New 10Class Series Starts March 2nd

February 18, 2010

FUSION FLOW
with Ellen Barrett
Tuesday + Thursday 7:30am – 8:30am
March 2 – April 1st
INNER LIGHT STUDIO
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 innerlightstudio@sbcglobal.net

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!

Here’s What Collage Video is Saying About SKINNY SCULPT

February 4, 2010

Tougher than it looks
This workout was much harder than it looked! But that’s a good thing. During the first portion I had to drop my arms a few times b/c they were so fatigued. I never thought that would happen with 3 lb. weights. My entire body felt worked upon completion of this DVD. But I was not exhausted. I felt refreshed. I’m really beginning to like Ellen as an instructor. I recommend Barefoot Cardio to compliment Skinny Sculpt. – posted by Fran on 2/2/2010
JUST HAD TO ADD ANOTHER COMMENT!!
I gave my first review yesterday after doing some of this workout and watching some. This morning I did the whole thing, and I am even more in love with it. I am always amazed by how hard I work with Ellen, even though I consider it my easy day. Anyway, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this workout. I recommend it 110%!! – posted by Barbara on 1/30/2010
ELLEN HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!
Although this is similar to Slim and Sculpt, (which I love also), I just love this workout! She comes up with some of the best moves. At 58 years old, I am a group exercise instructor, and I am used to using heavy weights, but I am always looking for something easier on my joints. I just love her easy going persona, and I always work harder with her workouts than I expect to. Keep up the good work, Ellen!! I am a huge fan!! – posted by Barbara on 1/29/2010
Enjoyable!
I thoroughly enjoyed this new workout from Ellen! It has new moves that are unique, yet intense enough exercise my muscles. I like the incorporation of pilates, cardio, and some yoga. Aside from the exercise, I found the music calming especially after a stressful day at work. – posted by Anna on 1/28/2010
Another great one!
I was so looking forward to this one coming out (I have all her other “Buff Girl” workouts), and this one may be my favorite of all. It is an incredibly rewarding workout, because you truly get cardio, strength and stretching incorporated in one workout. There are other workouts available on the market that can do the same thing, but Ellen puts it together in such an effective, FUN, gentle yet demanding workout. I was surprised at how tough (in a good way) this one is. This one doesn’t mess around. I wouldn’t suggest starting out with heavy weights on this one, I’m fairly strong and had to switch to lighter weights halfway through, its tougher than Slim Sculpt. But the first time I did this workout, I could not WAIT to do it again. And her cuing is top notch. You cannot help but feel good while you sweat during this one. I like that she just about has all new moves in this one, but one thing I kinda wish she did more of was to explain what each move was doing for you, kinda like what she did in Barefoot Cardio. Her workouts do make you stronger, but also elongate you and firm you from head to toe without the bulkiness. She is upbeat, believes in what she is doing, sweet without being overly sappy and a really good instructor. A wonderful addition to the whole collection (if not one of her best), and hope she produces even more workouts in the future. – posted by Lisa on 1/28/2010
Effective yet gentle workout
Do you ever feel beaten up after a workout? Well you won’t with this video. It was high rep- low weight work that left my legs and arms feeling tired but not bad, if you know what I mean. I actually felt good after this. I feel I pampered myself and did something beneficial for my muscles and joints. Ellen is great! – posted by Julie on 1/27/2010
Great!
This is another great Studio workout! It hits different muscles with different movement than Slim Sculpt. All of her workouts from the Studio compliment each other. This is another great addition to your Studio rotation! I use 3lb handweights for this just like in Slim Sculpt. The music is louder and Ellen has the same two background exercisers as in Barefoot Cardio and in Fusion Flow. I like her make-up and nails painted black in these last three w/o’s! – posted by TracyAzGal on 1/26/2010
Absolutely Fantastic!
I loved this workout! It is my favorite one yet in her Studio series. It is very creative, has nice music, flows well and you will feel it! Her demeanor is so joyful and natural and she is a really clear instructor. Such a pleasure to do. I hope Ellen continues to come out with many more Studio workouts. – posted by Shelley on 1/26/2010
Wow, another winner from Ellen
I couldn’t wait for this follow-up to Slim Sculpt and Ellen didn’t disappoint. It is a wee bit more intense than Slim Sculpt and does a great job working your body as a whole with Ellen’s big, flowing movements. I thought the floor work was different and effective. I love working out with Ellen getting cardio, stretch and strength in one workout. Highly recommend this one. – posted by Elaine on 1/22/2010

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.

DVD Rotation?

January 18, 2010

There are SIX STUDIO DVD workouts available now and it’s time to figure out the best way to use them for optimal results. One caveat…I want you to be “intuitive” about your exercise needs – you ask yourself, “How am I feeling today?” and make that your starting point sometimes. I know these workouts well as I didn’t just (merely) create them, I actually teach them to real people every week on an ongoing basis.

***FOR WEIGHT LOSS***

Monday – BAREFOOT CARDIO or FAT BURNING FUSION
Tuesday – YOGINI WORKOUT or FUSION FLOW
Wednesday – BAREFOOT CARDIO or FAT BURNING FUSION
Thursday – SLIM SCULPT or SKINNY SCULPT
Friday – BAREFOOT CARDIO or FAT BURNING FUSION
Saturday – “Cardio Galore” day, which means 90minutes or more of STEADY cardio. Go for long power walk or a hike or take a long bike ride…just aim for 90minutes or more – it’ll kick the fat-burning into high gear!

Sunday day off from “formal” exercise but don’t be a couch potato 🙂

***For Tightening, Toning and Losing the Jiggle***

Monday – SLIM SCULPT or SKINNY SCULPT
Tuesday – BAREFOOT CARDIO or FAT BURNING FUSION
Wednesday – SLIM SCULPT or SKINNY SCULPT
Thursday – YOGINI WORKOUT or FUSION FLOW
Friday – SLIM SCULPT or SKINNY SCULPT
Saturday – YOGINI WORKOUT or FUSION FLOW then finish routine with 1minute of push-ups/1minute tricep dips/1minute of jumping jacks
Sunday – Day off from “formal exercise”

***To Increase Energy and/or Manage Stress***

Monday – YOGINI WORKOUT or FUSION FLOW
Tuesday – FAT BURNING FUSION or BAREFOOT CARDIO
Wednesday – day off
Thursday – YOGINI WORKOUT or FUSION FLOW
Friday – FAT BURNING FUSION or BAREFOOT CARDIO
Saturday – SLIM SCULPT or SKINNY SCULPT
Sunday – day off

Barefoot Cardio dvd gets voted “Best Energizer” by Prevention mag

January 13, 2010

The February 2010 issue of Prevention magazine is on newsstands now.

I just tweeted about my serene views…here are pics

January 10, 2010

The frozen lake and the ice fisherman

Roxy ("the legend") on the trail

FRESH AIR, I call it “Vitamin O” (oxygen), does a body good! Follow me on TWITTER

Watch The CT Style Clip

January 7, 2010

Always fun working out with Desiree – click here or on the photo below to watch the clip right now.

On the Set: CT STYLE

January 7, 2010

Here I am with Desiree, the host, before our segment on FUSION FLOW.

Talking about New Year's Resolutions...how to make 'em stick.

action shot!

The segment airs today at 12noon – Be sure to tune in to WTNH CT, Channel 8.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

January 6, 2010

I can’t believe it took me so long get with the Twitter program. Click here if you’re the Twitter-type.