2130 Grant Street Bellingham - 360.224.1433

Ella Barney, Studio Director

Ella Barney, Studio Director, Joy of Pilates

Ella Barney is a fully certified STOTT Pilates® instructor. She has been actively involved in the fitness/health arena since teaching fitness classes at UCLA in 1994. Following graduation she served overseas as a captain in the U.S. Army. After her military service, she attended Whatcom Community College and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Ella spent five years working both inpatient and outpatient care — invaluable experience working with all levels of patient care. Because of her passion for health and well-being, she studied Pilates and was certified as a STOTT Pilates® instructor in 2003.

Ella Barney

20150812_204733She continued her training to become a Full Circle certified instructor on all equipment. Based on her personal experience, she is a true believer in Pilates as a means to rehabilitate injuries; she has completed the Injuries and Special Populations course, as well as various rehab courses and workshops, including breast cancer survivor rehab and osteoporosis. She is also a certified ACE personal trainer, ResistaBall trainer and YMCA Silver Sneakers instructor.

Her goal is to bring health and happiness to her clients and help them reach their fitness goals.
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“Pilates reconnected my body after I had my babies. I am stronger now than ever, and I credit Ella and her vast knowledge of the body to making me ‘me’ again. Thanks, Ella!” — Beth B.

“I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the studio. You have such great staff, clients and a lovely space! You have done just an excellent job with Joy, and I am super thankful and happy to be a part of it!” — Brenda M.

 

“A big shout out to Joy of Pilates & all the awesome instructors there! For those of you in the Bham area that have any interest in health, wellness, & physical fitness, I strongly recommend trying this studio. The energy, physical environment, & clients are second to none. Ella Barney, the owner & an instructor, has done a beautiful job turning her vision into a reality. This is a place for for all ages & skill levels. I’m so grateful to have a place like this to help keep my mind, body, & spirit strong & healthy.” — Heather D.

 

Email Ella at ella@joyofpilates.net with questions or to schedule a private session.