Elle supported me at the time i started to focus on my body after extreme long hibernation. I lost 35kg of my excess weight and had to focus on tightening, due to loose skin. Elle approached me very gently, we had sessions over Zoom, which worked very well for me. She checked my posture, movement patterns, my sedentary lifestyle. She been able to check if my core muscles are working or i'm just doing something else via screen, as well as if my elbow, wrist, thumb are in correct position(not like when i'm typing). Her clues and corrections been on spot. Elle is extremely knowledgeable trainer, she combines many different approaches and treating the body as a holistic component. Her exercise been gentle, but yet effective to avoid my fear from workout. I'm honestly amazed how much she knows and keeps learning, is up to date with latest trends. We did together all the exercise, explanation, corrections and after each class i got video with what we did with explanation, that i could follow at home. after few weeks we changed the exercises. Nice, professional and up to date with her holistic approach. Definitely recommend her.
Beata (CZ)culture and talent managment
I’m a vivid runner(never been professional)who suffered with back pain, poor posture and bad moving patterns, not talking about my wrong running technique. Elle helped me focus on my body and itś parts while running, correct posture and improve my technique that there was, way less pressure on lower back and ankles. Mainly she helped me “activate”my body, feel my core muscles and improve my posture. I learned how to feel my body and focus on it during daily tasks. Before I started to train with Elle, I almost quit running due to back pain, but now I’m back on track! Elle is great that she really tailor makes the program to your needs and request. While I’m writing this Testimonial I am unconsciously correcting my posture and straightening my spine-as she taught me:)
Petr (UAE)Head of Digital Business and Global Head of Marketing
I’m IT guy who sits long hours behind the computer screens without proper movement. My main sports activity was gym. Before I met & started to train with Elle I was suffering from strong repetitive headaches and from time to time sharp shooting pain in my leg. Elle started to work with me on the compensation for my sedentary lifestyle, muscle dysbalances, and over all posture. It was quite a work because I was unable to feel my own body, but Elle patiently and passionately explain me every single exercise how the body mechanics works what we try to achieve by it. She kept checking and correcting my posture, which to my surprise my family noticed. Every session was different, funny and I was looking forward for every lesson. As a huge benefit of all this is that Elle didn’t only help me to get rid of my headaches but also helped me to feel of my own body, understand how it works and therefore provide me good base to all other exercises I’m doing today
Petr (CZ)Senior Technical Product Manager at MFA
Breathing...everyone knows how to do it, isn't it? Met Elle by chance by surfing at Portugal. During our girls talk I complained about the shape of my tummy. Even though i exercise on a regular basis and as a nutritionist know what to eat-wasn't satisfied with my tummy. Elle checked my posture, breathing pattern and immediately found few things to work on. We practiced proper breathing technique and core/abs engagement and I got homework exercises. I keep working out on my own, Elle is supporting me and correcting me during our sessions. The first thing to noticed been the energy boost-due to proper breathing my brain has more oxygen and i feel less sleepy and tired. Another bonus is better posture, where the proper core muscles engagement change the shape of your tummy- visually i lost weight without dieting-great-thank you.
ZdenkaNutritionist, Medic
I started Pilates reformer classes about 2 years ago. After years of yo-yo dieting and trying many different exercises and booked myself for plastic surgery(liposuction and abs reconstruction)I found an exercise method that I enjoyed and benefited from immensely. I tried the private reformer classes initially with a great Elle Fernandez, she was very patient and precise in her instruction. It is rare to find an instructor who can explain form and movement while instructing. Soon I became addicted to the reformer. I started with 2 classes a week and gradually increased to 3, then 4 and sometimes 5 classes. I noticed my body change and I felt great! Even though Elle didn't manage to talk me away from surgery, thanks to her session my recovery been extremely fast a without problems(even my surgeon complimented my core). I highly recommend Pilates reformer to anyone.
Nadia A.H. (UAE)Traffic control
lle is a fantastic instructor, she is disciplined and always provides a complete workout with proper technique and alignment of primary importance. Elle has been an inspiration in my Pilates journey, when I decided to become a Pilates instructor- Elle was gracious and kind in mentoring and supporting me. She was generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience and also arranged studio time to get my practical experience. Her expertise, attention to detail, and her clear straight forward instructions has made Elle my "go to" reference in discussing new methods, new developments in human movements and research. She is knowledgeable, positive, engaging; and she helped me truly enjoy Pilates. Elle thorough understanding of the muscular makeup of the body, with her different approaches will help any Pilates student-novice or intermediate, pregnant or injured, advance in their own practice. I would highly recommend working with Elle!
Katerina P.Pilates Instructor, Mom of 2
Best pilates teacher ever! Elle is a professional, kind and she always make the class colorful and fun. She truly cares about you and even at the group sessions you will receive a personal approach. With her dedication and support I finally have learned to do core exercises, strengthened my back and increased my flexibility without any pain afterwards as she is also a truly great Strech Master! I would highly recommend Elle as a committed, warm and well skilled pilates teacher to everyone, to beginners to experienced pilates practitioners, and I am sure you enjoy every minute of her classe!
Jazz (Italy/ UAE)housewife
Je suis venue la première fois aux Six Senses Laamu en début d’année avec ma maman. Nous sommes tombées amoureuse de l’endroit et surtout de Madame ELLE Fernandes. ELLE nous a donné beaucoup de professionnalisme et donné à nouveau le gout au Sport. Elle est fantastique et tellement professionnelle. Elle connait son métier du bout des doigts et c’est pour cela que je suis revenue au mois d’octobre. Et là j’ai appris en plus le fliying yoga, magnifique. Je suis d’ailleurs sur le point de revenir en Janvier pour faire une semaine de Sport avec Elle. Je vous remercie pour tout, cet Hôtel est merveilleux.
Valerie (Swiss)Restaurant, Galery owner
I was impressed during the first few minutes of a group reformer class with Elle, and was instantly hooked to her style. Sometimes you go to classes where you appreciate the technique or trainer, but know they just aren’t right for you, that’s where Elle sets out against the rest. Elle’s classes are varied, one is never the same as the other she has a vast knowledge of exercises and will tailor each class to suite all levels of experience. The pace is always perfectly suited to the group, or individual. Elle’s yoga is total zen, after a class you feel like you are walking on clouds. By far my favourite class/style that Elle teaches is barre, its energetic and burns, it really burns, but it’s a good burn. Elle travels the world sharing her light and practice with those lucky enough to attend her class, she delivers great results and the best part is the laughter and great times along the way. Elle has solid athletic background, a sports and science master’s degree both matched with a passion for challenging and bringing out the best results in her clients, makes her one of the best instructors I’ve been lucky enough to work with.
Becky (Aussie-UAE)Cluster Manager Siemens

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Nous sommes tombées amoureuse de l’endroit et surtout de Madame ELLE Fernandes. ELLE nous a donné beaucoup de professionnalisme et donné à nouveau le gout au Sport. Elle est fantastique et tellement professionnelle. Elle connait son métier du bout des doigts et c’est pour cela que je suis revenue au mois d’octobre. Et là j’ai appris en plus le fliying yoga, magnifique. Je suis d’ailleurs sur le point de revenir en Janvier pour faire une semaine de Sport avec Elle. Je vous remercie pour tout, cet Hôtel est merveilleux.
Caroline (Swiss)lawyer
I did really love her early morning private yoga classes{6 a.m.!} as she really did an incredible job. Only 6 days of lessons helped me to find the way to feel good & in peace. Thank you for giving me the energy to move forward, to look after myself more and to accept how I am. Her presence and teaching were a real treat for me not only physically but mentally too. She is really a beautiful person I will never forget. I truly thank to Elle ! Once I read “There is nothing more beautiful that someone who goes out their way to make life beautiful for others …” and that’s exactly what I felt from Elle.
Cora & Yoshi MATSUMURA (Japan)bussiness owners
(First I wanna apologies for my English...sorry:) My name is caroline and i was on six senses at laamu for about two weeks ago. Myself, my sister sofie and our mom was on your yoga sessions. I dont know if you remember, and i understand because u meet so much new guest all the time:) but u helped me to My really first headstand:) First I wanna thank u so much for the yoga lesson that u had, you are a very inspired person and u brought so much happiness to the class! And when mom was upset you said some good words that really helped her trough that day. Thank You! Now... To the question I have. I talked to my yogis friends about you and the yoga sessions u had and we are wondering if you have any yoga retreats? Not in Maldives, mabey some where els in the world? Just wanna pop the idea to you, because we are some girls that would love to do this together. Best regards
Caroline (France)student
"Having a job that requires perfect posture to prevent injuries as well as having a fast paced lifestyle (being out of town and at plane on a regular basis), it was important for me to find a way to improve my posture and at the same time, if I could get some relaxation from it, even better. I thought a few times about yoga, but with my schedule it was hard to commit to a class. Personal yoga classes during our vacation were the perfect solution. Although I train at the gym regularly{have trainer at home}, yoga brought a feeling of balance to my exercise routine. My instructor Elle was super nice, easy going and one of the most genuine person I have ever met. She has been great at showing me the ropes and at customizing our sessions to fit my specific needs. At the end of each session, I felt like I worked hard without actually noticing it. My teacher also taught me techniques to deal with insomnia problems that I use on a regular basis even when I am out of town in a hotel room, to relax and refocus. Having this as a part of my routine has been a truly positive experience. Thanks Elle- see you at Marina"
Daniel (USA/ UAE)lawyer, consultant
Eli’s background as a sports teacher combined with an intimate knowledge of breathing difficulties gave her a practical advantage over any other therapists I have seen. I have severe asthma and was worried I could not manage exercises but as the doctor recommended that I improve my chest muscles I started first sessions with Eli-what a place to start at Six Senses Laamu! Not only does she pitch the exercises just right for me, they seem so effortless that you don't realize what an effect they are having. Ellie could identify the muscles I was (and wasn't) using and she talked me through the benefits of each new exercise. Her calm tone and eternal patience made the sessions a real pleasure. Fresh morning breeze and view of the ocean will stay in my memories for long! My blessing will be with you Ellie
Sarah G.(Australia)shop owner
Elle is an amazing woman who understands how the body works. She is compassionate and highly trained and educated. I went to see her because I needed help with my bad posture. Also my jaw, neck and shoulders were tense. After 2 private sessions at One&Only Maldives with Elle, I could move my neck freely in all directions and I felt relaxed and “at home” in my body. I sleep better, I breath deeper and I feel more overall more whole. I had normal bowel movements ever since and I feel only bloated when I ate too fast or too late in the evening.
Elena (Russia)accountant