About Me

Elise Penn is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutritionist; in addition she is also a Competition Coach as well as a Fitness and Glamour Model. Elise’s home town is in Connecticut so she is an east coast gal. She relocated to California in 2001 where she began her fitness education as well as competing for fitness shows which started in 2005. Elise is a former NPC Figure Competitor! Her first show was the Border States in San Diego where she place 3rd in her class, this qualified her to compete for National Level Shows in her very first competition! Elise competed in 2006 Los Angeles Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships where she placed TOP 5 in her class! She then proceeded to compete one week later in the NPC USA Nationals Bodybuilding and Figure Championships sponsored by GNC and Muscletech in Las Vegas in 2006.

Elise is a very sought after fitness model!! She has worked with many of the top fitness photographers. She also does glamour, bikini and artistic implied modeling. Elise has been published at least 2 times in Muscular Development Magazine as “MD’s Hottest Girls”!! She does sell most of her work with her personal autographed signature, so if you are interested in purchasing something please contact her through this website to inquire. In addition if you are a photographer please contact her through her booking section for her rates.

Elise is presently going back to school studying for her BA degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Biology! She also began a Pit Bull rescue in 2011 which is called Passion for Pitties, it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Elise has always had hobbies and sports of interest. She began horseback riding at the young age of 10. Elise showed horses both in Traditional English and Hunter styles for 5 years, winning many 1st and 2nd place ribbons. At the age of 12 Elise began playing the flute and was also a member of the concert choir until the age of 18. When she turned 21 she decided to attain another goal which was to study Martial Arts, so she did 5 year of a Korean Style known as Tang Soo Doo. She competed and sparred for years in this sport, until she suffered a knee injury which has to be reconstructed, with many physical therapy sessions. This injury is how her fitness goals began, Elise decided to challenge herself again and begin weight training. Seeing her own results and dedication, Elise decided to education herself and become a certified trainer so she could assist and motivate others to attain their fitness goal and change their lifestyles. Elise served as a Fitness Manager for 6 years and then branched off to become an Independent Personal Trainer in the fitness industry.

Elise loves the gratification of her clients attaining results they never thought they could, in short changing lives! Elise is a spiritual person, she appreciates simple blessing in life. She lives by this motto, “If you have a desire, then you also have a drive. You always “look up” for guidance and strength and only then will you reach your ultimate potential in all that you do.” “Follow your dreams until you catch them!” :)

:: Competitions ::

  • Border States Classic - SD
  • Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships - LA
  • NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - LV

:: Photography Sessions ::

  • Thomas Matthews Photography
  • Short 2000 Photography
  • Physique Art Inc. Photography
  • FitSights Photography
  • TrueBodies (In memory of JT Littrell, Rest in God’s Peace)

:: Special Skills ::

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) / Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS)
    • Integrated Balance Training
    • Integrated Resistance Training
    • Cardiorespiratory Training for Fitness
    • The NASM Solution to Weight Management
  • Certified Nutrition Counselor
  • Competition Coach
  • CPR & First Aide Certified through American Red Cross
  • NPC Certified-National Physique Committee (certified for national level fitness competitions)
  • Experienced Fitness, Bikini & Glamour Model

:: Activities ::

  • Horseback riding and shows (5yrs)
  • Water Skiing (14yrs)
  • Snow Skiing (5 yrs)
  • Martial Arts - Korean style Tang Soo Doo (5yrs)
  • Judo (5yrs)
  • Self-Defense (5yrs)
  • Shooting Classes (6mos)
  • Weight Training (14years-present)
  • Competitions - Figure (3yrs-present)
  • Kick Boxing-present