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Ellen’s Summer Teaching Schedule Starts May 4th at 8am

April 25, 2010



Every Tuesday & Thursday

at STUDIO 70

70 Audubon Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Take the best of standing Pilates, mix it with dance conditioning, and you’ve got PILATES BARRE. Get a long, lean and lifted silhouette by using generous ranges of motion that elongate bodylines. The seamless routine provides all-in-one cardio, stretch and strength training, for total body conditioning.

The barre is awaiting us in the studio, you only need to bring your body.

Drop-ins are always welcome so just show up.
Rate: $13/class drop-in OR buy 10 classes for $100 ($10/class)

Your first class is free!

Ellen Barrett on Breathing

Ellen Barrett on New Mothers
Ellen Barrett on Her DVD Series
Ellen Barrett on Workout Snacks
Ellen Barrett_ _Your Body is a Circle_
Ellen’s Quick Fitness Philosophy
Ellen Barrett on Frequency of Workouts
Ellen Barrett on Barefoot Workouts
Ellen_ _Some of My Favorite People_



March 8, 2010

April is FUSION FLOW month… live (ALIVE!)  in the following cities:

  • Los Angeles, CA Friday, April 16th at 4:30pm
    SWERVE STUDIO, contact
  • Enfield, CT Friday, April 23 at 7:30pm
    Contact Julie Miller at
  • East Hills, NY Sunday, April 25th at 10:30am
    Contact Heidi Roussis at

New 10Class Series Starts March 2nd

February 18, 2010

with Ellen Barrett
Tuesday + Thursday 7:30am – 8:30am
March 2 – April 1st
938 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
$150/10classes series
Pre-registration is mandatory as space is limited to 23people
To register: email Bonnie at

Product Plug! Polaner All Fruit Preserves Recipe Mag

February 8, 2010

Be sure to pick up your copy of the POLANER ALL FRUIT RECIPE BOOK on your next grocery run!

Harvard Study: “Running Barefoot is More Efficient”

January 28, 2010

More kudos for barefoot exercise! The folks at Harvard have concluded this: researchers compared people who had always run barefoot, those who had always worn shoes, and those who had given up footwear. The barefoot runners had a lighter stride, and used their calves and foot muscles more efficiently. “You can run barefoot on the world’s hardest surfaces without the slightest discomfort,” a researcher said. If you want to try exercising without shoes, try Barefoot Cardio.


December 19, 2009

Just in time for those New Year’s Resolutions, take class with me at INNER LIGHT STUDIO in New Haven, USA:

  • TUES/THUR 7:30-8:30AMFAT BURNING FUSION FLOW, starting Tuesday, January 5th. This before-work workout is 60minutes of seamless, mindful cardio that’ll tone and de-stress too. *Must pre-register, space is limited. Email Bonnie at $150/10classes.
  • WEDNESDAY 5:45-6:45PMBAREFOOT CARDIO, starting Wednesday January 6th. This after-work workout is 60minutes of a faster paced flow, where you’ll burn fat and expel the stress of the day. Focus is on breathing, alignment and making the mind/body connection. * No pre-registration necessary, just walk on in. 🙂

Monday Musing

December 7, 2009

Roxy (my dog) was kicked by a horse! We were out for a hike, she was off leash and yapped at this beautiful big horse while standing underneath it’s tail and she was walloped, flew in the air like a rag doll and landed, looked lifeless. Then, she “came to” and, today, is fine – didn’t lose any teeth but I’m sure she had a horrible headache for a day or two. My point of saying this is this: this dog knows how to really live. Of course she pays the price (a.k.a, a bruised jaw) but she’s the stuff of legends. She had been sprayed by a skunk. She’s been stuck in muck and I needed to wade into knee deep mud and rescue her. (This summer, Roxy excited a wasp’s nest and you can imagine what happened there!) None of this stops her from going out into the world again, for this she is a great teacher. We all get figuratively kicked by a horse every now and again, but let’s not let it stop us from going out into the world again.

On another note, I received an adorable email with the subject header: OHMYGOSH I just received Fusion Flow today and I loved it. It is, absolutely, workout perfection! Just when I thought Barefoot Cardio was pure joy and bliss…I have found this workout! I love all the dvd’s in the Studio series but I really, really love this one! Thank you sooo much for creating this dvd. It really is perfect for all levels! Happy Holidays!”

We appreciate when you take time to write us (you can always contact us at

SKINNY SCULPT, the next DVD, will be available in late January 2010. We will keep you updated here on the FIT+FAB blog.

The Girl Effect

December 4, 2009

Take the time to click here. THE GIRL EFFECT, n. : The powerful social and economic change brought about when a girl is given the opportunity to participate.

Fusion Flow Has Arrived

November 30, 2009

The fifth release from THE STUDIO by ELLEN BARRETT is here! I’ve been telling the students in my classes that FUSION FLOW is a lot like Yogini Workout without yoga. We move at 100BPM throughout the workout with the first 25minutes standing, then 20minutes of flowing mat work. Wendy, a die-hard fusion fitness fan,  told me it’s  “pretty” and “poetic” .

Here’s My Upcoming Teaching Schedule, FYI

November 4, 2009
  • This Saturday, November 7th, from 1-3pm, I’ll be in Bloomfield, Connecticut teaching a FUSION FITNESS instructor training workshop at GOLD’s Gym. Open to people currently teaching group exercise. There are five spots available as of today (Wednesday), so if you are interested, call Program Director, Julie Miller at 860.817.6450.
  • Sunday, November 15th, from 10:30-11:45am I’ll be teaching BAREFOOT CARDIO at Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills, New York. Space is still available, call Heidi Roussis to register at 516.484.1545, extension #109. * DVDs will be available for purchase at the event.
  • Starting Tuesday November 17th, I’ll be teaching another 10 class series at Inner Light Studio in New Haven, CT on Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 7:30-8:30am. Pre-registration is mandatory as space is limited. To register, call Bonnie at 203.562.2833.
  • Wednesday, December 9th, tune into Sirius Radio Channel 112, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living show with Terri Trespicio at 10am-11am. I’ll be on air, taking caller’s fitness questions, and discussing BAREFOOT CARDIO (why barefoot?).
  • Starting Wednesday evening, January 6, 2010, I’ll be teaching a permanent class once/week at 5:45-6:45pm at Inner Light Studio in New Haven, CT. Pre-registration in NOT necessary. Hope to see you in class! I’ll be teaching the invigorating, yet calming, FUSION FLOW.