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HWY #1 East, Regina SK S4P 3E5
(Located directly off hwy on Tower Rd behind CTV tower )
"I AM NOT BLESSED WITH A SMALL FRAME OR HIGH METABOLISM, STAYING FIT AND HEALTHY IS A DAILY PROCESS FOR ME. THANKS TO GOD, I HAVE FOUND A WAY TO BALANCE MY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION TO MAINTAIN MY WELLNESS GOALS, IT IS HARD WORK, HOWEVER, BE ASSURED YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR FITNESS GOALS ALSO."
-ELISSA REILLY SLATER
Elissa began her journey in wellness from a very early age. She began studying gymnastics when she was only 4 years old. By the time she was a teenager, Elissa had developed powerful musculature in her legs, thighs and upper body, and began to struggle to establish balance between her muscular physique and her desire for longer, more sculpted lines. Elissa began her personal odyssey toward a more complete and balanced understanding of physical fitness. She took her health, weight, and wellness into her own hands. She incorporated a "clean" diet as well as regular workouts into her daily routines. She set goals and made a new, determined effort to achieve her goal body style, weight and level of fitness. After juggling the up and down results of dieting, she learned that BALANCE is the key to success. After trying a fat free diet, she learned she could not simply cut fat out of the diet and expect to lose and keep off weight. She learned that it does not suffice simply to cut sugar out of her diet. She learned she could not expect to lose weight by cutting out meats or red meat alone. She learned it is almost impossible to give up carbohydrates completely - especially since they are such a prominent energy source.
After years of trial and error and constant nutritional study, she designed a fitness and nutrition combo that she knew could be the foundation of consistent, healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Elissa does not recommend depriving the body of it's needs. Rather, she believes that it is important to keep the majority of the diet clean and healthy; and to allow oneself to indulge cravings periodically as a reward for maintaining the basic disciplines of a clean dietary regimen. Eventually, this type of eating becomes a lifestyle and those who persevere will see meaningful results in terms of weight loss while enjoying the special benefits of an overall healthier self.
Elissa began her business career as a licensed cosmetologist. Although she enjoyed styling and the fashion industry, she realized that her passion is making others feel beautiful and self confident. Elissa was thrilled to see that personality changes her clients experienced after makeovers were like "night and day". After a little bit of TLC, they felt beautiful and confident. Seeing these results made Elissa feel so blessed to be a part of that "positivity". She revelled in the joy of helping others to share what she had been able to achieve in her own body makeover. After 8 years of a successful styling career, she decided to make a change to advance her career, and returned to college college to pursue a degree in nursing. While on this path, she was required to to participate in the curriculum's RNA (registered nurse assistant) program. This led to her working for a wellness center in Charlotte. Here, all of the elements of her biography combined. Her passion for fitness, good health habits and proper nutrition found the perfect expression, and she embarked on her inevitable destiny to follow her dreams and pursue something that is a constant in her life, teaching WELLNESS.
Elissa then enrolled in a prestigious Yoga Alliance School training, completing its rigorous 200 hour RYT certification. She then, pursued a certification as a Fitness and Nutrition Specialist. She transferred from nursing into the Bachelor's degree program in Sport Management with a concentration in Wellness and Fitness. Elissa graduated, top of her class, with honors -Summa Cum Laude- and holding onto the title Presidential Scholar throughout University. Elissa hosts a flourishing nutrition resource website along with a wellness center to provide her clients with the best care and knowledge in order for them to fulfill their health, fitness goals and dreams. Elissa's current credentials are E-RYT 200, YACEP and owner of The Advance to Wellness Institute: School of Yoga and Teacher Training/RYS 200 and Fitness and Nutrition Specialist. Elissa is looking to take her education to the next level and deciding between pursuing a Master's degree or PHD.
Elissa is a devoted mother, a wife and TV personality. She was a houseguest on CBS’s number 1 hit summer show Big Brother 15! During her season of Big Brother, Elissa won the hearts of the viewer and landed a $25,000 cash prize for being voted as America’s Favorite Houseguest. She had a reoccurring role on the soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful. Elissa landed the role of Casey in the powerful movie A Million Happy Nows, which sheds light upon the effects Alzheimer’s Disease. Elissa recently hosted CBS affiliates 30th anniversary game night. Her most current project is filming an emmy award winning TV show which has yet to be released. Elissa was named the global ambassador for The Ultimate Women in 2017.
Elissa believes giving back is the ultimate fulfillment of success. She enjoys traveling with her husband and family, and makes a home in the US and in Canada, where her husband has a business. Elissa volunteers at the SOFIA house, Z99 Adopt a family, various homeless shelters, Christian radio station, New Life 91.9, Give Kids The World Village, Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center, Toys for Tots and has worked along side her fellow reality television alumni to complete a Habitat for Humanity build. She has also volunteered for various church programs in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.
Elissa is a devoted mother and a wife. She enjoys traveling frequently with her husband and family, and makes a home in the US and in Canada, where her husband has a business. Elissa volunteers at the homeless shelters, the local Christian radio station, and various church programs in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.
"Thanks for reading MY Yoga story!
My fellow Yogis, Yogini and Oxygen filled bodies!"-Elissa