Ellen Jaffe Jones is an inspiring motivational speaker, personal trainer, running coach, author, and instructor of healthy cooking classes.
An avid runner, Ellen has placed in 127 (so far) 5K or longer races for her age group since 2006 (including 6 Senior Grand Masters Awards). She is a nationally/Florida ranked sprinter: 2017 3rd US W65-69 4X1 Relay, 5th US 800, and 7th 1500 and 400M races. She was similarly nationally ranked in 2015. Getting better with age "just" on plants.
As a former investigative reporter and anchor for 18 years in major market TV news, Ellen won two Emmys and the National Press Club award. She became known as the "Earth Mother in a Suit" when she left TV and became a successful Wall Street financial consultant for 5 years. She wrote her first book, the best-seller Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, after seeing too many news stories saying eating healthfully was impossible on a budget.
She is a certified personal trainer by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America trainer and running coach. Ellen blogs at VegCoach.com and broadcasts live streaming her weekly "Vegan Myth Busters" radio segment as part of the Dr. Don Show on KAAA and KZZZ. She teaches cooking classes locally in Sarasota/Bradenton and to national audiences at VegFests and book festivals.
Currently Ellen is an employee, consultant and “ambassador” for Fit2Run, one of the largest running store chains in Florida.
Her latest release is Vegan Sex, Revised Edition (with Joel Kahn, MD, and Beverly Lynn Bennett. Other titles include Vegan for One (with Beverly Lynn Bennett), Vegan Fitness for Mortals, Eat Vegan on $4 A Day, Kitchen Divided, and Paleo Vegan (co-authored with Chef Alan Roettinger).
For more information on Ellen, visit her website http://www.vegcoach.com/
Ian Cramer Podcast with Ellen, Ep. 33: Overcoming Family Genetics at A Young Age