From my group exercise class members …
I met Ashley about 10 years ago when a friend convinced me to join this workout class 2 nights per week where this instructor would literally have you dancing through an hour of sweating & light strength building. Ashley took her instructor to another level! She brought music speakers to hear all around the room, frozen towels to use for a cool down, and a big huge smile that made you smile back. After a year or so of twice a week sessions, I hired Ashley to personally train me. She motivates, inspires, & entertains you, all while kicking your butt into gear! Reuniting with Ashley again recently gave me the opportunity to join her weight loss competition. While I didn’t think I had much I wanted to lose, I did have a few unwanted pounds to shed after turning 50, experiencing the global pandemic, and coming off the holidays. Ashley allowed me to deviate from the typical weigh in time to better suit my needs. We talk for 15 minutes per week & I get off the call so excited to start a new healthy week. Ashley advised me on my workout plan, gave food suggestions, and made me comfortable, but not too comfortable, in my skin. I love that Ashley pushes me to be the best ME I can be! A great big virtual hug to a woman that keeps me striving to reach my goals & never lets me off the hook!
– Margie S, Schwenksville, PA
I met Ashley over 10 years ago through a mutual friend at a party. We had many things in common; working full time, young kids, aging parents, etc. I was subsequently “coerced” into attending one of her aerobic classes by the mutual friend. I was not feeling in the mood before I went, but once there and the class started, it was so much fun! Her classes included lots of dance moves and good music. The hour class felt like 15 minutes. I left that first class, excited for the next one. Over the years, I have attended Ashley’s boot camps, indoors and outdoors, and always felt accepted and motivated in such a positive way through her instruction and training. I took part in a filthy fun mud run as part of Ashley’s team and really enjoyed it, which was something I would have never thought to do on my own. While doing one of the boot camp sessions, I also took part in her weight loss challenge and am currently part of another weight loss challenge with her. Ashley is an amazing person overall! Specifically, regarding her personal training, exercise classes, boot camps, weight loss challenges, etc.- she is an awesome motivator. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of nutrition and exercise and makes herself available as much as needed. Seeing Ashley’s bright, beautiful smile and knowing she is routing for you, makes you want to do the work and put the effort out to be a healthier, fitter version of yourself. You can see her excitement and love of her craft in her eyes!
– Jen, Limerick, PA
I first began working with Ashley in her boot camp classes about 8 years ago. I have also taken her spin classes and participated in her transformation challenges. She is amazingly supportive and an incredible cheerleader. Ashley’s classes are good for all fitness levels, during classes Ashley has modifications for those that need it and is incredibly supportive with those of us that have a ways to go to reach our fitness goals. Ashley will frequently check in after class as well. The transformation challenges have helped me to learn what my body needs to be its healthiest self while having the support of Ashley to cheer me on and offer suggestions. In addition to Ashley’s classes and challenges she has also created an incredible community of supportive people. I may be competing against them in a challenge, but Ashley has created a network that is also cheering each other on for the greater good of everyone with an overall goal of a healthier mind and body. Ashley has an enthusiasm in her classes that encourages everyone. I feel so lucky to have found Ashley’s classes and challenges.
– Susan A, Schwenksville, PA
I am a 65 year old triathlete. I met Ashley at the YMCA in a spinning class and we actually started to run together after class.. She was intense! As I got to know her, I learned that she was a personal trainer and taught aerobics. Eventually she began to teach a number of the spinning classes at the Y. I try to make her class whenever possible. After Ashley started her Saturday morning Boot Camp, I participated in several classes. I even encouraged a friend who was just getting started on her fitness journey to sign up. I told her that everyone would be challenged but I knew that Ashley would constantly assess her students and modify the activity whenever needed so that all would be successful. Ashley is extremely knowledgeable in exercise physiology, a number of fitness disciplines and has the ability to motivate her students to push beyond what they thought possible without the IN YOUR FACE techniques used by so many instructors. So if you are serious about getting fit or are looking for challenging workouts, I definitely recommend you give her classes a try. You’ll be better for it.
– Bob L, Limerick, PA
My many adventures with Ashley over the last 10 years have included Aerobic Rhythmic classes, Boot Camps, and Weight Loss challenges. Ashley has always offered options for all levels of fitness & maintained a positive attitude that encouraged everyone to do their best. MANY long lasting friendships were formed in those boot camp classes & everyone followed Ashley’s lead of being kind & supportive. During the weight loss challenges, Ashley educates her participants so they have the tools to make healthy choices. She encourages lifestyle changes that are healthy and long lasting- no fad diets or unhealthy eating habits. Thanks to Ashley’s programs, I have maintained both fitness & nutrition plans that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to more adventures with Ashley- it will definitely be FUN!
– Beth L, Limerick, PA
I have known Ashley for many years, and I have ALWAYS appreciated her commitment to health and wellness. Ashley is my biggest cheerleader. She has supported my wellness journey through many phases. She has helped me to grow stronger, leaner and better in so many ways. Ashley’s workout classes are the best I have ever experienced. She modifies for all levels to challenge and support everyone. I have participated in several of her weight loss challenges, and have experienced much success! Ashley cares about her clients as people. Whenever I work with her, I KNOW I will be a better person, physically and emotionally.
– Chris H, Skippack, PA
I met Ashley through a friend who recommended I “try-out” her boot camp offered at Manderach Park on Saturday mornings. I do not enjoy exercising, nor have I done it on a regular basis. I have to be pushed or have someone do it with me! So I show up at boot camp, alone. I’m the first person there besides Ashley, who is setting up. She introduces herself. Very personable, very sweet. Then the remainder of the attendees of the first session arrive. I am the heaviest individual there. However, I am there, pushing myself through the hour-long session. Throughout the hour, Ashley made recommendations to anyone who felt they were not able to do a particular exercise, she gave alternatives, so that we were ALL still exercising. She is VERY methodical in her timing, down to the last nano-second, making sure we get the most out of our money! By the end of class, I am a dripping mess of sweat, but SO glad that I participated in her boot camp! It’s 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning and I’ve already burned over 600 calories! I’ve got the rest of the day to do what I need to accomplish! I challenge anyone who doesn’t like “exercising” to give Ashley’s boot camp a try. Challenge yourself to accomplish something that “may look” like you can’t do and realize, I am able to do it!!!! Exercise is not supposed to be comfortable. We need to push or BE pushed out of our comfort zone! It really works with Ash’s help!
– Connie B, Limerick, PA
I met Ashley on a school bus while we were chaperoning our elementary school aged children on a field trip. I was at a low point in my life with diet and exercise. Meeting her changed my whole direction. I signed up for her boot camp a few weeks later and began to get in the best physical shape of my life. I had tried several things before working out with Ashley but nothing had impacted me or helped me stay motivated quite like working out with Ashley. Her energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge was contagious! She knows what she’s talking about, she knows how to teach you what works, and she is inspiring! She has not only become a great coach for me, she has become a great friend. You can not go wrong hiring Ashley to help you meet your fitness goals!
– Beth G, Schwenksville, PA
I have known Ashley for approximately 7 years as an aerobics teacher, friend, and most recently, boot camp instructor. Ashley has always had the ability to motivate even the most “unmotivated” students! I believe this has everything to do with the way she appeals to her students: as just one of them. She makes you feel as if you are never alone in your challenge; whether it is to strengthen muscle, lose weight or simply to stay physically fit. Ashley always has a positive outlook and a never-say-die spirit that has helped to many of her students believe in their ability to accomplish their goals!
– Danielle M, Collegeville, PA
I feel boot camp has challenged me in every aspect of my life..ie..physically and mentally. I have learned a lot about myself.. my assets and my limitations. I have learned to find other avenues to get around my limitations. I also really enjoyed the encouragement from everyone, especially Ashley. The atmosphere is more encouraging than driven/competitive. Basically, Ashley is a great motivator and her boot camps are a perfect addition to any fitness routine.
– Amanda C, Schwenksville, PA