Ellen Ector is an accomplished Fitness Entrepreneur, C.E.O., and founder of Gymnastics Fitness. Recognized as the first Black women-owned gym in Atlanta, Gymnastics Fitness leads with a profound commitment to health and wellness and over 30 years of experience in fitness, nutrition, and training. As a proud mother of five children, Ellen has devoted her career to empowering others to lead healthier lifestyles. Ellen has been featured on popular talk shows such as “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Rachael Ray,” and “Sherri” and has garnered a cult-like following on social media. Since 1994, Ector has competed in over 700 road aces, including marathons, triathlons, and duathlons, and he continues to do so today at the age of 71.

Ellen, fueled by the belief that fitness should be a part of one’s D.N.A., boldly decided to quit her job as a Social Worker and transition into a Fitness Trainer, founding Gymnastics Fitness with her daughter, Ellen Ector. The center has since become the premier destination for Personal and Group training for individuals of all fitness levels in Atlanta’s elite community. The success of these projects revolutionized the fitness industry. It catapulted Ellen into the spotlight as a leading figure in Health and Fitness, solidifying her reputation as a Trailblazer and Fitness Icon. Her groundbreaking work in creating a walking program for adults with disabilities earned her recognition from the state of Georgia, highlighting her passion for inclusivity in fitness initiatives. She is on a mission to end childhood obesity and is actively training young athletes in track, field, and cross country.