ABOUT ASHLEY

Ashley Walter Pettit is a highly sought-after on-air wellness expert as a certified holistic nutritionist, fitness chef and personal trainer, with an additional degree in Journalism. She also holds a Master of Health and Wellness Coach certification. 

Ashley created her nationally recognized wellness company, LIVING with Ashley (formerly Ashley Pettit Living), to reach thousands of people looking to improve their overall health from the inside out. She has made a name for herself for revolutionizing the approach to a client's wellness needs by being a single source of dynamic resources for: nutrition, fitness, motivational coaching, cooking & health education.

Her dedication to creating modern programs & services while constantly building on her industry expertise has enabled her to develop the well-rounded and detailed "LIVING" approach, setting her apart from basic commercial training and do-it-yourself programs.

Ashley's all-encompassing tools include:

  • The signature on-demand, 24/7 service of the “APL Healthy Living Concierge.” For unparalleled access and attention, Ashley works directly with clients to eliminate any barriers or excuses to reaching one’s fitness and nutrition goals.  This service has a very high rate of success from highly monitored accountability and hands-on direction. Her Concierge clientele range from media personalities and CEOs to busy moms, dads, college students, and brides-to-be.
  • The "Tell Fat to EFF Off Plan." A 21-day downloadable program of modern meals & fitness to rebalance and reboot your body from the inside out.
  • Personal Cooking by Ashley. As a trained fitness chef, Ashley provides nutritious, freshly-made meals for Chicago-based clients too busy to cook or meal prep. She also offers in-home cooking classes. 
  • Entertaining & educational video content in her "Originals" and "Kitchen Quickies" series. Her content that is focused around a "Live Healthy, With Style" mindset is streamed on her YouTube channel, the Food Channel, AOL, Huffington Post, Amazon, and more.

Ashley is a recurring contributor on health trends and lifestyle topics on the following major stations: ABC’s #1 Windy City Live!, Fox Good Day Chicago, WCIU's The Jam, CBS 2 Chicago, WGN News / CLTV’s Living Healthy Chicago, and The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family. She has had feature articles in widely read publications, including Oprah.com, Michigan Avenue Magazine, CS Magazine, Sun-Times Splash, FabFitFun, and Prevention.

She received the accolade of runner-up in the Chicago Reader’s “2015 Best Chicagoan to Follow on Twitter” and also received a nomination for “Chicago’s Hottest Trainer” by lifestyle site Racked.com in 2012.

Ashley has worked several years as both a trainer and nutritional adviser in a variety of settings. In addition to her past work with highly regarded fitness centers in Chicago, she has worked as Director of Wellness for a corporate wellness company, designing custom programs to aid employees on their path to better health.

Ashley is currently the official "Wellness Concierge" of the Kimpton's Allegro Hotel in Chicago to offer unique wellness benefits for guests. 

Her background also stems from her love of athletics, specifically as a cross-country runner. Her interest in service and working with people also transcends to her large involvement with charitable causes, such as Girls on the Run and PAWS where she hold titles as a board member.


THE APLIVING PHILOSOPHY

FOOD: NUTRITION

What we feed ourselves isn’t simply food. It’s fuel for life, natural medicine, positive energy, + the best, wholesome beauty product.

BODY: FITNESS

You get one body in life, no trade-ins. Treat it right +sweat often, move more, push its limits, + strengthen it from the outside, in. Don’t let a workout intimidate you, let it inspire you to set a new personal best and allow your fitness goals to evolve. Remember: Strength is the new beauty.

MIND: WELL-BEING

Food + fitness are only 2/3 the battle when it comes to your wellbeing. Train your mind + treat yourself well to encourage ongoing enrichment in health + happiness. APL has self-care practices to ensure you are continuously fine-tuning your wellness.