What Works Fitness
What Works Fitness
About What Works Fitness
Elissa is a certified Pilates instructor through Pilates Sports Center, a PMA-recognized school. She is also certified as a personal fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine , a TRX instructor and as a yoga teacher through Golden Bridge, an outstanding international school. Delving deeper into healing the body, mind and spirit, she is a certified Harmonyum Practitioner. Also a student of ballet, jazz and modern dance for over 20 years, she draws from her diverse education to help her clients achieve optimum fitness, well-being and recovery from injuries. She offers the best in health products, such as Young Living Essential Oils, which she uses to enhance her classes and clients' health. She also writes health and fitness articles for such magazines as Natural Health, Ms. Fitness, Aquarian Times and Real Talk LA.
What differentiates us
Elissa specializes in creating private programs and classes that draw from a hybrid of the best exercises from Pilates, yoga, yoga therapy, fitness training, Bar Method, TRX, and Yamuna Body Rolling to strengthen, tone, increase flexibility, improve posture, expand lung capacity, rehabilitate injury, energize metabolism and develop mind/body awareness. She also helps her clients lose unwanted weight through nutritional guidance based on their body type and emotional needs, and offers psychological tools that enable clients to overcome their self-sabotage. Ultimately, Elissa empowers her clients toward a new fit and healthy identity so they may enjoy many years inhabiting a lithe, youthful, and beautiful body. She continually studies the most effective current and ancient exercises and techniques to help her clients feel sublime in their own skin.
How we were trained
Elissa has practiced yoga and Pilates for over 35 years and is a certified Pilates instructor through Pilates Sports Center, a PMA-recognized school, a certified Yoga teacher and a certified a personal fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Why we love what we do
I used to be in pain from car accidents. I learned to heal myself. Now my poison has transmuted into my clients' medicine. They learn to use the same tools while they are with me and in their daily lives. This way I empower my clients to take care of their own health and fitness.