Embitious Wellness Group     

Toronto Based Strength & Wellness


About Elise Manolakos

Registered Kinesiologist 

As a Registered Kinesiologist with over 13+ years of applied knowledge and hands on experience, Elise is passionate about helping people choose healthy habits to reduce stress in their lives. She started as a physiotherapy assistant treating patients in long-term care and quickly learned that there is no value in material things unless you have your health.

Elise empowers her personal training clients through choice and challenge to build confidence. As a competitive athlete herself, she understands the journey to achievement and greater confidence in one's self. Elise has completed 4 national marathons, 1 Olympic distance triathlon, and continues to play soccer.

Elise has extensive experience in working in athletic programs at George Brown College, exercise prescription lab management at Humber College,  and in business development for start up businesses' in the fitness industry. She also has enjoyed time volunteering at places such as The Arthritis Society, building health awareness for charity.

Physiotherapy Care,
Bodybuilding motivation
Personal Trainer Toronto

My Story:

2010 - Education at Guelph University & George Brown College

2011 - Great Wall of China Marathon and fundraised over $8,000 for 

           The Arthritis Society. 

2012Australia for one year. Started an Australian personal training                    business in Queensland. 

2013 - Returned home to Toronto. Experienced an all-time low and had              to re-start her life again

Sky Dive Toronto, Fly

2014 - Started and operated a fitness boutique downtown Toronto                      (Electro-Muscle Stimulation Personal Training).

2015 - Experienced high anxiety followed by a deep depression.                      Couldn't be motivated to get out of bed in the morning. 

           Hireat University Health Network and George Brown College 

           Athletic Department. 

2016 - Fired from the business she help build from scratch and                            started her 4th fitness business venture #embitious.

2017 - Leading women through retreats, self-care solutions, and                          personal training.

2018 - _______________________________________________

Embitious Health & Muscle Community was born to help others maintain active living for life!

If you see Elise at an event, working at a fitness studio, please don’t hesitate to come up to her and say hello, and share part of your journey with her. 

  • Great Wall Marathon (China)
  • Sunshine Coast Marathon (Australia)
  • Christchurch Marathon (New Zealand)
  • Grand Canyon Marathon (USA)
  • Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Canada)
  • Toronto Marathon (Canada)
  • Race for the Kids (Charity for Kids with Mental Health) 

  • Olympic Triathlon (Toronto)
  • Ironman 70.3 (TBD)

Obstacle Course:
  • Spartan Obstacle Race
  • Mud Hero Obstacle Race

  • 60 Km Walk to End Women's Cancer (2 days)
  • Walk for the Cure (5 km Charity for Breast Cancer)

Follow Elise on Instagram:     @embitious.ca