In Home Training

Introducing Ellyn to the Wellness By Little Team

I am Ellyn Erving and am both a Personal Trainer and Health Coach for Wellness by Little.  After spending time in the corporate world, I garnered a deep understanding of how important, yet challenging, it can be to find time in your day to cater to your own health and wellness. I love working for Wellness by Little because quality is never overshadowed by convenience; in fact, clients get both!

My philosophy of health and fitness is derived from the idea that what the body and mind can accomplish together is what makes humans beautiful.  I train with the functional fitness school of thought, meaning that I like to use movement to make people stronger and more energized in their everyday lives. 

I have always been a multi-sport athlete including volleyball, cross-country, soccer, and track and field.  My collegiate track career made me a four time Southern California Conference Champion in the Long and Triple Jump, and a Track and Field All-American.  I have an extensive background in CrossFit and earned my Level-1 Certificate in order to keep learning about ways to train people of all fitness levels.

In August (2015) I will graduate from Vera University as a Certified Health and Wellness Coach.  The coaching aspect is something often forgotten in the world of health, yet a holistic, understanding, and non-judgmental view of our daily activity is vital for reaching our full health potential. Wellness Coaching meshes seamlessly with Personal Training because of the personalized dynamic it adds to the training relationship.

In my spare time I like to practice yoga for both the mental and physical benefits. I am a life-long student and can frequently be found reading on my couch or at an overly trendy Seattle coffee shop.  I enjoy running, scouting out farmers markets, lifting weights, and talking about Anthropology.

Meet Mary!

I’m Mary Little, owner of Wellness By Little! Growing up in West Seattle, I participated in a variety of activities from gymnastics, soccer, track and dance to a long family history of exploring the Pacific NW outdoors.

My motivator behind living a vibrant, active lifestyle ignited when I decided to do my high school senior project on sustainable agriculture. Around that time, a friend told me about Bastyr University’s Exercise Science and Wellness program, which ultimately stemmed my personal interest in stewarding my body well and a strong desire to teach others how to do the same.

As apart of my program at Bastyr, I completed a 400 hour internship at the Washington Institute of Sports Medicine where I received my Athletic Republic 1 & 2 certifications. I also participated in a 240 hour internship with SloBody yoga - a functional, athletic based approach to yoga where I completed Level 1 & 2 teacher trainings. Once I graduated from school in 2011, I got to work in the health industry working at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, Latitude Sports Club in Boston and many of the local studios here in the Seattle area. In August 2015, I completed Vera University’s health coaching program. Personal training and health coaching mold together to bring clients an enhanced experience through supportive mentorship to cultivate positive health choices in and outside of exercising.  

Wellness By Little wasn’t always an in-home training business. It started out as a fitness and food blog. As the blog grew in popularity, my interest in opening an in home training business became a reality. I’ve remained in this profession because of the incredible client relationships I’ve had and for the many teachers and coaches who inspire, challenge and motivate me to continue to learn and develop my skills. Wellness By Little opened their doors to the greater Seattle area in September 2014 and has been getting Seattle in shape ever since!