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. 

Ditch the workout, join the party. Zumba is a dance based program suitable for all levels. Latin based, Zumba includes music genres & rhythms from around the world, both past & present. Choreography is easy to follow, no matter what level you are. It’s exercise in disguise & a journey around the world without even leaving the room.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Brenda Elko
  • Sat Jan 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Brenda Elko
  • Sat Feb 02 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Brenda Elko
  • Sat Feb 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Brenda Elko
  • Sat Mar 02 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Brenda Elko