I started working with Ellie 4 years ago. At the time I suffered with an eating disorder, was scared of food and just did cardio at the gym. Ellie gave me the confidence to eat and educated me on healthy nutrition and resistance training. I started to love training, no two weeks were the same, it varied from weights to circuits, plyometrics, running and boxing which was awesome. In 2013 I did a bikini competition, I felt empowered, confident and great in myself. My eating disorder was under control and I was healthy.
I stopped training with Ellie for around 18 months to see how I got on on my own and have remained friends with her. About 8 months ago I started slipping into old habits, gained some weight, started to loose perspective and no longer felt healthy. I was eating less, doing more and my body wasn’t responding. Ellie told me about hormonal tracking and approaching training and nutrition from a slightly different perspective. Rather than focusing on ‘getting lean’ and quickly, this approach is holistic and aimed at promoting harmony and balance between body and mind. This appealed to me so much, I’d read a few things about it myself but lacked the expertise or confidence to apply it. Once again, Ellie has taken the hard work and anxiety away by providing a plan that’s easy to follow, provides flexibility with tasty and nutritious meal. In addition, she has provided me with the tools to start to work on my mental and spiritual health.
After following the new plan for 4 weeks I’m feeling so much better, I’ve reduced my cardio (which is not easy mentally), increased my food, am less stressed and fixated on food, exercise and body image and overall am feeling healthier and happier. I can see that I need and want my mind and body to work together and am finding this new journey totally fascinating. I’m caring for myself rather than punishing my body and I know all this is going to help me reach my goals in a sustainable, healthy way. Life is about balance and I feel that I can achieve this.
As a person Ellie is up there with the best. She is ALWAYS there supporting me (whether it be 6am or 11pm), answers every single question, calms me when I’m in a panic and so much more. Her knowledge is second to none and I am in awe of what she does for me and so many others. I can’t thank her enough for all that she does for me.