Ellen Rodriguez

Oakland, CA 94606

I have been a runner and have completed multiple marathons and four ultra marathons, my first 26.2 mile marathon being in 1991. In 2000, I began to focus on competing in shorter distances (5K to 10K), and with instruction from Tom Tellez (former University of Houston Coach), I started winning age group awards -- but we're not saying which age group! I enjoy being a member of the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA). I began organized strength training in 2001 in efforts to help other runners improve their performance, as well as help other individuals meet their strength and weight loss goals. I became a certified personal trainer with ACE (American Council on Exercise), and P.F.I.T. in association with the American College of Integrative Medicine. I also went on to get certified as a Pilates Mat instructor by Powerhouse Pilates, and as a Sports Conditioning Specialist by the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA). I am also a Golf Conditioning Specialist with the IFPA. As a member of Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), and IDEA Health and Fitness Association, my areas of expertise have also been expanded. Personally, my workouts include running, bicycle spinning, strength training and pilates. You may even see me practicing at the Memorial Park Golf driving range! And one of my proudest achievements is being a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. It is one of the easiest programs to follow and it worked well for me. With my clients, I strive to understand where they are and where they want to go and customize their fitness program so they meet and exceed their ultimate goals. “Fitness should be fun; Personal Training should be personal”

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Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: May 31, 2023
phi pilates - Mat Pilates
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CPR Certified

National Safety Council
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Expires: May 31, 2023

AED Certified

National Safety Council
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Expires: May 31, 2023
National Safety Council
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Expires: May 31, 2021

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 1st place age group Cinco de Mayo 5K race, May 2011
  • World record (1996) member 100 x 1 mile women's relay
  • 1st place age group Run with the Saints 5k, November 2010
  • 2nd place age group TXU Energy 2010 Turkey Trot
  • 1st place age group Darling Dash 5k, February 2011
  • 1st place age group Houston Area Women's Center 5k, March 2011
  • 1st place age group Cinco de Mayo 5K race, May 2013

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