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Our women in fitness series is a celebration of fly girls doing fly things. Meet Elle – a fitness professional and blogger who’s also the beauty and brains behind Borrow My Blender, a health-conscious smoothie service.

Elle’s story

Sport, exercise and fitness are the few things that have been consistent for me (kinda) my entire life. And that’s mostly been as a Fitness Professional. I had my ups and downs with being active in school as any girl does, then I chose Physical Education as an A-Level (having not studied it at GCSE) because I loved the scientific aspect of it. I then went on to study and graduate at university with a BSc (Hons) in Exercise Science before joining the world of work in various Sport Development roles.

To be honest, I never really imagined being a Personal Trainer or Studio Instructor. I had once taken on a position as a Personal Trainer and after one day I never returned. I also worked once as a Gym Instructor and I didn’t enjoy that much either. Then the opportunity arose to be trained up with Nike as one of their Nike Training Club (NTC) instructors when they first launched the programme in universities and I took on my first part-time teaching job alongside my office job. There was something about NTC that I loved. I loved that it was a challenge but accessible to everyone no matter their fitness level. I think what I loved most of all was the opportunity to learn. I got to spend time with some of the best instructors in London and further afield from whom I could learn drills, learn how to show my personality when I teach and be inspired to follow in their footsteps.

This year, I’m planning on doing the whole Tough Mudder series from 5km to full. I’m also hoping to have a chance to work on building my business – Borrow My Blender – this year too.

Music to move to: listen to Elle’s five dope tracks

Follow Elle’s fitness journey on her Instagram @ellelinton.

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