GGS Certified Pre-and Post-Natal Coach
NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Level 1
Ellen graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University in 2021. She majored in Kinesiology with a concentration in active health and rehabilitation, and minored in psychology. She has been a strength coach and trainer for over 5 years, working with clients of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds. She specializes in working with youth, athletes (especially barbell athletes), and pre- and post-natal women.
Ellen uses a client-centred and trauma-informed approach to connect and collaborate with her clients. She firmly believes that bringing compassion and curiosity into her practice will help folks feel seen and heard as a whole person—not just as the sum of their injuries. Ellen is passionate about combining her expertise on exercise and rehabilitation with her understanding of mental health and how trauma affects the body. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology in the hopes of bridging the gap between physical and mental health.
As a competitive Olympic weightlifter and NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) certified coach, Ellen holds extensive knowledge on barbell and strength training. She has a deep understanding of how it can be an empowering and effective tool for folks, both physically and mentally. She has worked as the head coach for several youth Olympic weightlifting and strength and conditioning programs, and especially enjoys teaching women the benefits of barbell training. If you are looking to get back into your barbell sport or simply trying to incorporate strength training back into your life, Ellen is your go-to gal!
Outside of the clinic, Ellen enjoys spending time with her family and friends over a good meal and some board games. She loves getting out into nature with her dog and also loves taking cold plunges into the ocean and lakes of BC. Fun fact, Ellen has a black belt in Taekwondo and is a citizen of Canada, Taiwan, and the United States!