Our People – Ellie Flenga
After swimming across the British Channel and running a marathon, Ellie Flenga, Holmes Place CEO for Greece and Poland, keeps on being a true inspiration. A journey filled with the promise of incredibly daring challenges ahead, including an Olympic distance triathlon. This is a story of a passion for progress.
What is your passion and what do you love about it?
I love exercising! Exercise makes me feel so much better that it ends up ruling my life! I like trying new things but my passion has always been running and swimming. Running pushes your limits and it makes you feel more confident while swimming makes you feel free! Both of these types of exercise are stress relievers and also give you the time to think and meditate on your problems!
How did you begin and what stands-out in your journey?
I have been with Holmes Place for 15 years but I think the real need for going the extra mile comes with age. As you become more mature you realize that exercise is the best solution for maintaining a balanced life! Holmes Place clubs have been the perfect environment for me to flourish as an athlete.+
What are your next goals?
After running the Athens marathon in 2013, after having successfully completed a swim relay crossing of the English Channel in 2016 my next goal is the participate in an Olympic distance triathlon. But before that, together with my swimming team, Pastra Cretonaxiosa, we will be attempting to swim from Kythera to Antikythera, two Greek islands lying on the edge of the Aegean Sea, between Crete and Peloponnese.
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