Meet the Creator

Ellen de Werd is a 21-year, fitness industry veteran. She is the founder of WARRIOR Rhythm™ and WARRIOR Strength™.  

In 2018 and 2019 Ellen garnered national attention as a presenter and educator for Beachbody. She contributed choreography, tested content, was featured as a lead instructor in P90X and PiYo LIVE, and can still be found on Beachbody on Demand. In 2021 she re-entered the conference scene with WARRIOR.

Ellen is the Fitness Director at the Downtown Athletic Club and a Lululemon Ambassador in Eugene. 

Ellen de Werd is a leader in the fitness industry with extensive experience developing innovative programs. She is the founder of WARRIOR Rhythm™ and WARRIOR Strength™. Ellen wrote and illustrated the courses during the global 2020 pandemic. She also owns and operates the WARRIOR Instructor school. Her programs are now taught in the US, Portugal, Scotland, India, and Germany.


Ellen holds numerous specialty group exercise certifications and is nationally certified by ACE, AFFA, and Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT. She is a Lululemon Ambassador and is a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the American Council on Exercise. 


Ellen brings a wealth of experience and unparalleled passion to her projects and each and every workout.


When she is not working out and developing programs, Ellen enjoys her time as a married, mother of three in Eugene, OR.  Her love of art and watercolors is partly why in 2012, Ellen began her bodysuit tattoo.