This is a website run by me Elly Cowley, a qualified Level 3 REPS personal trainer specialising in women’s fitness, flexibility, mobility and nutrition. I fancy myself a macro friendly chef, advocate of minimal meets bohemian style and enthusiastic reviewer of anything food related. I created this nook on the internet to share my love of weight training, meals for gains and pleasure, and chasing goals.

I live and work in Newcastle-upon Tyne UK but can often be found visiting family in Lincolnshire, my countryside retreat.


I started my first blog blonde + grainless as a way of sharing recipes and reviews for meals, foods and products which offered alternatives for those wishing to limit or eliminate processed foods, particularly wheat. Learning about gut health became a passion of mine, as well as creating and sharing delicious recipes for others. I embarked on nutrition courses, watched documentaries and read articles to quench my thirst for knowledge.  Alongside this my love for nutrition’s partner in crime, fitness and exercise, grew and in July 2016 I seized an opportunity to quit my office job to work in a gym as an apprentice personal trainer and nutritionist. In September 2016 I moved on from my first website, in order to create this website, which is a space where I share tips on nutrition and fitness (check out my free resources section), recipes and workouts, as well as show you what I can offer in terms of personal training and coaching services.

I love sharing my knowledge and I also love hearing from you! Please let me know through social media or by commenting on my posts whether you find my tips helpful, if you try out my recipes or if you have any questions. I can’t wait to help you.

Elly x