For those of you new to the blog, I welcome you to the series of Lifestyle Lashes where we are celebrating Women, Beauty and the things that bring us all together. Today, I'd love to introduce you to Ellen Tolibas, Private Pilates Instructor and teacher at MNT Studio in San Francisco.
Ellen embodies the visual of being beautiful both inside and out! Inwardly she is kind, passionate and her body is strong and powerful while outwardly her beauty is effortless, refreshing and topped off with her killer Eyelash Extensions. Those Eyelash Extensions? "Are an integral part of my lifestyle" says Ellen. "My Eyelashes have been an iconic statement in my look that is both athletic and girly. I feel pretty and feminine without makeup and covered in sweat, just as much as I do dolled up and Styled out."
"I love my lashes most for the way they make me feel like a new woman every time I get a fill. There’s just something about doing a special gesture for yourself that leaves you feeling fabulous."- Ellen
I've know Ellen for years, both as a client of hers and as her Eyelash Extension Specialist but as much as I know about Ellen, I wondered how she chose Pilates as a profession admit what inspired her to become a female entrepreneur in the field?
"My Pilates journey is very special to me. It began through my passion for dance and high intensity training. Over the past 13 years of practice and subsequent 7 years of teaching, I have evolved my personal Pilates teaching style to be very athletic, fluid and functional. I decided to open my own studio for Private Pilates two years ago to embrace that teaching style and that coupled with teaching at MNT Studio have been the most fulfilling and inspiring profession I could have imagined."
One of the things that makes Ellen special is the connection she builds with her clients. Pilates is a very vulnerable and humbling experience- take it from me!- With Ellen, I personally feel like she makes me WANT to succeed. Ellen feels that too, "Pilates is a whole body practice, focusing on breath to connect deeper, mindfulness to move more intelligently, and working from the deep core to find balance and stability. I love working with clients to identify, set and achieve health and wellness goals." -Ellen
We all have that moment, that time in our lives where we decide- the time is now. Now I will choose to be healthy! For those of you that are on the cusp, not sure if you're ready to take the leap and move to that healthier lifestyle Ellen has a gentle word of advice for you... " Set a small goal, one at a time. Just commit to something."
When it comes to those goals? She gets it in EVERY way and what it means to incorporate wellness and a lifestyle choice. A true testament to that is her desire to work and be a part of MNT. MNT is a movement in its own right, owned and operated by entrepreneur Elaine Hayes. MNTSTUDIO stands for "Move, Nourish, Transform" and brings its members classes that both connect and inspire. Located in the Soma district of San Francisco, it boasts a comfortable modern feel to welcome its guests and provides a community of trainers, instructors and educators to help transform their lives.
Visit Ellen @etolibas and @MNTSTUDIO and let her help you take that leap!
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