Meet Ellena Thompson

Ellena is a pilates and barre teacher from a performance and fittness background who is passionate about making exercise accessible and effective for everyone.

About Ellena Thompson

Originally from Derby, Ellena moved to London after gaining a place at drama school. She had recently moved and settled down in Knebworth.

Ellena has been working in both the performing and fitness industry for the past 6 years; her career has seen her working in theatres all over the UK and abroad. She has been teaching fitness classes in central London for the past 6 years and very excited to start teaching locally in Hertfordshire. She teaches Barre, Pilates and Conditioning based classes.

Ellena's Barre and Pilates Teaching

Ellena has always been a massive advocate for movement and fitness as it has always been a part of her lifestyle whilst growing up and within the theatre industry. She was trained to teach Barre by Broadway performer and owner of Define London, Ashley Verma, and has had chance to work with many high-profile clients in London over the years. Her classes are always fun and uplifting whilst giving you that challenge that makes you want to come back for more. She is passionate about making exercise accessible and effective and loves to get a good sweat on - with a playlist to get you through even the toughest bits.

Qualifications: Diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre, Level 2 Exercise to Music, Level 3 Pilates, Pre-post Natal, First Aid training.

Random Facts About Ellena

  • Ellena loves hiking and finds peace out in the countryside
  • She has completed the West Highland way
  • Ellena is a big fan of CrossFit alongside her love of barre and pilates
  • She is a massive bookworm - nothing beats a good book and a cuppa (or glass of wine)
  • Ellena is in fact her stage name - and middle name.