Blake is a former dual sport collegiate athlete with over 12 years of professional experience as health and wellness expert in the Greater Los Angeles area. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with a major in Psychology & Physical Education/Athletics, Blake understands the important balance of the mind and body and how they work in unison. Recognized as one of “LA’s Top Fitness Instructors,” Blake teaches running, H.I.I.T. and cycling based classes at a variety of studios throughout L.A. (Speedplay, Aura Cycle, and Sweat Garage to name a few). Blake has extensive knowledge of injury prevention/rehabilitation, and corrective-and-sports-specific training as he works with a team of doctors and their patients on the side.
As a passionate and self taught runner, Blake recently started working on his bucket list item of running the Boston Marathon, the city in which he grew up. This past March he secured his 2019 Boston Qualifier (BQ) in the LA Marathon running a personal best 2:48 finish time. He can’t wait to share his journey to Boston 2019 with the Fitbit Community. 2XU Performance Apparel endorses Blake as an Athletic Brand Ambassador, and he’s the lead running coach for their flagship store at the Westfield Century City mall.
All that aside, Blake is an avid fitness community enthusiast! Nothing gets him more giddy than a fun-loving group of people who like to hang out, chat it up, and get a healthy sweat on. His motivation is to guide others in leading a happy-and-wholesome life by providing them the necessary knowledge, support, and healthy habits to do so. His advice; Challenge yourself, relish in the energy of the people that surround you, smile, and enjoy your life. Be your best self.
An Innovative and Inspiring Mind/Body Professional, Elise is the founder of EliseJoanFitness.com —a ground breaking new site that allows members to mix-and-match videos in Yoga, Fitness, and Barre to create their own customized workouts and yoga flows (from 10 minutes to 2 hours) and save their favorites as playlists.
Elise is the creator of several best selling yoga, ballet and fitness DVDs for SHAPE, Gaiam, element and Exercise TV among others.
As an ambassador and community activist for lululemon athletica, Elise is certified by the National Yoga Alliance, and holds multiple fitness certifications. Trained in everything from Schwinn cycling, to core fusion and sculpting, Elise has been a host for YouTube Happy Hours, and a Wellness Expert/Host with Lifetime Television, ABC News, E!, Good Day LA, EXTRA, CBS News, New Beauty and Amazon.com. She is also contributes videos and articles to Livestrong.
Elise has been published in magazines, such as ALLURE, ELLE, GLAMOUR, SELF, SHAPE, Women’s Health, and writes a monthly column for LA Yoga. She has created cutting edge fitness, barre and yoga programs for the prestigious Equinox fitness clubs. Elise is also a foundation teacher for PLAYLIST Yoga in West Hollywood.
Elise Joan Fitness is launching a tri-brand partnership with lululemon and The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, where her videos will be in every room of the high-end resort in Whistler before moving internationally. Elise is an elite ambassador for ZICO Coconut Water, a Team Zico athlete, a top trainer for Red Bull, and a model and brand ambassador for lululemon, fitbit and Designer Protein. A nationally renowned and dedicated health and wellness instructor, Elise has led many sold-out yoga retreats around the world, from Africa to the Galapagos Islands.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.