Elise Joan Fitness

Raise the Barre!

Take your barre work to the NEXT level with my fun, comprehensive, results-driven 60-day Barre Blend program!

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Self Care

Like most of the women I know, every day I make a “to do” list. Whether we are moms, students, entrepreneurs, or 9-5ers, we have a seemingly endless cue of things & people who need our attention. We fill our lists with things like: “call mom”, “re-order business cards”, and “buy organic non-gmo almond butter”. […]

Date posted: 02-27-2018 Read More


When Equinox asked me to support/lead this year’s Cycle for Survival, I was beyond honored… and also a bit unsure. Though I have taught Schwinn style cycle for years, my wheelhouse is really yoga. The ujai breathing style of Vinyasa flow is completely different from the breath needed to sustain hours on a bike. So […]

Date posted: 02-25-2018 Read More
Fitbit Local Ambassador

Meet Your Fitbit Local Ambassadors: Los Angeles, CA

I’m am officially your Los Angeles Fitbit Ambassador! What are your fitness goals? Read the full article here.  

Date posted: 08-26-2016 Read More
Elise Joan - Top Trainer and Yogi

Top Trainer and Yogi in Santa Monica, California

Elise Joan is a top trainer and yogi in Santa Monica, California known for her innovative, inspirational and motivational approach to exercise.  Elise’s unique fitness style & inspiring yoga flows are highly influenced by her early years as a soloist with a Ballet Company in Virginia, and her previous career as an actor; both onstage […]

Date posted: 07-08-2016 Read More

20 Day Nutrition

About a year ago, on New Years Day, my friend Danika and I were challenged to a 30 day ‘clean eating’ cleanse.  An oil change for the body of sorts.  Essentially, a rather strict version of a Paleo regimen, It was designed to cut sugar cravings and eliminate alcohol and processed foods.  The cleanse touted […]

Date posted: 07-05-2016 Read More

Photo Bliss

Some fun images from my latest adventures….. on the mat and OFF! [nggallery id=1]

Date posted: 07-29-2014 Read More

LOVE is the “new Black”

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and in the spirit of openness and vulnerability (which are key components of any kind of LOVE) …. i am sharing a brief journal entry of mine.  just a thought.  in love, as in anything else, we all have our own truth.  i have never played it “safe” […]

Date posted: 02-13-2013 Read More

A Discussion on Ayn Rand

Anyone who knows me, understands that i am a voracious reader, and i enjoy all kinds of literature from fiction, to histories to self – help.  Yesterday, as i often do, i posted a quote on my facebook page, which seemed to invoke a lot of interesting discussion.  i thought i would post the chain […]

Date posted: 01-31-2013 Read More

INSPIRE ME! : Michelle Wagner

Nothing in the World brings me more joy than meeting a kindred spirit.  and i found JUST that in the marvelous Michelle Wagner.  Seldom do we find friends who have so many talents, it’s hard to pinpoint just ONE that inspires us.  Michelle is a phenomenal chef, blogger, fitness-ista, and all around inspiring person.  She […]

Date posted: 11-08-2012 Read More

Travel Blog: 1) The Road to Bulgaria

It’s remarkably astounding ….. the profound exhale of relief that emanated from my lungs the moment I turned off my iPhone5.  Not just for an hour, or an evening, but for 10 whole days, as I embark on a yoga journey halfway across the globe.  An unexpected yet exhilarating wave of freedom washed over me as I […]

Date posted: 10-09-2012 Read More

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