Ellen Jaffe Jones is is an inspiring motivational speaker, personal trainer, running coach, author, and instructor of healthy cooking classes designed by respected doctors and registered dieticians.
Ellen was a popular, award-winning TV investigative reporter and anchor for 18 years in Miami and St. Louis. She became known as the "Earth Mother in a Suit" when she left TV and became a successful financial consultant at Smith Barney for 5 years. She wrote "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day" after seeing too many news stories saying eating healthfully was impossible on a budget.
Ellen is a rare accomplished endurance and sprint runner. She is currently 7th in the US in the 1500 meters, 10th in the 400 meters, 16th in the 200 meters, and 19th in the 100 meters in the W60-64 age group. She has placed in 81 5K races or longer for her age group since 2006, including 4 Senior Grand Masters awards. Ellen credits a plant-based diet for keeping her recovery quick and injury free.
Ellen combined all of her skill sets into her latest release, Vegan Fitness for Mortals. Recognizing that fitness and diet are two sides of the same coin, Ellen developed routines for a variety of activities along with dietary recommendations that augment fitness—a winning combination designed to help anyone achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Her other titles include Kitchen Divided, which was written for vegans who are sharing a kitchen with an omnivore and Paleo Vegan (co-authored with Alan Roettinger). Ellen researched different versions of paleo diets on the market and was able to combine the essence of paleo diets with vegan principles.
Ellen is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer by the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America and a Certified Coach with The Road Runners Club of America. She is a guest speaker at numerous VegFests across the country.
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