About Ellen


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Movement is medicine.

I grew up in a snowy small town in upstate New York, where I illegally entered aerobics classes. I had to be covert because the rule was, “You must be 18 years or older to enter” so I would wait for class to start and hide in the back row, behind some taller people and hope the instructor was nearsighted. I’ve always been a goodie-two-shoes –hating the feeling of being in trouble – but that room was a place of inspiration and good vibes, two things I was willing to go to jail for.

Movement fortifies the body, settles the mind, and lifts the spirit. What else does that? With no negative side effects! Movement is medicine….and magic. My wish for you is to experience the magic for yourself.

 I am trained in and continue to study, Pilates, yoga, Reiki, and dance. I travel the globe teaching and training my barefoot fusion method. I write wellness books and create user-friendly at-home workouts. Time and time again, I’m wowed by the power of movement in people’s lives, including my own. If you are new to exercise or haven’t found something that sticks, I’m your girl. I’ll show you how movement, when it’s done right, is a joyful experience you’ll come back to again and again – Let’s Move!