Elise Miller began her personal training career as a Performance Fitness client in 2011. Boot camp and Kettlebell classes were the perfect fit for Elise’s goals—and her sense of humor. Before she knew it, she was in love—not only with her results, but with the Performance Fitness community, and with training. Now, she is an ACE-certified personal trainer, qualified TRX instructor and SFG II Kettlebell instructor, who cites Michelle as a fantastic mentor, teacher, and friend.
Her biggest fitness motivations are sanity and confidence. Elise says, “Training has done more for my self-esteem and sense of inner calm than yoga, therapy and a pile of self-help books combined. Believe me, I’ve tried it all…” An aesthetically banging physique, health, strength and power all tie for second place as motivations.
Elise’s Favorite Exercises?: Bodyweight feats like handstand pushups, one-armed pushups, pistol squats, L-sits and pull-ups. Elise also loves deadlifts, hip thrusts, and Kettlebell met-cons.
For Fitness inspiration: Figure competitors Erin Stern, Andreia Brazier, Jen Jewell and Ashley Horner inspire Elise with their ridiculous physiques, and the Performance Fitness community—with their commitment, determination, inner and outer strength, and of course their witty banter—keep Elise going every day.
Elise is also a published novelist, essayist and blogger. Her romantic comedy novels Star Craving Mad and Tracing the Bones have been published by Spark Press. Read more about her at eliseamiller.com.
Random Questions for Elise:
- What’s the craziest health or fitness fad you’ve witnessed? Scooped bagels. Fat-free cheese. A hundred sit-ups. Anything from the 80s and 90s.
- Any pets? Kids? Spouses? Two rescue dogs, Nyla and Coco, both weighing about 9 pounds. Two kids who weight slightly more, a boy and a girl—Ry and Frankie. A spouse, Bryan, who magnificently bears my every passion and whim.
- In your spare time, you…binge watch TV shows on Netflix (Fringe and Dexter are current favorites), Cuddle and nap with the dogs. “That’s more of a necessity,” she adds.
- Bacon or ice cream? Bacon flavored ice cream. Drizzled with hot fudge, please.