Yoga Pump With Ellen Barrett

New Video Workout: Yoga Pump

Power…and zen? Yup! This strengthening and energizing workout intervals upright yoga vinyasa with fusion weight training. A light set of hand held weights and a “sticky” yoga mat are recommended. Barefoot is best. *This video will appear on Ellen Barrett’s “Let’s Move” by 9amEST on Monday, July 11, 2022.

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My Anti-Procrastination Technique

You’ve probably heard the saying, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”  I have found this to be a thousand percent true. It’s true for me personally and for people I work with. As a personal trainer, the clients that never cancel are ironically the one’s with the fullest plate. At the root of this, it’s because the busy person has a tight schedule and he or she intends to keep it. There’s no time for procrastination. Kids procrastinate...

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The Unsung Hero of Movement

Moving on land is a three step deal – first we ground, then we center, then we lift.We get so good at moving that often, these three steps go unnoticed or happen mili-seconds apart, seemingly simultaneously. However, grounding always comes first and lifting is always the result. Grounding is foundational. Lifting is the end game. So what’s in the middle? Your core!  Core strength is so darn valuable. Your core is working every time you stand up or sit up or walk or...

You’re Grounded

December is a huge month in my household. For one, my husband, son and dog all have birthdays in December. Secondly, as it is year end, there’s a big work and school-related “wrap things up” energy, And then, on top of it, the holiday hoopla is in full effect. Many of us don’t enjoy this time of year because the sense of pressure we feel clouds the festivity. After traveling for Thanksgiving, and then jumping...

10Day Kickstart with Ellen


“Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.” – Rumi After years of working with people and being privy to some clients’ destructive inner dialogs, I realized self-criticism is the biggest obstacle to true wellness, and it usually comes from a place of self-loathing. At first, I thought, “Oh, it’s just words” but as my understanding of health and happiness grew, I realized that words  stem from beliefs, and beliefs rule the world. How we feel about ourselves...

Ellen Barrett Four Elements Flow

What Is Four Elements Flow?

What the heck is Four Elements Flow? That’s what my husband asked when he read the name of the newest video workout on It’s a good question…allow me to explain.  Four Elements Flow is a 45minute fusion low-impact cardio workout where instead of focusing on cardio, strength and stretch, it brings awareness to air, water, fire and earth. The workout fuses yoga, barre and Pilates in a seamless, all standing, flow.   Why divert attention from the usual...