"We first heard about Ellie through a friend and thought it may be a bit of a laugh to see what she could do for us, we both felt in a bit of a rut and needed a bit of a kick up the backside. Following an initial fact-gathering meeting we went for it. We train each week in Christine’s garden so no one can hear the groans. Week one nearly killed us, cardio, step, hand weights and abs galore, we wondered what we had let ourselves in for. Each week Ellie gives us a different programme carefully planned to increase our fitness levels. She encourages us to push ourselves to levels we certainly never thought we would reach at the start. Every programme includes a mixture of cardio exercises, running, boxing, skipping. Lunges, squats etc with weights and a variety of abdominal exercises. No week is the same she varies the routine with games such as ping pong ball bingo, pick a card for an exercise and the latest lung buster tabata. 18 months after starting with Ellie later we are both (and the dog! ) fitter, firmer, thinner and lighter. This has been the best stress buster we have ever come across. The health and mental benefits are evident following each session and we can both fully recommend giving it a go!"
Christine Keir-Thompson and Taryna Herbert, Uttoxeter
"I always wanted to look fit, toned and healthy on my wedding day in Australia but it was a real struggle to get motivated especially as it was winter in England. I was wearing a strapless dress with a tight corset, so my main aim was to get definition in my arms and toned legs for the honeymoon. I knew I couldn't expect miracles in just 3 months, but Ellie's workouts were fantastic. She taught me a whole new way of thinking about exercise such as variety, interval training and not looking at the scales every day! I was seeing results and lost inches, despite only doing one or two sessions a week. My appetite also increased for good foods and I didn't have to starve myself for the big day. As you will see from the photos, I achieved my goal of feeling happy, healthy and toned. Thank you Ellie!"
Alison Whisson, Etwall
"I have been very impressed with the personal training I have received from Ellie Grigg. Her approach has been professional and thorough and she always adds variety into the personal training sessions. She sets realistic goals and my fitness has been transformed over the last 6 months. Ellie is extremely knowledgeable and careful not to push too hard and I would have no hesitation recommending her."
Jonathon Leese, Ashbourne
Leanne McCulloch, Tutbury
"I started working with Ellie when I wanted to start getting fit again. I wanted to learn how to exercise outside; running and making the most of the surrounding park etc. I was not fit and so wanted someone who would be firm but that wasn't a Sargent Major at a bootcamp drill!!
Fiona Warwick, Editor & Owner of Warwick Directories
"We approached Ellie as we were looking to increase our fitness levels ahead of a skiing holiday. Ellie listened and developed appropriate individual training plans for us both to go along with our weekly sessions.
Mark & Rita Wheddon, Burton on Trent
"I have been training with Ellie for a little over a year now. When I first started to train with Ellie I was in pretty bad shape both physically and mentally and would call myself a serial gym joiner. ( The person who joins a gym and finds every excuse to drive past) From the first session I found training with Ellie to be fresh every week without the screaming and high five physical trainer stereotype. Every session is different and has also included virtual training during Covid. Ellie has helped me dramatically improve my fitness so I am now able keep up with my kids but also through improving my mental fitness too so I want to be out there playing with them."