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.
In the realm of fitness, I specialize in resistance training and high intensity interval training, both of which are scientifically proven to build lean muscle mass efficiently.
I'm a certified personal trainer and women's fitness specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I'm also a group exercise instructor certified by LesMills in BodyPump (weightlifting) and RPM (indoor cycling), and I most recently added TRX suspension training to the mix. Lastly, I have a Master of Science degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
All together, my goal is not only to train with you, but to equip you with the skills, technique, and motivation to keep up with exercisewhether you're with or without me.
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
Ashley has been incredible to work with. I had not worked out in earnest since spring 2020, prior to the birth of my first baby. I knew that I needed something incredibly accessible and specifically tailored to me in order to get back into the swing of things. Ashley has been the biggest blessing in both of those regards! She comes right to my house and has workouts that are perfect for my current level of strength and endurance. She is continually checking in with me to determine where we can make changes that might challenge me in different ways or work on areas of importance to me. Specifically, she has helped me work on my core and pelvic floor strength post having two babies. I've been impressed by the ways in which she has researched and come up with exercises to meet my needs! I'm so thankful to be on this exercise journey with her!
Emily S, Age 33
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>>
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