We’re delighted to introduce marathon runner and personal trainer Ellen Rodriguez as a Zibrio Balance Ambassador.
Ellen’s passion is to understand her clients’ goals and current status, so that she can customize workouts and more to help them succeed, and surpass those goals.
A long-time runner, Ellen completed various marathons and ultra marathons in the 1990’s. In 1996 she was part of a Houston Area Road Runners Association women’s team who established a Guinness World Record for the 100 x 1 mile relay. In 2000, she switched focus to 5k and 10k distances, and after training from the legendary Tom Tellez (University of Houston and Carl Lewis’ coach), she started winning age group awards (though she won’t say which age groups!). Since 2011 she has been running with Power in Motion (affiliated with HARRA).
Her long-time friend, Carl Lewis (Olympic champion and author of One More Victory Lap (1996), she began organized strength training and used a personal trainer for the first time. It was a turning point that decided her to help other runners improve their performance.
She became a certified personal trainer herself with ACE (American Council on Exercise), and P.F.I.T. in association with the American College of Integrative Medicine. She also holds certifications for:
- Pilates Mat Instructor (Powerhous Pilates)
- Sports Conditioning Specialist (International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA))
- Golf Conditioning Specialist (IFPA)
- Aquatic Exercise Association Member
- IDEA Health and Fitness Association Member
Her own workouts include running, bicycle spinning, strength training and pilates. You may even see her at the Memorial Park Golf driving range. One of her proudest achievements is to be a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. She says “It’s one of the easiest programs to follow and it worked well for me.”
Find Ellen at Houston Inner Loop Trainer, and at 550 Westcott St, Suite 340, Houston, Tx 77007