Cooper Fitness Center is now open at 25% capacity in accordance with state and local guidelines. Limited hours:

  • Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Mary Ellen Elkhay

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Pilates Trainer

Mary Ellen was trained in the classical method of Joseph Pilates. She’s helped clients young, old and every age in between strengthen their bodies while improving their flexibility and balance.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales University

ADVANCED CERTIFICATES

  • Pilates Unlimited: Pilates Mat & Equipment/Apparatus
  • Dallas Mania: Pilates Mat & Boot Camp
  • For Better Health: Pilates Master's Training with Chris Robinson, Kathi Ross-Nash, Siri Galliano, Jay Grimes, Peter Fiasca, Dorothee VandWalle, MeJo Wiggins, Brooke Siler & Read Gendler
  • YMCA: Personal Trainer, Group Exercise & Spin (Schwinn)
  • Fitour: Group Exercise
  • Kaiser: Spin (Schwinn)
  • The Cooper Institute: Biomechanics of Resistance Training
  • IDEA Health and Fitness Association: Boot Camp
  • TRX Certification

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • All Ages & Skill Levels
  • Training for a Wide Variety of Health & Fitness Needs—from Rehabilitation to Competitive Athletic Training

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Competed in Multiple Bike Races including Beauty and the Beast, Hotter than Hell & Texas Trails
  • Featured Twice in Preston Hollow People: "Health Struggles," June 2007 and "Prepared Healthy Food Options for Personal Training Clients," 2010
  • Completed Three Half Marathons, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Started "Devotion in Motion Spin" in Dallas (Christian-Oriented Indoor Cycling Class), 2004

To schedule a Pilates training session, contact Mary Ellen at 214.415.1026 or email.