy lifestyle (nutrition, wellness, stretching, etc. - you name  it).  I have never been one of those who love, let alone like working  out - but now I get excited just thinking about it!  With Ellen the  possibilities are endless and she has done a great job keeping me  encouraged throughout this process.  I have never been a runner but now  we are focusing on my first 5k race!!!  Thank you Ellen - for changing  my life and helping me develop a desire to live a healthy lifestyle.   Needless to say my husband is very grateful too.  Tanisha C. 

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