Client Reviews

“She’s Really Body Positive.”

Melanie D:

“Elis is a fabulous trainer. She is very thoughtful about her training plan, and really knows her stuff about how bodies work. She puts a high emphasis on working within the constraints of my actual life (like finding exercises that I can do in short bursts while my 16 month old takes a nap, or is engaged in a quick activity). She’s really body positive, and respectfully pushes when I need to be pushed outside my comfort zone.”

“I’m healthier, more confident and stronger than I’ve ever been.”

Kaitlin M:

“After several years of being almost completely sedentary, I bit the bullet and decided to get my first-ever gym membership. I was intimidated by the gym and embarrassed by how out of shape I had become. I was pretty sure I hated exercise and would never feel comfortable in the weight room.

Enter Elis. I cannot say enough good things about Elis. It’s such a privilege to work with someone who is so capable and passionate about what they do. She really knows her stuff, and relies on a methodical, evidence-based approach to fitness. She’s always up for a challenge, whether it’s working around an injury or putting together workout plan with zero equipment.

She keeps our workouts fun and interesting (something I never thought I’d say about exercise). Her positive energy and enthusiasm is contagious.

She’s a great coach and teacher. She listens carefully and helps you set goals and make a plan that make sense for your life.

We’ve only been training together for 6 months, and I’m healthier, more confident and stronger than I’ve ever been. I can’t recommend her enough.”

“Always Provides a Challenge Without Putting Me At Risk.”

Kathy B:

“One minute you’re healthy, and the next you wake up in a hospital with people trying to explain to you what happened. Three years later, I was recovering from a heart transplant and a host of complications. The physical therapy allotted by insurance was only enough to help me back to a functional level. When energy levels allowed, I approached the YMCA with the goal of intelligently rehabbing but with the challenge that the trainer couldn’t be just anyone. It had to be someone who could intuitively and expertly match my current abilities and slowly bring the fitness level up without jeopardizing my overall recovery. Elis has done exactly that!

The training provided by Elis has been absolutely worth it! She has clearly done her research, is always ready to make adjustments, and has systematically worked muscle groups from top to toe – both large and small. Not only is she a pleasure to work with, but she’s always provided a challenge without putting me at risk for injury or setback.

“Kindness and motivation”

Alexis L:

“Elis is a first-class trainer. She put a lot of care into customizing a fitness program that worked for me, and had the right balance of kindness and motivation to keep me on track. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

“I Feel Like a Badass After an Elis Workout.”

Anne R:

I’ve been working with Elis once a week for about 6 months and I never want to stop. She gives me a completely new strength training circuit each week and it’s made working out actually FUN for the first time ever. I feel like a badass after an Elis workout, and I carry that confidence with me into the rest of my life. I am very grateful to Elis for her expertise, professionalism, good humor, patience, and body positive philosophy.

“Today I am stronger, healthier, and more confident that I have ever been thanks to her guidance and support!”

Kelly M:

“I have had the privilege of working with Elis since 2017. Elis is a wonderful trainer, teacher and all around amazing person. She is passionate about heath and fitness, and her enthusiasm is contagious!

I started training with Elis a few months after giving birth to my second child. At the time, I was still recovering and barely had the strength to lift my baby out of his crib. Elis sat down with me and really listened to what I wanted to achieve. She helped me set reachable goals and developed a training plan that was perfect for me. Elis keeps my routines interesting and challenging, and I look forward to them every week. Today I am stronger, healthier, and more confident that I have ever been thanks to her guidance and support!”


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