The Depot Shoppes

21 Plank Avenue | Paoli, PA 19301

Tel: 610.993.9933



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This class is taught by:

Brenda Elko

Brenda Elko is AFAA certified & has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry managing & instructing group fitness programs in Milwaukee, Connecticut, & locally from Great Valley & Paoli Health Clubs, The Edge in Frazer & Exton, Volant in Downingtown, & most recently Fairmount Athletic Club.

As a competitive swimmer in high school in Rio de Janeiro, Brenda has always loved athletics, but coincidentally began her passion for fitness classes at Suzanne Olson's studio in Washington, DC. Upon moving away from the DC area, she managed several group fitness programs in the Milwaukee area while obtaining a master's degree in Human Resources from Marquette University & a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.

Brenda holds certifications in: Pilates Full Equipment & Mat, Zumba programs, Bokwa Dance Fitness, PowerStrike Kickboxing, Atletica, Barre Fitness, Yogafit, Crossfit, Spin Star 3, Aerial Yoga, Core Align, Aerial Yoga, Body Pump & has developed many other programs throughout the years.

Her previous career of 15 years was with the Central Intelligence Agency where she worked for Ben Affleck's character in the movie Argo. She was undercover traveling to many parts of the world during most of her Agency career until her last assignment in Human Resources where she managed the diversity program.

Brenda has been married for 31 years & enjoys traveling & the outdoors with her husband. 

Steve Ray

Certified personal trainer since December 2011, Steve teaches various styles and formats, from park boot camps with no equipment to one on one training with college athletes. His training style uses a variety of free weight, body weight, kettle bell exercises as the base of any good strength program would. Steve is also certified in osteoblast training( which is a specific type of strength training to help aid in correcting bone density issues I.e osteoporosis), speed blast training (linear and sport specific speed training), kettle bells, TRX suspension training, and am and functional movement screening.
Steve always likes to remind his students that this should be a lifestyle, not a quick fix -- importance of diet, nutrition, stretching, foam rolling, and plenty of rest is what Steve emphasizes for optimal fitness and health.
Bootcamp is a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns. You get EVERYTHING you need!
We keep you moving and burning fat from the first minute to the very end!
– The After Burn! We use a scientifically proven exercise formula known as E.P.O.C. to increase your metabolism up to 12-16 hours after your workout! That’s right, burn fat for HOURS after your workout!
– NEVER Plateau! The body hates change! It would much rather do the same thing every minute of every day. Well we have news for you…when you do the same exercise routine day in and day out you stop seeing results or “plateau.” At Bootcamp we utilize the principle of muscle confusion. You will NEVER do the same workout twice! Why is this good? Because…your body will never adapt and you will never plateau! You will get results and they will come quick and continue to come…..month after month after month!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Brenda Elko
  • Sat Jan 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Brenda Elko
  • Sat Feb 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Brenda Elko
  • Sat Feb 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Steve Ray
  • Sat Feb 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Steve Ray
  • Sat Feb 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Brenda Elko