It brings me great joy to be able to extend my knowledge and passion for health and wellness. With 40 years of experience in the industry, I hope to enlighten you on the many areas of my expertise: the body, passion for life, the balance of life and body, and most importantly, living your life to the fullest. Welcome to the Elizabeth Sullivan Wellness website…enjoy.
I began my journey as a dancer when I was just a young girl and while it was one of the hardest things I have ever done, both physically and financially, I have loved every moment of my career. Dancing has brought amazing opportunities to my life. At the young age of 20, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Acapulco, Mexico where I danced at El Centro de Acapulco. Acapulco led me to Tokyo, Japan where I ended up living for a year and a half. Tokyo is where the opportunities just kept rolling in; modeling, commercials for major companies like ISUZO, a national T.V. comedy show, and an impersonation of Jennifer Beal in Flash Dance. I also got introduced to the culture by meeting incredible people and traveling to all four Islands, Hong Kong, and even Seoul, Korea. After Tokyo, I traveled back to the United States and found myself in both LA and NYC living the exhilarating yet struggling life of a dancer. An audition for the Broadway show 42nd Street led to four callbacks only to find out I didn’t fit the costume. My father used to say, “For every 100 auditions you will get one YES”. Really…? I thought to myself. What I realized was that the more No’s I received, the greater my chances were at getting a yes! It’s amazing what the mind is capable of when you simply change your thinking.
I went on to dance with companies such as; Cleo Parker Robinson, Jan Justis Dance Co., Boulder Jazz Dance Co., modeling with Donna Baldwin, Maximum Talent, and JF Images all during my 20’s and 30’s. During that time, I got to travel for three years and earn a BA in Dance. Oh and somewhere along the way, I managed to get married and have three incredible children. Two girls and a boy, all in their 20’s now and incredible human beings. I am one proud mamma, they are the joy of my life!
In 2001, I noticed I had a passion to help people with their overall physical well-being so I became a certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor. I also was suffering from a major discomfort in one of my hips and was diagnosed as bone-on-bone at the age of 38. I had to stop all ‘hard core’ workouts and Pilates and yoga gave me relief and prolonged the inevitable ‘Hip Replacement’ surgery that I needed. I didn’t have my first hip replacement until the age of 51 and my second one came at 53. (That can’t be considering I’m only 42!) Through my hip replacement experience, I have used myself as a test of what to do and what not to do. I have developed a pre-op exercise routine for those going into surgery that helps clients to recover faster and more effectively after surgery. I love working with ‘Hip’ clients and love helping them succeed before, during, and after their surgeries. I have loved being a Pilates, yoga, and Barre instructor for the past 20 years.
I am also passionate about brain injury survivors and their caregivers (in which my son is a survivor and I am his caregiver). I am on the board of HUH | Heads Up for HOPE. A local Eagle County brain injury support group. I am also very involved in the mental illness sector; trying to change the stigma, awareness, treatment, and support for our mentally ill population.
Give me the chance to show you how you can improve your life, health, and well-being physically and emotionally!
I hope your life is as full and rich as mine has become (it took time but it was worth the journey)!