Corey Ellis was born in Montgomery, AL, and raised in New Orleans, LA. He attended Grambling State University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.

He and his family evacuated back to Montgomery, from their home in New Orleans East to escape the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In November of the same year, Corey received a YMCA of the USA Group Exercise and YMCA of the USA Healthy Lifestyles and Principles certifications. He then went on to obtain a Group-Gravity Strength Training and Silver Sneakers (seniors training) certifications.

Every since that opportunity had been presented, he has gone on to be the head fitness trainer for the Southeast YMCA, Y's up at Hilwood in Montgomery , AL, Vaughn Meadows Apartments, MJ's Yoga studio, and the fitness consultant for MyFox Montgomery.  Currently, Corey is a trainer, and co-owner of Resolution Fitness LLC, fitness consulting company.  He is also a fitness trainer with Planet Fitness of Montgomery, and Planet Fitness of Prattville.


Donna Ellis is originally from Florence, Alabama. Donna graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in Fitness Management.

She received a Graduate Assistantship of the YMCA of the Shoals where she was the Assistant Wellness Director. Donna received her Masters in Health Promotion and Human Performance at the University of North Alabama. She worked as the Facility Director for the Russellville Family Branch where she became certified in Personal Training and Group Exercise.

Donna relocated to Montgomery to work as the Facility/Wellness Director at the Hillwood YMCA. Currently she is the co-owner and a trainer for Resolution Fitness.