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.
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.Tell me more>>
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.Tell me more>>
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.
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
Ashley is attentive, energetic and eager to support your needs in training. She has listened and amended my workouts in the past for just what I've needed. She's pushed me when I needed it and helped me feel stronger and more confident. My sessions began with her right after the lockdown when I was feeling my most out of shape and vulnerable. Ashley did not judge, but was there to help me go from the very basics to sessions with heavier weights and plyometrics that make me feel like a warrior! Would highly recommend her for her engagement and enthusiasm.
Jennifer R, Age 42
When I first started working with Ashley about a year ago, I was struggling to get back on the exercise wagon after a year and a half of pandemic induced laziness. I was also ~8 months out from my wedding, which finally spurred me to find a trainer and get active again. We got to know each other a bit by phone first, and by the time our first session came around she had a full google slide deck with a custom workout plan for us. I was blown away! We've somehow managed to keep that going for a whole year and I could not be happier with the results. There are the obvious things like my strength and stamina improving, but beyond that Ashley has helped the gym feel less intimidating to me. I've learned how to deadlift, use free weights, stretch more effectively, etc. And not only is she one of the loveliest, most positive and motivational people you will ever meet, but she is also SO organized. She keeps our google doc fully updated with all of our workouts so that I can repeat them at home or while traveling. We have so much fun at our sessions (even when she is torturing me with burpees) and she's always got a killer playlist to keep us moving. And if training isn't for you, consider checking out her spin classes at the Y which are also a blast! I am so glad to have found Ashley and look forward to keeping our sessions going for as long as possible!
Nikki B, Age 28
Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.
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