WHAT ASHLEY BELIEVES ABOUT THE CORE CONCEPT BEHIND HEALTHY LIVING
Life should be about striving for continuous improvement, every single day, especially when it comes to your health. It is not seeking perfection. Perfection doesn’t exist.
FOOD: What we feed ourselves isn’t simply food. It’s fuel for life, natural medicine, positive energy, + a wholesome beauty product. Eat clean + colorful to feel energetic, satisfied, + sexy from inside, out.
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 beauty.
LIFESTYLE: 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. LIVING has self-care practices to ensure you are continuously fine-tuning your wellness as a whole into a lifestyle.
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.
Ashley was chosen as a Chicagoan to “Know, Love and Follow in 2018” by Sophisticated Living Chicago Magazine. 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.
Nutrition isn’t about calorie-counting. It’s about feeding your body clean, nutrient-rich foods like colorful (a rainbow if you will) vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, lean proteins, superfoods, + water.
Make immediate, short-term, long-term, + lifetime goals. They should be both intrinsic and extrinsic. The goals all provide mile-markers for one another. Check in with yourself weekly to ensure you’re striding towards making small, healthy changes daily.
Your body is a WHOLE. You have to approach every facet of it through pushing it to move and sweat, energizing it through nourishment, allowing it rest, + mentally recharging it to recalibrate it from the inside, out.
Share your goals with others! Having people on board will provide you with even more support. Also, who knows? They may want to join in the healthy living adventure!