Ellen might not be attending anime style martial arts, but she can still train by furiously attacking the air, darn it!
I apparently felt it to be very important that it be clear that she fell onto a mat and not a hard basement floor. This is probably something I would still feel very important to establish, though I might not go so far as to add "supah gym mat" text to it.
Oh, who am I kidding. Of course I would.