People working out at Pilates Plus LA (PPLA) in Los Angeles, California.


Ellen Stern

Studio Head Coach + Manager/HR Lead

Ellen is the Studio Head Coach/Manager for Malibu and Woodland Hills as well as the PPLA Human Resources Lead.

A native Californian and long-time Malibu resident, Ellen’s passion for Lagree started in 2009 when she first began taking classes at our Malibu studio location. Taking classes daily quickly evolved into teaching, and in 2010 Ellen was inspired to receive her Lagree Fitness Certification.  

“What I initially loved so much about the workout is that it challenged all of my muscles unlike any other workout I had done in just 45 minutes. Within a short period of time, my core strength, muscle tone and posture improved which refueled my passion for working out.”

Whether teaching group classes or working privately with her clients, Ellen offers an effective and creative workout with a well-rounded approach from beginning to advanced movements. “I love to help my clients see the results they envision for their bodies that will enable them to achieve a healthier, happier life.”

You might even see Ellen in class on the Megaformer next to you as she works closely with our coaches.

Hometown: Los Angeles

Favorite Hobby: Spending time with my family and friends, reading, practicing yoga and of course Lagree!

Fun Fact: I can do a whole Lagree class wearing ankle weights

Playlist Preference: Eclectic and funky mix of genres, especially anything with heavy bass


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