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.

Bio

HEY GUYS,

Ashley here! I wanted to give you a little bit of background on my experience in this ever-changing industry…aka: how I got to where I am today. Over the last 15 years, I have evolved my healthy living programming into a more modern approach; what I call ‘an on-demand + comprehensive approach to the whole body.’  My well-rounded and detailed “LIVING” approach sets me apart from basic, commercial training and do-it-yourself nutrition programs. Check out my philosophies for more info on why my clients are successful with making lifelong changes to live happier + healthier.

Thanks to some amazing people who nominated and voted for me- I was chosen as a Chicagoan to “Know, Love and Follow in 2018” by Sophisticated Living Chicago Magazine. I received the accolade of runner-up in the Chicago Reader’s “2015 Best Chicagoan to Follow on Twitter” and I also received a nomination for “Chicago’s Hottest Trainer” by lifestyle site Racked.com in 2012.

Along with working one-on-one with clients, I have worked for several years as both a personal trainer and nutrition coach in a variety of settings. In addition to my past work with highly regarded fitness centers in Chicago, I have worked as Director of Wellness for a corporate wellness company, designing custom programs to aid employees on their path to better health as well as supporting a healthy corporate culture within many Fortune 500 companies.

I have also served as the official “Wellness Concierge” of the Kimpton’s Allegro Hotel in Chicago to offer unique wellness benefits for guests.

My background also stems from my long-time love of athletics, specifically spending a large part of my life as a competitive runner in cross-country running, running marathons, and doing the 5k/10k competitive circuit. My interest in service and working with people also transcends to my large involvement with charitable causes, such as serving as a national board member with Gift of Adoption, a development board member at PAWS Chicago, and as a mentor with the Young Adult Counselor at Steppenwolf Theater.

Ashley Fun facts: I am a dog mom of 3 fur babies of all different sizes as well as the mommy to an incredible 5-year-old. I love to teach her all about cooking and enjoying the grateful life. I sing in the shower, and in the car, and when I cook.. I also tend to dance around my kitchen when my Spotify is on. We are city folks; but spend a great deal of our time living the lake life in Lake Geneva, WI. Give me the outdoors any day!

Some of my professional fun stuff: I am 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, WGN morning news, and The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, and more. She has had feature articles in widely read publications, including Oprah.com, Michigan Avenue Magazine, CS Magazine, Sun-Times Splash, FabFitFun, SHAPE, SELF, the Food Channel, AOL, Huffington Post, Amazon, Prevention, 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.

THE

ASHLEY

EFFECT

12,000

hours of personal training

4,000

client pounds lost with her nutrition counseling

150

TV segment appearances as a trusted wellnes expert

100

healthy living brands she has professional consulted

Named

Chicagoan to

Know, Love &

Follow in 2018

by Sophisticated Living Magazine

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