Ellen Barrett Quick Core Fusion

New Video Workout: Quick Core Fusion

Strengthen, stretch and tone the abs, obliques and back muscles in this 15minutes standing, core-focused challenge. A “sticky” yoga mat is recommended. * The video will appear on ellenbarrett.com by Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9amEST. 

Ellen Barrett Inner & Outer Thigh Workout

New Video Workout: Inner & Outer Thigh Workout

Tighten and tone  every inch of your thighs with concentrated lateral, sagittal and circular movements. This 20minute workout starts standing and finishes side-lying. A “sticky” yoga mat is recommended. It will appear on Ellenbarrett.com on Monday, November 15th at 9amEST. 

The Barrett Blog

The Biggest Game Changer of All

Can movement create confidence? Can movement remedy anxiety? Can movement eradicate stress? To tell you the truth, I don’t know. What I do know is that everyone has ups and downs. Life is not always sunny. Things shake us up. Movement doesn’t change those outside “things” but it does one very significant thing to our inside state – it brings us back to the body. Anxiety, stress and low confidence happen in our heads. They are thinking....

Ellen Barrett

A Few Thoughts On Aging

Yes, I am getting older. Yes, I feel the societal “pressure” regarding women and aging. And yes, I have a few things to say about it!  For one, I like myself. Why is that so radical? I like how I look and I like how I feel and I like what I’ve grown to be. I don’t want to go back in time and I am excited for what’s to come. I do not have media to...

Ellen Barrett Fit Tip

We “Eat” With Our Eyes

In 2018 and 2019, I went to see Amma, the hugging mother. She is a cherished woman from India, who has such a high vibration, people like me wait in line to receive a hug from her.  I love her and hope to see her again the next time she tours North America. Both times, there were vendors at this event selling Indian goods, like clothing, jewelry, candles and meditation cushions. One vendor sold an eye exercise...

Grumpy Quadriceps?

When stretching the quadriceps, I not-so-jokingly say, “This stretch is not a crowd pleaser.” Over the years, I’ve learned that nobody really enjoys opening up this muscle. As a trainer, I am tempted to skip it and avoid the grumpy looks, but our quadriceps are really tight – begging for a good stretch! The more we sit, the more we need to stretch our quadriceps, and even when we don’t sit all day we still spend most of our lives...

Ellen Barrett How To Sit Cross-Legged

When “Easy Seat” Isn’t Easy

Kids sit cross-legged with ease, but something happens along this road called life, where what was once easy, becomes difficult. For the record, it’s  not “old age.”  There are millions of examples of elders sitting cross-legged with no problem. What it is is an example of “use it or lose it.”  You know those fit tests that see how fast you can run a mile or calculate how many pushups you can do in a minute?...