Fitness coaching

- With Ashley Varela -

work for you

If we're being honest, exercise can feel like a chore. You know it's important and needs to happen, but it's tempting to delay, and you're relieved when it's over... kind of like laundry.

And then there's the other end of the spectrum, where exercise might feel like a luxury you cannot afford. Maybe it's a lovely, in-an-ideal-world type of priority, but where's it going to fit if the days are already packed?

I get it. AND (not but), I want to help you create a solution. My goal is not just to get you moving, but also to make it something you can enjoy, sustain, and afford.

It's entirely possible. I promise.

Training options

Online Training

Starting at $50 / session 

Get the same coaching and customization as in-person training, minus the need to leave home. We use Zoom to record our sessions, allowing you to revisit workouts and build a personalized exercise library.

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In-Person Training

30, 45, 60 mins
Starting at $55/session

Let me come to you wherever it's most convenient, whether that's your home gym, driveway, or local park. Designed to get you to your goals the fastest. Available in the Houston metro area through July 2023.

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Special Events

60 mins
Starting at $150/session

Make a private, group workout part of your bachelorette or retreat weekend itinerary. Workouts are fully customizable to suit your group's needs and include music, equipment, and live coaching.

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Meet Ashley

Photos by S. Derieg

Loud laugher. Passionate school teacher. Avid reader. Lover of planks. Hater of push-ups. Fruit enthusiast. Amateur gardener. Wannabe world traveler. Try-anything-once adventurer. Rescue pup mama. Proud auntie. Christ follower.

...and of course, your friendly, neighborhood fitness trainer.

Fitness coaching found me in 2017. I had been a regular attendee of group exercise classes at my local YMCA for years, and one day I thought, I bet I'd have fun teaching these workouts. Turns out, I was right.

A few weekend certification trainings later, and I was all in. What started as a hobby / side hustle quickly became a full business that brought me as much life as working with children.

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Client Reviews

As a former athlete, I was determined to get back in shape. I especially wanted to develop my core to avoid having back problems in the future. Ashley helped me clarify my goals and offered a program that included an evaluation/consultation followed by a customized program. Because of the distance and my work schedule, we did the workout sessions over Zoom at 6 AM. I worked out in my living room for 30 to 45 minutes/day and had a session with Ashley 1 to 2 times per week. Ashley provided a detailed workout plan for each week, a tracking spreadsheet to monitor my progress and heart rate, and refresher videos to assist with the technique between sessions. I was a little sore the first week since I had not done any formal workouts in 30 years. About 2-3 weeks into the program, I noticed my energy level had improved significantly, and I generally felt better about myself. About 4 weeks in, I noticed my arm strength improving and by the time I finished the 8 weeks I had doubled the original weights I was using for the workouts. At the end of our 8-week program Ashley provided me with a plan to continue working out that included all the exercises we had done. She also recorded a few of our workout sessions for me to refer to in the future. Ashley was always cheerful and very positive, even considering it was 5 AM her time. She was always on time and kept us to a tight schedule to make sure we finished on time. When I needed follow-up support between sessions, she was very responsive and sent the additional instructions I needed until we could have our next Zoom workout. I would highly recommend Ashley. She is a true professional, knows what she is talking about and demonstrates a real desire to help you achieve your goals. She pays attention to your technique and heart rate and makes accurate corrections to ensure you are doing everything correctly and safely.

Ken V, Age 66

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My fitness + health philosophy

June 5, 2022

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Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.

- William Shakespeare

Get in touch with me

(713) 714-0307

3139 W Holcombe Blvd #2119
Houston, TX

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