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Co. Wexford

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Co. Wexford

About barbELLE fitness

The barbELLE Mission 

To build an energetic and upbeat community who live in pursuit of "The Sweet Spot"; that magical state of feeling strong, fit, confident and connected without sacrificing all of the Craic agus Ceol life has to offer. We rebel against the nonsense of living life on diets that make us miserable, being hyper-focused on Social Media "Before & After" pics and judging our self-worth by our appearance. We aim to revolutionise the Irish approach to Health and Fitness by focusing on Lifts, Laughs, Self-Love and Lifestyle first knowing that when you love how you feel, you'll love how you look (not the other way around!)"

#LiftLaughLove

Heyyyy, I'm Ellen 

I am not one of those PTs who "always had a passion for health and fitness".   I actually spent many of my formative years as an insecure, chubby girl who thought she'd never look as good as the other girls.  In fact, when I was 17 I told myself I was too fat to do a Sports Science degree in college; a degree which I thought was bound to make me know how to be healthy, fit and thin.  Instead I got a degree in Marketing, made amazing friends, got a job with a massive brand in Dublin, decided the corporate life was not for me and U-turned back to the Fitness Industry by becoming a Personal Trainer.

You know what's gas though? When I look back at pictures of my 17 year old self I GASP at how slim she actually was in her sparkly purple debs dress and oh-so-orange fake tan.

Why am I telling you this?

I'm telling you this because it's too often that we say to ourselves "I'll be happy when I'm a size 10" or "I'll be happy when I'm 9 stone" and then proceed on these feckin mad diet plans / pills / teas / cardio sessions that we hate, trusting that putting ourselves through such torture will somehow make us feel good about ourselves. Then we slip up; due to the unrealistic expectations we've plucked out of our arses; and queue the binge eating, the negative self-talk and the quest for a shiny new miracle diet which promises the sun, moon and stars.

I've done it for years.  My sisters have done it for years.  My mam has done it for years.  My friends and PT clients have done it for years.

===== And it has to stop!!! ====

 

So here are my commitments to my clients:

1.  I will listen to your goals and explore what it is you really really want.  The clearer the vision; the easier the journey.

2.  I will help you get rid of Diet Culture B.S. with "back to basics" nutritional guidance and education.

3.  I will make you Strong no matter what age you are  - like seriously strong.

4.  I will help you find Total Health by ensuring we take Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social factors into account.

5.  I will ensure that our sessions are filled with plenty of Craic agus Ceol because exercise you enjoy is exercise you will sustain.

Offerings

Small Group Personal Training

One to One Personal Training

Mobile Personal Training

Group Classes

Covid 19 Home Workouts

Areas Of Expertise

Balance

Strength & Conditioning

Strength

Muscle Building

Mobility

Meal Planning

Fitness

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#59 Diet Culture - what it is and why it needs to end with Ellen Quinn

Andy is joined by Ellen Quinn to talk about her relationship with diets and how she now sees herself as The Anti-Diet Personal Trainer.

 

We discuss the affects of diet culture on individuals as well as society as a whole and get some awesome tips on how to implement a very simple self-care regime to keep us as calm as possible during these mad times and beyond.

 

Ellen mentions a study in the chat and here it is for your own perusal: https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/everything-you-know-about-obesity-is-wrong/

 

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5 Star Review

Posted by Anonymous Monday 18th January 2021

Working with Ellen was amazing - she is so motivating and gave me so much more confidence in the gym!

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Posted by Zoe Ewing Saturday 16th January 2021

Ellen is great, I really looked forward to the buzz of our sessions and the feeling of new achievements in a supportive environment. The gym can feel like a bit of an alien environment but Ellen made it welcoming and fun, I’d definitely recomme...

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Posted by Melissa Murphy Friday 15th January 2021

Ellen is an excellent personal trainer. I trained with her long term for a year while I worked in Dublin and learned to lift. I've had issues with a knee and shoulder and was afraid to lift myself I'm confident now to lift alone after having c...

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Posted by Jean Sergio Cambruzzi Thursday 14th January 2021

Ellen is an excellent PT. She is very dedicate to her clients and can easily understand what you want as a goal and help you achieve that. My focus is on sport of high performance and with the specific workout plan that Ellen gave me I could get...

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Posted by Mariely Pellizzer Thursday 14th January 2021

I was never much into exercise and this whole universe was new to me, so I decided I should have a PT and I met Ellen. After our first chat I could see the passion she has for her job, and I decided to hire her as my PT. I really needed the push! ...

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Posted by Clara F. Thursday 14th January 2021

Ellen is simply amazing! Her energy, passion and motivation are contagious! This was the first time in my life where I was excited to go to the gym to exercise (at 6am!)! Never thought this day would happen! Ellen has a unique global approach to...

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5 Star Review

Posted by Aisling Keogh Thursday 14th January 2021

I started out attending Ellen’s classes, once we went into the first lockdown Ellen provided a huge amount of free content online to keep people going during a very difficult time. Once it was possible I contacted Ellen to arrange one on one per...

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Posted by Marie-Anne Pioger Friday 18th December 2020

Ellen is the PT I never knew I needed! My relationship with exercise was long time broken and she managed to gave it back to me. She has this superpower to push me out of my comfort zone without realising it. (Plus she speaks a bit of French and k...

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Posted by Derrick O Sullivan Saturday 5th December 2020

I have lost 10KG since I started and now I'm working on gaining muscles so that number should decrease but for the right reasons. (Mucles heavier that fat). I feel stronger and I have more energy to feel a lot better about myself. I see my body sh...

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